CCFI Board of Directors

Board Officers

MacKenzie Britt
Board President

Bryan Waldenville
Board Vice President

Richard Smalley
Board Treasurer

Kathryn Roberts
Board Secretary

JJ Waggoner
Boys & Girls Club Liaison

 

Mike Lawson
Lisa Long
Cindy Merrick
Ted Newton
Barbara O’Brien
Casey Partridge
Deidra Peters
Sharon Rentzel
Jeri Saliba
Michael Saliba
Kate Stanton

Board Members

Aisha Ali
Steffani Allen
Catie Barton
Sharri Clark
Beverly DeWitt
Lisa Dionisio
Jennifer Edwards
Tommy Fazendin
Beth Gatewood
Marshal Gimpel
Sharon Grissom
Samia Harroz
 


2016 - 2017 Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Republic Bank & Trust, First Floor Seminar Room - 401 W Main St, Norman OK 73069

No Board Meeting in July 2017

  •  Monday, August 28, 2017 | Annual Meeting | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Location To Be Determined


2016 - 2017 Meeting Minutes

October 2016
November 2016
No meeting was held in December 2016
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017

Careers

Youth Development Leaders

Part-time, hourly positions

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks part-time hourly youth development leaders to provide quality out of school time services to children and youth in Boys & Girls Club of Norman.

The Center for Children and Families, Inc. is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent non-profit agencies, offering a wide range of therapeutic and social services to vulnerable babies, children, youth and families.  CCFI is a growing agency about that has opened a newly renovated 24,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Norman. 

Successful candidates will make a commitment to working with youth and their families in Boys & Girls Club. Extensive training is provided. Work hours are 2:30pm- 7:30pm Monday thru Friday during the school year services and Monday through Friday 8am-5pm during summer services. The service calendar is aligned with Norman Public Schools and OU calendars wherever possible. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience. These positions will be ideally filled by July 15, 2017 for the upcoming 2017 - 2018 academic school year.


SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide leadership for a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring services for a small group of children and youth.
  • Coordinate planning and preparation and facilitate youth activities including such as arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning curricula.
  • Participate in staffing of large group outreach activities for children and youth.
  • Provide support to neighborhood families using strengths based approach.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience.
  • Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with children and youth
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks 

TO APPLY
Please send current resume and three professional references to Vernon Hooks, Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director, vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 S. Cockrel, OK 73071.


Kid’s Cafe Kitchen Coordinator

Part-time w/benefits

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic professional to fill the role of Café Coordinator for Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This is a 30 hour per week position with benefits.  Hours will generally be 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility. The position will be ideally filled by July 15, 2017 for the upcoming 2017 - 2018 academic school year.

The Café Coordinator will be responsible for leading a team of volunteers to cook meals for youth ages 6-18 at Norman’s first Boys and Girls Club located at CCFI.  The Café Coordinator will be responsible for prepping and serving meals Monday -Friday, and will work in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for ordering and procuring food as part of the Regional Food Bank’s Kids Café program.  The Café Coordinator will also have a responsibility to build strong and consistent relationships with Club members, their families, staff and volunteers.  The Café Coordinator will join a dynamic and motivated team that includes part-time and full-time staff, university students and volunteers, and Boys and Girls Club of America professionals.  The Café Coordinator will report to the Boys and Girls Club of Norman’s Unit Director. 

CCFI offers a team-oriented, family-friendly and flexible work environment, and an hourly rate that will be commensurate with experience. The Center for Children and Families, Inc. is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent non-profit agencies, offering a wide range of therapeutic and social services to vulnerable babies, children, youth and families. CCFI is a growing agency that recently opened a 24,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Norman.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience.
  • Additional education, youth development and leadership experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience training and supervising staff or volunteers desired.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Previous food service experience and possession of a food handler’s permit (candidates who do not have this will receive it upon hire and training)
  • Knowledge about, and experience working with, children living in generational poverty, children with challenging home or community environments, and/or children who have experienced trauma. 
  • Ability to initiate and maintain positive relationships with children, youth and parents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks 

TO APPLY
Please send current resume and three professional references to Vernon Hooks, Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director, vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 S. Cockrel, OK 73071.


Internships

A variety of different internship opportunities are available year-round for individuals seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement.  

Administrative Intern

The Administrative Intern provides a wide array of support functions to be determined by academic goals, background and agency needs.  

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Data entry into various data bases related to human resources, client service billing, client outcome data, etc.
  • Assist with project management for key projects
  • Front office back up support including greeting clients, answering phones, enrolling clients in classes, etc.
  • Misc. clerical tasks such as copying, faxing and scanning
  • Assist administration and program staff as needed


Other Requirements

  • Ability to volunteer during standard business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of two days per week (6-10 hours) over a three month period.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks
  • Agency trainings

Current Openings
We will begin accepting applications for Fall starting July 11, 2017. 


Mission Advancement Intern

The Mission Advancement Intern is supervised by the Mission Advancement Director and works collaboratively with the entire Mission Advancement team as well as designated CCFI administrative and program staff.

 Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • General record keeping and data entry
  • Ongoing completion of background checks and training for incoming or expired volunteers
  • Attend outreach/engagement events (civic, corporate, educational, etc.)
  • Assist with planning and implementing year-round benefit events and fundraisers
  • Assist the Mission Advancement team as needed

Other Requirements

  • Ability to volunteer during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of one day per week over a 4-6 month period
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks

Current Openings
All positions are currently full.


BGCN Youth Development Professional [Academic Year]

This is part-time position provides youth development services to Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This position involves researching, coordinating, planning, preparing and facilitating activities for Club members.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership for a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring and other services for Club members.
  • Coordinate planning, preparation and facilitate activities including arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning and other curricula as assigned.
  • Provide support to Club members and members’ families using strengths based approach.
  • Complete Incident Reports as needed.
  • Use behavior management skills, structure, and positive leadership to act as a caring adult role model for youth.
  • Participate in processing and clean up after services.

Education & Experience Requirements
Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience. Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work during the academic school year (Monday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks
  • Attend all required program staffing and other meetings, workshops and trainings

To Apply
Send current resume to Vernon Hooks at vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071


Practicums 

A variety of different practicum opportunities are available for undergraduates and graduate-level students seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement. For more information, please direct all inquiries to contact@ccfinorman.org


Training Opportunities

CCFI offers periodic enrichment opportunities for therapeutic and social work professionals. Many trainings offer Continuing Education Credits. Please see below for current training opportunities and click on the title for more information:

There are currently no scheduled trainings. 

 

Location

210 S. Cockrel Ave., Norman, OK 73071
(on the corner of South Cockrel Ave. and East Eufaula St.)

 
 

Contact

Phone: 405-364-1420
Fax: 405-364-1433

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

contact@ccfinorman.org

Staff Directory

CEO & Directors

Chief Executive Officer
Brandon Brooks

Assistant Director of Program Operations
Tiffany Wells, MS

Boys & Girls Club of Norman Assistant Director
Carlye McQuiston, MSW

 

 

Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director
Vernon Hooks

Mission Advancement Director
Jodana Borden

Operations Director
Liz Biolley, MA


Program Staff

Academic Success Coordinator/OK Serves AmeriCorps
Sarah Morgan

BGCN Program Coordinator
Rasheida Collins

BGCN Program Coordinator
Tayler Taliaferro

Client Intake Coordinator
Sarah Kamis

Divorce & Co-Parenting Clinician/Therapist
Stephanie Pierce, M. Ed.

Divorce & Co-Parenting Program Coordinator
Debbie Marshall-Gill

Family Education Coordinator
Lisa Linke, M. Ed.

Family Educator
Meg Standefer, MSW

Kids Cafe Kitchen Coordinator
Alex Strout

Parents Assistance Lead Clinician
Ashley Muns, LPC

Therapist
Craig Long, LPC

Therapist
Jessica Hodges, LCSW

Therapist
Katherine Bowling, MSW

 

 

Therapist
Kelley Nedbalek, LCSW, IMH-E (IV) 

Therapist
Lee Brandon, LMSW U/S
 
Youth Development Professional - OK Serves AmeriCorps
Mia Cousin

Youth Development Professional/OK Serves AmeriCorps
Amber Morton

Youth Development Professional/OK Serves AmeriCorps
Max Hearst

Youth Development Professional/OK Serves AmeriCorps
Riley Rogers

Youth Development Professional
Hunter Thorne

Youth Services Administrative Specialist
Marisol Faro-Suarez

Group Leaders
Caitlin Clonce
Heather Murphy
Kim Oliver
Kristin McIntyre
 


Administrative & Support Staff

Business Manager
Katherine Keith

Client and Volunteer Support Coordinator
Melanie Hetherington

Client Service Representative
Teresa Rodriguez

Communications Specialist
Amanda Pulis

 

 

Systems Analyst
Rachelle Cook

Mission Advancement Associate
Paige Uhr

Office Manager
Kristal Johnson

 

Newsroom

Welcome to the Center for Children and Families newsroom, where you'll find recent and archived press releases, announcements and other valuable information about our agency. For more information regarding media relations, please contact Amanda Pulis at 405-364-1420 or apulis@ccfinorman.org

Latest News

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About Us

CCFI Mission statement

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) began in 1969 as a shelter for youth, from birth to 18 years old, who needed a safe and nurturing place to stay while waiting to be placed in foster care. Known then as Juvenile Services, Inc. (JSI), we met a vital need in the community while laying the foundation for our mission “to improve the lives of children.” 

Today, CCFI continues to serve children and their families who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing child abuse, neglect or other adverse experiences. Every day we dedicate our lives to create better and brighter futures for children and families in our community. Our work is based on the essential truth that healthy, supportive relationships form the basis of every baby and child's development and success in life.

Join us in our mission as we work toward giving all children the relational building blocks they need to grow into happy, healthy adults. Together, we can work toward giving every child in our community the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. 

What We Do

CCFI offers strength-based programs and services to aide and educate families coping with abuse, neglect, divorce, separation, teenage pregnancy, a lack of quality out-of-school care, and/or other adverse experiences.

While our continuum of care is broad, with services ranging in intensity, our focus has always been to ensure that all children have safe, secure, nurturing environments and caring adults in their lives.

Heal Children

We provide hope and healing to children, youth and families who have experienced all forms of abuse, neglect, and/or other traumatic experiences. Children’s play therapy, family therapy, therapeutic groups, and individual counseling help children and their biological, foster and/or adoptive parents achieve safe, stable and healthy family relationships. Counseling services are available to children and families throughout Cleveland County and surrounding communities.

Empower Youth

Our goal is to ensure that every child and youth living in Norman has access to safe, enriching out-of-school opportunities to support their social and emotional development, enhance and enrich their academic experiences, and help them realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. After-school services are available to children and youth ages 6 - 18 through Boys & Girls Club of Norman.

Strengthen Families

Every family has strengths and challenges that impact the lives of their children. CCFI supports healthy parent-child relationships and family functioning through parent education and support services, supervised visits and exchanges, home visitation for parents of babies and young children, and case management and referral services.  Services are available to families in Cleveland, Pottowatamie and Oklahoma Counties.