Berkeley County First Steps is hiring a Nurturing Parenting Program Facilitator!

The NPP Facilitator will facilitate monthly parenting groups using the Nurturing Parenting Curriculum. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an excellent understanding of how culture influences parenting dispositions and will be able to respond with appropriate parenting techniques and resources. We are looking for a candidate with superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively as an educator in both large and small group settings. Must be able to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment and develop strong rapport with parents and children.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training and help plan the program prior to administering
  • Develop and maintain a service relationship with family and help design and implement a service plan
  • Assist in recruiting and enrolling parents to the program
  • Assist the planning and implementation of appropriate NP curriculum for referred parents
  • Provide a combination of virtual (during Covid) and in-person group-based instructional sessions
  • Responsible for room preparation before and clean-up after each group-based session
  • Presents handouts and supplies needed for each session
  • Presents lesson plans and ensures smooth flow of activities
  • Provide parents with referrals to mental health, social service and healing supports as appropriate
  • Organization and maintenance of client information and data entry of case notes within 24 hours of service. Requirements: recordkeeping and copying of necessary information, dissemination to appropriate individuals within the agency based on program standards.

Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in the designated sites in the community. This may involve travel to rural locations; Remote and virtual sessions will be performed during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interacts verbally with coworkers and representatives from outside agencies
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s college degree in a human services field or related field is preferred
  • Must be 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a safe driving record
  • Case Management: 1 year
  • Must be available during the evenings and weekends

Skills:

(One or more is preferred)

  • Coaching, home visitation, community engagement, rapport building, group facilitation, relationship management, experience with expectant, immigrant, neuro-diverse families, and/or children birth to age 5
  • Bilingual fluency
  • Experience with facilitating the Nurturing Parenting Program
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively and respectfully with a broad range of diverse constituents, including parents/guardians
  • Self-starter with the ability to think and act independently and problem solve, manage multiple priorities effectively, and adapt quickly
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues prevalent in underserved and hard to reach communities.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • PTO
  • Opportunities for career growth & advancement
  • Professional development & continuing education
  • Flexible Work Schedule

Applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.

Berkeley County First Steps is committed to creating a more diverse community. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Berkeley County First Steps does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Please send resume and cover letter that explains your interest and experience in working with Berkeley County First Steps to: Atroyfrazier@berkeleyfirststeps.com