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Position/Title: Part Time (30-37 hours) Bilingual Parent Educator (English/Spanish)
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Program Manager
Description or Purpose of the Position: A certified parent educator implements the PAT model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families. This is accomplished by providing education in the form of personal visits, group meetings, screening, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.
Growing Home transforms lives through dual generation work Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Creating Community. Growing Home’s cornerstone projects is the place-based Blocks of Hope Initiative (in southwest Adams County), targeting early intervention and wrap around programs and supports. Other programs and services include a small collaborative sheltering programs for families, transitional/affordable housing, rental assistance, a client choice food pantry, a Parents as Teachers home visitation program, a collaborative pop-up medical clinic, life skills classes, holiday projects and a school supply give away. Growing Home is an impact oriented organization focused on testing and scaling up smart solutions and combining direct services, community organizing and advocacy to affect change.
Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.
Responsibilities:
• Provide parent education through regular personal visits implementing the Parents as Teachers Foundational 1 and 2 Curriculum
• Assess family’s needs and provide developmental appropriate information, guidance and support to parents
• Work with the PAT team to organize monthly Discovery Time Group Activities
• Represent the parents as teachers program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
• Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children
• Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable)
• Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being
• Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research based information with families
• Provide referrals to Discovery Time (Group learning) to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development
• Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation
• Organize supplies and materials needed to complete home visits, etc.
• Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
• Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
• Participate in continuous quality improvement
• Represent the Parents as Teacher program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
• Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children
Qualifications Needed:
• Bachelors degree in early childhood education, social work, psychology or a related field is preferred. Five years of supervised employment working directly with young children and families is acceptable.
• Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
• Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
• Strong organizational and record keeping skills
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (work is often away from the office)
• Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing
• Ability to complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.
• Familiarity with issues surrounding family poverty
• Commitment to working with diverse people and families
• Provide services in a culturally appropriate/sensitive manner
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
• Demonstrate ability to work as an effective team member
• Maintain current certification as a parent educator by completing the required professional development hours for years of service
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License and proof of valid vehicle insurance
Salary and Benefits:
• $16.83-$17.55 per hour DOE
• Health and life insurance
• Employee wellness program
• Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
• Optional 403 (b) plan with 5% match after 12 months
• Positive, friendly workplace culture
Start Date: Immediate
To Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Parents as Teachers Bilingual Parent Educator in the subject line.
Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position/Title: Community Leader: Outdoor Nature Education
Position Type: Non-exempt/PTE
Reports to: Community Leader Supervisor

Description or Purpose of the Position:
Growing Home is seeking a bilingual individual to be trained as an outdoor educator and co-teach lessons for kids and families of all ages.
We are seeking a bilingual individual who likes working with kids and in the community. You will receive training from CityWILD and the City of Westminster’s Parks, Recreation and Libraries department and learn to teach about nature and the outdoors to underserved youth. You will then partner with a co-instructor to lead approximately three classes or activities per week with children and parents after school, over the weekend, or during school breaks.
Responsibilities:
• Attend all trainings
• Attend at least one continuing training with CityWILD or Growing Home during employment (your choice of training)
• Lesson planning with co-leader
• Help set up and breakdown before and after lessons
• Create a safe environment for kids to learn about the outdoors and nature
• Participate in evaluative measures after every program (complete paperwork and sometimes an interview with our evaluator to see how things went—not a job performance review)
• Communicate openly with staff at Growing Home and the City of Westminster about needs and challenges
Qualifications Needed:
• Bi-lingual (English and Spanish)
• Must pass CBI background check
• Transportation to Tennyson Knolls Elementary School, Scott Carpenter Middle School, and Ranum Middle School
• Previous experience working with children (babysitting, childcare, tutoring, parenting, etc.)
• Available for all training dates (last week of August, first week of September)
• Open to learning new skills
• Interest in the outdoors and nature
• Ability to work well as part of a team

Salary:
• $13.64
• ~ 20hrs/week

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Community Leader: Outdoor and Nature Education in the subject line.
Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position/Title: Childcare Provider
Position Type: Non-exempt/PTE
Growing Home transforms lives through dual generation work, Nurturing Children, Strengthening
Families and Creating Community. Growing Home’s programs and services include Collaborative
Coaching Case management for families, a temporary housing program for families,
transitional/affordable housing, rental assistance, a client choice food pantry, early childhood
programming, a collaborative pop-up medical clinic, life skills classes, holiday projects and a school
supply give away.
Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and
Inclusiveness.
Description or Purpose of the Position:
Growing Home presents a variety of classes, primarily to parents of young children. It is very important
for us to reduce as many of the barriers to participation that may exist for a family. For that reason,
whenever possible Growing Home tries to provide childcare to go alongside the classes that we present.
Growing Home is looking for experienced child care providers to take care of children ages 0-12 years of
age during the parent groups at different locations, in the evenings. We are looking for someone with
experience in early childhood education, that is flexible and able to work well in a variety of situations.
Someone that can work well in a team and follow a set routine while also improvising when needed.
Responsibilities:
• Nurture and care for children while parents are at a class
• Implement activities and crafts that stimulate children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and
social growth, that set by lead child care provider
• Keep children safe and entertained
• Follow rules and regulations regarding managing the space in which the childcare will take place
o Be responsible and respectful of the rules and regulations
o Willing to adapt to any situation and stay calm
• Set-up and clean up
Qualifications Needed:
• Bi-lingual (English and Spanish)
• Must pass CBI background check
• Demonstrated expertise in early child development and early literacy
• Flexibility and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
• Sensitivity and openness to diverse people and families
• Previous experience with kids (babysitting, childcare, tutoring, parenting, etc.)
• Available for all training dates
• Open to learning new skills
• Ability to work well as part of a team
Salary:
• $12.00 per hour
• 10 hrs/mo
To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org Childcare Provider in the subject line.
Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position/Title: Community Organizer
Position Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Chief Program and Impact Officer

Growing Home:
The mission of Growing Home is to guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future. We nurture children, strengthen families, and create community to end the destructive cycle of generational poverty and transform lives. Growing Home combines high quality direct service strategies with efforts to advance systems change as we work toward equity of opportunity for all.

Position Description:
Growing Home seeks to hire a bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer to build and engage a grassroots base of community leaders as they grow their leadership skills and learn to leverage their collective power to improve conditions for themselves and their neighbors. The Community Organizer will mobilize local community members to identify both barriers and meaningful opportunities to build power and advocate to improve their community in areas connected to Growing Home’s mission. The organizer will also assist GH staff to effectively integrate participant leadership throughout the agency.
We are seeking an ambitious, organized, high-performing individual with community organizing experience in one or more of the following areas: asset-based community development, networking organizing, and organizing for change in issues such as housing justice, food justice, and economic justice. The ideal candidate will have strong bilingual bi-cultural communication and leadership skills, either live in or have knowledge of the southwest Adams County/Westminster community in which they will be working; and be able to effectively provide grassroots connections and support to emerging community leaders who are most directly impacted by systemic barriers. These barriers may include (but are not limited to) food insecurity, housing, and access to child development services. Additionally, this candidate should demonstrate creativity in shaping and implementing organizing strategies that blend multiple organizing approaches to meet the unique needs of the community.

Scope of work:
The Community Organizer will help build capacity among interested Growing Home participants around a number of skills, including: leadership, advocacy, affordable housing, food justice, child development, understanding the social determinants of health, and the Strengthening Families framework — developing a collective analysis of the priority areas that have been identified by the Growing Home community, and supporting the leadership development of individual team members. Responsibilities include:

· Recruiting and retaining residents with interest and motivation in being involved in the work of building resident voice as part of GH’s programs and presence in the larger community
· Serving as staff liaison to Growing Home’s community group Comunidad, Unidad, y Apoyo, build a collaborative relationship between CUA and GH’s programs where appropriate, and working with the group’s leadership to plan and hold monthly meetings
· Working with GH staff to support the integration of organizing and leadership strategies and approaches throughout the agency
· Meeting one-on-one with residents as needed, to develop relationships; understand their concerns; and provide coaching
· Learning what priorities and initiatives already exist in the community, how these intersect with GH mission, vision and values, and exploring potential options for GH and resident leadership to address them together
· Maintaining awareness of ongoing capacity-building needs of residents and supporting the contracting of subject-matter experts to provide trainings and workshops to the team
· Providing training and information on key community issues, advocacy skills, facilitation, and group leadership
· Balancing the need/desire of residents to engage in urgent community issues while tending to the progress of the long-term goals and practicing transparency about the organizational interests of GH
· Participating in Growing Home’s advocacy efforts, ensuring efforts remain participant-centered
· Building relationships with existing Growing Home partners, such as other nonprofits, businesses and city government
· Staying apprised of other community initiatives pertaining to this work and collaborating as needed
· Conducting basic research to supplement the work of the community group
· Collaborate with CPIO in Evaluating effectiveness of community organizing efforts.

The Community Organizer will work with the community group Comunidad Unidad Y Apoyo, other residents from Growing Home programs, and various Growing Home partners to move through the milestones of the Collaborative for Healthy Adams County Families project. This will include:

· Developing deep familiarity with Growing Home’s Collaborative for Healthy Adams County Families project and the ability to communicate it effectively to residents and other partners in the community
· Setting program goals and working to achieve them
· Meeting with project staff at least twice per month to debrief and review the process, discuss progress and barriers, and problem-solve and brainstorm next steps
· Co-planning and co-facilitating quarterly community gatherings, effectively tapping into
· Documenting all contacts, attendee demographics and meeting notes on an ongoing basis

Qualifications:
· Bilingual in Spanish and English
· Experience with community organizing and engagement, particularly asset-based community development and/or network organizing
· Intense passion for social justice and equity
· Able to network with other community groups in the area
· Strong public speaking skills
· Solid listening skills
· Focus on developing grassroots leadership
· Flexibility in working in an uncertain environment and an ability to change tasks rapidly
· Strong cultural competency with the ability to work effectively in an environment with diverse · cultures, multiple perspectives, and competing needs.
· Demonstrate a commitment to recognizing residents’ knowledge and power
· Works collaboratively with others in a team environment, respecting and valuing the perspectives and contributions of others
· Develops effective working partnerships with residents, faith-based organizations, educational, nonprofit organizations and community groups
· Effectively facilitates meetings and community gatherings
· Demonstrates a high level of verbal, writing, and listening skills
· Proficient with MS Office (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Salary and Benefits:
· Salary $37,000/year
· Paid vacation and holidays
· Positive, friendly workplace culture

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Community Organizer in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position/Title: Bilingual Family Support Representative
Position Type: Full Time/Non-exempt (40hrs/week)
Reports To: Family Support Coordinator

Growing Home transforms lives through dual generation work, Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Creating Community. Growing Home’s programs and services include Collaborative Coaching Case management for families, a temporary housing program for families, transitional/affordable housing, rental assistance, a client choice food pantry, early childhood programming, a collaborative pop-up medical clinic, life skills classes, holiday projects and a school supply give away.

Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.

Description or Purpose of the Position:
We are seeking an experienced bilingual (Spanish/English) program assistant and case manager to provide support for residents in the Canopy program, answer phone calls, handle requests for information, data entry, ensure program policies and procedures are followed by program participants, and ensure resident safety and condition of the facility. A minimum of 10 hours of work per week will be completed on the weekend. Additionally, provide Rental/Mortgage/Deposit assistance to families in the Adams County and provide three months short term case management to families receiving the assistance.

Responsibilities:

Canopy Program Assistant
• Answer phones and respond to requests for information
• Enter data into database, including HMIS.
• Assist with conducting initial phone pre-screenings of program participants.
• Welcome incoming residents and onboard new residents.
• Support residents in day-to-day activities by answering questions, enforcing program policies, and maintaining detailed daily logs and records.
• Ensure safety and well-being of residents, resolve client conflicts, and ensure resident adherence to policies and procedures.
• Consult with the Family Support Coordinator in the event of crisis situations and emergencies
• Prepare and conduct weekly Life Skills to current enrolled families
• Prepare Success Stories of participant families
• Track and maintain supply inventory.
• Administer drug tests to residents at intake and on a monthly basis thereafter.
• Serve as backup support to van drivers on an as needed basis.
• Perform basic facility maintenance.
• Additional duties as assigned.

Rental Assistance Case Manager
• Provide Rental/Mortgage/Deposit assistance to families in Adams County
• Work with team to evenly distribute rental assistance month by month
• Provide three months case management to families receiving assistance
• Maintain family records in file and database
• Work with families on financial health and housing stability, insuring that families are housed three months, six months, and 12 months down the line
• Provide rental assistance to up to five new families every month
• Maintain a caseload of up to 15 families at a time
• Provide information on monthly reports in a timely manner

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field preferred, but will consider commensurate work experience.
• Bilingual in Spanish/English speaking required (written fluency not necessary)
• Excellent communication and organization skills.
• Ability to maintain a safe, clean and positive environment.
• Ability to exercise initiative, good judgment, flexibility, prioritize multiple responsibilities, and work independently.
• Creative problem solver and innovator.
• Ability to relate to and work well with clients, volunteers, professional service providers, staff, and general public.
• Sensitivity and openness to diverse people and families.
• Basic computer skills.
• Ability to perform basic facility maintenance (change light bulbs, change smoke detector batteries, etc.)
• Ability to work weekend hours.
• Ability to climb stairs and lift up to 25 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with and/or knowledge in conflict resolution.
• Experience with Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
• Knowledge of issues surrounding family homelessness, economic instability and affordable housing
• Familiarity with mental health, substance abuse, early childhood interventions and domestic violence issues.

Salary and Benefits:
• $16.35-$17.78 an hour (depending on experience)
• Medical, dental, and life insurance
• Employee wellness program
• Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
• Optional 403(b) plan
• Positive, friendly workplace culture
• Growing organization; ongoing opportunities for professional growth and development

Start Date: November

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with “Bilingual Family Support Specialist, Canopy Program Assistant/Rental Assistant” in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to be an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Parents as Teachers Bilingual Parent Educator
Job Description

Position/Title: Bilingual Parent Educator (English/Spanish)
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Program Manager

Description or Purpose of the Position: A certified parent educator implements the PAT model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families. This is accomplished by providing education in the form of personal visits, group meetings, screening, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.

Growing Home transforms lives through dual generation work Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Creating Community. Growing Home’s cornerstone projects is the place-based Blocks of Hope Initiative (in southwest Adams County), targeting early intervention and wrap around programs and supports. Other programs and services include a small collaborative sheltering programs for families, transitional/affordable housing, rental assistance, a client choice food pantry, a Parents as Teachers home visitation program, a collaborative pop-up medical clinic, life skills classes, holiday projects and a school supply give away. Growing Home is an impact oriented organization focused on testing and scaling up smart solutions and combining direct services, community organizing and advocacy to affect change.
Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.
Responsibilities:
• Provide parent education through regular personal visits implementing the Parents as Teachers Foundational 1 and 2 Curriculum
• Assess family’s needs and provide developmental appropriate information, guidance and support to parents
• Work with the PAT team to organize monthly Discovery Time Group Activities
• Represent the parents as teachers program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
• Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children
• Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable)
• Plan, provide and document personal visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being
• Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research based information with families
• Provide referrals to Discovery Time (Group learning) to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development
• Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation
• Organize supplies and materials needed to complete home visits, etc.
• Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
• Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
• Participate in continuous quality improvement
• Represent the Parents as Teacher program at various community events supporting families and/or young children
• Coordinate services with other Growing Home and community programs offering resources to parents and their young children

Qualifications Needed:
• Bachelors degree in early childhood education, social work, psychology or a related field is preferred. Five years of supervised employment working directly with young children and families is acceptable.
• Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
• Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
• Strong organizational and record keeping skills
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (work is often away from the office)
• Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing
• Ability to complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.
• Familiarity with issues surrounding family poverty
• Commitment to working with diverse people and families
• Provide services in a culturally appropriate/sensitive manner
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
• Demonstrate ability to work as an effective team member
• Maintain current certification as a parent educator by completing the required professional development hours for years of service
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License and proof of valid vehicle insurance

Salary and Benefits:
• $16.83-$17.55 per hour DOE
• Health and life insurance
• Employee wellness program
• Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
• Optional 403 (b) plan with 5% match after 12 months
• Positive, friendly workplace culture

Start Date: Immediate

To Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Parents as Teachers Bilingual Parent Educator in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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