Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time Literacy Zone Case Manager- New Lots

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/31/2019 10:55 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-1875
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Adult Learning & Literacy
    Location Name
    Literacy New Lots
  • Overview

    The Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Program is dedicated to providing student-centered adult literacy services throughout the Brooklyn communities. We are seeking a part-time Literacy Zone (LZ) Case Manager for our Family Welcome Center location at New Lots and a floating Case Manager. Under the guidance of the Adult Learning Center site supervisor, the case manager will help ensure that our neighborhood residents and program participants are aware of our free programs that meet the needs of every member of a family.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • Conducts a comprehensive literacy and educational/vocational assessment to develop a plan of service to meet client needs
    • Identifies post secondary transition programs and assists out of school youth and adults to obtain a NYS High School Equivalency diploma and succeed in post secondary education, apprenticeship programs or training
    • Communicates effectively and collaborates with staff and instructors to ascertain barriers that specific students may be experiencing that prevent them from meeting their educational needs
    • Collaborates with and refers students to various community partners for wrap around services including health literacy, financial literacy, family literacy, and more
    • Researches and assists students in acquiring related supportive services such as one-stop career counseling, transportation, public assistance and child care
    • Facilitates and/or coordinates various workshops/information sessions
    • Coordinates quarterly partner advisory meetings within LZ target area, coordinate and host a bi-annual career and resource fair
    • Supervises part-time LZ resource specialist
    • Maintains case records by documenting client's situations/progress
    • Monitors clients planned actions by periodic follow up
    • Inputs client related data into ASISTS database and provide statistics and reports as needed
    • Performs other tasks deemed necessary to assist in achieving service and programmatic goals

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling or a related field; Master's degree in social work preferred
    • Relevant experience in counseling individuals and/or facilitating information sessions
    • Experience working directly with families of diverse demographics and cultures
    • Strong awareness of the barriers facing adult basic education students looking to integrate into the workforce and academic environment
    • Must have good knowledge of the available educational, training, and employment resources
    • Good knowledge of labor market trends and requirements and the skill, abilities and experiences required in a wide variety of occupations specifically healthcare
    • Initiative and resourcefulness; tact and courtesy
    • Available to work alternate Saturdays, evenings, and day shifts
    • Familiar with community
    • Good judgement and problem solving ability
    • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Google Drive, Outlook, and social media

    This is a part-time position.  The salary is $35 per hour, up to 19 hours per week.

     

    Available shift:

    Day

    Tues./Thurs. 10am-3pm

    Wed. 1pm-5pm

    Sat. 10am-2pm

     

     

    Literacy Zones are a reform initiative developed by the New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department to close the achievement gap in urban and rural communities.

     

    Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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