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Family Readiness Coordinator

Company: GC Associates USA
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Family Readiness Coordinator

Customer: U.S. Army

Location: Joint Base Myers Henderson Hall, Arlington, VA

Clearance Required: Law Enforcement Background Check.Child and Youth National Agency Checks with Inquiries (CNACI)

Status: Part-time (25-30 hours/week)

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7:30 am 4:30 pm

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GC Associates requires a Family Readiness Coordinator to support the FAPM, or designee, in implementing the annual JBM-HH Family Advocacy prevention education program. The Program informs the military community of the extent and nature of spouse and child abuse and focuses awareness of Family violence, including how to report it and what services are available. FAP Supportive Services involves making FAP services known, accessible, and attractive to those in the military community who can best use the services to improve their Family functioning.


The Family Readiness Coordinator responsibilities include:

Research professional journals and periodicals and survey other organizations in the field, to ensure the most current and comprehensive education and training is provided.

Develop and/or adapt lesson plans, charts, and audiovisual aids for training a wide range of groups to include but not limited to commanders, military unit personnel, Child Youth and School Services personnel, Army Community Service staff, installation volunteers, various community/military human services agencies, local law enforcement, Staff Judge Advocate personnel, Medical personnel, and the general military community.

Prepare and Present Briefings to address the nature and purpose of the FAP Program topics such areas as defining the Army's philosophy and approach to the problem of family violence, reporting procedures for suspected cases of child abuse/neglect and spousal abuse, the types and goals of available treatment modalities, procedural requirements for handling both on and off post child/spouse abuse cases, parenting techniques and resources, and other general information on the subject.

Responsible for updating and developing lesson plans.

Responsible for researching material to be included in the lesson plans.

Provide a written lesson plan for each class for approval no later than 90 days prior to a class.

Conduct classes in the following areas of prevention:

Parenting Education Classes and Support Group: Classes should be designed to enhance parenting and child management skills.

Education for Professionals: Conduct briefings for staff and volunteers who work with children include information on the specific procedures for addressing abuse in DOD sanctioned and operating facilities, training requirements for childcare workers, and the nature/purpose of background checks.

Safety Education: Two groups are targeted for safety education, parents/caregivers and children.

Child Self-Protection Education for Parents and Caregivers: Class will provide information about how to protect children and how to listen and talk with children about child abuse prevention.

Child Self-Protection Education for Children: Class is geared to children's ability to understand and act on safety and exploitation issues, including child abuse.

Family Life Education: Family life education focuses on enrichment programs that provide knowledge, social relationships skills, and support throughout the Family life cycle.

JBM-HH Start Right Newcomer's Brief: Family Readiness Coordinator will conduct FAP Start Right training for installation newcomers.

Community Needs Assessment and Focus Groups: The Family Readiness Coordinator will conduct community needs assessment and focus groups to determine program effectiveness. The Family Readiness Coordinator will compile and analyze data to be presented to FAPM. The Family Readiness Coordinator will coordinate services based on community needs. Community needs assessments and focus groups are to be administered at least twice during fiscal year.

Community Awareness Campaigns: The Family Readiness Coordinator will coordinate, assist, and market various JBM-HH ACS community awareness campaigns and programs i.e. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) and Child Abuse Prevention Month (April) as requested. The Family Readiness Coordinator will lead the planning and implementing Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM).

The Family Readiness Coordinator will conduct specialized training for CYS, FCC, FRG, school staff, parents, and volunteers in the medical, physical, emotional, and behavioral aspects of child abuse and neglect, preventative measures for decreasing the incidence of abuse/neglect, and training on how to listen to and talk with children about child sexual abuse.

Maintain program statistics, compile and complete program related data as requested by FAPM to include but not limited to the Client Tracking System (CTS) stats and FAC/FRC data.

Develop and maintain a variety of lists and databases to enable the retrieval of statistical data for reports and to track compliance with DoD and DA program standards.

Collect and maintain FAP monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical data, inputting data into spreadsheets and the ACS Client Tracking System (CTS).

Maintain hard copy records and set up files to maintain program documents.

Create, update and request printed material for program support. This includes, but is not limited to, marketing for program events, current informational guides, training calendars, and other events flyers.

Coordinate with FMWR Marketing Department, as needed and/or requested by FAPM, in development of FAP marketing materials.

Coordinate and publish quarterly newsletter- Life YOUniversity IAW the timelines established in the FAP Marketing Plan.

Coordinate with JBM-HH Public Affairs Office (PAO) and FMWR Marketing Department, as needed and/or requested by FAPM, in development of FAP marketing materials.

Field and respond to all FAP training requests, class registrations, and other FAP-related requests.

Coordinator shall accept registrations for participation in professional and community education programs. Process training certificates, where applicable.

Family Readiness Coordinator will assist with the planning and coordinating of workshops/seminars and arranging for professionals to speak on FAP-related matters.

Determine what supplies are needed for trainings and/or classes and submit supply requests. Submit supply requests quarterly to FAPM. Supplies, for consideration, should be included in development of FAP Training Plan.

Assist the FAPM with other components of the Community FAP Education Program.

Attend planning and other administrative meeting, to include meetings of the ACS and FAP staff, quarterly Family Advocacy Committee (FAC)/Fatality Review Committee (FRC) meetings, local networking meetings as scheduled.

Review the ACS Accreditation Checklist (AR 608-1) and FAP Accreditation Checklist (AR 608-18) for pertinent criteria applicable to FAP.

Collaborate and coordinate with FAPM for approval with all programs in ACS in order to provide optimum support to Soldiers and Family members.

Ensure that all programs and scheduled activities comply with regulations and policies.

Meet with the FAPM at least once a month to discuss and review community education program development.


Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited school in social work, sociology, psychology, counseling or behavioral science, education, community health, public health or a related field, from an accredited college or university.

Experience. At least two years of experience working with military family programs or civilian social service agency preferred. At least two years of experience which demonstrates a broad base of knowledge regarding the dynamics of child and spouse abuse, and approaches to prevention, intervention, and treatment.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.05 /hour plus full health and welfare benefits

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