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Project Coordinator Position – Brazilian American Center, BRACE–
This is limited one-year position ending in March 2019. This is a consultant position working 20 to 25 hours per month.
The Brazilian American Center BRACE is a non-profit status (501(c) (3) organization serving the immigrants population of Metro West. The organization started 17 years ago to discuss the increase in Brazilian immigrants, as well as the many issues that were arising with the increasing migration numbers. It was established the “Good Samaritan Office” which evolves to the BRACE in 2012 to extend the centers services into the community.
BRACE’s mission is to welcome and empower all immigrants irrespective of nationality race, age, sex or religion, preserving the values and cultural identity of each, and to help them in the arduous process of integration and adaptation into the American mainstream society.
BRACE’s primary focus is on educating and supporting the immigrant community, so each person can better advocate for themselves. Our goals are to provide educational opportunities, psychosocial accompaniment, cultural programs, sport, arts, community service, and community collaborations. The center offers several services to the community including psychological counseling services, legal advice, health, job placement, housing, and educational facilities (ESL, Citizenship), assistance with filling health insurance and immigration paperwork, consular services, and legal assistance. More information is available at www.brazilianamericancenter.org
The project coordinator plays as critical role in this program to create and strengthen collaborative relationships in Framingham community and Metro West Region. He/She are responsible to coordinate the execution of the project “Enhancing Mental Health of Latin American Adolescents and their Families” which will focus on building strategic alliances with local and regional agencies to facilitate the access of women, adolescents, and migrant families to existing preventative mental health and wellness services in the Metro West area. This position is located at the BRACE Offices in Framingham. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and the Psychologist with remote ongoing support from the Development and Strategy Director.
- Build and consolidate strategic alliances with local and regional level agencies to facilitate the access of women, adolescents, and migrant families to existing preventative mental health and wellness services in the Metro West Area.
- Create and serve as a referral bridge between the BRACE target populations and the agencies to assure an appropriate and affordable assistance according to the social needs including Spanish and Portuguese language services.
- Support the Psychologist in the creation and implementation of two support and recovery groups addressed to Latin American community to prevent the symptoms of suicide and depression in adolescents and domestic violence.
- Organize two Training of Trainers workshop for BRACE staff, volunteers and community leaders focused on issues such as psychosocial care and recovery support groups, including the elaboration of a Manual. It will be supported by the Executive Director, Psychologist, and the Development & Strategy Director.
- Support the monitoring and evaluation process through the creation and application of instruments (survey) for the beneficiaries of the groups.
- Elaborate bimonthly reports of the project.
There will be at least 355 people who will be directly served by this project (300 referred cases to agencies, 40 beneficiaries of the groups of support and 15 BRACE staff). Indirectly a total of 1,360 immigrants in Framingham.
- BA/BS in Social Sciences (Social work, anthropology, psychology, demography and sociology or related Associate Degree).
- 2-3 years of relevant work experience, coordinating projects. Experience working in projects related with minority groups such as adolescents, women, migrants, among others is a plus.
- Fluent in English and Basic knowledge of Spanish is a plus to develop the project with the community.
- Excellent organizational ability, attention to detail and ability to lead a team.
- At least one-year experience designing and/or implementing a program (any subject, can be combined from multiple experiences).
- Strong skills in community-building and collaborative relationship – building/cultivation.
- Able to cooperate with others, team spirit, and ability to develop solutions independently.
- Experience in non-profit organizations is a plus.
- Passionate about community service, leadership, and social assistance.
- Demonstrated interest and sensitivity with minority groups, especially with the migrant population of Hispanic and Brazilian origin.
Special Work Schedule Requirements
- Part time position, 18- 20 hours a week for one year.
- Schedule to define based on the project planning.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Liliana Costa – Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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