"Title Position Reports to: Director Institute for Parenting" Project Coordinator: Nassau County Closer to the Crib Program - Grant Job Summary: The Project Coordinator provides a variety of functions related to the operation of a new Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health-informed Criminal Court model Closer to the Crib started by the Nassau County District Attorney?s Office. The model includes a comprehensive relationship-based Mental Health assessment of infants toddlers preschoolers and their parent(s) and family needs. This includes the development of an individualized family case plan based on the assessment as well as the procurement and coordination of needed services to promote family stability and infant and early childhood well being. Responsibilities and Duties Provide the following services: Develop and maintain linkages with community organizations and government systems serving 0-5 year olds and families Screen and assess the development and social emotional status of all 0-5 year olds in the program Screen and assess caregiver and family needs in the program Develop individualized family service plans in collaboration with other Institute for Parenting staff and the District Attorney Provide facilitated referrals; coordinate collateral contacts and track referral status Schedule and organize monthly infant/family focused team meetings for each case Inform all parties involved with the case of meeting schedules Prepare necessary reports based on assessments and progress Attend court hearings as requested and needed Participate in meetings of steering committee Assist with data collection and participate in program evaluation Continually scan for organizations that serve infants and families Cultivate relationships with collaborative partners who provide effective evidence-based services and family supports Work towards continuous improvement of the Closer to the Crib program by conducting an ongoing informal needs assessment to ensure that the needs of all participants in the program are being met Provide Leadership and assistance in the overall implementation of: Clinical assessment and screening for referral and service plan recommendations Collect data to be examined in aggregate for the overall evaluation of the program Ensure that all documentation related to the provision of assessments are completed in accordance with established policies and procedures and all records of assessments are accurately maintained in a timely manner Develop a manual of policies and procedures needed to run the Closer to the Crib program and for potential replication of the program Ensure ongoing assessments and screenings take place in a timely manner including initial assessments and 6-month follow-up measures Score measures and complete reports related to each of these assessments and observations Develop an Advisory/Services Committee for/with Institute for Parenting staff and Executive DA Use ongoing assessment/follow-up results to suggest recommend changes in services or treatment plans as indicated Assist in the development of quality assurance system Participate in the development of appropriate data collection tools and intake procedures Work as part of team and handle other program planning development administrative marketing tasks as needed Perform other job related duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS: Excellent interpersonal written and clinical assessment screening and program evaluation skills Ability to network with appropriate university academic and administrative offices Ability to network with appropriate community agencies and licensure bodies Computer system proficiency (word processing spreadsheets databases internet) Ability to deal courteously and effectively with students staff faculty and clients Ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to multi-task while effectively planning and organizing work activities Ability to work independently exercising good judgment and reasoning in the performance of evolving job duties while being an effective team member Have a strong sense of professional ethics and responsibility Ability to supervise staff as well as work cooperatively and support team collaboration Experience with systems change and community building Working knowledge of Microsoft Word Excel PowerPoint The ability to develop and maintain database Educational/Experience Requirements: Master?s degree (or higher) in social work psychology child development or related field Minimum of five years? experience working in the infant/family field Strong background in infant mental health including attachment theory and research Strong background in infant and early childhood development Background in trauma and trauma-informed interventions Knowledge of local infant/family serving systems and organizations including Early Intervention Early Head Start home visiting programs Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary practitioner group Ability to engage and support court-involved parents Knowledge of screening assessment tools for infants and caregivers Clinical expertise in Infant-Toddler?Parent Mental Health Strong background in clinical theory and practice Strong background in program development implementation and evaluation Strong background experience interest and understanding of research and evidence supported prevention and treatment services Bilingual Spanish speaking desirable
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