|Job Title||FUSSY BABY NETWORK® Trainer/Project Coordinator|
|Posted By||Erikson Institute|
|Salary Range||Based on experience|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> Chicago / Cook County|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Service Delivery / Social Work / Counseling|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Full-time|
I. POSITION SUMMARY:
The Fussy Baby Network has received funding through the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program to train Healthy Families Illinois (HFI) supervisors and family support workers in the Fussy Baby FAN Approach to home visiting. Ten HFI programs statewide have been selected to receive this training, which is delivered at each program site over the course of 18 months. Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is conducting an accompanying evaluation of this training and its impact on home visitors, supervisors, and participants in the HFI programs.
The Fussy Baby Network Trainer/Project Coordinator position is a full-time, grant-funded, and time-limited position lasting from June 2013 – June 2015. The Trainer/Project Coordinator’s time will be split 60% for training off-site, and 40% for project coordination and oversight. In the role of a trainer, this individual will be responsible for learning the Fussy Baby FAN Approach and to subsequently provide core training, ongoing training, and booster training to 4-5 HFI programs. As Project Coordinator, this individual will be the primary liaison between Fussy Baby Network and all 10 participating HFI sites. S/he will also be responsible for monitoring and addressing internal administrative, coordination, and budget-related issues. The Trainer/Project Coordinator will be supervised by the Principal Investigator.
II. PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
A. Responsibilities as a Fussy Baby Trainer:
i. Develop supportive, respectful, culturally responsive and collaborative relationships with Healthy Families Illinois site directors, supervisors, and home visitors
ii. Provide (with co-trainers) Supervisory Training prior to Core Training
iii. Provide Fussy Baby Core Training (with co-trainers) at each assigned HFI site
iv. Plan and co-lead bimonthly Ongoing Training sessions following Core Training in accordance with Fussy Baby Approach Learning Objectives
v. Plan and co-lead monthly Booster Training sessions during the Implementation phase of the project.
vi. Maintain timely and accurate documentation of Ongoing Training sessions
vii. Evaluate training effectiveness and impact on home visitors quarterly using developed questionnaires at assigned sites
viii. Consult with supervisors and consultants at assigned sites monthly by phone
ix. Plan and co-lead Supervisor Practice Training sessions
x. Co-lead team meetings
xi. Other duties as assigned
B. Responsibilities as a Project Coordinator
i. Build and maintain relationships with site directors/supervisors at participating HFI programs
ii. Respond to budgetary, training, and evaluation-related concerns and questions raised by site directors/supervisors.
iii. Oversee the coordination of the development and revision of training curriculum and materials under the direction of Principal Investigator
iv. Collaborate with the Principal Investigator to oversee staff assignments and general project management
v. Assist HFI programs to locate and hire their infant mental health consultants and developmental specialists
vi. Review HFI programs’ budget plans and funding progress reports
vii. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, schedule, plan and co-lead meetings with partners in the Department of Human Services, The Ounce, and the Governor’s Office as necessary to obtain information on budgeting, and to provide project progress reports.
viii. Prepare written progress reports for the Governor’s Office as necessary in conjunction with the Principal Investigator
ix. Meet regularly with Administrative Assistant and Grants and Contracts analyst to review and monitor budget.
x. Meet monthly with Lead Trainers to discuss progress at each HFI program
xi. Maintain relationships with project consultants, communicate specific requests for work products from consultants, and schedule meeting times with consultants as necessary.
xii. Attend quarterly Home Visiting Task Force meetings and relevant conferences to represent Fussy Baby Network – MIECHV.
Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute is one of the nation's leading graduate schools in child development and early childhood education. It is a private, independent, NCA-accredited graduate school offering master's degrees, a Ph.D., graduate certificates, and professional development courses in child development and early childhood education. Erikson provides a variety of employee benefits, including excellent health and dental plans, life/disability insurance, transit stipend, matching retirement contributions, and more. To learn more, visit our Web site at www.erikson.edu
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation including gender identity, gender expression, military discharge status, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
• Minimum master’s degree; background in psychology, social work, early childhood education, child development, occupational therapy or related field with specialized training, reflective practice, and supervision in infant mental health;
• Knowledge of infant development, attachment theory, family dynamics, psychodynamic theory, and relationship-based practice preferred; knowledge of and experience with early regulatory issues; and short-term and longer-term interventions
• Understanding of adult development and learning
• 3-5 years home visiting experience working with infants, young children, and families
• Prior successful experience teaching/training/professional development
• Prior experience in administrative positions including monitoring budgets and financial reporting forms
• Must have valid IL driver’s license and the ability to drive long distances for site trainings
• Must be willing and able to make overnight trips for occasional trainings and conferences within IL.
Please email, fax or mail a cover letter and resume to:
Graduate school in child development
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654-4510
NO phone inquiries accepted.