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Fatherhood Support Group Facilitator (part-time)

Company: Children's Home and Aid
Location: Rockford
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionChildren's Home & Aid invites you to join our team of mission-driven staff who share a common vision: an equitable world where all children and families thrive in strong communities. As a leading child and family service agency with more than 20 locations across Illinois, our mission is to advance the well-being of children by investing in families to disrupt the systemic and multi-generational cycle of racial, social and economic inequality.
Our part-time staff receive competitive hourly rates, have flexible schedules, and are part of an inclusive work culture where we can be our authentic selves, where we create and have equitable opportunities, and where our voices are supported and encouraged.
As a Fatherhood Support Group Facilitator, you will plan and lead the weekly meetings of a Parents Care & Share Father's Group in Northern Illinois and engage in other relevant group work, such as outreach, arranging for food or snacks at group meetings, or parent leadership development in the area. Parents Care & Share is a parent support group model aimed at improving overall family functioning and reducing the incidence of child abuse and neglect. The Group Facilitator also develops safe and trusting relationships with fathers so that services build on family strengths and referrals can be provided for additional supportive services as needed. If you are knowledgeable about the joys and challenges of parenting, experienced in engaging clients and facilitating groups, and passionate about helping fathers and families thrive and flourish, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to join the Children's Home & Aid team.
Staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit proof of their vaccination status before their start date unless they have an agency approved medical or religious exemption. Staff with an exemption will need to provide proof of weekly testing. For more information about our COVID-19 safety practices, please .
What you'll do:

  • Plan and facilitate father support groups and other parenting focused activities in the community.
  • Promote a friendly and welcoming environment for fathers and children.
  • Develop and support opportunities for meaningful parent leadership.
  • Provide crisis intervention and refer parents and families to community resources during parent groups, as needed; act as liaison to ensure successful linkage.
  • Develop and implement a plan for marketing parent support services in the community and recruiting participants.
  • Complete documentation of services provided and clients served.

    Who you are:

    • You have a Bachelor's Degree in a social services field OR a High School diploma and commitment to complete agency-sponsored group facilitator training within 60 days of hire.
    • Experience facilitating groups highly desirable.
    • Familiarity with local community resources preferred.
    • You are skilled at building rapport and forming relationships built on mutual trust and respect.

      The details:

      • Location: groups occur in community-based locations in Northern Illinois, near Rockford
      • Schedule: Support groups are held weekly and scheduled with both community need and the facilitator's availability in mind; position requires approximately 5 hours/week
      • Salary range: Starts at $17/hr; offers are commensurate with experience

        Where you work matters.
        You're considering a new position, so no one knows better than you that where you work matters. We believe that by building diverse teams of passionate advocates for youth and families, we can continue to show up for Illinois families, putting those families at the center of every decision, and strengthening the communities where we all work, play, and live together. ()
        We invite you to become an active member of a team that supports, inspires, and challenges each other, and grow your career in an organization that celebrates emerging leaders and provides development and training opportunities aligned with your individual goals and aspirations. If you are looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work, including raising your voice to disrupt the status quo, we encourage you to apply today.
        Review our agency's blueprint for impact:

        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Children's Home and Aid, Rockford , Fatherhood Support Group Facilitator (part-time), Other , Rockford, Illinois

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