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Project Coordinator 


Care Plus NJ, Inc.
Job Description

Job Title : Project Coordinator
Department : County Councils for Young Children (CCYC)

I. Summary of Position - Provides leadership and works closely with the local CCYC Steering Committee and general membership to address the needs of families in early care and education, social service or health programs in communities and schools. Oversees the day-to-day work of the council. Assures departmental goals or objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame by performing the job responsibilities personally.

Jobs are always changing to some degree and the existence of the approved job description is not intended to limit normal change and growth.

Agency reserves the right to change Employee's department and/or assignments based on needs and funding.

II. Performance Responsibilities - Although each position has its own unique duties and responsibilities, the following listing applies to every employee of Care Plus NJ:
• Works toward accomplishing and adheres to department/agency goals, ethical standards and the laws and regulations which govern the overall mental and healthcare industries
• Maintains confidentiality and immediately reports to management breaches in confidentiality
• Practices job requirements on an accurate, timely and regular basis
• Observes and maintains appropriate professional boundaries with clients, co-workers and supervisors
• Attends all scheduled meetings as assigned
• Meets relevant continuing educational/training requirements
• Completes all required documentation/paperwork accurately and within established time-frames
• Accurately and on a timely basis completes tasks required by the Agency's time collection system
• Fulfills all CPNJ mandatory requirements, as required by CPNJ
• Knowledgeable of, and practices the organization's health and safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to fire safety and emergency preparedness, infection control procedures and incident reporting.

III. Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Includes the following and other duties assigned:
• Builds strong relationships with parents, families and other community stakeholders in the county
• Ensures stakeholder investment and participation in the council, and/or related workgroups/activities plus conducts outreach and makes personal visits, when necessary
• Serves as a resource and facilitates links for parent-child health, family support, and early childhood education
• Facilitates the process to develop a CCYC Early Childhood Plan in collaboration with local stakeholders, and in consultation with other state or regional partners
• Establishes a project timeline to ensure that key tasks are identified, assigned and addressed/completed. Provides regular status reports, updates and revisions, as needed
• Reviews and assesses the progress of the council in reaching goals, performance targets, and benchmarks; and participates in local evaluation activities
• Works with parents and other community stakeholders to assess leadership training or other special training needs to support the work of the council
• Prepares bi-monthly reports and provides updates to the CCYC Steering Committee and general members
• Communicates with designated state-level staff at DCF and NJ Council for Young Children, as needed

IV. Competencies - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Attendance/Punctuality Ethical Conduct Safety and Security
Communication-verbal (a) Judgment Team Work
Communication-written(a) Planning/Organizing (b)
Conflict Resolution Problem Solving (c)
Cultural Sensitivity Quality
Dependability Quantity

V. Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, Knowledge and Experience:
• HS diploma required; college degree from an accredited college or university in related field from an accredited entity preferred
• Experience in outreach or working with residents at the local level – preferably in the county
• Experience working with children and families; knowledge of local resources and school districts
• Experience working across cultures
• Experience in running meetings or making presentations; or coordinating a community program
• Knowledge of local services applicable to the population

Special Requirements:
• Resident of the county
• (a) Fluency in Spanish
• (a) Excellent reading and writing skills
• (c) Critical thinking and problem solving skills – thinking out of the box
• Professionalism, business-minded, leadership qualities and skills
• (b) Strong organizational skills
• Understands basic budgeting
• Able to complete assignments independently; and work productively in collaborative situations

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
• Positive attitude – friendly outgoing and caring
• Believes in, and committed to people; empathetic to the needs of parents/caregivers of children
• Not judgmental; good listener – objective – open to new ideas
• Ability to bring diverse people together for the common goal – team builder
• Easily engages in conversation with people; comfortable in speaking in front of groups of people
• Willing to learn and apply new concepts
• Ability to convey complex concepts or finding in easily understood language

Computer skills:
• To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge and the ability to understand and use word processing software; and spreadsheet software

VI. Certificates and Licenses:
• Valid driver's license and must be insurable by agency's automobile insurance

VII. Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
• Required to work week-day evenings as assigned
• Exposed to potentially dangerous consumers
• May be required to provide outreach services in sub-standard conditions (i.e. exposure to violence, AIDS, TB and Hepatitis)

VIII. Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable i

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
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Location Main Site  
About the Organization CarePlus New Jersey is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse, and family services that address the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness.

Operating out of 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - our services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. We also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State laws.  
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