Program Supervisor-Healthy Families Essex County

*Signing bonus

LOCATION: Irvington, New Jersey

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Exempt-37.5 hours/week



Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Healthy Families Program of Essex County, including ongoing, intensive, professional supervision to direct service staff; direct services to clients, community relations, data collection and programmatic reporting.


  • Provide direct supervision to the Program Assistant and Family Support Workers (FSW).
  • Work collaboratively with Co-Program Supervisor and work as a team to ensure success.
  • Adhere to all Healthy Families New Jersey policy standards.
  • Assist with interviewing and selection of staff, provide staff orientation and stop gap training.
  • Assign clients to Family Support Workers.
  • Meet weekly with Family Support Workers to review family case plans, progress and quality assurance.
  • Coordinate all data collection for evaluation of outcomes and program success.
  • Shadow FSWs twice per year.
  • Maintain supervision binders in an organized manner.
  • Prepare and provide reports required by funder in a timely manner.
  • Schedule and coordinate parent workshops and events.
  • Conduct team meetings and provide ongoing staff development.
  • Provide FSWs with support, problem-solving, and crisis management while exercising prudent judgment.
  • Utilize the FamSys database and to monitor program performance.
  • Cultivate and maintain community relationships and act as a liaison with community partners.
  • Ensure that staff receive appropriate Healthy Families America and Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey trainings.
  • Provide parent advocacy services with community agencies/referrals.
  • Track expenses and periodically review program budgets. Create spending plans in accordance with program activities and with approval of direct supervisor.
  • Handle other assignments as requested.


  • Master’s degree in human services or fields related to working with children and families.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Four years of program management experience including community organization.
  • Familiarity with Essex County.
  • Solid experience in managing/motivating staff as well as providing support in stressful work environments.
  • Knowledge of infant/child development and parent-child attachment.
  • Experience with family services that embrace the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision.
  • Knowledge of maternal-infant health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect; infant mental health endorsement level III or IV.
  • Experience in providing services to culturally diverse communities/families.
  • Experience in home visitation with a strong background in prevention services to the 0-3 age population.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.

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