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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 2/1/2019 Advertisment Closes 1/23/2019
Program Name Healthy Families ACUB Location Gainesville
Position Title Family Support Worker
Description The Family Support Worker (FSW) assists overburdened families residing in Alachua, Columbia, Union & Bradford counties in improving family functioning and raising healthy children by advocating and supporting these families with personal and parenting needs. The Family Support Worker (FSW) meets regularly with the client in their home. (Weekly visits initially decreasing to every two to four weeks once the family is well established in pursuing their goals.) In order to provide adequate support, the Family Support Worker's (FSW's)] caseload is 15-25 families. Ensure ongoing programmatic adherence to UF and Healthy Families Florida (HFF) [Ounce of Prevention] standards.
Duties Establishes a trusting relationship with the client and family by maintaining regular home visits, as required per client level. Maintains dependable, punctual work schedules with a minimum of 80% completed home visits per level requirement. Assists strengthening parent/child interaction by providing in home education, utilizing established program curriculum and by modeling appropriate behavior during each home visit. Drives to participant's homes for regular home visits, creative outreach, various agencies for collaboration and outreach and to Healthy Family office for supervision, staff meetings and trainings.
Qualifications A high school diploma and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. High school diploma or equivalent and 18 months experience as a Family Support Worker. Two years' experience working with infants and their families. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to organize time and activities. Ability to work well independently and function appropriately with long-term, ongoing projects. Ability to demonstrate respect and sensitivity for the rights of others. Ability to be a good listener and non-judgmental. Ability to foster self-sufficiency and independence. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to work in partnership with a client. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Believes in and is comfortable with advocating for nurturing, nonviolent discipline of children. Bilingual fluency in English-Spanish.
Compensation $13/hr
Contact Cathy Winfrey
E-Mail Address Phone Number 352-294-5523
Mailing Address 6011 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607 Fax Number 352-294-5533

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.