This position will serve as the Family Support Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oswego County and will teach existing educational programs and activities for the Healthy Families Program. This position will provide voluntary intensive home visitation services to overburdened families in Oswego County who are pregnant or have a newborn and will initiate and maintain a long-term trusting relationship with families until the infant is school age or enters Head Start. Will promote positive parenting skills, optimal prenatal care, child health, safety and development and will help strengthen family functioning and foster self-sufficiency through an individualized Family Goal Plan. Will provide and conduct screening per program guidelines and will provide services for up to 20 families. This position may provide data entry and management of participant data, requiring confidentiality.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on September 22, 2020 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Lauren Whipple, Association Program Manager at 315-963-7286 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Associate's degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and 1 year transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to organize work to accomplish program goals.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and to work independently when needed.
Delivery - 80%
Utilizing already-established materials, serve as subject matter resource, and provide standard responses.
Work to foster acceptance of the Healthy Families program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified to deliver educational programs.
Assist in providing established Healthy Families educational programs via mass media.
Implement existing Healthy Families programming to include, but not limited to: positive parenting skills, optimal prenatal care, child health, safety and development.
Implement already-established Healthy Families educational programming and activities in support of other Youth and Family programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Youth and Family Program Area's Plan of Work.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Healthy Families Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Assist in the interaction with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of all Healthy Families programs.
Assist Supervisor in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, make recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Assist in the communication of evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Management - 5%
Provide input to Supervisor for program budget preparation.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Compile, edit and format existing program resources and program materials.
Compile, tally and format evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Submit program expense reports.
Organize and coordinate program activities related to Healthy Families Programming.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Organize and coordinate activities, and events related to Health Families Programming.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality of information and data collected.
Coordinate with the Supervisor to address clientele needs and to select program materials from available pre-designed resources.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position will exercise care when utilizing any Association owned property and/or resources while performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
Participates in all trainings required by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and as directed by Supervisor and/or Executive Director.
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oswego County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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