The Girl Matters Care Manager works as part of a team to provide girl-centered services to girls and young women, and individuals who identify as girls/young women, in the Girl Matters: It’s Elementary and Girl Matters: In the Middle programs, and Girl Matters: In the Community programs. This position acts as the point-person for on-site program activities at program schools, supervises volunteer interns, facilitates groups, and provides girl-centered care management as needed.
Essential duties and responsibilities
• Work as part of a team to develop purposeful connections with girls, their teachers or service providers, and their families/caregivers • Provide care management and support to individuals, families and groups • Manage on-site program activities at assigned school(s) • Model girl-centered practices for volunteer interns and school personnel • Identify girls’ individual needs and refer to appropriate community resources • Advocate for girls’ needs alongside and/or on behalf of girls in classrooms, administrative offices, staffings, and disciplinary hearings • Build collaborative relationships with school and facility personnel who impact the lives of girls • Train and supervise college-level volunteer interns to work one-to-one with elementary and middle school girls • Provide training and technical assistance for school personnel • Conduct girl-centered psychosocial assessments • Develop strength-based care plans with the input of girls, their families, school personnel, and volunteer interns • Provide compassionate access to girls and families in times of crisis • Document interventions as required by internal policies & procedures to comply with applicable laws and contractual demands and to meet research needs • Regularly communicate status of school-based programs and community groups to appropriate program managers • Inform research and strategic advocacy agendas by elevating girls’ voices and stories to Policy Center leadership • Participate in DBWPC and Programming Team staff meetings and decision-making processes • Provide Policy Center psychoeducational groups within the community and lock up facilities • Guide volunteer interns in their capacity as group co-facilitators • Prepare lesson plans and materials for groups • Complete timely documentation of group sessions • Participate in supervision Secondary Functions • Support DBWPC programs and events • Review and update SAVVY Sister Manual and diversion class curriculum as needed • Provide assistance and support for other Girl Matters: Continuity of Care Model Program components, as needed and appropriate Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions listed above.
Organizational: • Understanding of Girl-Centered Principles – Understands girl-centered principles and is willing to grow in knowledge of these principles • Growth-Mindset – Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embraces reflective practice • Solution-Oriented – Brings possible solutions when presenting obstacles or challenges to supervisor • Collaborative – Seeks input and buy-in from girls, colleagues, and external partners, as appropriate Individual: • Ability to practice girl-centered interventions • Experience facilitating therapeutic and/or programmatic groups • Knowledge of resources available to girls and families in Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns, and Baker counties; or demonstrated ability to develop resource networks • Ability to document interventions appropriately and on deadline
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences field • Two or more years’ professional work experience in related field
$47,000 - $49,000