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SSJP Student Success Coordinator / 40 Hours / Day / CCHHE – (3079536)

Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Center for Community Health and Health Equity (BWH CCHHE) advances systems of care and delivers community health and educational programs to eliminate health inequities. The CCHHE partners with community organizations, health centers, and schools to accomplish this mission.  BWH’s youth programs are built upon the commitment of the hospital to foster a diverse workforce in the healthcare field, and a strong belief that educational and employment opportunity is a key component of community wellness. The CCHHE youth programs work in partnership with local schools and provide a continuum of educational and career development for students from elementary school to college.

Since 2000, the CCHHE has coordinated the Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP), a year-round work achievement program, which places 10-12th grade students from eight Boston public high schools in paid internships at Brigham and Women’s hospital where they are matched with mentors, acquire new science-related and job skills, and prepare for college. SSJP also offers summer internships to college students and college scholarships to graduates of SSJP. The program is dedicated to diversifying the future healthcare workforce by providing educated, competent healthcare and science professionals to serve in our local community and beyond. The program has serves 100 students in the 2018/2019 school year.

This position will combine social work and student counseling with program planning and coordination responsibilities. The Coordinator will occasionally provide short-term supportive counseling to students and as appropriate, engage their families as well as linking them with appropriate referrals that can provide ongoing support. The position serves as a liaison between the CCHHE Youth Programs and in-school social workers. Additionally, the social worker will provide guidance, support, and consultation to Youth Programs staff who are working with students with significant needs.

The Student Success Coordinator will also provide overarching leadership and program guidance in supporting social-emotional health and wellbeing in all aspects of youth program activities. This will include occasional seminars and events supporting mental health for students and families. The Coordinator will facilitate the existing program evaluation efforts focused on assessing social-emotional wellness and student strengths and difficulties. The coordinator will develop individualized and group support for students based on the evaluation and communicate results with staff and help create program action plans based on the evaluation. To support student academic success, the Coordinator will collaborate with program consultants who deliver academic enrichment services including tutoring, SAT preparation and College Preparation.

The SSJP Student Success Coordinator will report directly to the Youth Development Manager within a team of five staff delivering the eight CCHHE youth programs (see for full details)


Case Management and Wellness Support

  • Work closely with program staff, mentors, school partners and PIC staff to identify students who may benefit from case management, trauma or crisis intervention and to coordinate the support services required.
  • Provide case management to students and work with families as needed, with the goal of assisting students to build resiliency and strengthen their personal support systems.
  • Identify potential resources and services that will benefit students’ academic, social and emotional needs.
  • Provide short-term crisis intervention
  • Strengthening program components that foster student peer to peer support

Academic Support

  • Coordinate the delivery of student academic support services provided by program consultants including weekly tutoring, SAT preparation as well as and college preparation assistance

Student Training and Guidance

  • Prepare and deliver workshops, seminars, and wellness activities for SSJP, and SSJP summer participants, occasionally bringing in outside presenters


  • Ensure consent forms are collected and ensure thorough case management documentation.
  • Administer and manage social- emotional evaluation tools and evaluative process with program consultants and evaluators
  • Assist with student events and day-to-day program activities as needed.
  • Participate in program planning activities as assigned.

Youth, Staff, and Community Support

  • Serve as a liaison between the BWH Youth Programs and in-school social workers.
  • Serve as an informed resource on the Youth Programs team on issues of youth development, behavior, and mental health strengths and challenges.
  • Ensure that the youth programs operations, policies, and procedures follow a trauma informed, empowerment-based practice
  • Consult with staff on student issues to guide the support of individual participants as well as the SSJP cohort. Actively contribute to program planning and on-going improvement
  • Represent the program on committees and networks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

  • Master of Social Work or equivalent required.
  • Licensure strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of youth development principles and practice, trauma informed practice, empowerment-based perspectives, and thorough knowledge of community resources for young people and young adults.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in a similar field highly desired.
  • Extensive experience working in diverse communities.
  • Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Persons of color strongly encouraged to apply.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

  • Capacity to respond swiftly and effectively to pressing student needs, while also contributing to the development of program components that build resiliency in young people.
  • Superior ability to collaborate with numerous stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong program planning and administrative skills and ability to prioritize work demands to meet project deadlines
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation/training skills; ability to assimilate information and communicate with various constituents.
  • Willingness to attend evening meetings and some weekend events as needed to fulfill the expectations of the role.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English fluency strongly preferred (speaking, reading and writing.)
  • Active interest in social, educational, professional and emotional growth and stability of youth and families
  • Must have solid advocacy skills, excellent judgment and interpersonal skills. Must work effectively as a member of a team and collaboratively with other professionals within the hospital and community.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people (e.g. race, ethnicity, age, class, gender, sexual preference) and commitment to social, racial, and gender justice issues.

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