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Baby Peppers Group Leader (Contract)

Summary

The Baby Peppers Group Leader is a critical member of PEPS Programs. For 90 minutes each week, they facilitate gatherings for parents with babies aged 5-12 months and guide participants through conversation as participants share their highs and lows, a weekly topic discussion, and Developmental Moments activities. They lead inclusively, with an emphasis on shared information and mutual support within a community of parents. PEPS provides training and supervision for this 11-week, part-time, paid contract position. 

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend and lead all 11 Baby Peppers PEPS Group meetings.
  • The majority of PEPS programming will continue to be offered virtually. A limited number of in-person groups will be offered at selected community sites this year.
    Visit our Reintroducing In-Person PEPS Groups page to learn more.

Administrative functions

  • Maintain weekly attendance.
  • Submit weekly reports to PEPS Community Connector.
  • Distribute mid-point evaluations and encourage participant completion of post-Group program evaluation.
  • Set up communication tools for participants to connect outside of meeting times.

Content delivery

  • Follow the standard format of PEPS Group meetings each week.
  • Prepare a Topic Discussion for each meeting.
  • Facilitate Developmental Moments with new songs or activities.
  • Schedule minimum 1 Guest Speaker for the group during the 11 weeks as a subject matter expert.
  • Send weekly follow-up summary emails to the group.

Group facilitation and logistics

  • Attend quarterly meetings with Leader Impact Manager and other contract Group Leaders to debrief and give feedback on how the group went.
  • For in-person or hybrid PEPS Groups, set up and clean-up of the meeting space to meet COVID protocols.

    CORE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

    • Active interest in working with babies 5-12 months old and their parents.
    • Knowledge of child development and support resources.
    • Passionate about the PEPS mission, programs, and impact.
    • Warm, engaging, and sensitive communication skills.
    • Accepting of varied child-rearing practices and diverse lifestyles.
    • Strong ability to adapt to the needs of the group in the moment (e.g. switching from parent discussion to songs when needed to help settle the babies) while keeping in mind the goals of shared information and mutual support for parents.

    EXPERIENCE

    • Experience facilitating groups or classes for adults, or equivalent experience.
    • Experience working with and supporting parents, specifically on: ways for parents to enhance their child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being; self-care; local resources for family support; breastfeeding, and the physical and emotional changes of postpartum.
    • Experience conducting meetings in virtual spaces such as Zoom and Google Chat.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position.
    • Contract Group Leaders leading in person must be based out of the greater Seattle area.
    • We require that all contract Group Leaders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent, and your vaccination status will be verified prior to onboarding.

    COMPENSATION

    Contract Baby Peppers Group Leaders will be paid $760 upon the completion of the 11-week program.

    TO APPLY

    Virtual interviews will occur on a rolling basis. All applications will be acknowledged within 5 business days via an email receipt and held confidentially within the hiring team. Every applicant will receive careful consideration, and this role will remain open until filled.

    To apply, please submit the following: 

    • A résumé that summarizes your relevant professional, educational, and volunteer experiences. 
    • A cover letter that clearly explains how your professional background and interests align with the core skills and qualifications described in this position announcement. 
    • 3 references that speak to your experience as a facilitator or work with parents and babies.
    • Please include which pronouns you use. 
    • To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Cari Morales ().

    Please email your application as a single PDF (cover letter and résumé combined in one document) to . Electronic submissions only, please. 

    Note – A background check is required in order to be considered for the hiring of this position.


    Commitment to Equity 

    We believe that all families should have access to a healthy, supported start in life. Knowing that race and ethnicity continue to predict the future life chances of children in our state, we are committed to working with families, partner organizations, and communities to identify barriers to parent support and wellness, interrupt their negative impact, and eliminate the persistent disparities in child outcomes.  

    PEPS values and celebrates the strengths that diversity brings to the workplace and is committed to advancing equity through our work. Cultivating a diverse and inclusive staff is one of our priorities.  

    Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and others with underrepresented identities (including, but not limited to: gender identity, class, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and background) are strongly and sincerely encouraged to apply. PEPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    *Please note, PEPS is not equipped to monitor immunization or health records and cannot guarantee that all families have been vaccinated. PEPS strongly encourages and recommends our participants be vaccinated before participating in a PEPS Group.

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