YWCA of Lowell, a multi-service agency serving the Greater Lowell community since 1891, seeks a full-time, highly energetic, culturally and linguistically appropriate manager who is knowledgeable, experienced, informed, respectful, and sensitive to the needs of high-risk youth. The Program Coordinator will manage every aspect of the newly funded Bridge to Equity Program (a youth violence prevention and positive youth development program for high-risk youth). The Program Coordinator will report to the YWCA Youth and Family Services Director.
- Serve as the point of contact with grant funder.
- Participate in required training, meetings (in-person, virtual), and webinars.
- Collect required data and prepare and submit programmatic reports.
- Serve 15-20 youth with case management services ranging from upstream violence prevention strategies, housing issues, food insecurity, mental health referrals, etc.
- Conduct community outreach and participant recruitment, building a relationship with local educational institutions and local service providers.
- Supervise and facilitate day-to-day program operations including critical positive youth development training, skills-building, and community engagement activities.
- Use evidence-based training and engagement techniques to encourage participant responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect.
- Develop tracking systems to record participants? progress toward meeting goals.
- Oversee Mental Health Clinician?s schedule and participate in scheduled clinical supervision to ensure program delivery is responsive to participants? mental health needs.
- Train, supervise, and evaluate the Teen Program Assistant.
- Ensure the safety and wellness of all program participants when at the YWCA Lowell Acre Youth Center, and when engaged in off-site program-related community events and field learning experiences.
- Meet bi-weekly with the Youth and Family Program Services Director to discuss program planning and development, challenges, opportunities, and successes.
- Manage tracking and document submission to access teen stipend funds.
- Arrange purchase of program supplies.
- Collaborate with other community service providers regarding the needs of participants.
- Serve as primary contact for parents and other caregivers.
- Comply with all YWCA policies and procedures.
- Convene weekly staff meetings.
- Arrange professional development and training sessions for program staff.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, Education, Counseling Psychology, or Human Services required.
- Master of Science Degree in Special Education or Advanced Social Work Degree strongly preferred.
- Valid driver?s license with proof of insurance required.
- Certification in American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED required.
- Successful completion of CORI and SORI required.
- 3 professional supervisor references required.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with children with ADD and behavior and emotional disabilities required.
- Minimum 5 years of progressively expanding responsibility working directly in a community-based setting with high-risk youth.
- Must support and participate in the YWCA?s mission: The YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
YWCA Lowell is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. YWCA Lowell does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.
How To Apply
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