Northshire Day School (NDS) is a 5 STARS, licensed non-profit childcare and early childhood education center which serves area families by providing a safe and loving environment for their children. We help to grow a strong community by partnering with families to raise happy and healthy children. We are seeking a full-time a coordinator for our newly created NDS Family Tree Program. The Family Tree Program is built on the strengths-based philosophy of the Strengthening Families framework and the protective factors. The program promotes strong families and healthy development for children prenatally through age five, provides resources, service coordination and support to help all families thrive during everyday circumstances as well as persevere during times of stress or crisis. The Family Tree Coordinator (FTC) will recruit and enroll families in the Family Tree Program, provide services and support as needed and will engage, support and partner with families in building key protective factors. The FTC will implement a continuum of formal and informal prevention and intervention strategies to reach all children and families. The NDS Family Tree Coordinator is a highly motivated self-starter, excited to build a program from the ground up - a visionary, a doer and a collaborator.
NDS is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.
The Family Tree Coordinator (FTC) will provide direct services to families offering support, conducting assessments, setting goals, establishing regular contact, monitoring progress and promoting family engagement in NDS activities and special events. The FTC will support the program's philosophy and mission, implement the Strengthening Families framework and support our NDS classrooms. The FTC will coordinate with community partners, maintain a community resource guide, assist families in accessing services, identify gaps, and coordinate community outreach such as parenting classes and playgroups. The FTC will coordinate the annual assessment, maintain and monitor outcomes data and and be a visible leader in our NDS community.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a Bachelor of Science / Arts in a related field of study. MSW or LICSW preferred.
Minimum 3 years' experience working with children and families providing family support and service coordination
Deep knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for children ages zero to five.
Expertise in the Strengthening Families model and protective factors.
Experience in working with teams of education professionals and other family service workers.
Possess a strong knowledge of G suite and MS Office including the ability to create and work with database programs and write reports.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
Strong sense of integrity, ethics, confidentiality, reliability and accountability.
MSW or LICSW
Competitive Pay is based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, paid snow days, paid vacation weeks, childcare discount, monthly Healthcare contribution, IRA and professional development support.