|Job Title||Education and Activity Coordinator|
|Posted By||SOS Children's Villages Illinois|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> Chicago / Cook County|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Service Delivery / Social Work / Counseling|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Full-time|
To provide support in order to ensure the identification of quality referral services for SOS children and their families in order to achieve service plan goals. To assess client and community needs and develop, implement and maintain programming to improve the well-being of SOS children, families and community residents, especially as related to both educational and activity needs of the children. This position blends the coordination of educational responsibilities for youth with ensuring village activities occur in a well-balanced and intentional manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Communicate with the Assistant Village Director, and members of the Village Administrative Team regarding client and community needs and service availability;
2. Develop Community Partnerships for purchasing, programming and networking purposes;
3. Identify Community recreational, psychological, educational, health care, vocational/job development, and social service programming for children and families;
4. Develop and implement enrichment programs at the Village to enhance the lives of the children and families, including after school programs and summer activities;
5. Help transition youth moving into and out of the Village by providing welcome packages, introduction and farewell gatherings;
6. Develop and implement community outreach programs to increase awareness of agency and program services offered;
7. Develop new volunteer programs to meet the changing needs of the Agency, including tutoring and mentoring.
8. Consult with staff to determine volunteer needs and responsibilities. Define and revise volunteer job descriptions and provide supervision of volunteers;
9. Develop and implement volunteer plan that will include identification, recruitment, cultivation and training for agency programs including tutoring, mentoring and other agency programs;
10. Secure new and maintain ongoing volunteer sources including area schools, colleges, libraries, businesses, service groups, churches, etc. as a source for volunteers and fund raising efforts.
11. Implement volunteer evaluation policy;
12. Assist Human Resources in the screening process for new volunteers.
13. Coordinate formal and informal recognition of volunteers;
14. Maintain accurate volunteer records including tabulation of volunteer hours, lists of active and inactive volunteers, plus documentation of training as mandated for monthly quality assurance reports;
15. Work with the Development Office to provide support to the Community Advisory Board and its efforts;
16. Act as Coordinator for Special Events at the Village;
17. Develop and manage budgets for the department, programs, and events;
18. In cooperation with the Development Office, solicit in-kind and cash donations in support of Village programs and events;
19. Assess children’s educational needs and make appropriate referrals and intervention recommendation. Ensures all children are registered in appropriate school settings so as to meet their needs.
20. Refer children to educational and/or vocational programs, including tutoring, mentoring, job training, college prep/fairs, etc.
21. Monitor key educational success indicators including grades, math and reading levels, attendance and suspensions.
22. Ensure that children who require specialized tutorial services receive the services. This includes but it’s not limited to ensuring that all children are assessed educational upon placement into the Village.
23. Expedite and make recommendations for tutoring request for children who are significantly delayed in academics; monitor child’s progress resulting from tutoring intervention.
24. Develop and support a tutoring/homework help program as appropriate.
25. Meet or communicate with child, foster parent and case manager to monitor child’ progress.
26. Works with foster and biological parents to ensure that children who need academic help are linked to appropriate resources.
27. Maintain tracking system and provide periodic reports.
28. Ensures compliance with DCFS Rule 314.
1. Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
2. A minimum of 2 years experience not-for-profit administrative experience, including community resource and volunteer development.
3. Two (2) years of experience providing educational experience services to youth who present behavioral, educational and emotional challenges.
4. Social service, advocacy, or educational experience; working with foster care or similar programs and services a plus.
5. Ability to pass DCFS required criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS.
6. Valid Illinois driver’s license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.
7. Willingness to travel within the community and to the various agency sites.
8. Ability to work flexible hours including evening and weekends.
9. Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.
10. Ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
11. Ability to work in a team environment.
12. Strong communication and organizational skills.
13. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
14. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
15. Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.
16. Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment.
17. Commitment to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois philosophy and mission.
SOS Chidlren's Villages Illinois is an equal opportunity employer.
No phone calls please.
SOS Children's Villages Illinois is an EOE.