Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, College Bound Case Manager promotes student success, provides preventive services, and responds to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students.
In addition, the position also provides supervision and promotes engagement of club members, and ensures a safe and supportive environment for club members by promoting positive relationships.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Development and Implementation
- Develops and maintains a written plan for effective delivery of the College Bound program based on the current member’s school data.
- Communicates the goals of the comprehensive College Bound program to members, parents, community groups and school officials.
- Maintains current and appropriate resources for all participants.
- Uses the majority of time providing direct services through the Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning and Preventive and Responsive Services and most remaining time in program management, system support and accountability.
- Implements developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet member’s needs and school goals.
- Assists all members, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals and plans. Accurately and appropriately interprets and utilizes student data.
- Provides individual and group counseling and guidance including guiding and counseling students through the development of personal, social, educational, and career plans.
- Consults and collaborates with parents/guardians, teachers, and staff about understanding and meeting the special needs of students and makes appropriate referrals.
- Administers tests and analyzes and interprets test results to provide information about educational, career, and personal/social needs.
- Assists with placement and follow-up services for students.
- Assists students in selecting programs of study to enhance career planning.
- Provides information and resource services for students, parents/guardians, and faculty.
- Assists members in building self-esteem and developing decision-making, problem- solving, and positive human relations skills.
- Plans with teachers, counselors, parents/guardians, and students, steps for modifying student behavior.
- Utilizes community resources in addressing the needs of members.
- Provides data concerning members’ needs to determine curricula development.
- Maintains comprehensive records and reports.
- Provides individual counseling to members with identified concerns and needs.
- Monitors member’s academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions.
- Participate in special programs and/or events.
- Collects and analyzes data to guide program direction and emphasis.
- May be required to help in other program areas.
- Assume other duties as assigned.
Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/
instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.
External: Maintains contact with external community groups, schools, members' parents and
others to assist in resolving problems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED
- Currently enrolled in a course of higher education.
- Ability to communicate effectively with young people from diverse backgrounds, ages 12-18 as well as a range of other organizational personnel in a courteous and professional manner.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills.
- Good level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality.
- Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive data and information.
- Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.
- Ability to deal with the general public.
- Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth.
- Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
- Must have knowledge of word processing programs, spreadsheets, creating presentations, email platforms, online researching and other communication tools.
- Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications and TB clearance.
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- Valid State Drivers License
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Additionally, reaching with hands and arms; climbing or balancing; stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling; frequent interruptions via in-person contact, phone calls, and email are expected. Occasional travel may be required to support club transportation needs within BGCMLA provided vehicles. Physical exertion may be required to lift supplies and equipment.
Work is performed mainly club hours; however, incumbent may be required to attend meetings or agency events outside regular office hours.
BGCMLA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.