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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 3/31/2019
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 tmitchell@ounce.org 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 3/18/2019 Advertisment Closes 4/1/2019
Program Name Pasco/Hernando Location West Pasco and East Pasco positions available
Position Title Family Support Worker
Description This position provides support and assistance to families to optimize parent/child interaction, child development and connection to community services including medical homes for overburdened families. Each Resource Mom/Dad works under the direct supervision of the Field Supervisor.
Duties After completing HFF FSW Core Training, establishes a trusting relationship with assigned families by initiating and maintaining regular home visits and other contacts with participants. This is documented by maintaining established home visitation percentages. In conjunction with participants, develops Family Goal Plan within the first ninety days of participation and updates at least every one hundred and eighty days thereafter. Teaches parent-child interaction skills to parents by regularly using primary and auxiliary curricula. Teaches child development milestones by providing ASQ developmental assessment at designated intervals. To demonstrate interest in the participantsí issues, utilizes participant-centered counseling skills such as active listening and reflection. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of community services and facilitates for participants in obtaining services when necessary. As agreed with supervisor, assumes responsibility for one area of expertise in community services. Is available and is prepared for supervision with the Field Supervisor weekly. Attends weekly team meetings, other meetings and trainings, as required. Works a schedule of forty hours per week at times that are convenient to the participants, which may be outside the usual 8:00 am to 4:30 pm office hours. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Field Supervisor which demonstrate willingness to be a team player. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of basic child care and parenting practices. Knowledge of infant and child development. Knowledge of community-based resources and neighborhoods in which the work takes place. Demonstration of maturity and experience in successfully raising/working with children. Demonstration of respect and sensitivity for the rights of others. Demonstrates respect for those who are culturally diverse. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to problem solve. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to listen effectively. Ability to establish trusting relationships with families. Ability to be non-judgmental. Ability to foster independence and self-sufficiency in families.
Qualifications A high school diploma or equivalent Experience, either personal or paid, in working with infants or young children or families. Valid Driverís license and access to reliable transportation. Spanish speaker a plus. Lives in service area and familiar of county resources. Willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
Compensation $11 hr + benefits; Bachelors Degree - $12 hr + benefits
Contact Dana Selfridge
E-Mail Address dselfridge@pascokidsfirst.org Phone Number 727-247-8335
Mailing Address 14120 Old Dixie Highway Hudson FL 34667 Fax Number 727-861-3479

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.