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Nurture the Next

Program Supervisor Davidson County Middle Tennessee

Nurture the Next


Job Summary


The Program Supervisor (PS) is responsible for supervising and providing ongoing support, guidance, and reflective supervision to the Family Support Specialist (FSS). The PS also advocates for Nurture the Next’s (NTN) programs by building and maintaining relationships within the communities assigned and serves as an ambassador of NTN through speaking engagements, training, and awareness campaigns. The PS will support staff and be based in the Nashville office location but may be required to visit additional staff in the Wilson or Rutherford County offices once a month.

Job Responsibilities


  • Supervise and evaluate direct reports utilizing reflective supervision guidelines
  • Support direct reports by accompanying them and observing them during the course of their work
  • Maintain supervisory logs and required data for documentation of weekly supervision meetings
  • Review data system (e.g. Apricot and Salesforce) for all required documentation
  • Prepare monthly reports, and submit quarterly and yearly data to ensure compliance with all contract requirements
  • Participate in program meetings and provide training when necessary
  • Promote, adhere, and demonstrate our organization’s values
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Collaborate with other agencies, provide outreach, and advocate for NTN’s programs
  • Assure the components and standards of Healthy Families Tennessee and Nurturing Parenting programs are met and maintained, and actively participate in all program accreditation processes
  • Respect and maintain confidential information in all situations
  • Hire, onboard, train, supervise, and annually evaluate staff in the Healthy Families and Nurturing Parenting programs
  • Facilitate training as needed
  • Participate in agency leadership by helping inform the strategic planning process, quarterly site visits, staff meetings, and retreats
  • Follow organizational policies, make recommendations for change, and lead the implementation of changes
  • Attend quarterly site visits in the appropriate region
  • Mentor and coach others within the organization
  • Participate in major fundraising events benefitting NTN community awareness events that promote the agency and its programs, and program activities of the organization no matter the individual role
  • Fulfill the role of other leaders and managers in the organization when the position is vacant or an employee is on leave
  • Assist with child abuse prevention month activities
  • Participate and lead ad-hoc committees when appropriate and needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Solid understanding and experience in managing/motivating staff as well as providing support in stressful working environments
  • Knowledge/experience with trauma-informed care
  • Experience in home visiting with a background in early childhood prevention services
  • Experience providing strengths-based and family-centered support to young children and families
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities/families
  • Knowledge of infant and child development and parent-child attachment principles
  • Ability to self-direct daily work tasks and practice effective time management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • Microsoft Office, email, internet; Must be able to meet documentation requirements
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Infant mental health endorsement preferred


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work or a related field and 3 years of relevant experience working with children and families. Less than a bachelor’s degree will be considered when combined with HFA experience.


The physical demands and work environment described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation requests can be made with the CHRO.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to position themselves in a sitting position, talk, and/or hear (with or without aide). The employee is regularly required to remain stationary, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to keyboard and enter data at a computer. The employee is frequently required to operate a motor vehicle, move throughout homes or buildings, and may be required to climb stairs in family homes and in a variety of community-based and home settings. The employee must learn new tasks, remember processes, maintain focus, complete tasks independently, make timely decisions in the context of a workflow, and communicate with program participants and community partners. FSS must have the ability to complete tasks with speed in situations that ensure the safety of children. Employees must move supplies and equipment up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, the ability to adjust focus, and operate a vehicle safely. The employee must have access to reliable transportation. Employees are required daily to remain alert and engaged to safely operate vehicles and ensure the safety of small children. The work environment includes indoor office environments or comparable spaces, families’ homes, and community spaces, with frequent exposure to outdoor weather when traveling to home visits and meetings. The noise level varies by sites, home visits, and meetings.


The PS may be required to travel to Wilson and Rutherford counties once a month. Other occasional out-of-area and overnight travel may be ex

Additional Information


What’s in it for you: 

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield or Cigna medical and dental benefits paid 100% for the employee
  • Voluntary short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Voluntary health and wellness program

What makes us special:

  • Retirement Savings with matching contributions
  • Paid Parental Leave – Four weeks of paid parental leave (beyond short-term disability) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Employee Health and Wellness Program that provides a health tracker opportunities to earn incentives through meeting wellness goals
  • Access to financial planning services and additional life insurance
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Work hard/play hard! We ensure ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebrations while you work, such as networking events, small group outings, and seasonal celebrations.
  • Trauma-informed and resiliency work culture—we strive to provide a supportive environment where employees feel empowered to impact the communities we serve.

How to Apply

Apply online at https://www.nurturethenext.org/careers-internships


  • Date Posted: September 19, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 10/09/2023
  • Salary Range: $43,000-$50,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/week