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Outreach Coordinator, Beacon Program
Commonpoint Queens - Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362

Principal Responsibilities:

All employees must present proof of vaccination.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or related field a plus.

 3+ years Experience Required.

Principal Responsibilities:

The Outreach Coordinator serves as the primary mentor and contact for engagement, encouragement, trust, coaching and counseling for youth and adults within the Beacon. The role would involve forging connections with hard to reach and disengaged youth, along with all members of the Beacon community. They will forge relationships with chronically absent youth, strong community connections, neighborhood dynamics, conflict resolution, mentors to youth. Assisting and strategizing to help meet enrollment mandates.

Minimum Qualifications:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Work with Beacon Director to ensure effective outreach to hard to reach youth and young adults.
 Work with Beacon director to formulate an effective marketing/outreach strategy to identify and recruit participants
 Work with school personnel to forge relationships with chronically absent youth and connect them with tangible goals for success within the Beacon program.  Complete individual and family assessments, including collection of information needed for individual service strategies and success planning.
 Collaborates with staff with respect to participant growth and progress. This includes but is not limited to: speaking with staff on a daily basis, participating in the running of staff meetings and trainings.
 Assists Beacon staff with recruitment and on-boarding processes for families for the program.
 Pull together assessment documents, interpret them and discusses results with participants to develop an agreed upon behavior or intervention plan.
 Prepare plan with participant, follows throughout the program and adjusts as needed  Builds trust with participants and families
 Provides safe environment where parents can feel free to take an active interest in advancement of students.
 Conducts individual and group counseling sessions for participants and families.  Engages youth in activities that build trust and confidence
 Reviews participant's progress with school and Beacon personnel to determine next steps in service strategy.
 Works with teachers to develop quality relationships with youth in order to help during times of stress or crisis
 Build and maintain a regular working relationship with the School Administration, including Principal, Assistant Principal, Parent Coordinator and Guidance Counselor  Documents all contact with participants in case notes.
 Work with other outreach coordinators to share resources and ideas.  Conduct biopsychosocial assessments and create individual service strategies in collaboration with youth and their families, provide case management services, offer individual and group counseling, and ensure that the program conducts effective outreach and services to hard-to-reach young people and families.
 Recognizes and encourages the interests and abilities of individual participants  Assists as needed with assessment, including collection of information needed for educational, vocational, and career assessments
 Assume leadership role for all SEL or leadership initiatives including but not limited to: SSN surveying, Sanford Harmony, My Brother's Keeper, high school prep initiatives etc..  Plan and collaborate with program director for the annual health fair.
 Attend agency "Youth Team" meetings, and other agency meetings, including but not limited to Program Directors meetings, safety meetings, CPR/First Aid trainings, Dignity of Children trainings etc.


Expectations of Supervisory Relationships:

 Outreach Coordinator should be seen as a supervisor to the staff, children and families.  Outreach Coordinator will report immediate program issues to the Beacon program director so that they may collaborate on how to correct them.
 Outreach Coordinator will report more serious and/or confidential information (within reason) to the Senior Director and loop program director into information they are able to share with program staff at the discretion of the outreach coordinator.
 Outreach Coordinator will work with Program Director to coordinate hours in the school building versus out in the community to allow for shared responsibility of coverage of program.
 Outreach Coordinator will notify both Program Director and Senior Director of changes in schedule.
 Outreach Coordinator will send days off requests 2 weeks in advance to Senior Director for approval.
 Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for program when Program Director is out so should be kept well informed of all things program/staff/participants.
 Outreach Coordinator will aid in supervision of program staff.
 Outreach Coordinator will keep Program Director informed of progress and plan for outreach.

Schedule: Full time position; 35 hours per week, occasional nights and weekends included

Salary:

45,000 - 55,000

Agency Information:

Commonpoint Queens is a non-profit, multi service agency with a flagship site in Forest Hills and 33 additional sites throughout the community that provides a diverse array of programs and services to over 35,000. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.