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School and Community Coordinator (Bilingual required - Spanish)

Company: The Children's Room
Location: Arlington
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

School and Community Coordinator (Bilingual required - Spanish)
Exempt Full-Time

About The Childrens Room (TCR): The Childrens Room is the leading independent nonprofit child bereavement center in our state, meeting critical needs in communities throughout eastern Massachusetts. Our mission is to create safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen, or family has to grieve alone. At TCR we facilitate free grief support services for families with children and teens aged 3-18 yrs. Services are offered at our Arlington center, in schools and community centers, as well as virtually. Our programs include peer support groups, parent groups, teen programs, family nights, and professional training. Consultations and referrals are also provided.
About the position: In the role of school and community clinician, we are seeking a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) clinician to co-facilitate bereavement groups with school and community partners and to support the center-based clinical work for families (both English and Spanish speaking). This position will be a member of the program team and report to the School and Community Clinical Manager. This position includes outreach, facilitating school groups in multiple communities. These groups run either 6-10 weeks consecutively or may be a group that runs periodically throughout the school year. Center-based work may include intakes, consultation, and could include facilitating groups for children, teens, and families (with a focus on spanish-speaking participants).

Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Coordinate school-based programming including peer support groups and parent/guardian workshops in connection with school systems.
  • Organize and implement additional adjunct services for families in the community including a Parent/Guardian Night or a Family Night.
  • Outreach to school and community-based organizations with the goal of setting up short-term groups or one-time workshops.
  • Evaluate group/program efficacy through data collection, observation, partner feedback surveys, and verbal feedback.
  • Attend school and community-based activities and events as needed (Coalition Meetings, Local Networking Groups, School Open House, Community Resource Fairs, Back to School Night, Grief Awareness Events).
  • Respond to inquiries from the community about school/community based grief support services.
  • Provide phone support including information, crisis response, and community referrals to Spanish-speaking professionals, school and community personnel, and adult family members; complete all applicable documentation.
  • Participate in program staff meetings as well as team meetings for planning school and community groups.
  • Participate in Information & Referrals, Intakes, and consultations as needed.
  • Participate in Facilitator training.
  • Facilitate center-based services for families (spanish-speaking) as needed

    • Other duties as assigned by the school and community lead

      Youll be a good fit for this position if:

      • You are flexible and adaptable, with the ability to quickly shift from one situation or task to another
      • You are a self-starter with superior organizational skills in addition to excellent attention to detail and accuracy
      • You possess the ability to thrive in an environment that is characterized by growth, diversity, and change
      • You are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to drive impact in communities across eastern Massachusetts.

        Required Skills & Experience:

        • Must be completely bilingual (fluent) in Spanish and English in spoken and written form
        • Familiarity with Latinx communities and experience working in these communities
        • Knowledge of child development and experience working with school-aged children and teens
        • Knowledge of bereavement and experience working with youth who are grieving
        • 4-year college degree; Masters degree required in one of the following: Counseling, Psychology, Social Work
        • Must be license eligible

          • Ability to work well as part of a team
          • Strong writing, analytical and problem-solving skills in Spanish and English
          • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a wide range of people
          • Ability to be flexible and change direction quickly

            • Excellent interpersonal skills
            • Excellent organizational and time management skills
            • Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information with integrity and to maintain privacy requirements
            • Ability to work on a flexible schedule as needed (occasional events or training on nights / morning or afternoon short-term groups needs)
            • Able and willing to travel to various communities across Eastern Massachusetts
            • Commitment to the goals and values of The Childrens Room

              Compensation & Benefits:
              TCR offers a competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time non-exempt position.
              This is a hands-on, creative, caring place to work, all while contributing to the field of child bereavement. So if you're ready to join our team, please apply!

              The Childrens Room was founded by an impassioned group of caregivers who, in 1993, received training from the renowned Oregon-based Dougy Center for Grieving Children. The name The Childrens Room was chosen because services were initially provided in a single room at Hospice West in Waltham, Massachusetts. By 1995, work began on making The Childrens Room a nonprofit organization, and in April 1999 The Childrens Room opened as an independent 501(c)(3) with eight experienced volunteers serving seven families out of a church basement. Within just one year, the number of people served quadrupled. In the fall of 2004, The Childrens Room established a permanent center in a house in Arlington, Massachusetts which was renovated in 2013 to expand space for our programs. We seek to broaden our impact by expanding our support services and educational outreach and deepening our community collaborations. We aspire to be a leader in the field of grief support and a catalyst in transforming societys understanding of grief. We envision a world where understanding and patience allow loss to be integrated into our lives and lead to greater compassion, hope, and growth.

              Learn more on our website at

              The Childrens Room does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in admission or access to, or employment in its programs or activities.
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