This position works closely with the Case Managers to provide comprehensive services to parents/guardians and their children living in permanent supportive housing. The Children’s Program Coordinator provides programming on site for children from birth through teenage, facilitates parent/guardian groups addressing the needs of children, and refers to community services. As a member of the service team, the Children’s Program Coordinator works in partnership with the Case Managers to provide whole family supportive services. In addition to other duties, the Children’s Program Coordinator provides supervision and direction to the children’s program staff. The role of the Children’s Program Coordinator is to work closely with community agencies to develop positive relationships to include but not limited to the Public School District, and other community support systems. This position also works with the Site Director to implement grant-funded activities and complete programming evaluation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Supervise the children’s program staff. This includes the recruitment, hiring, and training of staff.
2. Regularly work in the programs for each age group including programming for school aged children.
3. Ensure that the grants associated with children’s programming are carried out as designated by each grant source.
4. Meet individually with each family as they enter our family supportive housing program to assess the needs of the children and provide service support for the entire family.
5. Determine early identification of social/emotional/developmental needs and referrals to appropriate agencies.
6. Complete the ASQ: SE assessment on all children in the program.
7. Create individual plans for all children in the program with input of parents/guardians.
8. Evaluate progress of all children in the program.
9. Maintain documentation as it relates to the assessments.
10. Teach and educate other program staff on behavior modification techniques and options for individual children as needed.
11. Teach problem solving, conflict resolution, and social skills to children.
12. Involve children in social change activities relating to their lives.
13. Provide opportunities for children to further their cultural identity.
14. Provide monthly childcare for community meetings.
15. Maintain regular open communication with parents/guardians.
16. Enter client information into database such as COR Advantage, and assist with the preparation of data reports.
17. Keep incident/accident reports.
18. Maintain budget as assigned by supervisor.
19. Report any suspect abuse to supervisor.
20. Attend regular meetings with management and team.
21. Participate in on-site monitoring by funding sources.
Degree in early childhood education or equivalent with a minimum of one year experience working with low-income and homeless children and families. Experience supervising others is required. This position requires a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. This person must pass and maintain Minnesota Background Study clearance.
• Must be reliable, motivated, and a team player.
• Enjoy working hands-on with children.
• Demonstrate strong organizational and supervisory skills.
• Have experience working in a structured children’s setting.
• Be familiar with children’s resources in community, and have ability to access new opportunities.
• Demonstrate competency using computer programs such as Microsoft Word as well as ability to learn and use new systems as needed.
• Must be able to work some evening hours.
• Ability to read, analyze and complete documentation required by government agencies, and communicate through speaking, listening and writing with residents and outside agencies.
• Self-motivation and the ability to work independently including prioritizing job duties.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Understand and be sensitive to the effects of trauma on an individual and its impact on successful residency, including an understanding of homeless populations.
• Skilled in understanding and maintaining positive relationships with diverse residents, applicants, and co-workers.
• Regular attendance, reliability, and punctuality.
• Sensitivity and effectiveness when working with people from diverse backgrounds and with special needs.
Must be able to safely navigate stairs, bend, squat, kneel, reach overhead, and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
Center City Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, sexual orientation/identity/expression, marital status or familial status.