NATURE OF WORK
This position serves as a child care taker in the Children’s Space at the Rockford Family Peace Center. The Children’s Space at the FPC is a special place where we provide trauma-informed care to trauma exposed children of all ages. FPC clients are welcome to have their children under our care in the Children’s Space while they are here onsite receiving services. In this role, you will build rapport with children and their families, identify needs, solve problems, and support and empower children while their caregivers access services.
GRANT FUNDING ADVISEMENT
This position is 100% funded by a grant from Cub Blue. Grant funding for the current grant period expires one year from the date of hire. Acceptance of this position shall not be construed as a guarantee of employment beyond the grant-funded period.
The child care taker will be 100% dedicated to this position and be contracted for work through the Family Peace Center. The child care taker will be responsible for assisting the Youth Services Manager and Child Development Specialists working in the Children’s Space with providing trauma informed care and programming to children in the FPC.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (These essential duties are only illustrative.)
Provide warm and welcoming admission into the Children’s Space upon arrival and assist: Assist Youth Services Manager in assessing children’s immediate and long term needs; Provide trauma-informed and child appropriate crisis intervention as needed; Maintain a safe, welcoming, clean and comfortable reception area and sanctuary, help ensure immediate services for health and safety needs are available; Track and document client movement through services; Provide appropriate communications, connections and follow-up with onsite service agencies and the clients to assure high customer satisfaction; Identify gaps in resources and work to remediate them; Develop and maintain up-to-date resource list; Maintain and restock children’s library; engaging FPC clients while adhering to trauma informed and survivor driven principles and policies of the FPC; treating all clients, staff and FPC partner agency personnel with kindness, dignity and respect; engaging in activities and practices addressing self-care and vicarious trauma; follow the FPC confidentiality and information sharing process; participate in training and regular debriefs with the FPC internal team; provide feedback to the FPC Executive Director about additional services, partners or people who need to be at the FPC in order to fulfill client child care needs.
Complete all other tasks and duties as assigned and required by the Executive Director.
Works under the overall supervision of Executive Director, who reviews work for effectiveness, timeliness, and for overall results achieved. In the absence of the Executive Director, reports to Youth Services Manager.
This position does not require supervisory duties.
WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work is performed primarily in an office and child care work setting, although work activities occur in a fast paced, high demand environment at times.
SUCCESS FACTORS (KSAs)
Thorough knowledge of domestic violence and human trafficking prevention efforts, including best practice prevention efforts and strategies.
Comfortable working in a collaborative manner in a fast paced environment with multiple organizations. Sensitivity to the concerns of partner organizations, willingness to receive and use feedback in program design, interpersonal interactions and policy development.
Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing, to conduct research, and to prepare clear and concise reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city employees, other government agencies, law enforcement, the general public, and community organizations.
Skill in the use and care of a personal computer.
Ability to ask for help and support.
Ability to treat clients, staff and partner agencies with kindness, dignity and respect in challenging circumstances and conditions.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Associates of Arts Degree with an emphasis in human services, social services or the equivalent, and one year experience in child crisis intervention. 40 hour ICADV Domestic Violence Training and other training in confidentiality and mandated reporting and have knowledge of the Family Justice Center movement and the purpose of this model and service delivery. Knowledge of best practice interventions for persons in trauma from multivictimization of domestic or sexual violence, child or elder abuse or human trafficking. Experience with computer programs, data collection desired. Persons with lived experience with domestic or sexual violence, child abuse or human trafficking preferred, Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the required experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license.
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