POSITION SUMMARY: The Bi-Lingual Early Head Start Doula develops and maintains supportive strength based, culturally sensitive relationships with pregnant women and their families by providing education, physical and emotional support during all trimesters, labor and postpartum. The EHS Doula is responsible for ensuring that pregnant women and their families receive comprehensive doula services to ensure the optimal development of pregnant women and their new born babies helping them to establish healthy parent-child relationships. The EHS Doula ensures compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and EHS Services to Pregnant Women requirements.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: The Early Head Start Bi-Lingual Doula reports to the Early Head Start Lead Doula.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS:
Maintain a caseload of 12 pregnant women providing regular doula visits and 24/7 availability for attending births
Ensure the EHS Services for Pregnant Women standards along with appropriate Head Start Program Performance Standards are in compliance
Establish trusting, nurturing relationships with pregnant women and their families
Assist pregnant women in establishing goals and a birth plan for the Family Partnership Agreement and creating a plan for the accomplishment of the goals
Provide ongoing support and guidance regarding the mental health and developmental needs of pregnant women
Assists pregnant women and their families in accessing and documenting all needed health services including pre-natal visits, well child check ups, and mother post partum well being care
Aid in the preparation of the pregnant woman and her family for the labor and delivery utilizing appropriate doula techniques both during home visits and in group based services
Develop and facilitate prenatal education, advocacy and support parent groups
Participate in Doula Trainings, conferences, workshops, IBTI training and other trainings as required by the program
Obtain the needed community resources services and linkages for pregnant women
Acts as an advocate for the pregnant woman; interprets and explains medical procedures
Provide regular "first months of life" doula post partum home visits to all doula program mothers and newborns until they are enrolled in a cluster site or other infant child care programs
Assist with community outreach efforts targeting local hospitals, clinics and community service organizations
Participate in regular reflective supervision and staff meetings as required by the program
Maintain and document all services in the family files and ensures up to date program files for each pregnant woman in the caseload
Enter participant information and other required program information into the MIS system in a timely manner
Work within the guidance of DONA's scope of practice and code of ethics. Refer to the DONA web site: www.DONA.org
Participate in Research planning and evaluation efforts
Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the job description
EDUCATIONAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS:
Associates Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field required.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field preferred.
Bi-lingual in Spanish and English required; bi-cultural preferred
At least 3 years experience working in early childhood/family support, or home visiting programs required
Ability to establish supportive, meaningful relationships with pregnant women, families and their infants
Knowledge of principles and practices of infant and child development and family practice
Ability to use reflective supervision
Ability to work within a team
Knowledge of community resources and the capacity to develop community cooperation to ensure that pregnant women receive comprehensive services
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Good written and verbal communication skills
Basic Knowledge of the computer
Ability to use cell phones and other technology
Available on call 24 hours for labor and delivery
Knowledgeable about Head Start and Early Head Start guidelines
Ability to travel to homes throughout the program's target communities, make home visits and climb stairs
The Program Director coordinates all aspects of the program and is responsible for implementing and evaluating the program to assure compliance with national PCHP standards, managing fiscal responsibilities, insuring the recruitment, orientation and development of program staff, collecting and reviewing data for research and other evaluation purposes, and maintaining external relationships. Additionally, the Program Director oversees SCO's center-based Baby & Me program for families involved in SCO programming.
The Parent-Child Home Program is a home-based parent support, attachment-enhancing and early literacy program. The program sends trained para-professional home visitors into participating families' homes twice a week for two years. The Home visitor uses carefully chosen toys and books to model developmentally appropriate verbal interaction and teaching through play. Through modeling and constant ongoing opportunities to practice both during visits and between them, the home visitor helps parents embrace their role as their child's first and most important teacher. PCHP facilitates the climate of cooperation, love, and mutual enjoyment and appreciation so indispensable for healthy social, emotional and cognitive development on which all future learning depends.
Provide supervision, mentoring and guidance to all program staff in order to implement the PCHP program according to national program standards, and SCO agency requirements.
Directly supervise five program supervisors, two administrative staff and up to three social work or early education student interns.
Oversee all aspects of SCO's center-based Baby & Me program to ensure all home visiting participants have opportunities to engage with other parents and caregivers in a group environment.
Provide sound fiscal management of program budget.
Work with the Assistant Executive Director of Early Childhood Programs to develop and sustain adequate funding streams.
Present and represent the program externally as required.
Act as the primary point of contact for the national PCHP office to ensure requirements are being met.
Work closely with the Early Childhood Quality Assurance Director to review and analyze program data, insure compliance with all reporting requirements, and well as assure the implementation of program improvement steps as necessary.
Work closely with SCO's other Early Childhood Programs, and across all SCO programs, to provide integrated services to families in need.
Education/Degree: Master's degree in Social Work and/or Early Childhood Education, qualified to supervise student interns.
Years of Experience: Minimum of six years of experience within a social services, human services agency and/or an early childhood setting with at least two of those years supervising professional staff
Other skills and requirements:
Experience in multi-cultural environments serving unserved or underserved populations
Knowledge of community resources and systems a plus.
Excellent organizational, writing and oral skills necessary.
Must be computer literate with strong data collection and analysis skills.
The Corporate Marketing, Communications and Advocacy Department is part of the PSI External Affairs team. The department serves to promote, protect and fund PSI's mission and operations.
PSI is seeking a highly skilled, passionate, and innovative Senior Manager of Online Engagement to manage the online team. The Senior Manager will provide management-level analysis to help the organization implement targeted online fundraising and engagement practices. This position requires specialized expertise in the field of online fundraising, marketing, social media, and communications. The Senior Manager of Online Engagement will report to the Director, Corporate Marketing, Communications and Advocacy and will consult with the senior members of the CMCA to develop an integrated program to win campaigns, engage supporters and build the organization's support base in light of the organization's tactical and strategic objectives. The Senior Manager, Online Engagement will coordinate all of PSI's online work, including fundraising, campaigning, organizing, community building, and marketing. Additionally, the Senior Manager will serve on the CMCA Senior Management Team and will serve as a liaison to online leaders across PSI's platforms worldwide.
The duties and responsibilities of the Senior Manager Online Engagement will include:
Develop and execute an aggressive online fundraising program to support PSI and meet annual fundraising goal;
Develop and execute online strategies for list-building, organizing, marketing, community building, fundraising, and advocacy strategies;
Provide analysis and develop best practices to increase the number of supporters on PSI's email list and expand the size of its online community through the use of social networking tools and resources;
Manage the Coordinator, Online Engagement, as well as consultants (website, online fundraising and blog);
Collaborate with the Development Team to design and implement online strategies for fundraising and donor acquisition;
Coordinate closely with the Communications Department to ensure consistent branding and messaging across all of PSI's communications channels;
Promote innovation, risk-taking, and the use of cutting-edge technology to build PSI's brand and maximally disseminate its message in cost effective and compelling ways;
Constantly analyze the data generated by online work and use that knowledge to guide both strategy and implementation of online tactics;
Develop and maintain systems and programs that measure the effectiveness of the activities of PSI's online engagement efforts;
Determine annual budgets and staffing levels in conjunction with the Executive Director and Senior Management Team;
Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals.
Successful applicants must possess these qualifications:
A minimum of 7 years experience managing online campaign and online fundraising work;
Graduate degree in relevant area preferred or bachelors with equivalent experience;
Strong management, budgeting, analytical, and organizational skills, including at least 5 years of relevant management experience supervising professionals and/or directing large, national or international projects;
Extensive experience in data analysis and testing of digital strategies, fundraising, or communication;
Adept at leading diverse and remote teams;
Track record of successfully leading innovation and developing and executing integrated online strategies;
Excellent planning skills. Able to work with multiple teams, set and review goals, assess risks and outcomes, and analyze data ;
Cross-cultural, global experience;
Languages: Excellent spoken and written English. Fluency in a second language is a plus;
Experience with Drupal required, familiarity with Blue State or similar software is a plus;
If you love writing, enjoy connecting to new people, and are passionate about supporting women, you can make a difference in your community. Calvary Women's Services seeks an energetic, creative individual to work as the full-time Communications and Events Associate at a vital, growing nonprofit organization in Washington, DC.
The Communications and Events Associate is a member of a five person development team, reports to the Development Director, and works with the Executive Director and other staff on fundraising and related projects. This team ensures that Calvary can achieve its mission, meet the fundraising goals of its annual operating budget and program expansion, and increase its visibility in the community.
The Communications and Events Associate works on a diversity of tasks to help the team achieve its goals. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Writing compelling and creative text for website, traditional and social media, annual reports, brochures and other publications
Managing Calvary's social media and blog
Creating donor and prospect communications, including a monthly e-newsletter and special appeals
Planning, coordinating and executing public relations activities, including press releases and op-eds
Engaging dedicated supporters as event host committee members
Managing vendors for special events
Ensuring the visibility of event sponsors
Planning and coordinating other event activities, such as the participation of staff, volunteers and clients
Assisting with events hosted by members of the Board of Directors or other supporters
Representing the organization through program tours and public speaking opportunities
Education, Experience and Skills
At least three years of communications, fundraising or related work experience
Superb writing and proofreading skills
Ability to develop strong relationships with funders and colleagues
Excellent organizational skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, responsibilities and deadlines
Enthusiastic team player, able to pitch in on a variety of projects
Can work independently, demonstrate initiative
Experience with design software, website management and email marketing software
Experience with donor databases, especially DonorPerfect, is a plus
Willing to participate in and develop knowledge of programs and activities throughout the organization
Familiarity with homelessness, domestic violence or related issues is a plus