Hope House is currently looking for both a Family Advocate and an Early Learning Teacher to join our Team!
Title: Family Advocate
Reports to: Community Program Manager
Hours: Part time with the potential for full time within four months.
Summary: The FA is responsible for the administrative oversight of all community teen moms with an Individual Goal Plan, including initial development of IGP’s. FA is also responsible for coordinating Basic Needs such as housing, food, medical, and crisis needs. FA is responsible for data entry for all IGP’s and assessments.
1. FA is responsible for overseeing the intake process for new residents, including obtaining copies of all of the residents’ and their children’s records concerning school, medical, legal, identification, debt etc…
2. The FA works with the Program Team develop Individual Growth Plans for teen moms in the Community Program in the areas of parenting, healthy relationships, education and employment.
3. The FA is responsible for the Basic Needs portion of IGP’s, which includes medical, human services, child care, budgeting and important documentation for each teen mom.
4. FA is responsible for data entry of IGP’s for all teen moms participating in the community program
5. FA meets regularly with each teen mom for case management.
6. FA is responsible for guiding teen mom’s to establish and maintain relationships with outside service organizations such as human services, doctor’s offices, employers, school personnel, daycare providers, etc…
7. FA assists teen moms in managing TANF services as needed, and maintains relationships with county service agencies
8. FA will communicate any volunteer needs, requests, or updates to the Volunteer Coordinator.
9. FA is responsible for the case management portion of the Community program budget
10. The FA supervises a team of volunteers called the “Advocate Team”. This team is responsible for assisting the FA in the case management aspects of her role, including transportation, data entry, etc
1. FA attends Program Team meeting and reports on assigned community girls’ progress.
2. FA is responsible for maintaining Civicore for assigned teen moms.
3. FA will be aware of current human services rules and regulations, and will keep CPM appraised of new information.
4. FA meets regularly with the Community Program Manager and maintains excellent communication with CPM, seeking approval for any major decisions concerning a teen mom (i.e. related to budget, health, changes in IGP, etc).
Desired Skills & Attributes:
1. Two years’ experience as a case manager.
2. Experience working with at risk populations, preferably teenage mothers.
3. Highly organized and detail oriented.
4. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others.
5. Ability to maintain good working relationships with outside service organizations.
1. Possess a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
2. A background/criminal check must be completed before employment is granted.
1. Decision Making – Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
2. Problem Solving – Partners with clients to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues; resolves difficult or complicated challenges
3. Accountability & dependableness - Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight
4. Attention to Detail - Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
5. Ethics & Integrity - Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
6. Results Focus & Initiative - Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Gets the job done.
7. Stress Tolerance - Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.
8. Tact - Diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.
9. Relationship Building - Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
10. Values Diversity - Helps create an environment that embraces and appreciates diversity.
11. Influence - Influences others to act in support of ideas, programs, or causes.
12. Enforcing rules & regulations - Enforces rules and regulations and initiates enforcement in a way that is perceived as fair, objective, and reasonable.
13. Coaching & Mentoring - Enables teen moms to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement.
Early Learning Teacher
Title: Early Learning Teacher
Reports to: Community Program Manager
Hours: 20 hours a week (Early Learning will be provided for twelve hours a week, Mondays & Tuesdays from 4:00-8:00pm and Wednesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm. 8 additional hours of prep and meeting time required)
Summary: The Early Learning Teacher (ELT) is responsible for initial development of an Early
Learning pilot program for the children of the teen mothers served by Hope House of Colorado.
The ELT is responsible for creating a welcoming, loving, educational and orderly environment
during those hours. The ELT is responsible for managing volunteer teachers, and oversight of
the Early Learning budget.
1. Manage volunteer teachers, including training, scheduling, supervising and retaining the volunteers
2. Structuring Early learning hours to include Bible stories, language development, crafts, and structured play.
3. Utilize a Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, or Moppets type curriculum for teaching Bible stories.
4. Utilize a curriculum with an emphasis on language development.
5. Collaborate with the Parent Educator on Parenting Goal Plans as necessary
6. Use of the ASQ Developmental assessment and recommending interventions when necessary.
7. Providing preschool recommendations as requested by Teen Moms, (i.e. Head Start)
8. Communicate with teen moms about how to help their children be school-ready
9. Collaborate with Parent Educator on recruiting volunteer speakers as requested (i.e. Child Development)
10. Maintain order and cleanliness of class and childcare rooms.
11. Oversee the Early Learning budget
12. Attendance of all required meetings
Desired skills & Attributes:
1. Childcare/Preschool teaching experience required
2. Volunteer Management experience
3. Experience working with the children of at-risk populations is preferred
4. Highly organized and detail oriented
5. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others.
1. Female and over the age of twenty-one.
2. Possess a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
3. A background/criminal check must be completed before employment is granted.