Family Coach - Nurturing Home

Title:    Family Coach                                                                          Job Type: Full-time

Department:  Programs (Nurturing Home)                                        Classification: Exempt           

Reporting Relationship: Nurturing Home Program Manager        

Our mission is to break multi-generational cycles of child abuse, neglect, and trauma by empowering parents to raise children who can then reach their highest potential. Our work is built on treating all others with respect, dignity and kindness contributing to a work environment that is inclusive and enhances talents while supporting professional growth through collaboration and education.

Core Job Responsibilities: 

Family Coach – Nurturing Home

The Nurturing Home (NH) & Positive Parenting (PP) programs were born out of evidence showing that prevention programs can be more effective when engaging both parents and their children in supportive group settings as well as in home environments.

The Family Coach is the main contact for a family as they go through the NH program. Family Coaches provide support during the group phase, help families develop goals for in-home coaching sessions, and perform all in-home coaching sessions.

Responsibilities include:

  • “check-in” with family/families during group sessions
  • coordinating in-home coaching sessions
  • developing individualized family plans and goals to guide each in-home coaching session
  • monitoring family’s progress weekly
  • updating client information, including case notes, into TFC’s database regularly
  • attending weekly supervision with the NH Program Manager
  • attending The Family Center staff meetings
  • cross-training in other program areas and serving as back-up when needed
  • participating in on-going professional development

This job description is not designed to cover or contain all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.      

Minimum Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field
  • experience working with families in an in-home setting or similar setting
  • comfort level working with vulnerable families
  • ability to effectively interact, communicate, and collaborate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • demonstration of core organizational values in performing all duties
  • confidence and competence in learning and using existing and new technologies

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • bi-lingual in Spanish and English and/or other languages
  • knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research or practices

Skills:

  • ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • creative thinking
  • strong analytic, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills

Requirements:

  • must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to drive to various locations in the Middle Tennessee area
  • physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, including:
    • walking, standing, bending, and carrying items weighing up to 20lbs.  The employee must have manual dexterity, visual and auditory acuity.
    • some repetitive motion

Hours:

This is a full-time, at will position, 40 hours per week, with regular evening work and occasional weekend work required.

Travel:

Local travel to/from community partners and client locations.  

CONTACT: Karla Strauss, Human Resources at 615.333.2644 | kstrauss@familycentertn.org