Community Art Center, Inc.

119 Windsor St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
www.communityartcenter.org
careers@communityartcenter.org

Date Posted:
January 03, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Family Advocate

Description:

Reports to: School Age Child Care Program Director

Hours/Timeframe: 10 hours/week plus additional hours as needed for staff/intern trainings

STUDENT SUPPORT

· Assess, evaluate, create and keep on file, a service plan for each child on assigned caseload.

· Work with children individually and in small groups to address mental health issues

· Organize case conferences when needed.


FAMILY SUPPORT

  • Work with children and their families to address any issues in the home that may be affecting the children in program
  • Offer resources and ways to help families through challenging situations

COMMUNICATION & REFERRALS

· Contact and develop an ongoing, evolving dialogue with parents or guardians concerning the well-being and healthy development of each child with an emphasis on how the Community Art Center can serve the child optimally.

· Communicate with other mental health professionals working with children including DCF case managers, therapists, physicians, etc.

· Determine whether children on assigned caseload have been screened for developmental delays and assess and refer those who show a need for special educational or mental health services.


STAFF CONSULTING & TRAINING

· Provide training for staff and interns around relevant mental health issues

· Discuss case and create strategies with staff for helping children function successfully in the classroom

· Interface with staff as needed concerning program planning and how it relates to children realizing their potential and resolving conflicts.


Qualifications:

MSW or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience working with school-age children required.

Experience working with under-resourced youth and/or similar communities preferred.

How To Apply:

*Please send all resumes/cover letters to mfrance@communityartcenter.org

Apply by:
February 28, 2019
Salary:
$45/hr
About this Organization:
The Community Art Center is a comprehensive after school arts education organization for children and teens living in Area Four, Cambridge. Our mission is to nurture children and young adults with limited access to financial resources so they achieve personal and cultural growth and have a positive impact on their world through joyful experiences in the arts. We provide year-round after school programs for over 100 youth annually who live primarily in Washington Elms/Newtowne Court public housing. An additional 700 youth and adults participate as audience members at our public screenings and workshops. Our signature project is the “Do It Your Damn Self!!” National Youth Video and Film Festival, began in 1996 and is the oldest youth-produced and curated festival in the country. DIYDS brings the work of hundreds of youth filmmakers to Cambridge every year.