The Community Coordinator will work with the Safe Babies Court Team (SBCT) judge in New Haven, CT to support local SBCT activities. The Community Coordinator facilitates coordination and collaboration among community stakeholders on the SBCT, schedules SBCT meetings, keeps and disseminates minutes, and conducts follow-up activities related to SBCT goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Works with the New Haven, CT judicial leadership to implement recommendations of Court Team.
Assesses community’s needs for training/technical assistance to meet goals of Court Team.
Provides training related to trauma, family engagement, learning disabilities, relating to intellectually disabled parents, and other topics pertinent to the needs of the families served by SBCT.
Handle logistical arrangements for local training and work collaboratively with other Connecticut organizations to provide training regionally or statewide.
Coordinates with in-state Court Team community agencies to arrange local training and technical assistance activities and resources.
Build a strong collaborative relationship with the Milford Community Coordinator to ensure consistency in implementing the SBCT approach.
Develops policies and procedures with Court Team to increase coordination and collaboration among participating agencies.
Distributes/disseminates materials developed by project.
Works with the judge and larger stakeholder group to implement the SBCT Core Components.
Implements the Infant Toddler Court Team evaluation plan – collects data on SBCT cases in New Haven and enters it into SBCT database.
Coordinates and participates in weekly community of practice calls with Coordinators in other Court Team communities.
Prepares monthly and quarterly progress reports required. Contributes to other reports as requested.
Participates in monthly ITCP Site Leadership Team calls and other regular project conference calls.
Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department.
Skills and Experience
Knowledge of local community resources including: early care and education, health, mental health, child welfare, early intervention, and behavioral health.
Ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary group.
Knowledge of issues related to child abuse and neglect.
Knowledge of juvenile and family court functioning.
Knowledge of intellectual disabilities and their impact on family functioning.
Background in infant/early childhood development or related field.
Facility working with people of diverse educational, professional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.
Experience with systems change and community collaboration.
Ability to work effectively across agencies and disciplines.
Minimum 5-years relevant work experience.
Additional Preferred Skills and Experience
Knowledge of infant/toddler social-emotional development and impact of abuse and neglect.
Experience working with juvenile and family court judges.
Prior experience implementing parent education program for adults with developmental disabilities.
Encourages and practices critical thinking.
Is self-reflective and empathic.
Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results.
Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others.
Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior.
Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization.
Minimum undergraduate degree in child development, social work, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is constantly required to use repetitive motion, finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also, may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, grasp objects, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, stand, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for preparing and analyzing data. Frequently lifts objects up to 30 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects up to 60 pounds.
The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home office. When travel is expected the incumbent will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
About ZERO TO THREE, National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
OUR CORE VALUES STATEMENT
We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do.
By embracing our values, every member of the ZERO TO THREE community contributes to a healthy and positive culture, a more successful organization, and better outcomes for infants, toddlers and their families.
Passion and persistence in helping infants and toddlers thrive
The centrality of healthy positive relationships, including:
A commitment to family in our work and in staff work-life balance
Consistent and authentic collaboration
Respectfulness, inclusiveness and diversity
The highest standards of excellence in our work, including:
Integrity, openness, honesty and transparency
Opportunities for leadership and professionalism
Evidence-based learning and reflection
The freedom to make and learn from mistakes