Case Management/Social Services, Medical & Health, Program Management
Gilda’s Club Chicago’s Bilingual Program Coordinator will coordinate the Wells Street Clubhouse activities for Latino individuals impacted by cancer. The individual will interface with Gilda’s Club members, potential members, program staff, independent program contractors, volunteers, interns, and the professional community. Utilizing his/her clinical skills, the Bilingual Program Coordinator will provide a quality program in full compliance with the Cancer Support Community program philosophy. Reporting to the Program Director, the Bilingual Program Coordinator will work collaboratively throughout the organization to insure that program efforts are consistent with and supportive of Gilda’s Club Chicago’s overall strategic plan and vision. This position will require regular Saturday hours and one evening per week.
Serve as coordinator of Wells Street Clubhouse Latino activities to meet the needs of individuals and families impacted by cancer by developing and coordinating monthly programming
Facilitate support and networking groups within the Latino Program
Design, coordinate, and manage social and healthy lifestyle opportunities within the Latino Program: Spanish jewelry, knitting, nutrition, yoga, Fall Festival, Posada Navideña
Oversee GCC internship program: maintain relationships with graduate schools, screen resumes and send to staff supervisors, update orientation materials
Identify, recruit and engage professionals, interns and volunteers to assist with facilitating Latino programming and events
Cultivate and implement new ideas for GCC programming and program promotion opportunities
Coordinate Latino membership recruitment efforts in order to extend reach of services to a broader population
Coordinate production and promotion of quarterly Latino calendar and work with Program Administrator to create and distribute e-blasts/flyers in Spanish to the Latino membership in order to increase participation
Assess program effectiveness through development of participation measures; maintain accurate statistical and database records in accordance with Cancer Support Community policies
Assess member satisfaction and identify barriers to involvement through annual membership survey
General Program Responsibilities
Maintain ETO database and perform data entry and data updates
Engage participants, administer Customized Membership Plans and perform new member follow-up calls (Spanish and English)
Conduct Open to Options Decision Support Program (Spanish and English)
Conduct GCC@School presentations on an as needed basis in Spanish
Attend program supervision, individual supervision and staff meetings
Assist in program outreach (Spanish and English), including public speaking
Assist in the recruitment of professionals, members and volunteers for programming, lectures and workshops
Participate in community activities and clubhouse functions
Demonstrated sensitivity, understanding and commitment to Gilda’s Club Chicago’s mission and excited about its growth and potential
A good listener and problem solver
A hard worker with a high energy level willing to work flexible hours
A motivated self-starter of integrity who is committed to service and excellence
A team player
Emotionally mature and self-confident, with professional demeanor, sound judgment and a good sense of humor
Education and Experience Requirements
Clinical mental health professional with knowledge of psychosocial oncology and/or related experience (i.e. LCSW, LCPC, LMFT)
Minimum of two years post-graduate experience, including group facilitation, community outreach, and program development and management experience
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Knowledge of the local community, cancer support services and organizations
Effective oral and written communicator
Additional Salary Information: GCC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant work environment. Salary is based on a non-profit scale and commensurate with experience.
Benefits include major medical, dental, long-term disability, life, workman’s compensation and participation in a 401(k) plan.
Gilda’s Club Chicago supports anyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends, as well as those who have lost someone to cancer. Our innovative program, including more than 300 free activities each month, is an essential complement to medical care and offers support groups, educational lectures, healthy lifestyle workshops, resource referrals, and... social opportunities. Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.Gilda's Club Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is funded through donations from individuals, businesses, foundations and special events. We are an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, which is a worldwide network of more than 50 Clubs and 100 satellite locations, as well as a provider of online resources.