Outreach/Retention Specialist

    Brooklyn Community Services

    Brooklyn, NY

    Job Description:

    Position: Outreach/Retention Specialist Program/Department: Fatherhood Program Reports to: Program Director Rashida Sykes Hours: Full Time Position Summary: The Fatherhood Initiative will give young and older fathers opportunities to interact through Joint Participation in parenting skills workshops, support groups, and special events with their children. Programs will also assist fathers, including those with prior involvement in the criminal justice system, with achieving employment and education goals and with integrate aspects of conflict management, violence prevention and other support services to help fathers resolve issues and achieve economic security. Responsibilities: • Responsible for participant recruitment and retention • Conducting outreach (with CBO’s and throughout the community) to identify appropriate Fatherhood Initiative participants. • Meet with potential enrollees individually and in groups • Track attendance/participation levels and following up with participants begin to disengage to encourage their continued participation. • Providing at least 3 months follow-up support after participants complete or exit the program. This includes meeting with program graduates and their families, employers or other support network to assist them in achieving their personal goals and strengthening family engagement; identifying/addressing challenges for graduates during follow-up period; working with other providers to establish/maintain linkages; assisting Fatherhood Initiative case management team members in facilitating job/internship placements and service linkages; • Documenting and reporting on follow-up services and the results thereof • Other tasks as may be required. Qualifications: • BA/BS degree, AA degree and/or certified trained peer credential required, with experience (including lived experience_ providing support services to youth/adults, sensitivity to the needs of participants and program graduates; solid communications skills. • MUST BE BILINGUAL IN SPANISH


    Brooklyn Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national region, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability with respect to employment opportunities.

    Contact Information:

    Rashida Sykes
    Brooklyn Community Services
    20 New York Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11216
    Phone: 718-622-9400