Join our team and help to make a difference in our community!
As the Family Outreach Coordinator, you will be coordinating the intake process including recruiting families, registering all applicants, referring participating families to appropriate human service agencies, providing support for families, encouraging parental involvement with Project Lift, and serving as a liaison between home and school. The Coordinator will demonstrate an engaging and fun personality when implementing the lessons and daily activities at the Project Lift program in the schools. Your goal will be to work with the team at Franklin Community Center to help others while improving their quality of life with the services we provide, and offer guidance and advocacy in a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere.
To be seriously considered for this role, you will need a valid NYS driver’s license with your own form of reliable transportation and the following in regard to:
Experience: Enthusiasm for working with children. Successful experience working in a team setting.
Education: Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Social Services, Human Services, or other fields considered appropriate by the Executive Director and Board of Directors (Associate’s Degree in related field with experience considered).
Skills: Patience and flexibility. Ability to manage students in a calm manner and relate well to both children and adults. You should have strong decision-making skills. While working with children there are going to be many situations where the Coordinator must act quickly and make an appropriate judgment to fix the problem. The ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects is also important in this role.
Characteristics: Enthusiasm and ability to multitask are essential for this position. Be open to receive criticism and feedback about your work. Positive attitude, reliability, and a good sense of humor are necessary. You’ll also need to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community and the schools.
- Support families with basic need requirements such as food, clothing, personal safety, shelter, holiday assistance, school supplies, health insurance, etc.
- Maintain regular communication with families and encourage parental involvement in Project Lift.
- Maintain open communication with school staff and act as a point of contact for school staff regarding current Project Lift participants.
- Observation: Observe each child’s behavior, social development and health. Inform parents of a child’s progress through regular communications.
- Implementing: Lead the implementation of a structured and nurturing Project Lift program for children in grades 1 to 5 at assigned schools two times weekly October to June. Coordinate and implement Project Lift family events focusing on education and current needs of enrolled families. Instruct children in activities designed to promote social emotional growth.
- Supervising: Manage the part time Prevention Program Assistant, program volunteers & students to ensure that the children’s experience is both educational and fun.
- Collaborating: Work with Project Lift staff as well as school staff to identify any special needs or concerns regarding a family and ensure each child and/or family receives the necessary resources and support.
- Record keeping: This includes maintaining case notes, Project Lift statistical records and the Project Lift database.
- Perform other activities as assigned.