Parent Coach

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Apr 23, 2021
Closes
May 23, 2021
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time

Jewish Family & Career Services “JF&CS” is a Georgia non-profit organization with a roughly 13-million-dollar budget.  The agency makes hope and opportunity happen by providing integrated programs and services that maximize self-sufficiency and quality of life.  The JF&CS Foundation holds the agency’s endowment and restricted fund assets. JF&CS is now seeking a Parent Coach.

Summary:  The Parent Coach provides guidance and support to caregivers of children and adolescents including those experiencing complex mental health conditions, such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, and/or challenges with executive functioning.  This non-clinical position will provide evidence-based essential skills, best practices, and ideas needed to gain support for a variety of parenting issues. 

Responsibilities:

  • Help finding effective ways for parents to address behavioral and emotional issues with their children
  • Explore self-care options
  • Teach research-based best parenting practices with regards to homework, electronics and exercise
  • Provide strategies that support children and adolescent’s physical, emotional and social development
  • Help create a plan to address childcare issues or educational problems
  • Promote an open and honest relationship with parents
  • Provide direct individualized support to clients during one-on-one sessions
  • Assist parents with self-advocacy skills, such as emailing teachers or requesting accommodations
  • Help parents find a system of organization that works best for their child
  • Document and communicate progress reports
  • Guide parents and caregivers to relevant and appropriate community resources

Minimum Requirements:

  • Understands the difference between psychotherapy and coaching
  • Experience coaching children, adolescents and/or parents in a therapeutic environment
  • Strong ability to personally relate one-on-one with each caregiver and build solid relationships
  • Experience with crisis response
  • Must be able to work collaboratively within a team
  • Flexibility in scheduling which may include off-business hours, including after school, evening, and/or on weekends
  • Flexibility to attend school IEP meetings as needed
  • Experience working with students with thinking/learning differences
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to personalize coach to each caregiver’s learning style
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • High integrity when dealing with a broad array of cultures, lifestyles, behaviors and spiritual practices
  • High integrity when dealing with restricted and/or confidential information
  • Ability to deal therapeutically with behavioral and emotional problems presented by young people
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients while building trust and respect

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
  • Certified Coach preferred
  • Work experience in community based health care service capacity preferred

How to Apply?

To apply, please follow this link to locate the full job description and application: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg03/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp?org=JFCSA&cws=1

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