Coordinator, Community Resource & Support

The Family Tree Baltimore, MD $50000.00 to $55000.00 per year
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SUMMARY: This position manages, coordinates, and participates in the development of community resources in partnership with both public and private agencies within the assigned community. This position will participate in existing coalitions and, when needed, establish viable partnerships to plan programs, services and supports designed to meet the needs of families with newborns. This position will collaborate in the development and implementation of the marketing and public relations efforts of MD Family Connects. This position will also establish and maintain communications between community resources, physicians, nursing personnel, and other health care professionals regarding program objectives, policies, and procedures and compile/ maintain records.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Nurture relationships with community resources and services that provide support to families as referred by Family Connects nurses, in a timely and appropriate manner and as a participant in the community system of care for young children and their families. 

Identify resources, establish relationships with providers, maintain an updated list of resources, and identify gaps in needed community resources so that the broader community can grow these resources over time.

Provide individual-case consultation about community resources to support nurse home-visitors as they connect families with community resources, as needed.

Market the program by communicating with referral sources (e.g., ob/gyn practitioners, hospitals, pediatricians), communicating with groups that interact with families (e.g., employers, newspapers, churches, child care agencies, the public), and soliciting support from community leaders (e.g. to publicize the program and provide incentives for families, such as free diapers).

Increase the array of options for pregnant women and new mothers to learn about and sign up for a Family Connects home visit by working with health providers and other organizations.

Establish a community advisory board for the Family Connects program to coordinate services with others in the early childhood system of care.

Assist with establishing initial contact with families to successfully engage, recruit, and schedule home visits.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Human Services, or Public Health.

EXPERIENCE:

Six (6) years progressive experience in early childhood/prevention services. Home visitation experience preferred. 

Knowledge of infant/child development, parent-child attachment, maternal-infant health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect

Experience working in community-based programs preferred.

Experience and willingness to work with a culturally diverse population.

SKILLS:

Knowledge of community resources and agencies

Knowledge of infant and child development

Ability to build trusting relationships and communicate clearly and professionally with a range of community stakeholders

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to work independently, as well as in teams.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Must be prepared to travel to various program sites and various communities.

A driver’s license and insured vehicle is necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities for the position.  


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