Healthy Families Program Supervisor

Northern Virginia Family Service

About the organization

Working at Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) means doing work that matters every day because of the difference you will make in the lives of children and families in Northern Virginia. NVFS’ breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. NVFS is a private, non-profit human service organization with 400+ employees, 6,000+ volunteers, and various offices located throughout Northern Virginia. Serving nearly 35,000 children and families, our program areas include housing and emergency services; nutritional, physical, and mental health services; early childhood education, foster care and child placement services; family reunification, youth intervention and prevention services; job training and entrepreneurship programs services; and legal services.

Duties

Part of the nationwide Healthy Families America initiative of Prevent Child Abuse America, Healthy Families of Northern Virginia Family Service offers comprehensive support and guidance, through home visitation, to vulnerable parents. The mission of HF is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes, enhance the development of very young children, and promote healthy family functioning.

Program Supervisors manage the daily operations of their department unit; identify and assess client and family needs; supervise case management and support staff; coordinate service delivery to ensure that client needs, program goals and contract objectives are effectively met.

Qualifications

Must have one of the following:
Master’s degree in human services or fields related to working with children and families, or
Bachelor’s degree in these fields with three (3) years of relevant experience.
A solid understanding of or experience in supervising and motivating staff, as well as providing support to staff in stressful work environments.
Knowledge of infant and child development and parent-child attachment.
Experience with family services which embrace the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision.
Knowledge of maternal-infant health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect.
Experience in providing services to culturally diverse communities/families.
Experience in home visiting with a strong background in prevention services to the 0-3 age population.
Infant mental health endorsement preferred.
Experience with reflective practice preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
Fluency in English required; bilingual skills always welcome.
Successful completion of background checks required.
Must have valid U.S. driver's license; DMV record check may be required per jurisdiction/contract requirements.
May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours; must be reachable by phone during supervised staff's working hours.

Application instructions

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