Colchester, Program Coordinator

Description:


The Town of Colchester is seeking a full-time Youth Services Program Coordinator

Please submit cover letter and resume by March 16, 2020 to: townhall@colchesterct.gov or;
Colchester First Selectman’s Office, 127 Norwich Ave, Colchester, CT 06415.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Program coordinators provide opportunities for the healthy development of young people between the ages of 6 and 18 through the development and implementation of positive youth development programs.

WORK SCHEDULE
Flexible schedule to be determined by the Director to meet programming needs (35 hours/week); occasionally requires evening and weekend hours as programs/events dictate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Develop, implement and evaluate youth programs/services that: prevent involvement in the juvenile justice system, aid in healthy mental and emotional growth, prevent teen pregnancy, ensure the health and welfare of children and promote positive youth development
• Organize and promote community activities
• Network with local/regional youth-serving agencies and schools
• Maintain accurate and complete program files
• Maintain a safe and clean environment at the Youth Center
• Assist in the development of promotional materials and other media relations
• Assist Social Service clients with emergency food and fuel needs and other crises when needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1) Must have:
• Excellent organization and coordination skills
• CT Public Passenger Driver’s License or be able to obtain one
• Current First Aid/CPR Certificate or ability to obtain one

2) Must be able to:
• Develop working relationships with school administrators and personnel
• Communicate and work effectively with diverse groups and individuals
• Exhibit a professional manner with other employees and the public
• Maintain strict confidentiality of clients
• Maintain accurate records
• Perform the essential functions of the job with minimal supervision and with or without reasonable accommodations
• Effectively operate software necessary for the job, such as but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related Human Service field
• Experience working with youth in supervisory setting
• Experience developing positive youth development programs for youth


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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