Opportunity Details

Family Services, Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Nurturing Home Observation Rater

Nurturing Home Observation Rater
Who we are and what we do:
The Family Center (TFC) is a nonprofit organization passionate about breaking multi-generational cycles of child abuse, neglect, and trauma.  Our team consists of compassionate individuals.  Since 1985 we have provided services in Middle Tennessee helping reduce the risk of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 
Minimum of 6 months; ACE and Trauma Informed Culture trainings via TFC staff; ongoing supervision; advance notification (preferably 24 hours) if sick or unable to attend.
Ability to notice details; ability to show objectivity; empathic understanding; excellent communication skills; ability to defend position yet be open to consider others’ perspectives; good handwriting; ability to abide by confidentiality policies; ability to sit for extended period of time; flexibility; openness to using Trauma Informed language while interacting with families and team members; ability to take constructive feedback; willingness to abide by protocols of the observation tool; proficiency with technology; must pass comprehensive background checks; bachelor’s degree preferred; bilingual a plus.
Review recordings of parent-child interactions and accurately score the interaction based on the protocol set forth for the measurement tool. Communicate rating to other rater(s) to establish inter-rater reliability. Discuss discrepancies in ratings until agreements are met. When sufficient reliability cannot be determined, seek counsel from supervisor.
Dates/Times Needed:
Varies depending on quantity of recordings. Videos must be viewed during normal business hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) at TFC to ensure confidentiality of families. Each video has a run time of 10 minutes. Average time for review is between 20 and 30 minutes. Average time for inter-rater reliability sessions has wide variability depending on amount of agreement.
Reporting Relationship: Nurturing Home Director
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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2019

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