Parent Navigator – Teen Fathers
Department: Household Stability – Navigation
The Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County is seeking a dedicated and responsible part time Parent Navigator – Teen Fathers. Teen ELECT Parent Navigator will work alongside young fathers under the age of 21 who are enrolled in the School District of Lancaster, GED Program, or Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Program. Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives utilizes the 24/7 Dad curriculum to strengthen father and child engagement, improve employment and economic mobility and foster responsible parenting to strengthen relationships. Teen ELECT Parent Navigator will provide 1:1 supportive services and coaching to increase a young father’s confidence, competence and connection as a young parent. CAP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Skills and Experience
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Work collaboratively with Program Coordinator to plan and implement monthly fatherhood support groups, summer programming, and program activities
- Work collaboratively with School District of Lancaster personnel to meet the unique needs of teen fathers
- Utilize Empower Lancaster and SDOL Synergy data system to capture client data and goal planning. The Navigator will also conduct assessments to engage person-centered planning and re-assess every three months in order to help identify areas of progress or areas of additional support
- Provide weekly in school supportive services to students in a dignified and respectful manner. Advocate for/assist fathers in self-advocacy wherever necessary especially in other programs in Lancaster’s social service network
- Provide ongoing referrals to social services throughout the city and county as needed, supported by CAP’s strong network for regional partners and connections to others local social services agencies
- Develops and maintains a supportive, empowering culture for diverse members of the community to include the school community
- Participate in team meetings, professional development opportunities, and other meetings as assigned by Program Coordinator
Education, Experience & Requirements
- Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years’ experience working in Human Services or similar field preferred
- Experience working with low income families and community services preferred
- Ability to develop a sense of community with staff, program participants and school personnel
- Ability to develop supportive empowering culture for diverse members of the community
- Strong organizational skills in managing complex tasks with autonomy. Bilingual preferred (Spanish)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must obtain FBI, Child Abuse, and PA State clearances
- Valid driver’s license. Must possess a vehicle and be able to travel to various locations throughout Lancaster County
- Be able to obtain 24/7 Dad Curriculum Training, DVS 40 hour training, Trauma 101 and Partnering with Teen Parents (Parents as Teachers) and any other relative training within the first year of employment. In addition, training to enhance knowledge related to child and adolescence development
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status or genetic information.
All job applicants must submit a completed CAP Employment Application form in addition to any other materials requested (resume, transcripts, etc.). Please email to Staffing@caplanc.org.
CAP employees are required to have three background clearances (Child Abuse, Criminal and FBI).
If you do not have the clearances, CAP will provide forms and related information about the application process.