Brookview House's Youth Coordinator Fellow
Brookview House is an independent, nonprofit organization for women and children experiencing homelessness that not only provides a safe place to live but support services and programs on site to confront the root causes of homelessness and transform lives. Its innovative approach addresses the distinct needs of each family member, preparing families for long-term stability and independence. Brookview's commitment to improving the lives of homeless and at-risk families extends beyond its own walls, offering its programs to families within the local community as well.
-The fellow will research, develop and implement life skills curricula for youth ages 6 to 18
-The fellow will research, develop and implement technology curricula for youth ages 6 to 18
- In this position the fellow will coordinate and lead workshops for youth ages 6 to 18
-Assist with implementation of existing youth program curricula
-Participate in day-to-day activities in youth program
-Develop outreach and marketing plan for expansion of youth program
Curriculum development is at a desk. Implementation of curricula takes place in the youth space/classroom. The fellow works with Brookview's Chief Operating Officer and Director of Youth Programs during this position.
The Fellow has opportunity to interface with clinical interns and volunteers in the youth space. There may be interaction with staff from the Adult Services department.
Specific Skills Required
-Strong organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks
-Ability to work with diverse population
-Must have strong written and oral communication skills
-Must be computer literate
Specific Experience Required
At least one year of experience working with school age children and experience working with children of diverse backgrounds.
Language Skills Required
Must be fluent in English. Fluency in Spanish or Haitian Creole a plus.
Skills and Experience the Fellow Will Gain
-Fellow has opportunity to participate in meetings related to development of two advocacy campaigns on childcare and family homelessness
Deborah Collins-Gousby, Chief Operating Officer has 20+ years experience in the nonprofit arena. Her expertise is in developing and implementing programs for women and children homeless due to domestic violence. The COO develops and manages all agency programs and provides supervision to senior level staff.