Open Position: Healthy Families Jacksonville Family Assessment/Support Worker Supervisor

Jun 26, 2017  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is accepting applications for a Family Assessment/Support Worker Supervisor with the Healthy Families Jacksonville program.

Supervisor is primarily responsible for ensuring the quality of service provision by providing ongoing, reflective, professional, supervision of up to six staff on a weekly basis. Click here for the full job description.

Resumes and cover letters should be e-mailed to resume@nefhsc.org.

Mother of the Month: May 2017

Jun 1, 2017  •   Written by Jerail Fennell   •  2 comments

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition would like to congratulate Keandra Simmons on being selected as the May Mother of the Month.

Keandra, a mother of one and participant of the Magnolia Project, was nominated by her case manager, Anna Matthews.

“I nominated Keandra as the mother of the month because of how much she has grown this past year,” Anna said. “She is truly a great mother who loves her son, and wants to give him the life that she didn’t have.”

Keandra grew up in Jacksonville, where as a child she witnessed her mother be domestically abused.

“I just remember him (her mom’s boyfriend) hitting her and kicking her,” Keandra said. “I told myself that I would never allow myself to go through that or allow my children to go through that dramatic experience.”

When Keandra found out that she was pregnant at the age of 17, she quickly reached out for assistance from the Magnolia Project. Since joining the Magnolia Project, Keandra has become more independent and capable of providing for her son. She has found employment, housing and has big plans for the future.

“I plan to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and then go back to school to hopefully become a nurse,” Keandra said.

On behalf of the Coalition and our Mother of the Month sponsor, Nothing Bunt Cakes, we would like to congratulate Keandra on being chosen as the Mother of the Month.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Mother/Father of the Month, click here.

Father of the Month: May 2017

May 31, 2017  •   Written by Jerail Fennell   •  no comments

Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 11.43.19 AMThe Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition would like to congratulate Mark Johnson on being chosen as the May 2017 Father of the Month.

Mark, who is a participant of the Fatherhood P.R.I.D.E. program was nominated by his case manager Kathy Irvine.

“It was recommended that I take the 24/7 Dad class that Fatherhood P.R.I.D.E. offers because I was having a baby at my age. It was a refresher course for me,” Mark said.

Mark, 50, and his wife Joyce have a one-year-old son together. Mark says that because of Fatherhood P.R.I.D.E., he now knows how to communicate with his wife better and even with his son.

“The class taught me how to actually communicate with a one-year-old. How to understand his wants and his needs. I strongly recommend this program for any fathers. You’re never too old to learn something new.”

Mark is a handyman who has dealt with his fair share of life’s ups and downs. After losing his mother suddenly, Mark fell into a depression and began abusing drugs.

“It’s not something that I am proud of, but it’s life,” Mark said. “We all go through our own trials and tribulations in life. Mine just happened to be drugs.”

Mark, who quit drugs cold turkey, has been in recovery for six months and does not plan to look back.

On behalf of the Coalition and our Father of the Month sponsor, Nothing Bunt Cakes, we would like to congratulate Mark Johnson on being chosen as the Father of the Month.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Mother/Father of the Month, click here.

Open Position: Healthy Families Jacksonville Administrative Assistant

May 30, 2017  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  5 comments

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant with the Healthy Families Jacksonville program.

The Administrative Assistant is primarily responsible for supporting the Program Manager, maintaining databases and performing general office duties. Click here for the full job description.

Resumes and cover letters should be e-mailed to resume@nefhsc.org.