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Family Engagement Specialist

Rahway, NJ, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Support the childcare community on DFD’s (Division of Family Development) programs and promote special family engagement initiatives. Attend specialized training aligned with DFD’s goals.



Serve as the primary point of contact to coordinate Books, Balls, and Block developmental screening events and connect families to resources available through the CCR&R and the county.


  • Conduct community needs assessment/community scan

  • Identify community resources/county directory

  • Recruit and implement Positive Solution for Families model (priority given to programs that receive special needs rate)

  • Coordinate and support Books, Balls, and Blocks events and Parent Cafes (using the Positive Solution for Families Model)

  • Participate in committee/focus group/workgroup to help DFD plan training to support FCC and Center Based Providers

  • Participate in Union County Council for Young Children

  • Facilitate connections with County Central Intake

  • Understand all aspects of CCRR (subsidy & quality)

  • Attend training on Developmental Screening, Pyramid Model, and other identified topics by DFD to support role

  • Understand connections between PLP, OOL, and other County supports for families

  • Support other DCF initiatives as identified by DFD

  • Host Quarterly Parent Cafes

  • Coordinate Books Balls and Blocks events throughout the county

  • Work with DFD Quality Partners in coordination with Quality Manager

  • Participate in committee/focus group/workgroup to help DFD plan training to support FCC and Center Based Providers

  • Maintain records of all trainings/outreach conducted

  • Submit reports and/or data, level of service as required and/or requested by DFD (Department of Family Development)

  • Represent the agency, providing outreach and education by presenting and attending (virtually/ socially distanced) community meetings as assigned

  • Notify DCF, Institutional Abuse Unit, whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse and/or neglect, following CCCC complaint policy reporting procedure

  • Other tasks as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree preferred in social work, early childhood education, psychology or other related field

  • Experience parent/family support, early childhood services, community events and engagement

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and develop trusting relationships

  • Experience collecting, organizing, recording and processing information

  • Working knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practice

  • Knowledge of child protective factors

  • Knowledge of developmental screening, Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), a plus

Nice To Haves

  • Spanish/ English Bilingual

About the Company

Community Coordinated Child Care of Union County is a not for profit resource and referral agency. We attempt to meet the wide range of needs families face as they raise young children.

We believe that all families should have good child care that they can afford. CCCC works with parents, community, business, and government. CCCC helps parents find services to help them.

The agency helps the early childhood centers and family child care providers by giving training and other help to improve their programs.

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