DCYF Home Visiting Program Specialist (PS5) – Tribal Focus - Remote Statewide

State of Washington

Buckley Washington

United States

Customer Service / Call Center
(No Timezone Provided)

Description This is primarily a telework/remote position that will be required to report to our headquarters in Olympia at least once per quarter.
The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity.
 
We're looking for a Tribal  Home Visiting Program Specialist to join our team to support and monitor community-based programs implementing home visiting programs for vulnerable families, working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."
 
The Opportunity:
Program Specialist 5
 
The purpose of this position is to build and strengthen collaborative work with local community prevention and tribal programs state-wide as part of the Home Visiting Contracting Team. The Tribal  Home Visiting Program Specialist  is responsible to oversee contracting and procurement for programming with tribal and other local organizations (non-profits, public health departments, school districts, etc.) to deliver high-quality prevention services including home visiting services, community-based child abuse prevention programs, and other family support services. The role will develop expertise in contract, data, program, and funding requirements relative to the employee's contractor portfolio. The role also oversees contracts for specific systems-level work, based on the needs of the Home Visiting Team. The role is an integral member of the home visiting team whose goal includes ensuring that local programs adhere to program fidelity, regulatory and funding requirements, are integrated within the early childhood system, and are working in partnership with DCYF to ensure that families receive high-quality services.

This is an administrative and monitoring role with a policy focus and will not work directly with families.
 
Some of what you will get to do:

  • Develop and negotiate contracts.
  • Perform ongoing program monitoring and lead regular support calls with contractors.
  • Review and track deliverables and ensure quarterly data and program services review.
  • Perform expenditure and invoice review.
  • Perform annual monitoring visits, typically on-site.
  • Plan, strategize and oversee expansion of home visiting work with tribes and tribal organizations in Washington State.
  • Develop partnerships with Tribes and Tribal Organizations and implement procurement and contracting processes, consulting with the Office of Tribal Relations, working to increase the number of Tribal Home Visiting Programs.
  • Solicit feedback from tribal communities to determine additional supports needed to meet the unique needs of tribal communities.
  • Compile information and data gathered from tribal communities and governing bodies, and develop recommendations for needed changes and individualization for tribal communities providing home visiting services.
  • Plan and implement procurement processes.
  • Work collaboratively with state-level and community-based prevention partners (prevention models, data partners, training, and technical assistance partners) to implement continuous quality improvement(CQI) efforts.
  • Participate in cross-sector partnership development with prevention partners in public health, community services, mental health, early care and education, or with specialized organizations.
  • Provide guidance, perform analysis, and develop reports related to prevention-related program services, community needs, and racial equity issues in policy and practice.
  • Provide program-specific support necessary for the delivery of high-quality services.
  • Perform analysis of financial and programmatic progress and service delivery of direct service contracts for accountability, planning, reporting, and communications.

  • What we are looking for:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, law, public health, health administration, or a related field AND four years of experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations.
  • A comparable combination of graduate education AND three or more years of experience leading, facilitating, researching, analyzing, or developing protocols for strong fiscal and programmatic oversight.
  • Familiarity with evidence-based and promising programs promoting healthy child and family development, parenting, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect
  • Previous demonstrated experience with contracting and contract management
  • Previous demonstrated experience with strong teaming skills and ability to work with team members, administrative teams, and local program service providers.
  • Previous demonstrated experience with strong verbal and written skills using a partnership approach, listening skills, and multi-faceted communication strategies.
  • Previous demonstrated computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Track record of taking initiative, following through, maintaining flexibility and a willingness to learn, and promote racial equity.
  • Previous demonstrated experience with working independently and managing programs or projects
  •  

    In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:
  • Experience working with Tribes and/or Tribal organizations.
  • Experience with Government to Government Relationships with Washington State and the Federally Recognized Tribes and/or Tribal Organizations.
  • Master’s degree in social/human services or related file.
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing and synthesizing information from documents, reports, and communication to create written summaries and documents to support policy development and decision making, including computer proficiency in MS Word and high-level expertise in MS PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with home visiting programs.
  • Demonstrated experience developing strong systems for accountability.
  • Demonstrated experience using a racial equity lens in program and policy work.
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-sector partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience working with state and federal regulations and policies.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with evidence-based and promising programs promoting healthy child and family development, parenting, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
  • Demonstrated experience with contracting and contract management.
  • Demonstrated strong teaming skills and ability to work with team members, administrative teams, and local program service.
  • Demonstrated track record of taking initiative, following through, and maintaining flexibility. 
  • DCYF Home Visiting Program Specialist (PS5) – Tribal Focus - Remote Statewide

    State of Washington

    Buckley Washington

    United States

    Customer Service / Call Center

    (No Timezone Provided)

    Description This is primarily a telework/remote position that will be required to report to our headquarters in Olympia at least once per quarter.
    The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity.
     
    We're looking for a Tribal  Home Visiting Program Specialist to join our team to support and monitor community-based programs implementing home visiting programs for vulnerable families, working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."
     
    The Opportunity:
    Program Specialist 5
     
    The purpose of this position is to build and strengthen collaborative work with local community prevention and tribal programs state-wide as part of the Home Visiting Contracting Team. The Tribal  Home Visiting Program Specialist  is responsible to oversee contracting and procurement for programming with tribal and other local organizations (non-profits, public health departments, school districts, etc.) to deliver high-quality prevention services including home visiting services, community-based child abuse prevention programs, and other family support services. The role will develop expertise in contract, data, program, and funding requirements relative to the employee's contractor portfolio. The role also oversees contracts for specific systems-level work, based on the needs of the Home Visiting Team. The role is an integral member of the home visiting team whose goal includes ensuring that local programs adhere to program fidelity, regulatory and funding requirements, are integrated within the early childhood system, and are working in partnership with DCYF to ensure that families receive high-quality services.

    This is an administrative and monitoring role with a policy focus and will not work directly with families.
     
    Some of what you will get to do:

  • Develop and negotiate contracts.
  • Perform ongoing program monitoring and lead regular support calls with contractors.
  • Review and track deliverables and ensure quarterly data and program services review.
  • Perform expenditure and invoice review.
  • Perform annual monitoring visits, typically on-site.
  • Plan, strategize and oversee expansion of home visiting work with tribes and tribal organizations in Washington State.
  • Develop partnerships with Tribes and Tribal Organizations and implement procurement and contracting processes, consulting with the Office of Tribal Relations, working to increase the number of Tribal Home Visiting Programs.
  • Solicit feedback from tribal communities to determine additional supports needed to meet the unique needs of tribal communities.
  • Compile information and data gathered from tribal communities and governing bodies, and develop recommendations for needed changes and individualization for tribal communities providing home visiting services.
  • Plan and implement procurement processes.
  • Work collaboratively with state-level and community-based prevention partners (prevention models, data partners, training, and technical assistance partners) to implement continuous quality improvement(CQI) efforts.
  • Participate in cross-sector partnership development with prevention partners in public health, community services, mental health, early care and education, or with specialized organizations.
  • Provide guidance, perform analysis, and develop reports related to prevention-related program services, community needs, and racial equity issues in policy and practice.
  • Provide program-specific support necessary for the delivery of high-quality services.
  • Perform analysis of financial and programmatic progress and service delivery of direct service contracts for accountability, planning, reporting, and communications.

  • What we are looking for:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, law, public health, health administration, or a related field AND four years of experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations.
  • A comparable combination of graduate education AND three or more years of experience leading, facilitating, researching, analyzing, or developing protocols for strong fiscal and programmatic oversight.
  • Familiarity with evidence-based and promising programs promoting healthy child and family development, parenting, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect
  • Previous demonstrated experience with contracting and contract management
  • Previous demonstrated experience with strong teaming skills and ability to work with team members, administrative teams, and local program service providers.
  • Previous demonstrated experience with strong verbal and written skills using a partnership approach, listening skills, and multi-faceted communication strategies.
  • Previous demonstrated computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Track record of taking initiative, following through, maintaining flexibility and a willingness to learn, and promote racial equity.
  • Previous demonstrated experience with working independently and managing programs or projects
  •  

    In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:
  • Experience working with Tribes and/or Tribal organizations.
  • Experience with Government to Government Relationships with Washington State and the Federally Recognized Tribes and/or Tribal Organizations.
  • Master’s degree in social/human services or related file.
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing and synthesizing information from documents, reports, and communication to create written summaries and documents to support policy development and decision making, including computer proficiency in MS Word and high-level expertise in MS PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with home visiting programs.
  • Demonstrated experience developing strong systems for accountability.
  • Demonstrated experience using a racial equity lens in program and policy work.
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-sector partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience working with state and federal regulations and policies.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with evidence-based and promising programs promoting healthy child and family development, parenting, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
  • Demonstrated experience with contracting and contract management.
  • Demonstrated strong teaming skills and ability to work with team members, administrative teams, and local program service.
  • Demonstrated track record of taking initiative, following through, and maintaining flexibility.