ABOUT BURR COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Burr is one of seven sites designated as a Community School by Hartford Public Schools. Burr implements a national strategy for aligning resources to support whole student achievement, strengthen families and build stronger communities. With a focus on extended days and hours, students, families and the broader community are invited to make use of the school site throughout the entire year, including summer, as a place for learning, recreation and neighborhood building.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.
Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us
Responsible for the overall implementation of Village/ Harford Public Schools Community School model. Work as a peer to school Principal. Oversees any and all activities, programs and services in the school. Responsible for staff hiring; coordinates staff training; supervises, supports and evaluates staff performance; manage collaboration of participating agencies and community providers; monitors programmatic and financial activity of all service providers including subcontracts; oversees programmatic and statistical reports and evaluation related activities as required.
- Assure the functioning of all programs (extended day, health, dental, mental health, parent involvement, specialty services and special projects) within the context of partnership and collaboration with the community and the school
- Develop, maintain and nurture relationship with school leadership
- Coordinate other service providers programs – monitor quality of program and measure impact of program on participants. Hold providers accountable for quality
- Recruit, hire and train culturally competent Program Coordinators and Direct Service staff
- Provide weekly supervision of direct reports and general oversight of Burr Community School programs, partners and initiatives.
- Develops programs that aim to develop students academically, socially, mentally and emotionally – ensure that programming is culturally and developmentally appropriate for the target group
- Create and manage the Advisory Council – encourage community support and participation
- Assure that hours of operation and supervision in the school fulfill the basic principles of community school environment: extending school day, week and year for children, their families and the community at large.
- Develop parental involvement in schools with dedicated activities in family room, classes, events.
- Represent agency and school at community meetings and events
- Monitor program expenditures, sub-contractual program expenditures; liaisons with Village accounting staff and local Board of Education financial staff regarding budget monitoring and reports; submits requests for budget revisions as needed.
- Assist with or completes funding applications for supplemental project funds and project funds and project renewals
- Participates in agency-sponsored seminars and conferences to increase professional knowledge and skills.
- BA or BSW with a minimum of six years of managerial experience;
- Connecticut State Driver’s license;
- Knowledge of the Hartford community and early childhood and family support providers;
- Familiarity with After School enrichment programming
- Cultural competency in working with Latino and African-American populations
- Strong interpersonal communication skills;
- Understanding of and sensitivity to variant family values;
- Ability to lead a service collaboration team;
- Ability to be “self-starter” and work with minimal supervision required;
- Strong organizational skills required.
- Bilingual/bicultural abilities (English/Spanish) desired.
- Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program â€“ National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave