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Reports to: Family, Friends & Neighbors & Peer Support Manager

Schedule: This a 15 to 24 hours per week position, working in the office or field, Monday through Friday. Some Saturdays may be required. This position requires availability during programming hours from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Times subject to change based on programming needs. This is a temporary, grant-funded position until December of 2022, with the possibility of extending into 2023. The work will be in the Garfield and Eagle Counties.

Hourly Range:  $20 – $24 per hour based on qualifications and previous related work experience.

Job Description:

The FFN Licensure Navigator is part of the Family Friends and Neighbors Team (FFN) at Valley Settlement. The FFN Licensure Navigator will become well-versed in the different avenues of becoming a licensed or qualified exempt (QE) in-home childcare provider through the State of Colorado, then work directly with FFN providers in coordination with the Home Visitor to support them through the licensure or QE process. The work will include research, conversations with appropriate state and county licensure experts, provider recruitment, and working closely with the FFN Licensure Home Visitor.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish and maintain trusting working relationships with providers
  • Conduct regular home visits with providers, in partnership with the Home Visitor, to take providers through the EQ requirements
  • Assist providers with county requirements that might be applicable to EQ requirements.
  • Complete a home visit report for each home visit conducted
  • Research and become an expert in State of Colorado in-home childcare licensure and qualified exemption requirements
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings with stakeholders that will support our learning in the State of Colorado QE requirements.
  • Create a step-by-step manual on how to take a provider through QE requirements in English and Spanish
  • Identify needs and make referrals to area health and social service agencies as needed
  • Assist in recruiting by door knocking or building connections to identify potential providers in coordination with the Home Visitor
  • Navigate systems with providers as they try to become qualified exempt providers or licensed through the state
  • Check in with manager, as needed, and attend regular team meetings
  • Make phone calls to providers to remind them about their home visits or meetings due to licensure, QE exempt or funder reporting requirements
  • Make copies of handouts as needed
  • Monitor provider’s progress through and keep a tracker
  • Collaborate closely with project funder to share ideas, resources, and insights
  • Report out on progress and findings to manager as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to communicate easily with all staff and participants, demonstrating active listening skills
  • Desire to learn more about early child development and share knowledge with providers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with families
  • Display empathy and respect for the FFN model
  • Excellent interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain calm in stressful situations or when supporting providers in crisis
  • Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and willing to learn and grow
  • Ability to navigate community resources
  • Ability to travel and meet families in their homes and in the community (mileage reimbursed)

  Minimum Requirements:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, both oral and written
  • Home visitation experience (either having received home visits or conducted them)
  • Community resource support experience or training (can be acquired within the first 2 months of work)
  • Knowledge of community served
  • Experience in community work, education, health care, or related field
  • Technology skills: personal computer, cell phone, Internet/online application systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive (Documents & Spreadsheets)
  • Have and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license
  • Available and reliable vehicle to visit families in their home and to attend meetings in the community (mileage reimbursed)

Anti-Discrimination Practices:

Valley Settlement does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. Valley Settlement champions inclusiveness in our community. We honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community.

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