Colorado Nonprofit Association

Safe Babies Community Coordinator (Larimer County)

Safe Babies Community Coordinator (Larimer County) Illuminate Colorado is a statewide 501(c)(3) organization working to strengthen families, organizations, and communities to prevent child maltreatment. With a research-based approach that emphasizes building promotive and protective factors, we address systemic and multi-sector issues by collaborating with families and partners at the community, state, and national levels to develop and implement powerful programs, policies, and initiatives that build brighter childhoods in Colorado. 

Our organization is working to build an inclusive and diverse team of passionate experts who value each other’s differing lived experiences and backgrounds. All of our work is grounded in the foundations of equity and inclusion, family and community-driven, holistic, and multigenerational approaches – and guided by our core values of empathy, innovation, growth, and integrity. Learn more at https://www.illuminatecolorado.org/about/. 

Role: The Community Coordinator is key in implementing and sustaining Zero to Three’s Safe Baby Court Team approach. In an effort to improve responsiveness to the needs of young children and their families, Illuminate Colorado’s Community Coordinator will collaborate with the judicial and child welfare leadership, community partners, and other stakeholders to support Larimer County’s Safe Babies Court Team (SBCT) initiative. 

Specific Duties Include: Provide case management services to families involved in the SBCT approach, including: 

● Participate in Family Team Meetings

● Attend court hearings Lead Community Engagement activities related to SBCT, including: 

● Work with the Larimer SBCT Site Implementation Team (SIT) to develop policies and procedures for implementing SBCT and improving outcomes in Larimer County 

● Act as a liaison for identifying and sharing information about community-based resources and supports 

● Develop training opportunities for the Larimer SBCT leadership team members and other stakeholders 

● Create connections with community partners to recruit for and develop an Active Community Team (ACT) 

● Actively participate in identified coalitions that engage in work related to the SBCT’s purpose and priorities

Inform state level implementation and systems improvement by: 

● Actively participating in the Safe Babies State Advisory Group (SAG) 

● Together with the Safe Babies’ State Leadership Team, identifying opportunities for systemic improvements on the local, state, and national level 

● Staying apprised of best practices related to the SBCT approach and disseminate this information 

● Conducting ongoing data collection and engaging in continuous quality improvement 

● Assisting with reporting information to funders and partners Other duties as assigned 

Experience, Skills, & Qualifications

● Master’s Degree in Social Work or closely related field (preference for eligibility for license under DORA for clinical services) 

● Professional experience focused on providing direct services for vulnerable young children and their families, including understanding the impact of trauma on families with very young children 

● Experience with community organizing, planning, administration, stakeholder engagement, and program development and evaluation 

● Knowledge of local community resources and systems, including early care and education, maternal and child health, social determinants of health, mental health, child welfare, early intervention, juvenile and family courts, and behavioral health 

● Capacity to work with people of diverse educational, professional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including individuals with lived expertise and a commitment to advancing social and racial equity 

● Valid Driver’s License with no restrictions 

● Mode of reliable transportation for local and state travel 

● Ability to travel locally, throughout Colorado, and nationally, as assigned 

● Must be an effective public speaker 

● Must be competent with technology, able to work with multiple platforms/databases, and integrate various technologies in daily work 

● Ability to collect and enter a variety of data accurately and in a timely manner 

● Ability to work independently and in multidisciplinary team settings 

● Ability to work in family homes, community settings, and personal home office 

● Desirable: 

○ Licensed or eligible for licensure under DORA for clinical services 

Compensation & Schedule: This is a full-time position eligible for benefits. Starting salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience in the range of $55,000 – $65,000. Illuminate Colorado offers health and dental benefits as well as participation in a 401K and Life Insurance benefits. 

In addition, Illuminate Colorado has an unlimited paid time off policy and offers both flexible scheduling and remote work. Residency in Colorado, or anticipated relocation to Colorado in the near future (at your own expense), is a condition of employment with Illuminate. To Apply: Please upload a cover letter, resume, and three references to: https://forms.monday.com/forms/05a586fae9f6bbe4dc0673dee686ebff?r=use1 

Application Deadline: June 5, 2024, at 5pm We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t perfectly match every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.