NewDay is motivated to put the right person, who has the right gifts and talents, in the right role within our organization. We want potential candidates to understand the recruiting is an in-depth multi-step process, which will help NewDay achieve our goal.
Job Title: EFFECT Fatherhood Program, Mentor Navigator, Denton County, 40 hours per week Reports to: EFFECT Program Coordinator Prepared By: Stephen Goodman, Program Coordinator & Karen Bird, Operations Director
Summary Project Description: Fatherhood- Educating Fathers for Empowering Children Tomorrow (Fatherhood EFFECT) Fatherhood EFFECT seeks to reduce child abuse and neglect by engaging fathers and father figures in preventative services. These services include a core fatherhood class and Ancillary Services including peer support, job development, child development, domestic violence awareness and other services. Each of these services is designed to strengthen the fathers’ protective factors of Child Development/Knowledge of Parenting, Concrete Support, Family Functioning/Resiliency, Nurturing and Attachment, Social Support. The EFFECT Mentor-Navigator will work with fathers over a 6 month time period setting goals to effectively navigate and engage services needed to strengthen their role as a father, co-parent and community servant. The Mentor-Navigator will reflect NewDay values through relational engagement with the fathers.
NEWDAY MISSION STATEMENT: NewDay impacts children’s lives by empowering parents – giving them hope and inspiration through practical tools and life coaching. Success of this job position looks like:
Outreach and talk to 8-10 fathers per week about the program
Recruiting and Enrolling 18 fathers into the EFFECT program per quarter
Facilitate 39 Nurturing Fatherhood Classes per year
Successfully help 12 fathers enter the job market or obtain better paying employment per year
Enter accurate and timely case notes and activities into the database for each father engaged.
Attend all scheduled staff meetings.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Desires to work in a faith-based Christian environment.
Embraces integrity as a part of lifestyle.
Wants to make a difference in the community by working to accomplish the NewDay mission.
Is a team player and works well with a variety of personalities.
Places importance on the need to perform a job accurately and free from error.
Has excellent verbal and written skills and can communicate a topic effectively.
Can follow a set of priorities pre-established by the EFFECT program and manage time to accomplish those priorities.
Works well under pressure.
Can separate personal difficulties from the workplace.
Is comfortable with and can capably use computer software, database programs, and Microsoft Office.
Is Able to manage multiple tasks and can change priorities of those tasks as circumstances require.
If you think you may be an Ideal Candidate, continue below with the job description. If interested, send your resume along with 1-2 paragraphs answering or completing the following to email@example.com.
TELL US ABOUT YOU
How is your previous experience applicable to the work we do at NewDay?
What special skills do you possess that will help you excel at NewDay and describe a time when you used these skills?
Share a piece of constructive feedback you received from a supervisor and what adjustments you made because of the feedback.
What kind of problems do you like to handle? Give us an example of how you handled one and the outcome.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively engage fathers referred by partner agencies.
Provide fathers a direct point of contact to overcome barriers and navigate services across multiple systems.
Perform interviews and assessments related to EFFECT services.
Customize and schedule a written achievement plan with the father taking into consideration his goals, strengths, weaknesses, schedule and input.
Manage client’s detailed files and database information, i.e. case notes and all supporting documentation of file history.
Link fathers to needed support and community services.
Establish mentoring relationship by providing ongoing encouragement, support, and assistance to fathers and participants throughout service plan.
Accompany fathers to services as appropriate.
Perform monthly re-assessment of father achievement plan based on emerging needs and strengths.
Perform ongoing communication with service providers regarding fathers’ program activities and perceived needs.
Document fathers’ feedback on services and service personnel in order to evaluate program effectiveness compared to goals and established benchmarks.
Assist in raising awareness of EFFECT responsible fatherhood to referral agencies.
Assist in raising awareness of prevention in child abuse and neglect
Participate in regular team staffings to facilitate effective cross-system navigation to identify and resolve service gaps.
Conduct all end of service evaluations / post–tests / exit interviews with fathers and participants.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES No supervisory
Social Work or Related Degree desired; equivalent knowledge and related work experience;
Experience in documenting case plans and or work desired
Experience with diverse and/or low-income population desired
Experience working in a collaborative environment
Strong understanding of community resources and systems of care (public/private) desired
Experience in class facilitation
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from fathers and participants, or community partners
Ability to write presentations and prepare reports
Ability to present information clearly and concisely for the EFFECT Program Team as required.
Individual must possess excellent verbal, interpersonal and writing skills.
Preference will be given to anyone who is proficient in English and Spanish written and verbal skills when considering equally qualified candidates
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
Ability to work in collaboration with referral and service partners and among other Mentor Navigators to identify problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to coordinate services based on assessments, evaluations, and client input.
Ability to solicit innovative strategies to client problems and systemic barriers through collaboration.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Computer Skills Knowledge of Microsoft Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Database software; E-mail and Internet software. Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint strongly desired. Other b. Ability to operate a vehicle. c. Provide own reliable transportation to attend meetings, seminars, and carry out job functions. d. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups as listed under "Interrelationships" above. e. Ability to work in somewhat crowded office space. f. Ability to organize work, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques. g. Ability to work effectively under pressure. h. Ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision. i. Familiar with and able to use appropriate format for business correspondence and reports, various filing systems, computer hardware and software, recordkeeping procedures, and interviewing techniques j. Ability to operate/work with general office equipment, accessories, and computer systems. These include, but are not limited to, the following: multi-line phone system, calculator, postage machine and scale, copier, keyboard (typewriter or computer), audio-visual equipment such as TV/VCRs or easels, filing cabinets, building keys. k. Interest in working in a faith-inspired organization and environment.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have and maintain a current Texas driving license and evidence of vehicular liability insurance.
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