Family/Youth Activity Coordinator

CSO is looking for a Family and Youth Activity Coordinator for its Family Resource Center (FRC) in Amherst. This is a family centered program that serves families with children 0-18 years old.  We offer multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources and education for families.  We also provide access to information and assistance related to health care, safety, employment training, education, peer support and a place for families to relax and have fun with each other.  Our goal is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others, and engage in their community. Our core values include a trauma informed approach as well as respect, trust, safety, wellness, caring, connectivity, and education. This position will provide leadership in development and implementation of FRC activities and events and coordinate community service activities. Services will be provided on-site or on an outreach basis.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary leadership in development of overall FRC activity calendar or events.
  • Provide outreach to community and families/youth regarding events.
  • Meet with family and youth focus groups to get input into desired FRC activities and supports.
  • Coordinate community service opportunities and community field trips for FRC families and youth.
  • Facilitate and/or assist in facilitating FRC groups as needed.
  • Coordinate overall FRC activity schedule/calendar. 
  • Assist with childcare as needed to support Parent Support Groups.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health discipline or related field, or equivalent combination of high school diploma or Associate's degree and applicable experience. Minimum one year demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents and families, including experience navigating children's systems and supports within the community. Good listening skills; ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight, and ability to foster self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical skills; familiarity with support groups or parent education groups. Must be able to work flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend work, as required by client needs. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.

Benefits:

We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance and ample paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays). Additionally, we offer a retirement savings plan and an employee referral bonus program. CSO provides their staff with regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs. Our voluntary supplemental insurances include short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also offer a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and personal cell phone plan discounts.

Our Agency:

Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From its early days as a child guidance clinic, Clinical & Support Options has expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families during the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.

Our core competencies lend themselves to the development of a "one-stop" model of comprehensive, holistic services to individuals and families with multiple and complex issues.

Our expertise is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey.