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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 11/30/2018
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

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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.