15 Talbot Avenue
Major responsibility is to serve as a resource within the Club, providing a variety of short-term social services and referrals to members and their families. At designated Clubs, Social Workers may also oversee, coordinate and supervise the Inclusion Program/Staff, Junior Staff Program and/or the Young Leader Program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Advocate for services, short-term goal oriented individual and family ongoing support, crisis intervention, conflict resolution and mediation.
· Organize and lead short-term psycho-educational small groups for members addressing issues/topics including, but not limited to, substance use/abuse, sexuality, self-esteem, peer leadership, and general health and fitness.
· Work with clubhouse staff to develop prevention and intervention strategies targeting ‘at-risk’ members and their families. Be available for coordinating/delivering training programs/workshops for staff.
· Develop and implement collaborative programs and events with staff from other clubhouse departments as well as staff from other BGCB clubhouses and community organizations as appropriate.
· Coordinate program partners and consultants who can offer specialized instruction, support and guidance to members and staff. Develop a social service resource network outside within the neighborhood/community.
· In collaboration with the Director of Operations, supervise and discipline of members participating in programs and services within the department as well as throughout the clubhouse as deemed appropriate using the Club’s behavior management policy.
· Case management of members including documentation and record keeping of information.
· Secure, maintain and monitor budget, materials, equipment and other resources.
· Participate in weekly individual and group supervision sessions (including clinical supervision); participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate.
· Assessing our impact is critical to our work. All staff is expected to participate in various evaluation efforts throughout each program year, including the annual member survey.
· Supervise staff as assigned (example: Inclusion, interns, etc.).
· Travel between sites and to activities as needed.
· Other related duties as specified by the Executive Director.
General BGCB Expectations:
· Healthy Behavior Modeling – Teaching youth/teens the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a BGCB priority. As a result, all staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our members.
· Inclusive Environment – BGCB values creating child-friendly environments, where youth/teens of all abilities can be successful and participate. BGCB expects employees to embrace its focus on inclusion of all members, regardless of disability or developmental challenge.
· Continuous Learning – Building the capacity of staff is central to BGCB. The organization encourages and requires that all staff participates in annual professional development opportunities that continue to cultivate their skills in the youth development field.
· Safe Spaces – Every staff member shares the responsibility for ensuring BGCB is, and remains, an environment free of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
Position Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Work Demands)
· Master’s of Social Work (MSW) and Massachusetts’ LCSW required.
· Three years pre- or post- Masters experience working with youth and families.
· Knowledge of social service issues, trends, and resources.
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
· MS Office and web competency preferred.
· Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds.
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Flexibility to work clubhouse hours especially as seasons and service needs change.
· Valid Massachusetts’ driver’s license required.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online.