Family Promise of Grand Rapids – Family Engagement and Stabilization Coordinator
Family Promise of Grand Rapids strives to give parents the hope and encouragement they need to create a better future for their kids and end the cycle of homelessness. Through our prevention, emergency shelter, housing services, homeownership, family engagement/stabilization services, and Early Childhood services, we’ve helped over 2,500 families build a stronger future.
At Family Promise of Grand Rapids, we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization and community stronger. Our culture is the result of our behaviors, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. This culture brings us together, allows us to stand out, and empowers all of us to connect, belong, and grow.
Family Promise of Grand Rapids Core Values:
- Has Passion for Mission
- Prioritizes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Is Dedicated to Hospitality
- Collaborates Intentionally
- Is Hungry, Humble, and Smart
- Assumes Good Intent
- Strives for Excellence and Sustained Impact
The independent organized and highly motivated Family Engagement and Stabilization Coordinator is responsible for working with families and children in their homes to support families in fostering safe, healthy and nurturing environments. The FESC will have knowledge of the issues faced (e.g. housing, employment, childhood development) and use evidence-based practices assess, support and refer for services.
The person in this role will work closely with our community partner United Methodist Church House and be housed out of their child care facility. This person will create and implement monthly events for children and families enrolled at UMCH that enhance the parent-child connection, children's developmental skills, and foster a connection to United Methodist Community House. Also provide oversight of BSW and MSW internship students in partnership with the UMCH Child Development Director and serve as a board member for the UMCH Family Advisory Council (Parents As Partners).
Our Ideal Candidate will:
- Conduct developmental screening and assessments on young children
- Providing families with developmentally appropriate activities and information designed to enhance the child's intellectual, social-emotional, motor, and language abilities
- Assist with recruiting and enrolling eligible families
- Support families in obtaining the knowledge and skills to support their child’s healthy development
- Responsible to work with families in their home
- Provide best practice programming for economic mobility (employment) and housing and basic needs stabilization services
- Provide information on community and agency services and referring families to community resources
- Assist families with access to basic needs, health, academic, housing and childcare needs
- Create, Assess, Evaluate and Modify Housing Plans and Stabilization goals with all families
- Participate in organization meetings, trainings and other initiatives.
- Additional duties as needed to support agency.
- Work is performed on site, client location and/or other partner community location.
- Lifting of materials of up to 15 pounds may be necessary.
- Driving is a requirement of the position, must have a valid driver’s license and clean motor vehicle record.
- Job may require working occasional evenings and weekends.
- Job will require driving throughout the Grand Rapids community to meet with families.
Education and Experience Required:
- Masters in Human Services related field (Early Childhood Development, Social Work, Family Counseling, Family Life Education)
- Early Childhood Development Work Experience or Education (preferred)
- Bilingual (preferred)
- Presents familiarity of working with families and children
- Demonstrates comfort in a faith base organization
- Demonstrate the ability to work with a culturally diverse population
- Identifies with evidence-based case management practices
- Must have excellent communication skills, including both written and verbal communications
- Must be able to work independently, as well as effectively within a team
- Must be able to work well with colleagues, board members, volunteers and community members
- Must be detail oriented and able to follow through on projects in a fast-paced, often pressured environment
- Must be proficient in Microsoft office products and Google suite of products.
Full Time, non-exempt position. Approximately 40 hours per week. Reports to the Director of Stabilization Services.
Family Promise of Grand Rapids offers a full array of employee benefits including health and dental insurance, short term and long-term disability, life insurance and a 401k plan. Family Promise of Grand Rapids also offers paid time off and paid holidays.
Family Promise of Grand Rapids is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Family Promise of Grand Rapids is committed to recruiting, employing, compensating, and promoting on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background verification checks.
Go to http://www.familypromisegr.org/home to learn more about us. Resumes can be submitted via the job posting link or by visiting our website. Questions can be directed to Lisa Valk at Family Promise of Grand Rapids email@example.com