3 great reasons to join our team

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We’re hiring! But we’re no ordinary work environment. Every Better Together team member is part of something bigger. We have impact. We’re growing. And we have a vibrant organizational culture that we intentionally put into practice every day. Three great reasons to work for Better Together.

IMPACT

We are ending the need for foster care—and you can be a part of that.

Our Better Families program comes alongside parents who are going through a difficult time and gives them the resources to thrive. While mentors and our professional staff work with parents, host families are available to care for the children, giving parents the time and space to do the hard work required to improve their situation. Hardships range from medical emergencies to addiction and incarceration.

We strive to address the root causes of each family’s situation, and so when we realized most of our families’ hardships could be traced back to job loss, we started Better Jobs. Our Better Jobs ministry leverages the power of the church to connect people who have barriers to employment to hiring managers who understand their value and potential.

We are not foster care. We are a solution to the foster care crisis. Better Together is volunteer-driven, professionally supported and 100% privately funded.

This is not just a chance to help individual families. We aim to be a model for social services nationwide. Working at Better Together is an opportunity to shape social services and foster care well into the future.

How many jobs so resoundingly help make the world a better place?

GROWTH

Better Together is growing. And that means you’ll have lots of opportunity to grow with us.

The organization started in 2015 in Naples, Florida, with one person on payroll and a desire to help families keep their children out of foster care. That year, we helped about a hundred kids. Today, we’ve served more than 4,000 children with our preventative programs, and we’ve had a 98% success rate in keeping children out of the foster care system. That’s about double the reunification rate of foster care in Florida.

In its first five years, Better Together expanded into Sarasota, Manatee, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Jacksonville. We’re now in 14 Florida counties. Our goal is to serve all of Florida and become a model for the entire nation.

As we grow, so grow opportunities for our staff. We have 16 team members, and we’re looking to add eight more full-time positions, from additional family care coordinators who provide families professional support to our development team who cultivate relationships with our generous donors. One of the most exciting additions is a new level of leadership with our regional executive directors. They’ll oversee operations in their region, making sure the program benefits families on the ground.

It’s exciting to work on the front lines of such growth. It’s a chance to flex your analytical and problem-solving muscles and hone your skills in a collaborative, supportive environment. The opportunities are limitless.

VIBRANT CULTURE

Growing organizations are fast-paced, exciting and collaborative. Better Together is that and more.

We take great care to develop a work culture where each team member feels welcome, supported and inspired. We value integrity, and we strive for excellence. We don’t see obstacles; we see opportunities. We believe there are no bounds to what we can do, and we look for that in our future team members.

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Are you a creative problem solver? Do you strive for excellence in all you do, even when no one sees your work? Do you have empathy and compassion for parents in crisis? Do you understand poverty and are you able to understand and appreciate other cultures? Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses, and do you practice getting help from others to mitigate those weaknesses?

If you answered yes to those questions, you could be our next valued team member. We encourage you to apply.

JOIN US

We have several opportunities here at Better Together:

  • West Central Region Family Care Coordinator
  • West Central Region Executive Director
  • Tampa Bay Region Executive Director
  • Southwest Florida Region Executive Director
  • Donor Outreach Manager (Connector)
  • Development Grant Manager
  • Better Jobs Executive Director
  • Sarasota/Manatee County Home Study Specialist

See our Careers page for details on each: https://bettertogetherus.org/career-opportunities.

 

Posted August 2, 2022 | Pamela Hayford

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Cammara OvertonBetter Together Team

Cammara Overton
Collier County Family Care Coordniator

Cammara worked in the international nonprofit sector and served as a missionary overseas for 10 years before joining Better Together as the Collier County Family Care Coordinator. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Florida Gulf Coast University. She has a heart for building relationships and serving women, children and their families and sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ with everyone she meets. Cammara is passionate about coming alongside those seeking life change and helping them achieve all that they desire to do for themselves and their families. Cammara is very excited to be a part of the Better Together family by providing recourses and extending love and compassion to families in crisis.

Cammara and her husband, Dan, enjoy spending time playing volleyball and hanging out with friends and their Italian pup, Harley. They both have a passion for serving the Lord and being the hands and feet of Jesus in their community.

Jennifer MoffittBetter Together Team

Jennifer Moffitt
Tampa Bay Region Home Study Specialist

Originally from Massachusetts, Jenn moved to Florida in 1993 to be closer to her parents, who had left the snow behind the year before. In 1996, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Jenn started her career working in private adoptions as a birth parent worker. After two years she was drawn to child welfare. For the next 19 years, she worked as a child protection investigator for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. In 2019 she began working for the Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit, as a child abuse specialist. She assisted prosecutors with interviewing child victims of abuse and neglect and served as a liaison with the Department of Children and Families and their local community providers.

Jenn and her husband, Shawn, were married on Christmas Day in 1999, and they have two boys, ages 12 and 20. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, taking day trips, visiting the beach, and vacationing in the mountains of North Carolina.

Katie MalloyBetter Together Team

Katie Malloy
Northeast Region Home Study Specialist

Katie was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and attended the University of Mississippi, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Katie has been working with children and families in the foster care system in Duval County since 2015. Her passion is advocating for children in care and helping build strong and healthy families. During Katie’s childhood, her church community was a great support system for her and her family. She’s a firm believer that the more people who love a child, the better.

Ruth DavidsonBetter Together Team

Ruth Davidson
Southwest Florida Church Engagement Director

Ruth has a passion for serving others. She believes strongly in giving back to the community and paying it forward. She loves to share her personal story of how, with God’s help, she was able to overcome past hurdles. Growing up in rural Kentucky in a large family that faced many struggles, she knows firsthand how God’s love can heal and restore broken families. She has the gift of hospitality and enjoys communicating with others with the hope that she is never meeting strangers, only making friends.

Ruth comes to Better Together with over eight years of ministry experience. After moving to Fort Myers from Fort Lauderdale in 2016, she served as an outreach coordinator for a nonprofit faith-based recovery program for more than five years. She was also an administrative assistant to her directors, scheduling events and successfully developing and establishing relationships with several businesses and churches in Southwest Florida. She has a relaxed way of making others feel comfortable, possessing a servant’s heart and loves outreach and missions.

Ruth currently resides in Naples and enjoys traveling, dining out, cooking, entertaining and serving in her community. She has two grown children, Martin and Annie, and one grandson, Drew, who loves to visit with his Nana.

Amanda ColafrancescoBetter Together Team

Amanda Colafrancesco
Sarasota/Manatee Home Study Specialist

Amanda was born and raised in Rhode Island and moved to Florida in 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in administration of justice from Salve Regina University. Upon graduation, she began a career in child welfare, specifically toward a goal of preventing children from entering the foster care system. Amanda brings diverse experiences in serving children and families in their home environments to her work with Better Together as a home study specialist. She is also a certified child welfare protective investigator through the Florida Certification Board and has over six years of child welfare experience. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys visiting with family and friends.

Yohana RestoBetter Together Team

Yohana Resto
Southwest Florida Executive Director

Yohana brings to Better Together 15 years of experience working in child welfare. She has served in various roles, including case manager, clinical services specialist, relative search specialist, foster family recruiter, and most recently a role conducting comprehensive assessments for children in foster care or relative care. Yohana has a heart and passion for serving children and families, and she brings to the organization a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. A graduate of Southeastern University and Nova Southeastern University with a bachelor’s in psychology and Master of Science in counseling, Yohana has a caring and compassionate heart to support families in need.

Yohana loves spending time with her husband, Miguel, and their four children—Isabela, Natalia, Jaxon and Jayden. You can frequently find them at a soccer game, as their girls enjoy playing competitive travel soccer. Yohana credits her relationship with God and personal salvation as the motivating force behind her desire to continue to serve her community.

Dawson JordonBetter Together Team

Dawson Jordan
Creative Director

Dawson is an exciting addition to the Better Together Team. Since graduating college in 2015 from Florida Gulf Coast University with his bachelor’s degree in Business Management he has managed to create a successful career for himself as a self-employed freelance videographer/photographer. He has recently relocated back to his hometown in SWFL and is excited to join the team as the Creative Director to help us tell the Better Together story. Dawson is passionate about telling stories through a creative lens, especially when it comes to seeing families stay together and for individuals to thrive and become the best version of themselves. When Dawson is not in the office he likes to hang out with his friends, workout, and watch sports.