CAMBA SONYC at Flagstone Family Center is a program serving 50 children that reside in the Flagstone Family Shelter in Brooklyn, NY. The program operates from September to June for 2.75 hours per day, Monday – Thursday and one Saturday per month for field trips. The program will feature activities including supper, homework help, recreation, conflict resolution, creative arts, and STEM.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running and supervision of program-related staff and services in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols; including the following:
- Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
- Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
- Ensure the safety and security of each program participant by following all CAMBA protocols and procedures including but not limited to procedures and protocols regarding safety, supervision, accident and incident reporting.
- Ensure that staff is fully trained in a broad range of areas including child development, effective teaching strategies, behavioral management, positive reinforcement techniques and service issues.
- Coordinate outreach, enrollment and linkages for activities with subcontractors and cultural institutions.
- Interface with parents through family nights, office visits, telephone calls and follow-up referrals as necessary.
- Actively monitor students in the hallways, bathrooms and classrooms to ensure a safe environment.
- Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract's goals and performance targets.
- Communicate effectively with participants, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
- Motivate, coach and counsel direct reporting staff to excel.
- Improve teamwork among direct reporting staff as well as among peers.
- Review and sign timesheets, conduct regular staff meetings, and address all concerns to the Program Manager or Program Director.
- Troubleshoot participants and direct reporting staff program problems in accordance with program policies, procedures, and protocols.
- Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through client feedback, training, and other appropriate mechanisms.
- Overcome resistance to change from participants, direct reporting staff, and supervisors/funders.
- Administer constructive discipline to direct reporting staff, as needed.
- Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of direct reporting staff.
- Monitor participants' progress weekly.
- Monitor, collect, and compile daily and monthly attendance records of targeted participants.
- Input all participant attendance data into database(s) on a daily basis.
Minimum Educations/Experience Required:
- Master's Degree in education, social work or relevant field and five years of applicable experience. (A license is required of these Master's Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).
- Must obtain Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance; doctor's note certifying good health; proof of negative results from TB test; Staff Exclusion List (SEL) clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance.
- Ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
- Program operates Monday – Thursday for 2.75 hours directly after day school dismissal.
- Must be available to work one Saturday per month for approximately 5 hours per day to facilitate field trips.
Minimum Education Required