Playgroup Coordinator

Children's Aid
Date Posted: 04/22/2019
Salary / Wage:
Location: Bronx, New York
Job Type: Other

Description:

South Bronx Rising Together (SBRT) is a collective impact initiative that organizes community stakeholders toward ensuring all children in Bronx Community District 3 are on a pathway to college and career success.

The Playgroup Coordinator will focus on two main areas: community outreach and playgroup facilitation and instruction.  The Playgroup Coordinator will lead and implement strategies for community outreach to identify and secure additional community locations for playgroups (weekly social and learning activities for children ages 0-3 and their families). Additionally, the Coordinator will research and select evidence-based playgroup curricula that are culturally and contextually appropriate.  The Coordinator will ensure the implementation of the curricula in a safe, welcoming environment and create play-based opportunities to validate parents, model parent-child interactions, and share information with parents on child development and growth. Through modeling, coaching, and other forms of support, the Coordinator will build the capacity of community partners as they develop their own playgroups.

Responsibilities:

·   Conduct community outreach to identify locations for new playgroup sites and recruit participants

·   Develop relationships with local community organizations

·   Create relationships and build trust with families

·   Organize and facilitate weekly parent-child playgroups

·   Maintain attendance & evaluation forms, enter and track information, analyze and create reports for funders, stakeholders, and community members

·   Manage the ordering, resupplying and budgeting of playgroup materials and parent incentives

·   Participate in professional development trainings

·   Travel regularly to multiple locations throughout Community District 3 in the Bronx

·   Serve as a resource for parents regarding questions of age-typical development and behavior

Qualifications:

·   A Bachelor’s degree required in Psychology, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, or a related field

·   A minimum of 3-5 years of experience working directly with infants, toddlers, and their families

·   Strong knowledge of child development and parenting techniques

·   Experience teaching/coaching early childhood caregivers and teachers

·   Experience working with families in culturally and economically diverse communities

·   Must be bilingual in English and Spanish

·   Strong organizational and communication skills

·   Exhibit strong leadership skills and feel comfortable leading activities in front of a group

·   Be enthusiastic and eager to engage with families in community settings

·   Ability to both work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a larger team

·   Experience or knowledge of local community preferred

Application Instructions:

Please apply on the Children's Aid website.