Work with families exiting homelessness on our Sand Point Housing campus.
The Children’s Services Community Outreach Coordinator is located on-site at the Sand Point Residential Housing Program for formerly homeless families. This Coordinator will focus on advocating, expanding, and formalizing partnerships with organizations that provide services to our youth and families, with a particular emphasis on entities located in or near Magnuson Park. This Coordinator will also support youth and family programming on campus, build relationships with residents, and do targeted outreach to youth and families based on assessed needs. Additionally, the Coordinator will assist with capacity building at Sand Point by coordinating volunteer recruitment, orientations and trainings. This position requires a culturally competent individual who can work from a trauma-informed and anti-racist lens.
Essential Responsibilities, Duties & Tasks
50% Coordinate partnerships with local agencies that provide services to youth and families on campus in conjunction with the Children’s Services Manager. Coordinate outreach to explore partnerships with local organizations. Engage with local advisory committees, neighborhood groups, PTAs and other community groups to build stronger connections between Solid Ground and the community and find areas for partnerships. Formalize partnerships with agencies through MOUs and assist in developing a sustainability plan so partnerships can be maintained long-term. Assist with providing trauma-informed trainings for local partners who work with youth on campus. Maintain tracking system for partnership MOU’s and outside service agreements.
25% Coordinate volunteer recruitment, screening, and training with the support of the Children’s Services Manager and Volunteer Services. Work with staff to determine volunteer needs and engage with the community to increase visibility of and foster connection to volunteer opportunities.
20% Engage with the families and children on campus. Support existing programming for children and families on campus, including facilitating groups and assisting with special events as needed. Develop and coordinate on-site and off-site recreational activities, and help facilitate access to community resources for children, youth, and their families. Ensure youth-driven activities are available and assist with the development of a Youth
Advisory Council to increase community participation. Maintain accurate records of interactions with residents and track needed metrics.
5% Participate in program, department, Solid Ground agency and Sand Point meetings and relevant trainings as required. Participate in the Solid Ground Anti-Racism Initiative as part of client services and professional development. Attend other community provider meetings that provide assistance and advocacy to homeless families as appropriate to network, and increase knowledge of local resources.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.Full Job Description