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  • Parent Mentor/Coach - Per Diem-Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex Counties

    Job Locations US-NJ-Eatontown
    Posted Date 11 months ago(9/7/2018 10:18 AM)
    # of Openings
    Entry Level
  • Overview

    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.  This position will be working in the Bayshore Area of Monmouth County- Keyport, Keansbury, Hazlet, and Middletown; as well as positions available in Ocean and Middlesex Counties.



    • Provide individual direct service to parents referred by one of the possible referring agencies.
    • Using tools in the designated curriculum, comply with goals developed by referring agencies and Clinical Coordinator of the Family Care Program.
    • Maintain designated level of service as determined by referring agency.
    • Maintain contact with referring agency as needed.
    • Submit timely paperwork, which includes Service Delivery Encounter Forms, Progress Notes, Monthly Summaries and time cards. In addition opening paperwork and closing summaries will be completed.
    • Attend Child/Family meetings as required by referring agency.
    • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.


    •  Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Electronic Health Record

    YMCA Compentencies:

    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, bilingual, 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.



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