As part a dynamic, innovative team, the Family Support Coordinator (FSC) will provide and develop best practice trauma-informed services to meet the emerging needs of children and families living in the diverse Treehouse Community. Treehouse is an award-winning intergenerational community designed to promote permanency for children who have experienced foster care. Older adults in the Community volunteer their time to support families, children, and youth, often becoming “honorary grandparents.” The Treehouse FSC will offer foster/adoptive competent child, youth and family support services, including out of school time programming. This is a full time 37.5 hour position and requires capacity for some early evening and occasional weekend hours.
Education: MSW/Master’s Degree preferred; Equivalent clinical, educational degree and experience will be considered.
Knowledge/expertise in human development, attachment, trauma, loss, foster care and pre- through post-adoption issues. Demonstrated success with program development and implementation, creative use of resources. Experience and training in working with diverse families and communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Effectively engaging and partnering with parents, youth, community members, interns, and volunteers.
- Exceptional interpersonal, communication skills; commitment to a strengths-based approach.
- Responding compassionately to emerging needs of families and transitional youth approaching adulthood and independence.
- Ability to work effectively, creatively, and flexibly within dynamic community and program settings.
- Ability to create and maintain an environment that promotes emotional regulation & well-being.
- Commitment to an intergenerational teaming approach with children, youth, families and elders.
- Ability to practice cultural humility and experience working in a culturally responsive way with diverse populations
- Providing supervision and training of interns and volunteers.
- Documentation and evaluation of progress toward individual and program goals.
- Solid computer and technology skills, including proficiency with video conferencing apps, such as Zoom and Caribou.
- Ability to use technology creatively to promote connection, learning and independence.
- Collaborating with partner organizations
- Experience facilitating groups and working with different age groups, life stages and physical/mental abilities.
- Personal experience with foster care and/or adoption is a plus.
18 Degrees is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women,
persons of color, GLBTQ identified persons, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
To apply and request the full job description: Send cover letter and resume to Paula McDermott, 18 Degrees, 480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email email@example.com. AA/EOE