The Newark Trust for Education (The Trust) is seeking a Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) Project Coordinator to join a creative and highly motivated team. The ideal candidate has in-depth knowledge of early literacy, parent-child interaction techniques and child development, with strong interpersonal skills and some supervisory experience. Basic knowledge of data collection and experience implementing large-scale community programs is essential. Candidates should also be available to attend mandatory training February 28th through March 2nd.
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Position: Project Coordinator - Parent Child Home Program (PCHP)
Type of Position: 1 Year, Full-time, grant-funded position with possibility of extension.
Start Date: Immediately
Reports to: Director of Programs and Community Engagement
Location: Newark, NJ
Project Coordinator - Parent Child Home Program (PCHP)
About Newark Trust for Education
Newark Trust for Education (The Trust) is an independent organization dedicated to developing, coordinating and focusing ideas, resources and expertise and holding all of us responsible for quality public education for all children in Newark, New Jersey. The Trust supports and provides evidence-based and data-driven approaches to improving teaching and learning, coordinating collaborations, and empowering the community. Most importantly, the Trust is committed to increasing the coherence, clarity, and focus of current and future reform efforts so that all Newark children have access to an excellent education.
The Trust understands that a quality public education for all children in Newark cannot be achieved without ensuring every child has a robust all-around support to thrive prior to entering 3rd grade. To help strengthen the prenatal to eight continuum in Newark, The Trust is partnering with Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) to implement a pilot for one hundred families using their evidenced-based model for early literacy and child development. This pilot will add to the existing body of work in Newark that is preparing children enter school with the skills and abilities to meet developmental milestones, read on grade level, and reach achievement goals in early grades.
About the Parent Child Home Program
PCHP is a research-based early literacy, school readiness, parenting education program that prepares children for school success by increasing language, literacy, and numeracy skills, enhancing social-emotional development, and strengthening the parent-child relationship. The program provides two cycles of intensive home visiting to families with children 16 months to four years old who are challenged by poverty, low levels of education, language and literacy barriers, and other obstacles to healthy child development and education success.
Administration and Supervision
- Recruits, interviews and selects Home Visitors for employment in the program.
- Recruits, interviews and selects families to participate in the program.
- Develops and implements the training of Home Visitors in accordance with the PCHP national Center’s curriculum, both prior to starting the program and through the year, through weekly staff meetings.
- Maintains personnel records for all PCHP staff.
- Maintain liaison with PCHP’s National Center.
- Chooses appropriate early childhood curricular materials in accordance with PCHP standards.
- Orders, maintains, monitors and distributes inventory of curricular materials.
- Prepares curriculum guide sheets.
- Visits and interviews program families at least twice a year.
- Monitors and evaluates Home Visitors through home visit records, audio/video tapings, weekly staff meetings, personal conferences, and observation of home visits.
- Works with NTE Director of Programs and Engagement to align work of PCHP with NTE Early Learning work
- Works closely with school district personnel who provide supportive services to participating families, such as school social workers, school psychologists, special education evaluators, Adult Education staff etc.
- Works closely with community agency personnel who provide supportive services to participating families, such as Department of Health Evaluators, youth outreach workers, church outreach workers etc.
- Assists participating families, at their request only, to access school and community resources.
- Assist participating families, at their request only, to interpret evaluation and procedures that have resulted from a Parent-Child Home Program eval.
- Prepares and maintains records, reports and assessment data on participating children.
- Analyzes the results of such assessments and makes recommendations.
- Collects and preserves data, through the PCHP’s web based Management Information System.
Budgets and Funding
- Prepares, or assists in preparing, yearly budget. Monitors program spending.
- Prepares, or assists in preparing, grant/funding proposals.
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in social work, early childhood education or elementary education.
- In-depth knowledge of early literacy, parent-child interaction techniques and child development.
- Strong interpersonal skills - ability to form trusting relationships with parent and child.
- Leadership capabilities - strong commitment to positive team dynamics, professional development and responsible supervision.
- Pro-active and action oriented - ability to lead team in implementing a project according to strict timelines and quality standards.
- Strong commitment to maintain program records.
- Basic knowledge of data collection and experience using technology to capture data.
- Availability to attend mandatory training February 28th through March 2nd.
- Some supervisory experience.
- Experience implementing large-scale community programs, especially with home visiting components.
- Familiarity with and connections in local communities of Newark.
Please send cover letter with resume or CV by February 9th, 2018 to [email protected].