SUMMARY: The Education Coordinator is responsible for planning, directing and administering educational and recreational family programming at the Chicago House Family Support Program.
In consultation with the Family Support Program Manager, design and administer developmentally appropriate year round educational and recreational programming for families youth of the Family Support Program.
In consultation with the Family Support Program Manager, hire, train and supervise staff and client activities at the programs. Monitor and oversee completion of performance evaluation of staff and ensure provision of quality services.
Ensure that service delivery is performed according to the Chicago House’s mission, policies and procedures, and service philosophy
Along with the Family Support Program Manager, establish formal and informal outcome goals and objectives for the educational programs, and track and collect necessary outcome information.
Assess the needs of service recipients; the resources available to meet those needs; and the legal and policy requirements governing service delivery.
Collect and document Bridges data (monthly calendars and reports, quarterly reports) and record attendance in the City Span System.
Collaborate with other service providers and attend workshops in order to gain understanding of current best practice methods with youth and how best to deliver these services.
Analyze educational needs of Chicago House residential clients (adults and children) and make recommendations for educational programs
Oversee the distribution and collection of client satisfaction surveys, work with Director to implement program policies and procedures to respond to client feedback
With assistance from HR Representative and Family Support Program Manager, assess education, skill development and training needs of staff, address interpersonal barriers and strengths in personnel; empower those receiving supervision; offer criticism in a constructive manner; and understand employment and labor laws.
Enhance staff’s ability to perform their jobs by teaching and modeling: technical knowledge and skills; work management and communication skills; and conflict management skills.
Attend and participate in assigned staff meetings and Bridges grant required meetings
In consultation with the Family Support Program Manager, conduct and oversee quarterly program chart audits and all site visits
Explore corporate, mini-grant and private means of bringing new opportunities to resident children/youth.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education or related field.
Two years experience in working with children/youth in educational/recreational setting
Be able to work Monday through Thursday 11am-7pm and Friday, 10am to 6pm. Ability to have some flexibility with their schedule is required so as to be able attend trainings and staff meetings
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of personal computers with special emphasis on work processing and database systems preferred
Ability to drive a van and transport children/youth
Familiarity with residential services preferred
Familiarity with HIV disease preferred
Internal Number: EC 001
About Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Chicago House was founded in 1985 by a small group of community activists who saw that their friends and family members were losing their homes due to the financial, social and medical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.
To provide community-based housing and supportive services responsive to the changing needs of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination, and are explicitly designed to respect and preserve the dignity and independence of all clients.