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: FOCUS Fathers Engagement Specialist Department: FOCUS for Fathers
NewDay Services for Children and Families is accepting applicants for a new part-time position within our organization—Fatherhood Engagement Specialist.
We are seeking to find the right person to: develop and grow this position as an integral part of our overall strategy for community recruitment.
This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, with the potential to become full-time.
SUCCESS PROFILE The Fatherhood Engagement Specialist will be the first contact to engage and motivate fathers who are in the CPS system. The specialist will use the NewDay relational engagement model to encourage attendance and completion of the FOCUS for Father's classes.
JOB ACTIVITIES, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Utilize our relationship model in connecting and engaging fathers over the phone from CPS referrals for the FOCUS fatherhood class; Candidate must be highly diligent in following up and pursuing fathers to attend Focus.
Partner with CPS caseworkers to improve fathers’ class attendance by coordinating engagement providing CPS with referral status
Build a relationship by connecting to, and working with fathers; providing encouragement and support.
Follow up with fathers who fail to attend or drop out of classes. Provide an ongoing effort to keep them in the current cycle and/or engage them for another class cycle. Coordinate with class facilitators and Western Coordinator.
Coordinate Make up classes so fathers have a greater chance to graduate
Follow the DNA of our “chaplaincy delivery model”.
Potentially meet with prospective fathers or those in class cycles who are in danger of dropping out.
Contact CPS, if necessary, to obtain the status of fathers if they fail to attend class, drop out, or their phone is no longer working
Offer CPS navigation advise and pass along specific questions to CPS coordinators
Update the MIS system with engagement notes
Coordinate with Focus Intake department for 2054 and other issues
Provide CPS coordinators and facilitators with father updates as necessary.
As a community ambassador for NewDay, the successful team member will have a desire to work in a faith-based environment and be able to maintain flexible work hours. The team member will be a person of high integrity and strong work ethic, and will demonstrate NewDay’s values in professional and personal life.
The team member must be able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from fathers and participants, or community partners and must be an ACTIVE listener. The team member must possess excellent verbal, interpersonal and writing skills.
Must be able to pass a state agency background check, maintain adequate automotive insurance, and have good driving history,
Application should be made by email with cover letter and resume’ to: