Parent Engagement Partner

Employer
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
Location
Bronx
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 07, 2018
Closes
Jul 05, 2018
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Board
NYCityWorks.com
Job Description

About CHCF:

CHCF Vision: A future where Latino children, youth, and families have equitable access to opportunities to succeed, are empowered to realize their full potential and are affirmed in their culture.

CHCF Mission: CHCF combines education, capacity-building, and advocacy to strengthen the support system and the continuum of learning for children and youth.

Program Statements: In order to thrive, children and youth need high-quality holistic support from their family, care environment, school and community. To this end, CHCF offers programs and services in the following areas:

?? The Early Care and Education Institute provides culturally-informed, bilingual professional development to Family Child Care educators, to strengthen the quality of early care and learning to children in New York City.

?? We provide culturally-informed, community based academic and enrichment programs in elementary, middle and high schools in New York City to strengthen the support systems, and empower students, for school success.

?? We advocate for improved policies and legislation around access to education from birth to adulthood, heightened public awareness of the social and institutional frameworks that hinder opportunity for Latino communities, and the empowerment of these communities to directly mobilize for change.

About CHCF's Parent Engagement Services:

General Program Information:

Parent Engagement supports the parents and caregivers of the children served by Committee's Youth Development programs in the Bronx. Collectively, the YD sites serve over 240 students in the PS 59 & PS/MS 279 After-school Programs and Community School Partnership. These services are made up of parent and caregiver workshops that develop interpersonal skills and heighten awareness of the effects of mental health dis-ease on family and child-centered growth. This aspect of the Parent Engagement services is supported by the Connections to Care program.

Connections to Care Program:

The Connections to Care (C2C) program is managed by the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, the Center for Economic Opportunity, and NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene which is supported by a grant from the federal Social Innovation Fund at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and private donors. The C2C Program is one of 54 initiatives of the Thrive NYC, an innovative strategy that integrates mental health support into the work of community-based organizations (CBOs) that serve low-income New Yorkers and populations at-risk of having unmet mental health needs. Committee, one of 15 CBOs in the C2C cohort, has partnered with Comunilife, Inc, a mental health provider (MHP), to offer C2C services. Comunilife trains Committee staff members in a core set of evidenced-based mental health interventions that includes, but is not limited to:

?? Screenings for common mental health and substance use and misuse;

?? Motivational Interviewing: directive, participant-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change;

?? Mental Health First Aid: a national program to teach the skills to recognize and respond to the signs of mental dis-ease and substance use and misuse; and

?? Psychoeducation: providing parents and caregivers information that empowers to them to understand mental health dis-ease and move toward emotional wellness in an optimal way.

The C2C program has an evaluation component directed by NYU/McSilver and RAND Corporation. NYU/McSilver and RAND partner with CEO, Mayor's Fund, and DOHMH to assess the cost and impact of C2C and how the program can be implemented most effectively and efficiently.

Job Summary:

The Parent Engagement Partner (PEP) will work cooperatively in developing the Connections to Care program in two of CHCF's Youth Development sites in the Bronx, PS/MS 279 and PS 59, by providing parent/caregiver workshops centered in interpersonal skills, mental health dis-ease awareness, coping skills; and delivering mental health dis-ease intervention tools. The Parent Engagement Partner will also collect data from program participants to inform the evaluation component of the C2C program. This will inform monthly and quarterly reports. The PEP will also co-plan parent/caregiver wellness and education-centered, both literacy-based and system-informed, activities that help strengthen parents' ability to support their children and families.

Essential Job Functions:

Relationship Building

?? Able to listen non-judgmentally in order to build authentic relationships with parents and caregivers

?? Follow-up with parents and caregivers accordingly

?? Remain current in changes affecting education and undocumented families

Direct Service

?? Provide parent and/or caregiver workshops

?? Deliver mental health dis-ease intervention tools: PH-Q9, GAD7, and the DAST 10

?? Offer referrals to parent and/or caregivers to Vida Guidance Center for counseling services upon positive screening or by request

?? Collect community data

?? Collaborate with the MHP's C2C Coordinator

?? Coordinate outreach activities

Data Collection/Reporting

?? Track community data, screenings and referrals

?? Assist in the preparation and ordering of materials for monthly and quarterly reports

?? Input community data into Youth Services.net

?? Remain current in resources and information surrounding mental healthcare and reform focused on enhancing the lives of underserved and underrepresented communities

Training/Implementation

?? Participate in trainings that inform the C2C program

?? Implement modalities into daily routine

Work Schedule/Location

?? Monday - Friday; 10am to 6pm

?? Captain Manuel Rivera School Jr. (PS/MS 279), 2100 Walton Ave., Bronx, NY 10453

*Some weekends required for parent-centered events

Education and Experience

?? Bachelor's Degree in human or social service-related field

?? 2 years of relevant experience in a social services organization

?? Experience working in a school setting

?? Experience leading workshops centered in strengthening interpersonal skills

?? Experience data collection databases

CHCF offers a comprehensive employee benefits package

CHCF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Company Description CHCF Vision: A future where Latino children, youth, and families have equitable access to opportunities to succeed, are empowered to realize their full potential and are affirmed in their culture.

CHCF Mission: CHCF combines education, capacity-building, and advocacy to strengthen the support system and the continuum of learning for children and youth.

Program Statements: In order to thrive, children and youth need high-quality holistic support from their family, care environment, school and community. To this end, CHCF offers programs and services the following areas:

???The Early Care and Education Institute provide culturally-informed, bilingual professional development to Family Child Care educators, to strengthen the quality of early care and learning to children in New York City.
???We provide culturally-informed, community based academic and enrichment programs in elementary, middle and high schools in New York City to strengthen the support systems, and empower students, for school success.
???The Parent and Family Engagement arm of programming aims to connect and provide high quality resources and services to parents and families. CHCF aims to enhance families' knowledge and skills to ensure independent and confident community members who will be empowered to advocate for themselves, their families, and their communities.
???We advocate for improved policies and legislation around access to education from birth to adulthood, heightened public awareness of the social and institutional frameworks that hinder opportunity for Latino communities, and the empowerment of these communities to directly mobilize for change