Nest Program Lead – PT

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Ames, IA

The Family Nest is a free community-based program that promotes healthy behaviors during pregnancy and infancy by providing education and incentives.

The Nest Program Lead is responsible for the oversight of all activities for Nest Programs activities, including staffing of all Nest Program sessions. The Nest Program Lead will be a part of a case management team who will meet one time a month and provide the team all pertinent information needed for progress assessment on participants' goals. The lead will act as a liaison for Family Development staff and programs with necessary human services agencies (Boone and Story Counties) to ensure that program participants' needs are met.

Essential Duties:
  • Monitors Baby Bump & Beyond and Family Nest programs to maintain CARF standards.
  • Coordinates and implements program curricula and activities for Baby Bump & Beyond and Family Nest, includes, but not limited to:
    • Maintain program state data base.  Coordinate implementation of science/researched base curriculum.
    • Maintain accurate tracking of program family participation, education attendance and points system
    • Recruit, maintain and train program Volunteers
    • Monitor Boutique at both program locations, including but not limited to, purchasing, display, and storage of supplies
  • Trains and supervises Baby Bump & Beyond and Family Nest staff and volunteers.
  • Assist with program marketing for Baby Bump & Beyond and Family Nest.
  • Responsible for, in conjunction with Family Development staff, special programming and events.
  • Provide crisis intervention, when required, in situations that demand immediate attention.
  • Identify specific needs and secure any specialized training or resources to assist staff in monitoring progress and assessing barriers that participants may encounter in reaching self-sufficiency, as well as assist staff to ensure follow-through with participants.
  • Establish and build a network for referral through contact and collaboration with local medical communities, human service agencies, schools, and other community resources available to, and working with, Family Development staff and participants.
  • Participates in the development and monitoring of program budget.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services, social sciences, or health-related field is required.
  • Completion of the Family Development Certificate/ Supervisory within 12 months of the date of employment is required.
  • Two years of experience in service to families and/or as a health care provider is required.

All applicants are required to complete an online application.
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