Part-Time Family Education Instructor
The Family Education Instructor plans and facilitates Any Baby Can’s education classes. This position is responsible for teaching and modeling with the goal of encouraging a successful, supportive family environment where all members can feel successful in achieving their goals to improve communication and learning.
This position requires availability during specific day or evening hours and possible Saturdays.
• Plan, prepare, and lead (and/or co-facilitate) assigned literacy or parenting classes;
• Research and share resources with the class participants;
• Be familiar with and utilize the selected and approved curricula for each class subject matter;
• Provide opportunities for individual, pair, small and large group work to support all learners;
• Employ numerous instructional strategies and align instruction with different learning styles in mind.
• Greet participants and ensure a positive, welcoming environment for learning;
• Submit accurate client and class paperwork for data entry by program deadline;
• Assist with data entry as needed for specific classes;
• Set-up and take-down of the parent classroom. Assist with general clean-up, storage of furniture, equipment, and materials, as necessary;
• Perform, or assist with, outreach to promote upcoming classes or agency services.
• Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications for infants, children, and adults;
• Complete professional development trainings and attend monthly team meetings, as requested;
• Submit all agency and program paperwork within deadlines;
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in education, childhood development, social work or related field with at least 2 years relevant, professional experience preferred; experience may be substituted for education as appropriate.
• Fluent language skills in English, both verbal and written modalities required; fluent language skills in Spanish required.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with demonstrated organizational skills;
• Knowledge of and experience working with low-income, diverse and underserved populations with an ability to establish rapport with clients
• Able to perform duties in a manner that respects ethnic, cultural and language diversity;
• Demonstrated competence and confidence in working with parents and children of all ages, together as a family; comfortable working with parents possessing various parenting styles;
• Capable of directing large groups of people as they work on projects together;
• Skilled in reacting to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned;
• Proven ability to make appropriate decisions while working independently, as well as an active and collaborative team member;
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, along with a familiarity of database applications.
Family Support Services Case Manager
The FSS Case Manager will utilize a range of case management and financial assistance resources to provide comprehensive service coordination spanning from rent/mortgage and utility assistance, transportation, medical equipment assistance, and homelessness prevention strategies.
• Provide comprehensive case management services to individuals and families in four main areas: income, housing, medical, and self-sufficiency.
• Screen potential participants, assess and document needs.
• Ensure program eligibility is met and proper documentation is collected.
• Maintain an average caseload of 30.
• Regularly assess clients’ needs and provide appropriate case management to address those needs linking clients to internal and external resources.
• Conduct stability assessments as specified by funding source.
• Collaborate with Housing Locators to facilitate housing location for clients.
• Collaborate with colleagues to determine best integration of activities and resources within the agency and community.
• Attend program collaboration meetings and training sessions as appropriate
• Manage case data through the Homeless Management Information System and agency internal database.
• Maintain accurate and timely data and ensure it meets program quality requirements.
• Maintain client hard files to include; eligibility/enrollment paperwork, case notes, individual service plan, financial assistance, assessments and other file check list requirements.
• Engage in appropriate teamwork functions in order to provide a professional work environment and effective service delivery.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent case management experience
• At least 2 years of social service case management experience.
• Bilingual skills, in English and Spanish required
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and database systems
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal
• Exercise good judgment and communication with all levels of an organization
• Work well independently, and as part of a team
• Possess valid Texas driver’s license, insurance, and maintain good driving record
“Because our nurses are in clients’ homes, we get to help mothers focus on their strengths, understand their child’s needs, and focus on their life goals. We witness their amazing resiliency. Their children are positively impacted by that nurturing relationship.”Sandra G., RN, BSN, Nurse- Family Partnership Supervisor
"Being there for my clients at the beginning of the parenting process and seeing them slowly learn and use the parenting resources and tools they need to be a better parent is very rewarding. Seeing them set concrete goals and meeting them is an amazing feeling and I feel honored to be a part of their lives and personal growth."Favi P., Bilingual Case Worker and Parent Educator