Careers at Growing Home

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Growing Home Employment Application

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Founded in 1998 as a temporary housing program for homeless families, over its history Growing Home has transformed into a multi-service organization working to break the cycle of poverty by strengthening families, nurturing children, and connecting community. Our comprehensive approach allows Growing Home to address the needs of the whole person, whole family, and whole community to reach better and longer-lasting outcomes. Our work centers on supporting strong and resilient families as well as thriving and equitable communities. In our Strengthening Families programs, we help stabilize families by providing basic needs services in the areas of food and housing.  In our Nurturing Children impact area, we educate parents on their children’s development to put their children on the path to a brighter future.  In our Connecting Community work, through community organizing and advocacy, we work towards systemic changes that address the root causes of poverty.

Mission: To guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future

Vision: We envision our community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.

A certified parent educator implements the PAT model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families. This is accomplished by providing education in the form of personal visits, group meetings, screening, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide parent education through regular personal visits implementing the Parents as Teachers Foundational 1 and 2 Curriculum
  • Assess family’s needs and provide developmentally appropriate information, guidance and support to parents
  • Work with the PAT team to organize monthly Discovery Time Group Activities
  • Represent the Parents as Teachers program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
  • Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children
  • Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable)
  • Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being
  • Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research-based information with families
  • Provide referrals to Discovery Time (Group learning) to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development
  • Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation
  • Organize supplies and materials needed to complete home visits, etc.
  • Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
  • Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement
  • Attend monthly staff and team meetings

 

Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social work, psychology, or a related field is preferred. Five years of supervised employment working directly with young children and families is acceptable.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
  • Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (work is often away from the office)
  • Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing
  • Ability to complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.
  • Familiarity with issues surrounding family poverty
  • Commitment to working with diverse people and families
  • Provide services in a culturally appropriate/sensitive manner
  • Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
  • Demonstrate ability to work as an effective team member
  • Maintain current certification as a Parent Educator by completing the required professional development hours for years of service
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and proof of valid vehicle insurance

Salary and Benefits:

  • $16.83-$17.79 per hour DOE
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Positive, friendly workplace culture

 Start Date:  Immediate

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Parent Educator – Bilingual (Part-Time 32 Hours) in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Founded in 1998 as a temporary housing program for homeless families, over its history Growing Home has transformed into a multi-service organization working to break the cycle of poverty by strengthening families, nurturing children, and connecting community. Our comprehensive approach allows Growing Home to address the needs of the whole person, whole family, and whole community to reach better and longer-lasting outcomes. Our work centers on supporting strong and resilient families as well as thriving and equitable communities. In our Strengthening Families programs, we help stabilize families by providing basic needs services in the areas of food and housing.  In our Nurturing Children impact area, we educate parents on their children’s development to put their children on the path to a brighter future.  In our Connecting Community work, through community organizing and advocacy, we work towards systemic changes that address the root causes of poverty.

Mission: To guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future

Vision: We envision our community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.

We are seeking an experienced bilingual (English/Spanish) case manager to implement Growing Home’s Collaborative Coaching program, as well as facilitate a parenting education curriculum titled “Seedlings”. This position will work alongside families utilizing frameworks grounded in behavioral science and neuroscience.

The Collaborative Coaching program posits that becoming economically independent requires most people to optimize their lives in five basic domains: family stability, well-being, financial management, education and training, and employment and career management. The Seedlings curriculum aims to help mitigate the intergenerational transmission of adversity, by providing parents with the knowledge and tools they need to welcome a new child.

The bilingual Family Success Coach and Facilitator will provide case management/coaching to families using the Collaborative Coaching framework, including providing rental assistance and wrap around support services in addition to teaching one series of Seedlings per year.

Responsibilities:

Collaborative Coaching

  • Provide collaborative coaching, case management, resource referrals and homeless prevention services to a caseload of at least 10 families.
  • Collaborate with the Growing Home team and the Collaborative for Healthy Adams County Families Project staff to hold promotional/educational events to educate and recruit families to participate in Collaborative coaching and other Programs.
  • Work with participating families to set goals around family stability and provide modest incentives to motivate and encourage participant’s success as they make measurable progress towards their goals.
  • Conduct regular meetings, either bi-weekly or monthly (depending on participant’s needs) at least 10 families per year.
  • Collect evaluation data on program participants.
  • Maintain comprehensive case notes and create quarterly reports on collaborative coaching participants to track their progress.
  • Actively participate in monthly project team meetings.
  • Attend the Action Team meetings, facilitated by Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County (ECPAC) as needed.

Seedlings Class Facilitator

  • Plan and facilitate at least one (1) ten-week Seedlings series per year with ten to twelve (10-12) participants and collect evaluation data (i.e. pre-post, per-class questionnaires, self-administered screenings).
  • Collaborate with staff in the logistics for the Seedlings series (reserving space, child care, food, child care providers, class materials and stress reduction tools).
  • Work with the Seedlings trainer/evaluator to ensure that appropriate data is collected.
  • Recruit at least ten to twelve (10-12) families from Unison Housing Partner’s properties each year to take part in Seedlings.
  • Participate with curriculum creator to evaluate the Seedlings series and assists in sharing evaluation data with appropriate stakeholders when evaluation is complete.

Wrap-Around Support and Homeless Prevention

  • Manage all aspects of Homeless prevention direct assistance program for all the families in their caseload, including client application and screening process, collection and compilation of required documentation, and reporting on the HMIS database.
  • Work with partner and community organizations to enroll families in public benefits as appropriate.

Team Collaborative Duties

  • Maintain sample copies of outreach materials designed to engage participants in Collaborative Coaching and Seedlings and submit to supervisor quarterly.
  • Contribute to the functioning of a growing, dynamic nonprofit by participating in program development, staff meetings and retreats, and office management tasks.
  • Utilize the Adams County comprehensive and coordinated identification and referral roadmap as the primary means of screening and facilitating referrals for community resources.
  • Support ongoing recruitment efforts for classes and programs at Growing Home.

Additional Duties

  • Attend appropriate trainings, networking and community meetings, as well as educational opportunities as needed.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in social work, psychology, communications or related field)
  • Self-Starter with passion and vision to effect change
  • Bilingual Spanish/English speaking required
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in case management or related position
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing and/or Trauma Informed Care preferred
  • Organized, enthusiastic, efficient and committed
  • Flexibility and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Creative problem solver and innovator
  • Valid US driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Understanding and committed to working with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding generational poverty, economic instability, and dual generation services
  • Familiarity with mental health, substance abuse, early childhood interventions, and domestic violence issues valuable

Culture of Philanthropy:

  • Participate in the Growing Home’s culture of philanthropy by inviting two (2) people on a tour annually.
  • Assist with promoting organizational image/brand and representing the organization’s core values
  • Provide a welcoming environment for participants, donors, and volunteers.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health and life insurance
  • Employee wellness program
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Optional 403(b) plan with 5% match after 12 months
  • Positive, friendly workplace culture
  • Growing organization; ongoing opportunities for professional growth and development

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Family Success Coach and Facilitator in the subject line. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Want to learn more about Growing Home? Join us for a tour to meet some of our staff and hear about how Growing Home is transforming lives in our community.