ParentChild+ Data Assessment Coordinator VISTA

START/END DATE: 6/3/2024 - 6/2/2025

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

ParentChild+ meets parents where they are to help them prepare their child for school. Families with 2- and 3-year-olds are matched with trained home visitors of the same language and cultural background. Families have twice-weekly visits with their home visitors who bring free educational toys and books and model positive interaction to support parents in building their skills and confidence to prepare and advocate for their children for school success.  

Outcomes include increased vocabulary and pre-literacy skills, strengthened parent-child relationships, and fostering kids’ social-emotional development. Children leave the ParentChild+ program more prepared for preschool and kindergarten, and participants are more likely to graduate from high school. Last year, our ParentChild+ community partner providers served 1,010 families and completed over 37,000 home visits. Over 10,000 families have been supported in King County since 2010.

The VISTA member will join a small enthusiastic team of ParentChild+ enthusiasts! This service term will focus on becoming familiar with the ParentChild+ program and network of providers and on learning about current challenges and opportunities. After this orientation and data review, the VISTA will provide initial recommendations for resources, training, and other supports. Based on interest and skills, the VISTA will begin developing materials and trainings.

MEMBER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess the needs of the ParentChild+ provider network (13 community nonprofit organizations) and identify opportunities to support ParentChild+ providers.
  • Evaluate the impact of a recent transition from a seasonal to a year-round program model by reviewing and analyzing program data.
  • Identify patterns and areas of growth, make recommendations, and initiate learning opportunities that could include data support and data management, referral systems, waitlist procedures, and staffing and recruitment.
  • Successful applicants will have:
    • Connection (such as paid, volunteer and/or lived experience) to the types of communities involved in ParentChild+, including communities of color, immigrant communities, and/or low-income communities. 
    • Comfort with collaboration, flexibility and adaptability. 
    • Commitment to learning and growth about anti-racist practices and work. 

Position Length: 12 months

Benefits & Compensation:

  • Bi-weekly stipend of $1117.06 (pre-tax)
  • $7395 Education Award or $1,800 End of Service Stipend upon successful completion
  • Loan deferment and payment of interest accrued during service year on qualified student loans (loans must be federally-backed; personal/private loans not eligible)
  • Noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs for up to one year after completing service
  • Health benefits that meet the minimum standards of ACA compliance
  • Childcare assistance
  • 10 days sick leave, 10 days personal leave plus 10 federal holidays
  • Enrollment in an assistance program with 24-hour access to phone counseling
  • Access to emergency assistance program to mitigate unforeseen financial emergencies that put your continued participation in AmeriCorps service at risk
  • Monthly team meetings, high-quality training, professional development, and networking opportunities
  • Lifelong friends and colleagues who are passionate about service!

Professional Development Benefits:

  • Robust professional development to support your personal, professional, and service goals and growth
  • Skills to be gained include but not limited to: Interpersonal and Intercultural communication, community outreach, adaptability, relationship building, conflict management, customer service, resource navigation, data entry, knowledge of WA public benefits, knowledge of inner workings of non-profits and community college systems
  • Career development trainings provided by UWKC AmeriCorps team
  • Previous trainings include: How to Network, Resume Workshops, Mock Interviews, How to make your LinkedIn Profile Shine
  • Networking opportunities within United Way and Community Partners

As a member of this cohort, you will be supported with a robust orientation, ongoing professional development opportunities, training, check-ins, and the tools and resources you need to succeed.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Hunger and poverty disproportionately affect people who identify with multiple intersections of marginality—including people that identify as Black, Native, POC, queer, trans, disabled, first generation, etc. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage those that identify with these communities to apply
  • Understanding of systemic racism and commitment to anti-racist work to ensure outputs are relevant and accessible to community members
  • Flexibility and quick problem-solving skills to balance the variety of service activities and any potential shift in program priorities
  • Experience working on multiple projects at once and ability to self-manage
  • Ability to communicate clearly with staff members, partners, and AmeriCorps members
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with team, partners, and community members.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills

AmeriCorps Program Eligibility:

  • Must be over 18 years old on the first day of service
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Unfortunately, F1 visas are not sufficient.
  • Must be available 40 hours per week. Exact hours may vary by site placement, but will primarily be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check, FBI background check and National Sex Offender Registry Check, plus state of residence background check if not currently living in Washington
  • High school diploma/GED

Please note that United Way of King County is operating in a hybrid model. As such, be prepared to participate in interviews remotely and to complete service responsibilities in a hybrid environment (in-person and remote) should we move forward with your candidacy. If technology presents a barrier to applying, interviewing, or accepting the position, please reach out to unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org for accommodations.

Additionally, all AmeriCorps members must be able to transition from working hybrid to commuting to their site to serve 40 hrs. per week at any time during their service year. Service schedules will be based on your service site’s needs.

To Apply: Create an application on My AmeriCorps Portal or click here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=122198

  • No resume or cover letter is required.
  • The application process moves quickly, please expect a response within 1-2 days.
  • Please contact unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org with any questions.