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The Family Center

Family Coach

The Family Center


Job Summary

The Family Coach, Nurturing Families is integral in helping TFC pursue our mission of breaking multigenerational cycles of childhood trauma by leading 1:1 family coaching in homes, safe spaces, and through virtual platforms. This position requires a forward thinking, proactive, and client focused approach to program delivery, including embracing curiosity as a means to learn and grow personally and professionally, greeting challenges with flexibility and a collaborative approach, and pursuing excellence in work products and community presence.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • provide empathic coaching for parents and children based on the Nurturing Parenting curriculum through an interactive process of observation, discussion, and reflection which promote the parent/caregiver’s ability to grow toward identified family goals
  • for families shifting from Positive Parenting… Plus!, participate in at least one group session to ensure cohesive transition
  • help families develop goals for coaching sessions
  • coordinate with families to schedule in-home coaching sessions
  • develop individualized family plans and goals to guide each in-home coaching session
  • monitor family’s progress on a weekly basis
  • enter and update client information, including case notes, into TFC’s database regularly
  • actively participate in TFC staff meetings
  • cross-train in other program areas and serve as back-up when needed
  • participate in ongoing professional development
  • be open to new program initiatives and partnerships supporting TFC’s strategic direction
  • engage collaboratively with TFC staff, volunteers, and community partners
  • embrace & demonstrate core organizational values



  • Master’s required in previously stated area
  • bi-lingual in Spanish or other languages a plus
  • knowledge of and/or experience in Adverse Childhood Experiences/Adverse Community Environments (ACEs)
  • in-home, correctional facility, substance abuse, school based setting(s} experience a plus
  • comfort level and empathetic approch in working with vulnerable families
  • ability to effectively interact, communicate, and collaborate with people from diverse racial, cultural, religious, or gender identifying backgrounds
  • self-initiator, fast learner, team player
  • highly developed interpersonal skills and high level of confidence
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • capable of meeting challenging deadlines while “herding cats”
  • 2+ years of clinical experience
  • must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • openness to a work culture that is very fast paced and growing rapidly across Middle TN

This is a full-time exempt position that requires evening and weekend commitments throughout the year.  Local travel is required, and occasional national travel may be expected. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and organizational budget.

Additional Information


Benefits:  Health, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability; casual, pet friendly work environment; generous PTO and holiday schedule; great team!

Application Due Date:    May 7th

Job Type:  Full Time

Job Categories:  Programs and service Delivery

Service Areas:  Children/Youth, Social/Human Services

Working Hours:  Depending on Families’ Needs; generally M-F; Evenings; Flexible

Start Date:  June 1st

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to:

Yolanda Vaughn

VP, Family Programs




  • Date Posted: April 23, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 06/01/2021
  • Working Hours: 40 hours week; M-F; Flexible times