The Choice Programoffers a community-based, family-centered, comprehensive case management model that aims to reduce the number of youth in detention in Maryland. We provide programming in intensive advocacy, workforce development, and college and career readiness; connecting young people to the resources and support they need to successfully reach their goals.
The Service Coordinator is a front-line manager, overseeing a team of three AmeriCorps Members serving with The Choice Program. In this position, you will play a critical role in overseeing the quality and consistency of services provided to program participants. This is a hands-on position, where you will also be expected to contribute via direct service, work to develop AmeriCorps Members and monitor reporting and relationships with our referral partner. Youth and families are referred from the Department of Juvenile Services.
As with our other services, this position will put anti-racism into action through a focus on restorative practices, trauma-informed care and applied critical race theory. Collaboration is important in our organizational culture and is the cornerstone to ensure youth stay at the forefront of all we do.
Specific duties of the Service Coordinator include:
direct supervision of AmeriCorps Members as they implement services for Choice Program youth;
ensuring services are delivered including providing direct service as needed;
handling referral and intake process;
overseeing family-centered service planning;
serving as the primary representative to local community partners;
serving as an on-call supervisor for field staff (including some evenings and weekends) to consult when crises arise;
leading hands-on and classroom trainings for AmeriCorps Members and other staff;
compiling and editing formal documentation of services;
and performing other duties as assigned.
NOTE: Two positions are available and both are located off campus. One position is available in Baltimore City and one in Montgomery County.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor's degree and six months experience providing direct care services to youth, families, or vulnerable populations. Position requires use of automobile and valid driver's license.
Note: Due to the nature of the work flow and level of responsibility, this individual maintains a flexible schedule which goes beyond a 40 hour work week. Evening and weekend work involved.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting and moving furniture, as well as carrying materials, to prepare spaces for training activities or events; Long periods of standing and walking when conducting in-person visits; Driving Choice Program youth and stakeholders in personal vehicle, as well as Choice Program vans.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by September 23, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Note: This is a grant-funded position wherein employment is contingent upon renewal of the grant
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.
Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 493248
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.