Manager, STAR Children and Youth Program

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/30/2018

Address

32 Broadway
10th Floor
New York
NY
10004
United States

Description

Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. We bring critical resources and deep cultural competency to help Asian communities find refuge, recovery, and renewal. We work with survivors of gender-based violence; domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence across the lifespan. Womankind offers a 24/7 helpline, counseling and supportive advocacy services for survivors and their children, emergency residential, transitional housing, and immigration/family legal services.

 

The STAR Children and Youth Program at Womankind provides client-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive services to children and teens who witnessed and/or experienced violence. The STAR Children and Youth Program has played an integral role in collaborating with other Womankind programs and outside professionals to ensure safe and supportive environment for children and teens to grow and heal. We provide individual and group counseling to our clients and parenting support to their caregivers. Our mentoring programs provide an additional channel for social, emotional, academic and recreational support preserving children and teens’ sense of safety. Drawing and Truth (DAT) program has provided a platform for teens to express themselves. Asian Youth Program (AYP) program provides a safe space for children to have social, emotional, academic, and recreational support through mentoring relationships. Resiliency Among Youth (RAY) program is dedicated to serve children and teens who have been sexually abused. The Youth Program’s focus is on prevention through educating teens about healthy relationships alongside leaderships through workshops and group activities.   

  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be passionate and dedicated to work with children and teens with a deep commitment to the mission of Womankind
  • Collaborate with other programs and departments to strategize and fortify Womankind programing to provide supportive services for families 
  • Cultivate and strengthen partnerships with other agencies
  • Manage data and reports, required by funders
  • Supervise STAR Advocates to ensure delivery of quality services 
  • Hold a partial caseload of children and youths, while being personable, fun and skilled to engage them and their caregivers 

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, or related field; or Bachelor’s Degree in above fields with 2+ years direct practice with children and/or teens affected and/or traumatized by gender-based violence
  • Counseling experience (individual and group), working with children and/or teens in areas of: child abuse, trauma; Asian community; violence against women
  • Supervisory and program management experience required. Youth Development experience a plus
  • Deep commitment to Womankind mission and survivors’ well-being
  • Strategic thinking, skills in program planning, and evaluation
  • Capability of coordinating and collaborating with colleagues and STAR team
  • Great communication skills – written and verbal, to individuals and a larger audience
  • Comfort and familiarity with computers, e-mail, and Microsoft office
  • Flexible schedule; some evening and weekend hours required
  • Asian language fluency preferred


Level of Language Proficiency

  • Asian language fluency preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to hr@iamwk.org. Please include your name and “Manager, STAR Children and Youth Program” in the subject. Womankind is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are unable to sponsor visas at this time.


 


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