Safe Haven Coordinator

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SUMMARY: Under limited direction, coordinates and administers the Community Safe Haven Program. Partners with existing organizations to strengthen social services. Provides a place where youth and other residents can access needed services, develop relations and find opportunities to be productive and successful; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  • Oversees the after school programs. Assists in the development of programs for youth.
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff.
  • Plans, organizes and oversees Safe Haven curriculum.
  • Participates in the supervision of program attendants including field trips, snacks and other program aspects.
  • Coordinates with recreation staff for program input.
  • Prepares and oversees grants for funding sources.
  • Conducts community meetings to obtain feedback on program and to enhance services provided to the community.
  • Prepares periodic and ad hoc reports as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of objectives and principles of community education programs.
  • Knowledge of community programs, resources and services available to assist youths, families and the community.
  • Knowledge of social programs and social service resources.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of grant and public administration.
  • Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Skill in grant writing.
  • Skill in planning and organizing youth activities.
  • Skill in identifying and developing community programs.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment including a personal computer and related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate work generally in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree from an accredited college with a major in recreation, social work, or related field and two (2) years related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
FLSA Code: E
B/U: PMSA
Last Revision date: October 2001
 
Overtime: No
 
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