Program Coordinator with a Masters of Social Work (MSW) or Degree in Progress
Bilingual English/Spanish Required
Location: Bronx, NY (Near Yankee Stadium)
Position Type: Temporary
A non-profit organization in the Bronx is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator on a temporary basis. A successful candidate will work with the Director of Children and Family Services to maintain and grow a trauma-informed program for school-aged children and their families. Ideal candidates be willing supervise staff, volunteers, and interns, as well as provide direct services through individual counseling and group facilitation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Oversee all services provided for school-aged children, including after-school childcare, therapeutic activity groups, and recreational activities, and ensure quality and appropriateness of services.
- Conduct initial assessments of school-aged children entering the shelter to recommend services.
- Complete routine assessment of the children engaging in programming, regarding behavioral and emotional health as well as socialization skills; engages child’s caregiver and other shelter staff, as appropriate, in discussing results of clinical observations.
- Provide advocacy and case management assistance around children's needs in collaboration with residential case managers.
- Develop and facilitate support groups for children and parents.
- Provide individual counseling to a small caseload of child clients.
- Develop relationships with community-based children’s resources and links clients with services.
- Oversee the planning of periodic special events and recreational activities.
- Supervise the afterschool staff, interns, and volunteers.
- Provide back up to the Early Childhood program
- Maintain client records, program records and completes reports.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, currently pursuing or have received a Master’s Degree in Social Work or a similar degree.
Experience: Administrative experience preferred.
- MSW or related degree.
- Must have experience developing and running children’s groups and activities.
- Experience providing assessment and counseling to children.
- Strong desire to work with children and families.
- Knowledge of domestic violence and trauma.
- Must be fluent in Spanish.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels.
- Advanced computer and software skills. (Microsoft Office Suite)
- Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
- Must have strong organizational, decision-making skills and problem solving skills. Ability to prioritize tasks and work well under time constraints.
- Must be reliable, a self-starter and have a professional demeanor.