A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
We are seeking a candidate to fill the position of Child Program Coordinator/Outreach Specialist for HomeFront Strong, a grant-funded resiliency intervention program for military and veteran spouses.
HomeFront Strong is an 8-week group for military/veteran spouses, grounded in evidence-based strategies. It is offered at various community mental health sites throughout Michigan and includes a parallel resiliency intervention program for children ages 0-5, 6-12, and 13-17. The Child Program Coordinator will be responsible for implementing and overseeing all aspects of the Child Program for HomeFront Strong, which includes recruiting and supervising volunteers who assist in the program, implementing the group activities based on an existing semi-structured content manual, and providing on-site coordination of the program with our community partners. The position will also work with our Outreach Coordinator and assist with outreach and recruitment of military and veteran spouses into the program. This will include presenting to small and large groups at military and veteran events throughout the state.
HomeFront Strong is one of a collection of programs dedicated to military/veteran mental health under the umbrella of M-SPAN (Military and Support Programs; www.m-span.org) in the Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center. The M-SPAN team is interdisciplinary, and includes representation from social work, psychology, psychiatry, public health, business, communication, and the military.
This position is funded by a Department of Defense grant awarded to Dr. Michelle Kees. This position will report to Jennifer Lamb, LMSW, MSCD.
Child Program Coordinator:
Plan and coordinate activities for the Child Program, tailoring the existing content to the ages and number of children enrolled in each group
Lead each session of the Child Program at various community partner sites around the state
Recruit, train, and supervise the Child Team of volunteers as they assist in implementing the program
Provide on-site logistical support to community partners during implementation of the groups
Collaborate with our Outreach Coordinator to develop a strategic plan for outreach, engagement, and recruitment of military/veteran spouses into the HomeFront Strong program
Attend outreach activities to recruit participants into HomeFront Strong
Present at small and large events on behalf of HomeFront Strong
Track attendance at outreach events and engagement activities
Work closely with the project team on all aspects of project implementation
Complete reporting requirements necessary for grant funding and institutional regulatory approval
Support other project-related tasks (e.g., research consents, qualitative interviews, transcription, thematic coding, etc.) as requested
Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of related experience
Willingness to travel and reliable transportation; Evening/weekend work required
Experience working with children and leading group activities with children
Highly organized, with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task within deadlines
High level of professionalism, with a warm, engaging, and outgoing style
Self-starter who can work independently, and can also collaborate with a team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present to small and large groups
Fully proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and other Microsoft Office tools
Master’s Degree in related field strongly preferred (supervision available for LLMSW candidates)
Personal or professional experience with military/veteran populations
Experience working with clinical research projects
Previous experience supervising students or other trainees
This is a full-time position. However, strong candidates wanting less than full-time work will also be considered. Work schedule will vary, with an expectation of ~2 nights weekly for groups, and periodic weekends to attend recruitment events.
In addition to a resume and references, candidates are asked to submit a cover letter that describes past experiences in roles of leadership; working with children; clinical research studies; and personal or professional involvement with military/veteran populations.
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
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