Location and Job Title:
Coordinator of Inclusion and Support Services
JCC Greater Boston
333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA 02459
The Coordinator of Inclusion and Support Services at Leventhal-Sidman is an on-site, 30 hour per week, salaried position, based in Newton. The Coordinator serves as liaison, providing advocacy and information to people with disabilities and/or their family within the JCC community. The Coordinator is responsible for supporting the JCC's disability inclusion initiative which includes oversight of specialized programs and services as well as the promotion of inclusion practice organization-wide. Disability specific programs are in the areas of fitness, aquatics and recreational/social. Responsibilities for organizational-wide inclusion practices include providing consultative guidance to all staff of programs who have individuals with disabilities participating within their traditional offerings. The Coordinator provides educational support to JCC staff, allowing them to successfully include members with disabilities into their existing programs.
The JCC is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values - Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation - which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.
- Membership & Intake: meets with individuals/families to execute a screening process for participants with disabilities to determine appropriate placements; disseminates relevant information to key staff on a need-to-know basis; ensures confidentiality procedures; identifies needs and aides in scholarship process for low-income participants;coordinates with the Membership Department to complete related paperwork, processes memberships and scholarships where designated.
- Organizational Consultation: attends meetings as needed with intra-agency staff at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC to discuss policies and issues relating to inclusion; helps establish a strategic vision for the future of the JCC's inclusion and support services; coordinates with leadership team to define staff training content and schedule for Health and Wellness staff and other staff who work with people with disabilities. Explores ways to increase disability and inclusion awareness throughout the organization.
- Community Connector: builds and nurtures strategic relationships with schools and other community agencies that serve children and adults with disabilities; develops and maintains relationships with agency staff, provides direct support professionals, members, and community organizations to maximize program impact. Builds community connections by disseminating information to the disability community, including: families, consumers, professionals, and community members, about Inclusion and Support Services.
- Training and Support:works with JCC colleagues to give guidance and training on working with people with diverse abilities, and strategies to include them into existing programs. Provides support to adaptive aquatics, personal training and other specialized programs. Champions inclusion initiatives throughout the organization through education, disability awareness and inclusion training.
- Specialized Programming: develops and implements market diverse programs and activities to meet the strategic plan and goals of the organization; oversees classes/programs/groups, including implementation of regular evaluation of goals and outcomes; hires, trains and supervises programming staff
- Additional Areas of Responsibility:
Supports attainment of JCC Greater Boston goals. Supports and supervises the special membership groups that use the JCC. Manages Inclusion specific restricted funds. May conduct site visits to other Greater Boston JCC locations. Manages payroll reporting and oversight for inclusion staff. May perform other duties, as required.
JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a wonderful community and a great team, please send a cover letter and your resume to HWMemail@example.com
Education: Bachelor's Degree in education, human services, social services, or related field
Experience: At least five years' experience in program development, case management, supervision, and/or direct work with people with disabilities.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to relate effectively to and advocate for diverse groups of people from all social and economic backgrounds.
- Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
- Ability to train and teach colleagues on best practices in working with people with disabilities.
- Exceptional organizational skills, can prioritize and multi-task at a high level.
- A wide knowledge of disability categories, their characteristics and traits.
- Knowledgeable of current trends pertaining to disability inclusion practices. Possesses ADA, accessibility and universal design experience and knowledge.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Excel. Uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
- Knowledge the resources/organizations available locally to those with disabilities and their caregivers.
- Fosters a learning environment, embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions.
Greater Boston requires that new employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at
time of hire. The JCC will consider requests for medical or religious
exemption that do not pose undue hardship or a direct threat to health or
45,000 - 55,000
The JCC Greater Boston values include: Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation. The agency provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including: Early Learning Centers, summer camps, health and wellness programs, family engagement programs and cultural activities. The JCC is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background.
Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:
- creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships,
- welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston,
- supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life,
- nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and
- expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as whole.
JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff and children very seriously. Over 93% of our staff are already vaccinated. We have aligned all of our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC, DEEC (Department of Early Education and Care) and the local and state Departments of Public Health. Our practices include ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.