About the Organization
Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at www.zerotothree.org.
The Community Coordinator will work with the Frederick County Safe Babies Court Team (SBCT) judge to support local SBCT activities. The Community Coordinator facilitates coordination and collaboration among community stakeholders on the Court Team, schedules Court Team meetings, tracks monthly follow up activities for each case monitored by the SBCT, and conducts follow-up activities related to SBCT goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Works with judge to implement recommendations of Court Team.
- Assesses community’s needs for training/technical assistance to meet goals of Court Team.
- Coordinates with community agencies to arrange local training and technical assistance activities.
- Develops policies and procedures with Court Team to increase coordination and collaboration among participating agencies.
- Works with the judge and SBCT to implement the SBCT Core Components.
- Distributes/disseminates materials developed by the project.
- Implements local evaluation plan – collects and reports data to Project.
- Coordinates and communicates with Community Coordinators in other SBCT communities.
- Contributes to reports as requested.
- Participates in regular project conference calls.
- Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the project.
Skills and Experience
- Knowledge of local community early childhood services including: early care and education, health, mental health, child welfare, early intervention
- Ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary group
- Knowledge of issues related to child abuse and neglect
- Knowledge of juvenile and family court functioning
- Facility working with people of diverse educational, professional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds
- Background in infant/early childhood development or related field
- Experience with systems change and community collaboration
- Ability to work effectively across agencies and disciplines
- Ability to work independently
- Minimum 5 years relevant work experience
- Resident of the Frederick County metropolitan area
- Knowledge of infant/toddler social-emotional development and impact of abuse and neglect
- Understanding and knowledge of child welfare system, policies and laws
- Experience working with juvenile and family court judges
- Possess skills in collecting and interpreting data
- Native bilingual Spanish speaker
- Encourages and practices critical thinking
- Is self-reflective and empathic
- Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results
- Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others
- Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior
- Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization
Minimum undergraduate degree in child development, social work, or related field. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is constantly required to use repetitive motion, finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also, may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, grasp objects, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, stand, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for preparing and analyzing data. Frequently lifts objects up to 30 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects up to 60 pounds.
The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home office. When travel is expected, the incumbent will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities