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The Family Advocates Adult Facilitator will possess a strong passion for preventing child abuse and neglect by making a difference in the lives of families and children. The Adult Facilitator will combine this passion with relevant college education and work experience in strength-based adult education, creating a safe learning environment for parents and caregivers who have experienced trauma. The position will help families meet their children’s developmental milestones and increase their capacity for positive parenting techniques. Other non-profit experience is preferred. The Adult Facilitator is responsible for ensuring that participating parents increase their families’ Five Protective Factors, recruitment and retention of volunteers, and assisting participants through curriculum completion.
Essential Job Functions
· Implement adult curriculum across all sites.
· Collaborate with the Child Development Coordinator to ensure Adult and Youth Curriculum topics match on a weekly basis.
· Work alongside Youth Education Coordinator to plan monthly continuing education opportunities across all sites for volunteers.
· Communicate program and curriculum goals to all guest presenters so that learning objectives are accomplished.
· Conduct intake and enrollment with families and manage Family Wait Lists across sites.
· Work with parents to connect families to resources (case management).
· Represent Family Advocates and the Family Strengthening Program at programming, meetings and public functions as requested by supervisor including, but not limited to, fundraising, program promotion, and educational opportunities.
· Maintain family files and data entry in accordance with agency standards.
· Assist with volunteer and participant recruitment.
· Assist with volunteer training and continuing education.
· Bachelor’s degree in adult education, health education, social work, or similar field and at least two years’ experience working with adults and implementing curriculum with learning objectives.
o One year experience of service delivery to families experiencing high levels of trauma and risk factors like domestic violence, substance abuse, poverty, and geographic or social isolation.
o One year experience providing case management to adults.
· Demonstrate a sound understanding of research-based practices (through lesson plans) as they relate to adult education, trauma-informed service delivery, the Strengthening Families Protective Factors, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how positive experiences and hope increase resilience.
· Experience training, coaching, stewarding, and retaining volunteers.
· Ability to inspire parents to learn and create passion and energy for lifelong learning around parenting and creating strong families (families that rank high among all five Protective Factors).
Key Skills & Competencies
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Excellent problem-solving and mediation skills
· High level of organization and planning abilities
· Exceptional skills in group facilitation and adult education
· Solid understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Protective Factors, and Hope and Resiliency research
· Be at least 21 years of age
· Valid Idaho Driver’s License and dependable transportation
· Complete and pass Idaho Supreme Court background check inclusive of national sex offender registry and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Child Protection registry check
· Computer literacy and typing skills using Microsoft products and data entry
This position is exempt (salary) and “at will” under Idaho law. This job description does not and shall not be interpreted as an attempt to alter the at-will employment of this position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.