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New York Edge Family Development Coach in Bronx, New York

ABOUT US

New York Edge is the largest provider of after school and summer camp programs in New York City public schools. Each year, programs in academics--including STEM, the arts, sports & wellness, and college access help 40,000 students develop leadership skills and succeed in school . Working parents count on our programs to provide safe and enriching environments for their children.

SUMMARY

New York Edge is seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, and mission-oriented individual to fill the role of Family Development Coach (FDC) in our High School Youth: Educational Support program area. The FDC will develop a partnership between student participants and their families and include helping participants set reachable goals for their own self-reliance, methods for achieving them, and providing or facilitating access to services needed to reach these goals, offering encouragement, and exploring challenges and opportunities to identify solutions for themselves. The power of the relationship exists between the participant and the FDC and will be built on mutual respect and trust. The FDC will focus on changing behaviors rather than “fixing problems," and will support participants in identifying and developing their strengths. The FDC will coordinate services and ensure that they are aligned and integrated with participants’ needs and goals.

Job Type:

Full-Time, Year-Round

Salary:

$40,000 - $50,000

Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm

Remote:

No. This job requires you to be in-person.

Locations:

Brooklyn Collegiate HS - 2021 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

Theater Arts Production Company (TAPCO) HS - 2225 Webster Ave, The Bronx, NY 10457

Bronx HS for the Visual Arts - 2040 Antin Pl, The Bronx, NY 10462

PROGRAMMATIC OVERSIGHT

  • Maintain an emotionally and physically safe environment for youth that meets all compliance and safety requirements set forth by the organization, DOE, DOH, funders and applicable labor law.

  • Identify needs of the targeted students, apply interventions, and track and monitor input and impact of interventions for weekly meetings about student progres s.

  • Monitor and track daily, weekly, and monthly attendance, and follow-up with family, as needed, to ensure continuous engagement and attendance.

  • Identify high need students, coordinate with teachers to target interventions, and track and monitor impact of interventions.

  • Facilitate alliances and partnerships with City agencies and non-profit partners to establish a continuum of services for students.

  • Support New York Edge, school, and partner agencies with resource management and development, including fund development and grant maintenance.

  • Support the coordination of space for student and family support services, and for special events.

  • Support program activities including but not limited to expanded learning time, parent family and community engagement, and mental health.

  • Participate in school team meetings and specialized meetings such as attendance meetings.

  • Facilitate the process to gain additional resources.

    RELATIONSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP MANAGEMENT

  • Provide holistic assessment, creation, and implementation of a Family Development Plan (FDP) that outlines participants’ strengths and self-defined goals, specific steps to take to achieve goals, available supports and resources needed, and a realistic timeline to meet the goals.

  • Regularly review the FDP to assess whether goals have been met or need to be adjusted mid-course,

  • Provide follow-up to ensure that the participants have received requested services.

  • Cultivate and forge positive relationships with Principal, Assistant Principals, teachers, parents and parent coordinators and other key constituents in the community to engage their support in ensuring programmatic quality for the youth we serve .

  • Help broker new partnerships aligned with student goals and needs.

  • Collaborate with all program partners on program delivery to align with the goals in relation to student achievement and performance.

  • Establish parent involvement in areas of advocacy, special events, daily operations, education, and trips.

  • Identify and utilize community resources, including other schools, libraries, community and local government agencies.

  • Work effectively with internship sites.

  • Conduct outreach to students and families.

  • Keep supervisor informed of pertinent site information, including any challenges in fulfilling responsibilities

  • Seek input from teachers, school staff, parents and students to determine student and family needs.

  • Build relationships and mechanisms to link school day to extended day learning opportunities for targeted cohort.

  • Participate in data collection, reporting and analysis.

    OPERATIONS

  • Ensure the Program is compliant with DOE regulations, timelines, and staying abreast of all local, state and federal pandemic management conditions and requirements.

  • Monitor and ensure all program compliance, including but not limited to student enrollment, attendance tracking, and online virtual learning.

  • Ensure that student attendance information is being properly collected and delivered to the Data Department on a weekly basis.

  • Maintain accurate records (i.e., staff files, program flyers, materials, schedule and curriculum).

  • Report site injuries via appropriate forms and immediately communicate incidents with school and New York Edge personnel.

  • Assist Program Manager in ensuring budgetary compliance and with submission of any required documents or reports to funding sources.

  • Track and care for all equipment and supplies used by program participants and staff.

    REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Reliable, organized and punctual

  • Demonstrated experience working with NYC youth, families, teachers and community members of diverse backgrounds within a positive youth development framework

  • Solid understanding of New York City and New York State education requirements in an urban setting

  • Strong leader and team-builder

  • Ability to resolve conflicts and negotiate solutions

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program staff and school partners

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person, virtually and over the phone, applying tact and discretion as situations demand

  • Must have excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills

  • Must be able to clearly articulate outcome requirements and provide the necessary and appropriate resources and support to successfully deliver on objectives

  • Responsible and professional conduct that serves as role model to staff and youth

  • Exhibit strong character traits and exercise patience and creativity while seeking win-win scenarios

  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

  • Must demonstrate ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Experienced with E-learning and Virtual Learning

  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required with preference in Education, Psychology, or Social Work

  • Must have passion for New York Edge mission and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development

  • Prior work experience in urban education

  • Experience in using appropriate resources and working with NYC systems, such as public assistance, child welfare, education, and housing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, families and school partners including school administration and staff

  • Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to employment history and criminal background check

  • Must be available for all hours of the program on a daily basis

  • Bilingual: Fluent in Spanish highly preferred

  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required

  • Family Development Coach certification within one year of hiring

    Family Development Coach will be required to report to the school building and interact with staff, students, parents and school administration while following DOH Covid-19 guidelines such as wearing PPE and remaining socially distant.

    At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

    New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Disclaimer : The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

    To apply, please visit our website at https://newyorkedge.org/careers/

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