Posted on August 5, 2022
For support of a new Family Support Coordinator (“FSC”) who will provide case management and facilitate holistic supports for families in Jamaica, Queens and its surrounding communities to more comprehensively address the needs of these families through COVID-recovery and beyond. Based on the impact of their FSCs at their Pomonok and Forest Hills Community Centers, and the alignment of this role with their settlement house values and approach, they see this role as an integral component of their work in the highest-need neighborhoods that they serve. Jamaica is one such neighborhood where they have a significant presence with nine school-based sites. The families have struggled there during the pandemic, and the community is currently outside of the reach of either existing FSC. As they are temporarily relocating their administrative offices to Jamaica during the major construction now being undertaken at their main Forest Hills site, that temporary site offers space where they will introduce a new FSC for this community. Queens Community House is a multi-site, community-based settlement house serving low-income families in neighborhoods across the Borough of Queens.