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Position: Adolescent Parenting Program Coordinator
Classification: 
Exempt
Reports to:
Chief Program Officer

Position Summary: The YWCA Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) Coordinator carries responsibility for program development and implementation in Columbus County; empowering pregnant and/or parenting adolescent parents to progress in their academic and career goals, to deliver and raise healthy school-ready children, and to postpone subsequent pregnancies to beyond their adolescent years. The APP Coordinator shall adhere to the guidelines and standards outlined in accordance with the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives (TPPI) legislative rules, and participate in ongoing efforts within the scope of APP activities that promote the reduction of racial, ethnic, or socio-economic health disparities among program participants and within the community being served. Activities may involve academic assistance, parenting education, linkages with medical and prevention health services, parent (grandparent) involvement, career awareness, job skills, individual counseling, cultural enrichment, and recreation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • · Bachelor's degree, with emphasis in social services or related field, required.
  • · One year of work experience in a closely related field.
  • · Excellent administrative and managerial skills.
  • · Ability to carry leadership roles such as facilitating discussions, teaching, and public speaking.
  • · Passion for working with young people and children using a strengths based approach.
  • · Certification in Parents as Teachers Curriculum, preferred.
  • · A valid North Carolina Driver's License.


Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with YWCA staff to provide individual and peer group support to pregnant and parenting teens in a variety of settings;
  • Provide case management services for 15-20 program participants in Columbus County, including developing individualized goal plans and connecting participants with resources as appropriate to meet their goals;
  • Provide quarterly, one hour home visits, utilizing selected evidence based curricula;
  • Maintain professional documentation of home visits, participant contact and parental consent;
  • Schedule, plan, and conduct group activities and field trips, providing educational information addressing topics of interest to program participants and opportunities for social interaction;
  • Administer participant feedback and other surveys to inform quality improvement efforts;
  • Meet at least monthly with supervisor to discuss case management, and seek out support more often as needed;
  • Enter data about program activities into TPPI database in accordance with program requirements;
  • Recruit and maintain Community Advisory Council members, hold quarterly meetings, and record meeting minutes;
  • Develop and maintain cooperative ties with other community institutions to meet the needs of program participants;
  • Recruit, screen, train, supervise, and recognize program volunteers;
  • · Implement Parents as Teachers Curriculum during group activities and home visits with fidelity;

Additional Requirements:

  • · Commit to 20 hours of annual professional development to improve program outcomes.
  • · Attend all staff meetings and other mandatory or required in-service trainings, including TPPI networking meetings.
  • · Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, families and children at all time and relate to families in a positive and respectful manner.

Application Instructions:

Please email a resume and a cover letter by Monday, May 21, 2018.

Please use APP Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls or emails please.


Equal Opportunity Employer: The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant shall be discriminated against because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alien status, citizenship status, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or any other classification protected by law.