ABOUT PERSPECTIVES, INC: In keeping with the goals of supporting mothers and children, as well as all family members, Perspectives is a family-friendly workplace. We understand the everyday stresses our team of professionals faces as they work with a diverse and struggling population to create healthier lifestyles. Perspectives’ appreciation, support, and a liberal time-off policy create a workplace that few want to leave.
Our mission, Breaking Cycles, is accomplished through an award-winning, comprehensive model that includes: supportive housing, case management, mental and chemical health services, parent education, and children’s educational and nutritional enrichment programming. The results strengthen families, restore dignity, and create hope.
Besides competitive pay, 16 paid holidays, and health insurance, we are a fun, fast-paced agency that realizes it is important to both work and play hard. If you enjoy a team approach and a creative, energetic work culture, come join us!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Kids Connection – Perspectives provides an afterschool and summer program for at-risk and homeless children living in Perspectives' supportive housing program and surrounding community. The year-round program focuses on developing academic, social, and culinary skills with a companion program called Kids Cafe. Licensed teachers, mentors, volunteers and other program staff create an engaging learning environment so as to facilitate academic and social-skill building activities on-site for fifty-plus children and youth.
Kids Café -
The Connection – A socially, enriching and recreational program for middle school youth, 6-8th grade.
Early Childhood – Perspectives newest program will begin as a pilot with 10-15 preschoolers and will expand to 74 when Perspectives new program Family Center is built (expected in 2020).
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY: As a member of the executive/leadership team, this new position oversees all of Perspectives’ out-of- school programs: Kids Connection (K-5), The Connection (6-8) Summer Explorers (K-5) and Kids Cafe. The programs serve over 100 elementary children annually and involve a staff of six to eight teachers. In addition, this position will launch an Early Childhood Education pilot program in June of 2019 for 2 to 4 year olds. Primary responsibility is to enhance, implement, and maintain academic, social and nutritional services, while integrating ideals from a variety of educational philosophies, frameworks, principles, and values. This leadership position will develop strategies, direction, and best practices for the purpose of providing effective services to an at-risk and culturally diverse population.
Program and Curriculum Development
Staff Supervision and Development
Relationships with Parents and Families
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: