Life Skills Coordinator and Group Facilitator

Life Skills Coordinator and Group Facilitator Part-time

The Life Skills Coordinator and Psychoeducational Group Facilitator position is a part-time position of up to four-to-six hours per week at New Beginnings Counseling Center. New Beginnings has offered a Life Skills Parenting Education Program for ten years.  The purpose of the program is to shift the consciousness of low-income parents and children in order to end the cycle of despair that they have experienced.  The program provides a series of quality, research-based, and best-practice-informed parenting and life skills psychoeducational classes and hands-on parenting skills, mindfulness strategies, and overall life skills to low-income families.

The program coordinator for this program will oversee all activities relating to the provision of the program, including but not limited to: coordinating the offering of five, eight and twelve-week psychoeducational classes to community organizations; scheduling classes with internal and external staff; developing and updating curriculum; co-facilitating psychoeducational groups in both English and Spanish (if bi-lingual) one or two evenings per week as needed; and serving as a liaison between New Beginnings and community agencies and clients.

Requirements include maintaining a knowledge of the principles of psychotherapeutic techniques, child psychology, developmental psychology, and current models of parenting; the ability to develop, coordinate, and evaluate a program that is designed to expand, improve, and monitor psychoeducational services for mental health clients; the ability to analyze and evaluate programmatic and administrative activities, make comprehensive studies and evaluations, and prepare detailed reports and recommendations; the ability to make presentations to civic and community organizations to provide information concerning the program; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, community partners, service provider staff, client advocacy groups, and the general public. Bi-lingual preferred but not required.

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field required, Master’s or Doctoral-level  preferred, with 2+ years’ experience working within community mental health or related field.  Intern hours and supervision available.  Position is part-time hourly paid up to $20 per hour.

Qualified candidates for this position should submit a résumé, cover letter, and a list of three references. You will be contacted to schedule an interview if we feel there is a good match for the position. Please send information to