True Dad’s Educator
TRUE Dads is the first and only large-scale, community-based, and comprehensive continuum of services in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area that seeks to enhance the quality of life of low-income fathers, particularly men of color, by improving their knowledge, strengthening their skills, helping them to build cooperative and effective relationships with co-parents, and providing opportunities to achieve economic stability as a means of providing for their families and improving outcomes for their children. TRUE Dads is named for the traits that embody great fathers and the characteristics that will be fostered by the program—Trustworthy, Responsible, United, Educated. Critical to the success of the program are the Educators that lead multi-session workshops.
The Educator provides leadership within the program through high quality, dynamic workshop facilitation, structured coaching of proven skills, engagement of fathers and co-parents in group and parenting team activities, and provision of group-case management to include the sharing of information about community resources. This Educator will also provide oversight to additional trained coaches during skills practice sessions to occur during the workshop sessions. The Educator will form a working alliance with TD participants to increase their active knowledge about family success, build their capacity to deploy a range of skills to improve their co-parenting relationship, gain access to additional resources to meet their family needs, and support meaningful behavior change that will have a positive impact on both their co-parenting relationship and their children.
This is a part-time position, with services delivered during evening hours and on weekends, with additional training and preparation required on a monthly basis.
Essential Job Functions
- Lead dynamic workshops for TRUE Dads (TD) fathers and co-parents, utilizing the TRUE Dads Program Curriculum during evening and/or weekend hours
- Ensure curriculum fidelity by facilitating the curriculum as designed, participating in on-going community of practice activities, and developing a mastery of the content
- Ensure fathers and co-parents are building competency in the skills taught in the curriculum through good communication coaching and through supervision of additional communication coaches when available, and referring fathers for additional support when needed
- Maintain a working knowledge of community resources, staying current about the community partnerships and other agency referrals available through TD
- Engage with fathers and co-parents when they arrive at the training facility, utilizing breaks and mealtimes as opportunities for service and individual engagement
- Plan and coordinate with co-leaders of workshops to determine best presenters by module and other curriculum needs before and throughout workshop series
- Maintain accurate workshop data, including attendance rosters, evaluations, and other reporting documents
- Aid in on-going program development and stay current with curriculum updates by attending training sessions, participating in peer reviews, and providing feedback to the Assistant Project Director and TRUE Dads Program curriculum developers
- Co-facilitate occasional small and large group learning opportunities with additional content as determined by TD
- Utilize networks to bring resources and referrals to TD, to support program success
- Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Studies, Sociology or other related field, preferred
Strong history of education/training in the areas of adult learning, fatherhood programs, and/or the facilitation of educational programs for adults a plus, and such training may be considered in lieu of other educational requirements
- Prior experience in public speaking and good presentation skills, required
- Prior experience working with fathers/men a plus
- Prior experience providing skills coaching a plus
- A working knowledge of the PREP or On My Shoulders curriculums a plus
- Ability to consistently work flexible hours weeknights and weekends; ideal candidates will commit to a regular teaching schedule of twice weekly
- Must be able to form strong connections with other people and have an understand of and a compassion for the lives of low income families
- Must be able to form a working alliance with fathers and co-parents, so that they feel a commitment to the TD program, their Educator, and to working with each other on achieving family success
Essential Physical Requirements
- Sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility.
Position Reports to:
Director of True Dads
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