Program Manager, Family Wellness Center

Global Health Corps, Newark NJ, United States

Skill RequiredHR and Admin Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th January, 2017

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Program Manager for the READY Family Wellness Center will be responsible for sustaining and further defining the program offerings. The program manager will work closely with the in-house Social Worker, who will be new to the Center, as well as the Director of Culture and key BGCN staff persons to spearhead and sustain programmatic initiatives, cultivate new opportunities and partnerships, and oversee the case management and documentation system. The program manager would also help refine an evaluation tool to measure the impact of the Family Wellness Center.


  • Working alongside an in-house Social Worker, and co-managing the social work intern(s), the primary responsible are as follows:
  • Identify and manage children with behavioral health problems within the Boys & Girls Club of Newark
  • Provide skill-training through psycho-educational strategies and develop behavioral change plans for children
  • Develop organization wide protocols for children, staff, guardians, and families
  • Coordinate services being provided and determine if we are serving them in-house or referring them to a community based partners
  • Assist in the effort to forge strategic partnerships with organizations and institutions that relate to the Family Wellness Center and its goals and objectives
  • Monitor, track, and evaluate cases by verifying beneficiaries’ attendance or follow-through with appointments, obtaining additional resources; intervening in crises; providing personal support.
  • Improve the monitoring and evaluation plan to measure and communicate the impact of the Family Wellness Center to key stakeholders and potential funders
  • Co-develop trainings for the Youth Development Specialists on how to more effectively communicate with children
  • Oversee the implementation of the SMART Moves curriculum and the Social Work Interns who teach this series of resistance training workshops. This includes ensuring that pre- and post-tests are completed, along with surveys
  • Assist with the tracking and reporting of approved grants relating to the Family Wellness Center
  • Help to identify financial and programmatic resources to sustain the Family Wellness Center and help design a model that will support the long term vision for the program
  • Ensure that the Family Wellness Center program offerings are available at BGCN school-based sites, along with developing a model for integration with school counseling programs
  • Manage licensure requirements for BGCN to provide mental health services and procure Medicaid reimbursement

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Background in social work, counseling, or psychology – preferably with a graduate degree*
  • Two to three years of work experience in a social service agency with a proven background in behavioral health management or related job*
  • Ability to document and analyze information*
  • Strong background in conflict resolution and people management*
  • Must be able to connect with children from disparate backgrounds*
  • Can take a big picture concept and work independently to cultivate opportunity*
  • Experience designing, implementing, and managing social service programs*
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software (including MS Word, Excel), email programs, and databases*
  • Resourceful, flexible, and works with a sense of urgency in pursuing projects*
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills*
  • Team builder and player*
  • Experience building external partnerships*
  • Graduate level degree, preferably in public health or public administration
  • Experience with youth development or working with children
  • Supervisory experience
  • Community engagement
  • Fluency in Spanish

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