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PACES Coach (Education and Employment Coaching for Youth)
embrella – Princeton, NJ

$46,410 – $51,000 a year

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Family Support Advocate – Middlesex/Union Counties
embrella – Princeton, NJ

$22.37 – $24.12 an hour

POSITION SUMMARY

The Family Support Advocate is primarily responsible for providing support and advocacy services for prospective and licensed kinship and resource families. This individual is responsible for researching and applying knowledge of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) standards, policies and procedures to mediate and help resolve issues between families and DCF. This includes explaining information to families, arranging and attending meetings with DCF staff and families, and preparing correspondence.

This individual is expected to conduct outreach to develop and enhance connections with families and promote embrella services. He or she must have the ability to build and maintain rapport with families, DCF staff and other service providers.

This individual is also responsible for assisting with presenting educational courses as well as updating and/or developing educational courses.

This job requires the staff person to work some evenings and weekends. Working hours will be split between the agency and off-site work locations throughout New Jersey. The above listed job duties are a brief description for this position. The Family Support Advocate may be required to perform other tasks that are deemed necessary by the Family Support Manager and/or Director of Family Support.

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**Please answer the following questions in a cover letter when you submit your resume.**

  1. Describe your experience mediating and resolving issues on behalf of a client or program participant.
  2. What is your knowledge and understanding of NJ Division of Child Protection & Permanency (CP&P)?
  3. Briefly describe your experience facilitating meetings and/or conducting presentations for various group sizes.
  4. embrella’s office is located in Princeton in Middlesex County; however, this position will spend approximately 60% of the time in the field working out of CP&P offices within Middlesex & Union counties. This position is 100% remote during the coronavirus pandemic and thereafter will return partial in office work. Is this a requirement that you can meet?
  5. This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours. Is this a requirement that you can meet?

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED (Minimum education and experience needed to perform the job adequately)

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience may be considered in-lieu of a degree.
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Has the ability to speak and present to diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently in the field and with minimal on-site supervision
  • Be able to primarily work independently or in groups if need be with minimal supervision
  • Has a proven ability to work with and meet tight deadlines
  • Has the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to research information, programs and services
  • Understanding of basic computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL DESIRED:

  • Knowledge of DCF policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of statewide programs and services
  • Knowledge of online and webinar platforms
  • Proficiency in citations and referencing as appropriate to the field of study
  • Bilingual – Spanish

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties that occupy a major portion of time and importance in the job)

  • Advocates for families and connects them with embrella and/or outside resources
  • Responds clearly, professionally and accurately to all contacts (i.e. phone, email, in-person) in a timely manner
  • Maintains accurate and complete database records and files in a timely manner
  • Researches and interprets DCF standards, policies and procedures to effectively mediate and help resolve issues between families and DCF
  • Coordinates, attends and facilitates meetings with families, DCF and/or other outside agencies
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with all eternal stakeholders, including Department of Children and Families
  • Conducts targeted outreach to promote embrella services and programs, including conductingnetworkingmeetings and educational presentations
  • Researches, develops and updates educational courses and materials relevant to families and youth
  • Performs administrative tasks as needed

ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to successfully complete the essential functions of the job)

This position is assigned to a specific CP&P area with rotating work locations (i.e. CP&P Local and Area Offices, Family Success Centers and embrella’s office). There may be a minimal amount of lifting up to 20 lbs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, in person and on the telephone. A majority of the day is spent sitting and working at the computer or meeting with contacts in the community. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach above shoulders. This job requires the staff person to work evenings and weekends as needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

embrella is an equal employment opportunity employer and employs individuals based upon job qualifications regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, genetic testing, sexual orientation or affectation, age, veteran or military status, national origin, disability, atypical heredity cellular or blood trait or any other protected classification as established by applicable laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.37 – $24.12 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

Covid Safety Protocols are in place.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)