Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. 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. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at www.zerotothree.org.
The Infant Toddler Court Program provides training and technical assistance to fully develop and expand infant-toddler court teams based on the Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT) approach. SBCT is “a community engagement and systems-change approach focused on improving how the courts, child welfare agencies, and related child-serving organization work together, share information, and expedite services for young children in the child welfare system” and has been recognized by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for child Welfare as demonstrating promising research evidence.
The Senior Outreach Specialist will lead outreach activities related to new sites interested in starting a Safe Babies Court Team. The primary responsibility of the Senior Outreach Specialist will be to provide information and conduct the Technical Assistance Needs Assessment, provide a full report and transition the new team to an existing Technical Assistance Specialist. The Senior Outreach Specialist will also lead the planning and development activities related to the annual Cross Sites meeting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in developing and implementing audience-specific outreach strategies for local, state, and national partners.
Implement state marketing and engagement/outreach strategies and manage relationships with partners and external interested parties.
Deliver contracted training and technical assistance services related to Safe Babies Court Team.
Gather feedback from the sites to guide the continuing processes currently being utilized. Share that information with the Senior Technical Assistant Specialist.
Support development of reports on interested and developing sites.
Support special events and other activities for outreach to new sites including those we might target.
Work with a prospective site to develop a customized technical assistance plan and develop a contract for support
Support identifying and building relationships with specific key partners and national organizations.
Serve as the person who fields initial requests about Safe Babies Court Team and make referrals to other staff as appropriate.
Attend events and conferences both locally and nationally on behalf of ZERO TO THREE and Safe Babies Court Team.
Work with the COMMS team to develop outreach, marketing, and partner engagement materials and tools.
Support the review, update, evaluation and feedback processes around SBCT.
Support (as needed) ZERO TO THREE’s related work in maternal and child health.
Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the ITCP project
Skills and Experience
Minimum 2-5 years in public health, child welfare or related field
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities effectively
Strong interpersonal skills necessary for forging partnerships within and outside ZTT
Strong operational knowledge and expertise related to maternal child and health issues and trauma
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to travel (occasional overnight and weekend stays required)
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
Education Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, child development or related field.
Physical Requirements While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use 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, communicate verbally 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 expansive reading.
Working Conditions 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
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