Support Group Coordinator
NUMBER AND TYPE OF PERSONS SUPERVISED:
*Volunteer Facilitators, Parent Group Leaders, & Student Interns
*Children and Youth Program Specialist for Parent Support Groups
This position is accountable for the day-to-day implementation of parent support, family engagement, and children's programming across Maryland. This work is defined by the parameters of support group standards and the agency’s strategic plan. The work requires the development and maintenance of program sites and affiliations statewide.
• Develops, implements, and expands support groups throughout the state using an identified model.
• Maintains program fidelity standards and guidelines for adult and children’s groups.
• Provides on-going consultation, training, technical assistance, and support for parent facilitators and children’s program workers across the state.
• Supervises and trains volunteers, interns, and external agencies as group facilitators or child nurturers.
• Establishes community partnerships to promote the development of sites in assigned communities.
• Develops and coordinates program referrals.
• Provides training, technical assistance, and support on the child maltreatment and related issues for community agencies as assigned.
• Serves as a Lead State agency partner representative during national affiliate meetings.
• Implements and monitor services based on the strategic and annual work plans.
• Participates in the development of programs and services including grant and report writing.
• Manages assigned budget including tracking expenditures.
• Conducts regular individual supervision with direct reports.
• Monitors program files/data to ensure compliance with required standards (agency, regulatory, or accreditation).
• Completes statistical reports as required.
• Attends required staff meetings, training, or conferences.
• Participates in agency work teams as assigned.
• Oversees and assists the development and training of the Maryland Parent Leadership Team.
• Meets regularly with immediate supervisor.
• Provides direct intake, resource, and referral services to service participants via the agency's Parenting helpline.
• Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Human Services, Family Studies, and Education) preferred
• Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences - required
• 3 years experience working in Human or Social Services
• One year working directly with families or children community or in group settings
• One year supervisory or administrative experience
• Oral and written communication skills
• Knowledge of child development and parenting skills building.
• Computer word processing.
• Must work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings
• Must be prepared to travel to various program sites, and various communities.