Family Promise of Grand Rapids – Family Engagement and Stabilization Coordinator
Family Promise of Grand Rapids strives to give parents the hope and encouragement they need to create a better future for their kids and end the cycle of homelessness. Through our prevention, emergency shelter, housing services, homeownership, family engagement/stabilization services, and Early Childhood services, we’ve helped over 2,500 families build a stronger future.
At Family Promise of Grand Rapids, we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization and community stronger. Our culture is the result of our behaviors, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. This culture brings us together, allows us to stand out, and empowers all of us to connect, belong, and grow.
Family Promise of Grand Rapids Core Values:
- Has Passion for Mission
- Prioritizes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Is Dedicated to Hospitality
- Collaborates Intentionally
- Is Hungry, Humble, and Smart
- Assumes Good Intent
- Strives for Excellence and Sustained Impact
The independent organized and highly motivated Family Engagement and Stabilization Coordinator is responsible for working with families and children in their homes and other community places to support families in fostering safe, healthy, and nurturing environments. The FESC will have knowledge of the issues faced (e.g. housing, employment, childhood development) and use evidence-based practices to assess, support, and refer for services.
Our Ideal Candidate will:
- Providing families with developmentally appropriate activities and information designed to enhance the child's intellectual, social-emotional, motor, and language abilities
- Assist with recruiting and enrolling eligible families
- Support families in obtaining the knowledge and skills to support their child’s healthy development
- Responsible to work with families in their home
- Utilizes best practice methods to work with families to support them in their housing and basic needs stabilization services
- Document client files and case roles.
- Coordinates relationships with community agencies. Provide information on community and agency services and refer families to community resources
- Assist families with access to basic needs, health, academic, housing, and childcare needs
- Advocate for families as they build their own support network in the community.
- Participate in organization meetings, training, and other initiatives.
- Demonstrate the ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
- Create, assess, evaluate, and modify housing plans/goals with all families.
- Conduct developmental screening and assessments on young children
- Additional duties as needed to support the agency.
- Execute work in family’s homes, on-site, and/or other partner community locations.
- Lifting of materials of up to 15 pounds may be necessary.
- Driving is a requirement of the position, must have a valid driver’s license and clean motor vehicle record.
- Job may require working occasional evenings and weekends.
- Job will require driving throughout the Grand Rapids community to meet with families.
Education and Experience Required:
- Masters in Human Services related field (Early Childhood Development, Social Work, Family Counseling, Family Life Education), preferred.
- Bilingual (preferred)
- Presents familiarity with working with families and children
- Demonstrates comfort in a faith-based organization
- Familiar with Early Childhood Development work experience or education.
- Demonstrate the ability to work with a culturally diverse population
- Energetic, self-motivated, organized individual who is accustomed to or seeking, an entrepreneurial environment.
- Must be able to execute work in alignment with the core values of the organization.
- Identifies with evidence-based case management practices
- Must have excellent communication skills, including both written and verbal communications
- Must be able to work independently, as well as effectively within a team
- Must be able to work well with colleagues, board members, volunteers, and community members
- Must be detail-oriented and able to follow through on projects in a fast-paced, often pressured environment
- Must be proficient in Microsoft office products and Google suite of products.
- Documented valid driver’s license.
Full Time, non-exempt position. Approximately 40 hours per week. Reports to the Director of Stabilization Services.
Family Promise of Grand Rapids offers a full array of employee benefits including health and dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, and a 401k plan. Family Promise of Grand Rapids also offers paid time off and paid holidays.
Family Promise of Grand Rapids is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Family Promise of Grand Rapids is committed to recruiting, employing, compensating, and promoting on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background verification checks.
Go to http://www.familypromisegr.org/home to learn more about us. Resumes can be submitted via the job posting link or by visiting our website. Questions can be directed to Lisa Valk at Family Promise of Grand Rapids email@example.com or 616-608-8918.