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Enrichment Coordinator, Choices ATD

CASES

Description

Reports To: Director, Family Court and Mentoring Services

Overview: The Choices Alternative to Detention (ATD) Programs aim to help New York City's justice-involved young people, ranging in age from 7 to 15, gain competence, confidence, positive connections with peers and adults, build character, contribute to their communities, and live crime-free lives. Our services are youth development centered. Under the direction of the Director of Family Court and Mentoring Services, the Choices Enrichment Coordinator develops and oversees the operation and management of workshops, family events, curriculum facilitation and participant trips. The Enrichment Coordinator is core to the development of our afterschool services and community partnerships in the Choices Bronx and Manhattan locations. The objectives of this role is to ensure participants and their families receive opportunities to engage in creative and enriching services that are strengths-based, culturally-sensitive and adherent to the core principles of risk, need and responsivity and support participants and their families in achieving their self-identified goals.

This position entails a full-time work week Monday through Friday. Applicants must be available from 11 am-7 pm and be flexible as needed to execute evening events for parents. The position will split time between our Harlem office and our South Bronx office.

Responsibilities:

Develop and coordinate cultural, educational and recreational activities for program participants. Specific responsibilities include:

• Developing and coordinating in-house and community based activities for young people and their families;

• Supervise Parent Advocates with the organizing of family events twice a month and outreach to provide support to the families;

• Developing and maintaining relationships with community based educational, cultural and recreational programs;

• Establishing contacts for recreation, educational and cultural events;

• Engaging young people and their families in program activities;

• Facilitating regular meetings with partnering community organizations to coordinate services, ensure young people and their families are sufficiently engaged and address potential issues and/or concerns;

• Coordinating activities with case coordination and specialized services staff;

and

• All other duties as assigned by the Director of Family Court and Mentoring Services.

Qualifications

• College degree preferred;

• Commitment to active youth engagement through collaboration with youth and their families;

• Trained in or committed to training to become competent in a motivational interviewing and trauma informed approach as a means of engaging young people;

• Experience developing relationships with schools, community based organizations and/or other youth service providers;

• Ability to work in interdisciplinary and diverse team;

• At least three years’ experience working with, engaging and motivating at-risk youth;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred;

• Must be able to effectively handle numerous tasks and work well under pressure;

• Positive attitude and excellent problem-solving skills;

and

• Experience with New York City Family Court system a plus.

Salary

$45K-$50K, based on experience.

Benefits: Here at CASES we offer benefits that will assist you in making the most of your career and your life. Our programs include health and wellness insurance which is offered through Aetna. A retirement 403(b) plan is held with Principal, education, and training. Additionally, our portable ancillary benefits are offered through Aflac, Legal Shield, and ADP Flexible spending account; which is then deducted through payroll along with commuter benefits, additional short-term disability, cancer, additional income protection, hospitalization coverage, and identity theft protection.

Contact

Please apply through: http://smrtr.io/vTf0mg.

Posted on 08/22/17; CVMHA ID #11359