Prevention Care Program Coordinator

Crisis Nursery of Effingham County

Location: Effingham, IL

End date: 2018-01-01


Prevention Care Program Coordinator

Oversees and supports daily operation of the Prevention Care program. Provides oversight related to programming. Represents the Nursery in the community through speaking engagements, special events and presentations. Reports to the Executive Director and supervises Lead Children’s Specialists, Children’s Specialist, and Volunteers.

Essential Duties:

Program Management & Development

  • Assists in development and implementation of innovative initiatives for Prevention Care programming
  • Assists with development and implementation of training for staff and interns
  • Assists with providing on-going training of CN-PIWI philosophy (Crisis Nursery-Parents Interacting With Infants) for program staff, volunteers and interns
  • Assists with analysis of program statistics and other requirements of funding agencies
  • Understands licensing standards for the organization and responds to changes accordingly
  • Supports Prevention Care Program daily as needed through answering the Crisis Line, scheduling care, caring for children and/or breaking staff
  • Reviews childcare files to ensure paperwork for each child is complete
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, on-call regularly for program and scheduling related calls outside of regular daytime hours

Prevention Care Program Staff Management

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, interviews, hires, trains, develops, and terminates Safe Children staff
  • Maintains all necessary personnel paperwork and forms required to stay in compliance with the Nursery’s CCI license
  • Manages daily staffing and coverage for Prevention Care and Volunteer programs while remaining within budget
  • Communicates with the Executive director through weekly coordination meetings
  • Communicates with staff through weekly Lead Prevention Care staff meetings
  • Participates in community outreach fairs and maintains relationships with the community
  • Tracks and reports all Prevention Care program statistics

Photographs and Publications

  • Ensures all photos have corresponding consents on file
  • Maintains the availability of a wide range of photos for publication needs

House Maintenance

  • Oversees organization of Nursery including overseeing maintenance and house projects
  • Oversees completion of fire drills and tornado drills on all shifts

Outreach and Collaboration

  • Represents Crisis Nursery at speaking engagements, meeting and collaborates with other community agencies and organizations
  • Contributes to publications through program articles and testimonials

Position Qualifications:

Education and Training:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Services Field, Child Development, Early Childhood Education from an accredited school or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services Field, Child Development, Early Childhood Education from an accredited school or equivalent


  • Master’s level – Three to five years work experience with children, at least two of which are in institutional or other residential group care programs or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s level – At least 5 years work with children, at least 3 of which were institutional or other residential group care programs


  • Advanced level of knowledge of early childhood development principles and practices
  • Advanced knowledge of database management
  • Advanced level of knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of early childhood laws, regulations, and licensing
  • Basic knowledge of principles of continuous quality improvement


  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent skills in identifying and managing measurable goals and objectives
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, problem solving, and multi-tasking
  • Excellent skills in cultural and linguistic sensitivity
  • Excellent skills in protecting extremely confidential information and quickly processing information
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent database knowledge and data entry skills
  • Ability to manage changing and conflicting priorities
  • Deductive and inductive reasoning

Psychological Considerations:

  • 24/7 availability
  • Fast paced environment
  • Changing priorities
  • High stress level
  • Large volume of interruptions

Contact Info

Meghan Rewers

924 N. Merchant St.