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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: September 20, 2021
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY: 10/20/21 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Parent Education and Home Visiting Coordinator
Job Code: M261-701
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week. Some weekending and evening hours required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Center for Families (CFF) is a city-wide family support program serving families with children from prenatal to eight years. The Center provides parenting workshops, support groups, playgroups, home visits, information and referral services, community building events, parent-child activities, one-on-one support, and concrete support for families in times of need.  All CFF activities are strengths based and center around being welcoming to families and respectful of participants' cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.  The CFF values diverse, flexible, creative teamwork-oriented staff members who are committed to serving all families, especially those traditionally under-served.

The CFF operates within the larger Department of Human Services (DHSP) Division for Child Care and Family Support, and within the context of the Cambridge Birth to Third Grade Partnership (B3) which is supported by DHSP and the Cambridge Public Schools. B3's vision is an easily accessed and aligned and coherent system of affordable high-quality education and care that begins with prenatal care and extends through 3rd grade. 

Under the supervision of the Manager of the Center for Families, the Parenting Education and Home Visiting Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, and providing direct services that support parents and other caregivers in understanding the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of the children they care for.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

Coordination/Collaboration

 

  • In collaboration with the CFF team, lead the parenting education and home visiting programming of CFF.
  • Support the events and activities planned by the Center for Families Coordinator
  • As the Liaison between the Cambridge Birth to Third Partnership and CFF, collaborate fully with B3
  • Work in collaboration with other community partners

 

Parent Education

 

  • Develop and implement parenting education that meets the needs of all Cambridge families
  • Plan, organize and implement between 7-10 evidenced-based, evidenced-informed, and promising-practices parent education group-based series
  • Responsible for, with other staff members, the recruitment, retention, and engagement of families in parenting education

 

Home Visiting

 

  • Define current home visiting activities and support the development of a home visiting structure
  • In collaboration with B3 and CFF staff explore current national standards and competencies for home visiting staff, work to bring these to the CFF staff

 

Supervision

 

  • In collaboration with CFF team, support the implementation of reflective supervision
  • Provide supervision for staff

 

Other

 

  • Full participation in the DHSP's mission to eliminate racism within our department
  • Participate in staff meetings, supervision meetings, and professional development
  • Responsible for all parenting education and home visiting data management
  • All other duties that may be necessary

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelors' degree in Social Work or related field preferred
  • Strong knowledge of family support principles
  • At least three years' experience working in family support, parent education, home visiting, early childhood, or community outreach, including the development of programs
  • Experience working and collaborating in a multicultural environment with diverse families
  • Minimum of one year experience providing supervision to staff doing family support or related work
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a strong team in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong writing skills required
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and social media platforms
  • Bilingual/bicultural candidates preferred
  • Able to work evening and weekend hours
  • Trained, or will be trained within six months of hire in at least one evidence-based group curriculum
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.  Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment. Fluorescent lighting, carpeted floors, and air conditioning. Moderate to loud noise level.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to be agile in their movements; moving quickly from sitting on the floor to standing, to kneeling to be able to interact with parents and children and be able to lift and move supplies as needed, up to 30 pounds.

 

RATE: $61,664-$75,712 plus excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 10/20/21. Position will remain open until filled.

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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