Posted on August 4, 2021
To support a new Social Worker/Intervention Specialist who will provide mental health and social-emotional support to their Club members so as to help them address the traumatic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, etc. Bergen County has had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state of New Jersey, and has had the second highest death rate. The Social Worker/Intervention Specialist would support approximately 400 students across three programs and provide mental health support, promote student engagement, and offer grief, loss and trauma-informed care. The Specialist would offer group counseling to members, train program staff in approaches to supporting youth mental health, oversee social work interns to assist program members and staff, and provide monthly family workshops to help parents develop skills to foster the mental health and social-emotional well-being of their children. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lower Bergen County impacts the whole child, by providing life-enhancing programs and experiences to impact youth in the core areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character and Citizenship.