Under the supervision of the Program Director and the administrative staff of the Family Care Program, Parent Coaches will provide direct service to parents and caretakers referred to the program by the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) or by one of the systems partners of NJ’s Children’s System of Care.
Relationships: Ability to build relationships with staff and families; ability to create a positive and supportive atmosphere for learning and relationship-building; proven track record of working effectively with people of different backgrounds.
Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, and logical fashion to ensure understanding; tells stories of the Y’s cause and impact in the community; listens actively by asking open-ended questions.
Decision Making: Learns from experience and applies what is learned to new situations; makes sound decisions/judgments based on input from others, data, and feedback.
Project Management: Possesses superior organization skills; clarifies performance goals and expectations; plans and organizes work responsibilities
This position will require a minimum of high school diploma and a minimum of one year experience in the field of social services. Individuals with experience in parenting and teaching parenting skills will have priority within the program. Staff must also have a valid Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, and Automobile Insurance. Candidates must possess good written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate a high level of cultural competence, sensitivity and are responsive to the needs of the population in which they will work. In addition, candidates will undergo a vigorous background check, including a criminal background check, sex offender registry check, motor vehicle check, and drug screening.