Kate’s Club Overview
Kate’s Club empowers children and teens, their families, and young adults facing life after the death of a parent, sibling, caregiver or someone important to them. Founded in 2003, Kate’s Club envisions a world in which it’s okay to grieve. We build healing communities through recreational and therapeutic group programs, education and advocacy. We serve children, their families, and young adults through programming in metro Atlanta, Brunswick, Albany, and Newnan, GA. See www.katesclub.org for more information.
Kate’s Club is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for Cobb County, GA. The Program Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Clubhouse & Volunteer Services, and work closely with the Director of Programs & Partnerships, as they help Kate’s Club reach the more than 200,000 grieving children and teens, and the nearly 500,000 grieving young adults in Georgia.
This position will be primarily responsible for Cobb County program expansion. Currently Kate’s Club serves residents of Cobb County through our Brookhaven Clubhouse programs, our KC Connects Outreach programs, and our LoKate young adult program. Kate’s Club is expanding these existing bereavement services in Cobb County. More specifically, Kate’s Club plans to open a satellite Clubhouse in South Cobb, expand its professional trainings, grief education, and school-based grief groups throughout the county, and establish a young adult grief group near KSU’s campus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duty: Creating and maintaining strong relationships with local community partners
- Conduct a local needs assessment across all potential Kate’s Club programs in Cobb County
- Increase awareness of Kate’s Club within different areas of Cobb County with a focus on organizations that work with children and young adults such as schools, faith organizations, hospices, hospitals, and counseling agencies
- Build and steward relationships with partner agencies, schools, community organizations, etc. in Cobb County who can serve as referral sources, potential sites for programs, and advocates for the needs of grieving children and young adults
- Provide guidance and resources to members of the community in need of grief support, particularly as it relates to children, teenagers, families, and young adults
- Provide professional trainings on a variety of topics related to childhood and young adult bereavement
- Represent Kate’s Club at resource fairs, public meetings, and other community events
Duty: Program management and facilitation
- Plan and facilitate grief support programming for groups of children, families, and young adults: Clubhouse programs, community-based grief groups and education, young adult groups, etc.
- Support new Clubhouse program participants in intake process, including caregiver phone interviews, youth bereavement needs assessments, and family orientations to Kate’s Club programs
- Collaborate with schools and community partners to identify potential participants and increase permission form return rates for school- and community-based groups
- Provide referrals to families in need of mental health therapists or other outside resources
- Ensure that child safety policies and emergency procedures are followed at all programs
- Support Clubhouse programs in Brookhaven as needed
- Train, manage, and track participation of volunteers
Duty: Track and report progress of regional expansion efforts
- Continually assess programs for effectiveness and offer informed input for needs of program
- Keep track of all data related to programs, groups, and community outreach
- Support collecting data and keep detailed records for grant reporting purposes
- Ensure accurate, up-to-date maintenance of participant records in Apricot database
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree required in a human or social services field
- Master’s degree considered favorably
- Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience working in a social service or mental health-related field
- A familiarity with social services in Cobb County
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- An understanding of bereavement and a passion for the Kate’s Club mission
- Bilingual in Spanish and English is a huge plus
- Superior written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work independently and be resourceful in a hybrid work environment
- Ability to demonstrate presence, self-confidence, good judgment, and effectively listen to others
- High degree of accountability, responsibility, and professional integrity
- Aptitude for data management, including proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, Google Suite, case management software, and data management principles
- Willing to travel within Cobb County and to Brookhaven Clubhouse location in DeKalb County
- Work flexible hours, including up to four evenings per month and one to two weekend days per month
- Must pass a criminal background check
- Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license and clean driving record
Salary and Benefits
This position is full time. Salary range is $42,000 to $45,000 annually. Paid time off, health benefits, and professional development opportunities are provided.
How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to email@example.com by Friday June 16th.