This is a consolidated position of Mobility Mentor and Parent Support Outreach Program Family Service Worker. Parenting for the Future provides education and case management to parents with cognitive limitations adversely impacting their parenting skills. Parenting for the Future supports families to increase daily living skills, personal development skills, interpersonal skills and development, and childcare knowledge and skills. Mobility Mentoring is an evidence-based educational/economic mobility coaching approach that seeks to increase participants’ intrinsic motivation to improve their economic status and educational attainment. This position works to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and adversity by promoting educational and economic opportunity. Both parts of the position share the responsibility of providing in-home or virtual coaching, education, and parenting support to facilitate safe, positive discipline, healthy child development, and positive communication in the family, and healthier and supportive family relationships. This position will navigate between working remotely (at home or in the community) and in-person (clients home or work office).
- $1,000 hiring bonus after 3 months of employment!
- Pay starting at $19 per hour
- Generous Paid Time Off
- 10 Paid Holidays
- Strong emphasis on employee self-care and work-life balance
- Medical, dental and vision benefits
- Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability
- Agency-sponsored retirement savings plan
Mobility Mentoring Coaching:
- Use the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency as a tool to help PFF participants assess their overall financial stability and well-being, including their educational attainment, employment history, household income, debt/savings, and personal and family stability.
- Coach PFF participants around goal setting, using the Bridge as a tool to set specific goals to advance on one or more pillars of the Bridge.
- Provide regular 1:1 coaching and individual/group education (i.e., budgeting, financial literacy, tenant rights and responsibilities, etc.) to support participants in completing high school/attaining a GED, and in pursuing post-secondary educational goals, as well as employment and other economic mobility goals.
- Maintain current and accurate case files, including significant behavior/case notes in Client Track.
- Develop partnerships with mentoring and educational organizations (i.e., post-secondary education such as trade schools, community colleges, and universities/colleges)
- Develop partnerships with employment services providers and with prospective employers to facilitate the placement of participants into the formal employment sector of the economy.
Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) Family Service Worker:
- Help families identify their strengths and weaknesses, while working to develop goals and positive changes that reduce the risk of out-of-home placement or child protection involvement.
- Intervene in crisis situations to provide a safe environment for families.
- Seek prior approval for flex fund expenditures from supervisor, and Hennepin County staff if over the standard flex fund NTE.
- Ensure flex fund expenditures address needs identified by client and support family health and safety, as well as developmental needs of children.
- Substantiate all flex fund expenditures with receipts and documentation in Client Track, the client data system for this program.
- Maintain current and accurate case files, including significant behavior/case notes in dual databases including Client Track and SSIS
- Document billable/service activity in Client Track database accounting for all time associated with units of service as described in contract.
- Develop partnerships with community services providers to arrange for support services, such as child care, homemaker service, prenatal care, substance abuse treatment, job training, counseling, or parenting classes to prevent more serious problems from developing.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social work, human services, or a related field preferred.
- Minimum of two years’ experience providing services in the area of education/employment coaching and financial/economic empowerment with low-income individuals.
- Must have experience working with parents who are low-income, homeless/precariously housed, and disenfranchised individuals.
- Experience working with and an understanding of low income communities, communities of color, LGBTQ individuals and families, and other oppressed and/or vulnerable populations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to understand the Mobility Mentoring model and to implement it with fidelity. Staff will be trained in the model by EMPath, the national organization responsible for Mobility Mentoring.
- Knowledge of coaching-based approaches, and other approaches such as case management.
- Knowledge of financial literacy and economic empowerment tools, such as Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy.
- Knowledge of best practices in work with parents with cognitive disabilities.
- Ability to work effectively with parents and families in high poverty, high adversity environments;
- Ability to provide advocacy for clients so that they are able to utilize services equitably.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to provide in-home or virtual parent education and coaching services.
- Ability to travel to clients’ homes, schools, meetings with community partners and various other locations and access to reliable transportation.
- Ability to develop and maintain positive and respectful relationships with assigned clients.
- Ability to track and maintain data necessary for program monitoring and evaluation.
- Ability to perform assessment needed in order to conduct appropriate intervention and referrals.
- Ability to work respectfully and communicate effectively with different cultures, groups, and languages.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
- Valid MN Drivers’ License, access to reliable transportation, and the ability to meet TFP’s driving record requirements
The Family Partnership requires employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation required by law.
ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: For more than 140 years, The Family Partnership has built strong families, vital communities, and better futures for children. We fulfill our mission through counseling, education, and advocacy, primarily in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area.
We Believe: Families, no matter what their form, are the foundation of strong communities.
Our Purpose Is To: Clear the path for family success.
We Pursue This By:
- Championing the two-generation approach
- Preventing and overcoming adverse childhood experiences
- Demonstrating leadership in thought and action
- Building partnerships based on trust.
To apply, go to The Family Partnership Job Board through our online applicant tracking system.
Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of The Family Partnership. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don't fit 100% of the technical requirements. Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.
Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials.
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