AmeriCorps VISTA- Colorado Springs Family Strengthening Associate

Catholic Charities Central Colorado

About the organization

Family Connections serves a spectrum of family needs from those facing homelessness, to those needing to strengthen their family’s resilience and stability, to those who want to engage in parenting education. Our Family Strengthening model of service provides community outreach and comprehensive, coordinated case management to vulnerable families in need of a variety of supports provided by Family Life Coaches and Early Childhood Specialists. In addition to case management, our services include safety net essentials for babies and young children, emergency services, early childhood development, and family enrichment activities. We are a strong collaborative partner currently involved in supporting vulnerable families during the Covid-19 crisis. Services are offered in a positive and engaging environment and the VISTA receives support from the program director and team members. Some flexibility around the starting date.

Duties

Special projects: 1) Manage volunteers for Advisory Council/committees; 2) Coordinate training Mentors matched with families in homelessness and parent skill building; 3) Support training in Protective Factors regarding at-risk families for effective staff/client engagements; 4) Organize/refine/document procedures for volunteers/staff for Utility & SNAP assist.; 5) Refine/organize/document family enrichment activities that build social capital among families creating planned calendar events and reservation system; 6) Partner with staff regarding curriculum options for toddler/preschool child development; 7) Assist with creating Circle of Parent sessions/leadership development of parent facilitators; 8) Create eligibility standards/intake procedures/tracking systems/reporting templates for new child care subsidy program; 9) Help with improving program systems including surveys/tracking data/social media/health equity; 10) Assist with creating new service delivery systems re COVID.

Qualifications

College Graduate

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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