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The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is a statewide, nonprofit, research and development organization with more than 25 years of experience identifying, funding, and evaluating innovative social services, education and health programs for at-risk children and families. Believing that the best money spent is on prevention, the Ounce of Prevention Fund brings together public and private funding and invests in prevention and early intervention services in communities across Florida, enabling families to achieve positive life outcomes.

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Ounce of Prevention Fund and Healthy Families Florida Central Office

Position Available 11/15/2018 Advertisment Closes
Program Name Healthy Families Florida Central Office Location Tallahassee, FL
Position Title Program Specialist
Description The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is seeking a full-time Program Specialist for Healthy Families Florida. Responsibilities include assisting programs around the state with adherence to program policies, national standards and contract requirements; conducting quality assurance activities and data analysis; report writing and other special projects. Excellent analytical, computer, verbal & written communication skills required. A Bachelor's degree and four years experience working with human service programs, preferably programs that serve children birth to five and their families. Extensive statewide travel required. Excellent benefits. EOE.
Duties General Summary: The Program Specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance to assigned Healthy Families projects across the state and for conducting quality assurance reviews of projects. Through technical assistance the Program Specialist assists project staff in understanding and implementing the requirements of the program model, the contract requirements and the requirements of the Healthy Families Florida policies and procedures. This position requires travel to Healthy Families sites throughout the state. Additionally the Program Specialist serves as the direct link between the project sites and Healthy Families Florida. Responsibilities will require independent analysis, problem-solving skills and excellent communication and facilitation skills. Reports to: Healthy Families Florida Assistant Director Illustrative Tasks: 1. Assists the project sites in implementing specific services according to the Healthy Families Florida/Healthy Families America model. 2. Conducts quality assurance reviews annually to assess quality of services and level of implementation of project. 3. Supports projects by monitoring project development quarterly and conducting technical assistance site visits as needed, to ensure fidelity to the model and compliance with contract requirements. 4. Reports individual and common programmatic challenges to Healthy Families Florida and assists with development of strategies to address the challenges to improve program performance. 5. Facilitates the resolution of administrative, programmatic and community issues with the program manager at the local level. 6. Assists in the development and review of project strategies to address barriers to program implementation and model fidelity. 7. Assists the Training Coordinator in developing and implementing training plans that reflect project sites' needs and provides feedback and support on training activities. 8. Represents Healthy Families Florida at local, state and national meetings and conferences. 9. Bilingual Project Specialist reviews and translates materials as needed. 10. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of program planning and development. Knowledge of program monitoring and quality assurance implementation and refinement. Ability to develop long-range strategies and policies. Experience in inter-and-intra agency collaborative efforts. Excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of home visiting programs and child abuse prevention programs. Strong computer skills. Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to effectively communicate information orally and in writing. Ability to determine work priorities and follow through on assignments independently. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with project sites, other Healthy Families Florida staff, Healthy Families America and outside consultants.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university with a major in sociology, social work, psychology, child development, education, communications, or a related social science, and four years of experience in program administration and supervision. A Master's degree in an area described above may substitute for one year of the recommended experience.
Compensation TBD
Contact Tina Mitchell
E-Mail Address Phone Number
Mailing Address 111 N. Gadsden St., Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Fax Number 850-488-5562

Healthy Families Florida Local Projects

Position Available 5/1/2019 Advertisment Closes 6/30/2019
Program Name Healthy Families St. Lucie Location Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie
Position Title Family Support Worker
Description This is work providing support and assistance to optimize the home environment for the physical and mental well-being of children who are at risk of being abused or neglected.
Duties 1. Establish a trusting relationship with at-risk families by initialing and maintaining client contact. 2. Establish an Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP) with goal, action plan, and outcomes with the family within 90 days of signing the Participation Agreement. FSW will receive the ISFP every 90 days to access the family’s progress towards meeting their goals and discuss intervention methods as needed. 3. Maintains all charts in a safe and confidential manner as prescribed by the program. 4. Promotes positive parent/child interaction through parent education and modeling appropriate behavior during each home visit. 5. Provides in-home parent education to program families utilizing "Partner For a Healthy Baby" Curriculum and other curriculums approved by HFF. Will be knowledgeable regarding community resources, and make appropriate referrals to families. Follows up with families regarding the effectiveness of referrals made. 6. Will be knowledgeable regarding community resources, and make appropriate referrals to families. Follows up with families regarding the effectiveness of referrals made. 7. Attends weekly supervision with their direct supervisor, and weekly staff meeting as required by HFF. Also attends other meeting as required by their individual agency. 8. Upon employment, employee will participate in pre-service training, to be completed within 6 months of hire, HF Core Training, and required in-service training to equal up to forty hours, in the first year. Forty hours of in-service training is required yearly thereafter per Healthy Families of Florida. 9. Maintain an average caseload of 15-25 families, depending on the level of the family in the Healthy Families St. Lucie County (SLC) program. 10. Maintains flexible hours to the extent necessary to accommodate the schedule of families. 11. Maintains and increases knowledge in the areas of child abuse, and reports child abuse to the abuse registry whenever it occurs or is suspected. Primary notification should be made to FSW’s supervisor. 12. Adheres to all Policies and Procedures of the Healthy Families SLC Program, and their hiring agency. 13. Maintains accurate and up to date client confidentiality at all times. 14. Maintains accurate and up-to-date client information in files at individual agencies and in the computer. 15. Clears secondary employment with the Executive Director of their agency. 16. Attends their individual agency’s fundraising functions, if required. 17. Maintains a neat, clean and appropriate appearance at work, training, and mandatory social events. 18. Follows the guidelines of a drug free workplace. 19. Maintains all outcomes and objectives as prescribed by Healthy Families Florida’s goals.
Qualifications A high school diploma or GED equivalent. One year experience working with diverse families.
Compensation $22,880 annually plus health insurance is fully paid for
Contact Robin Fels
E-Mail Address Phone Number 7724679505
Mailing Address 2102 Avenue Q, Fort Pierce, Fl. 34950 Fax Number (772) 467-8795

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable ADA accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.