Organisation: NPH International
Position: Director of Family Services NPHI (English/Spanish)
Location: Latin America: Mexico, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 10/05/2019 (day/month/year)
NPH International (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos y Hermanas Internacional A.C.) is the mother organization of the NPH family of child care programs and homes with origin in Latin America. NPH was founded in 1954 by the catholic priest William Wasson and currently provides care to over 6.000 children and youth and services to over 100.000 in Latin America. NPH is a competent partner in child care to families, communities, local governments and non-governmental organizations in the struggle to keep children safe and see to their individual needs and development. Our teams integrate grown-up from the programs as well as international co-workers and volunteers.
I. JOB PURPOSE (OBJECTIVE)
Our desire as Family Service International is to strive to meet the pedagogical, developmental and formational needs of our homes in the most responsive, supportive, service-oriented manner as possible. We strive to be models of our founder’s philosophy as we hold true to his legacy and values of Security, Work, Sharing, Faith and Service and Responsibility. In this context, the Director of Family Services is responsible to provide overall leadership to an interdisciplinary team of part and full time staff, volunteers and consultants to ensure implementation of all aspects of NPHI’s learning and family approach with the goal of executing high quality sustainable strategies that continuously improve the development of our children in reaching their potential.
II. MAIN RESPONSABILITIES AND FUNCTIONS (DUTIES)
The Director of Family Services contributes to our mission through critical activities and responsibilities ranging from demonstrating team leadership to developing and executing on models and programs to managing our child and family outcomes, while actively monitoring progress. The development of strong interpersonal relationships locally and internationally across NPHI is a high priority.
III. MAIN ACTIVITIES
- Team Leadership.
Inspires and leads a multi-disciplinary team of Family Services staff, local coordinators and consultants to execute on shared Family Services strategies. Responsible for carrying the program vision, implementation of strategic initiatives, developing effective systems of communication and collaboration, and creating a culture of pro-active problem-solving within our family environment.
- Model Program Development and Execution.
Develops and refines Core Programs (such as programs related to children and youth, family of origin, inclusion, spiritual formation, human growth, independence, leadership development, and educational programs) and innovative strategies in order to achieve agreed goals; delegates and provides feedback to national leadership teams regarding strategy efficacy as well as on-going support needed to achieve model fidelity and qualities.
- Child & Family Outcomes.
Oversees and tracks progress towards development and implementation of Core Programs, achieving benchmarks that will result in substantive positive impact on child and organizational outcomes – appropriate with Core Programs.
- Monitoring & Measuring Progress.
Helps, guides and supports the homes and their local staffs in their work plans and goals related to Family Service, i.e. Core Programs, ensuring staff adhere to all aspects of the program as necessary.
IV. MAIN ACTIVITIES
Internal Contacts / Government / Customers:
NPHI Staff, Volunteers Medical Services Home National Director, Local Staff, Volunteers
External Contacts: Consultants, Partners Associates
Knowledge / Professional Experience Required
Education (Academic Level / Graduated):
* Desire: Master’s Degree in Psychology/Education/ Family and Child Development, Social Work or relevant field experience is required
* Proven expertise in community-based interventions to improve outcomes for low income, disadvantaged and culturally diverse families and communities with direct experience of developing and implementing program strategies with external partners
* Minimum 10 Years of experience in family and community engagement field, including experience in coaching, supervision, program, project management
Attitudes and Values:
This is a full time position.
NPHI headquarters are located in Cuernavaca/Mexico, but this position requires/allows a flexible work location.
Application deadline is April 30, 2019.
We ask that each applicant submit our application form with their resume and two addresses to request letters of reference. Please submit all information to Delia Lopez, Director of Human Resources, email@example.com
Please see all our job openings at www.nph.org/jobs
Learn more about why NPH child and family care is special: www.nph.org/unique
Contact person: Delia Lopez
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Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2019-05-10
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