Program Supervisor

Working On Womanhood Program · Boston, Massachusetts
Department Working On Womanhood Program
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

We are excited to announce our Working on Womanhood (WOW) Supervisor role in our Boston area!


At Youth Guidance, we believe that no matter what challenges a young person faces, they are more likely to succeed when they have caring adults in their lives. Our highly-trained staff guides kids to overcome the life and academic challenges facing youth. We meet kids where they are — physically and emotionally — to help them focus on their education, make positive choices, and remain on the right path toward life success.


Founded in 1924 today Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs serving more than 11,000 youth while touching the lives of more than 14,000 youth, parents, teachers, and community members.


Position Summary

Our WOW Counselors are responsible for providing school- based group counseling and direct service to girls in 6th-12th grade through empowering them to develop responsible decision making skills, self-awareness, emotions management, self-acceptance, healthy relationships and social awareness. The WOW Counselor should be flexible in their clinical expertise and youth engagement skills to empower the girls to become successful in school and life.


Our WOW Supervisors are responsible for providing administrative support, feedback and supervision to WOW Counselors. The WOW Supervisor should be flexible in their clinical expertise and collaborative skills to empower and motivate WOW Clinicians to be successful in implementing at their site.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities


  • Maintains focus on the achievement of key program outcomes including goals for student performance, retention, and satisfaction
  • Assists in the coordination of school-based data collection and program evaluation initiatives
  • Assures that all program documentation, records, and required reports for program stakeholders are prepared in a timely fashion
  • Collaborates with WOW Counselors and WOW Curriculum Specialist to recruit and build relationships with students, school administration and community partners
  • Collaborates to identify, manage and retain talented program team members
  • Supports, builds, and shares best practices in clinical interventions and system leadership for positive student outcomes
  • Provides or arranges ongoing weekly supervision to provide specific guidance in the areas of professional responsibilities, prioritization, time and resource allocation
  • Collaborate with the WOW Curriculum Specialist to ensure continuity of support to the WOW Counselor
  • Responsible for representing WOW in community, in schools and with other WOW partners
  • Collaborate on leadership of WOW Committee and WOW Projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications



  • Master’s Degree in social work, counseling or a related human service field from an approved accredited university is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work/internship experience in the education, human service, youth development or social services field required
  • Must have a minimum of one year leadership experience
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of advanced therapeutic concepts
  • Maintains professional licensure or within 3 years of obtaining position should obtain their professional licensure



  • Demonstrated ability to be solution-focused
  • Strong interpersonal skills that excels in cultural sensitivity and respect for differences
  • Proven ability to be a self-starter, energetic, innovative
  • Must be able to self-reflect and show of development in action
  • Must demonstrate time management and prioritization skills
  • Be able to motivate and encourage others
  • Be able to give feedback in a safe, empowering manner
  • Must be able to collaborate in team settings and work independently
  • Demonstrated passion and dedication to the agency’s mission and the continuous improvement of service quality

·       Must demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills

·       Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand for sustained periods of time, frequently talk, hear, use hands and fingers to feel, handle and operate objects or controls, and occasionally stand, bend, stoop, kneel and crouch 
  • The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, and viewing a computer terminal.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The duties performed are primarily in a school setting.  May work occasional weekends and local travel as needed. VACCINATION IS REQUIRED.

DEI Statement

At Youth Guidance, we understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are fundamental to realizing our vision of bright and successful futures for all young people. We celebrate the diversity of youth and recognize them as empowered leaders, problem-solvers, and experts of their own experiences. At the same time, we acknowledge that many systems and institutions meant to support youth are inequitable and unjust.

As such, we are committed to advancing DE&I through our words and our actions, both internally and externally, by:

  • Strengthening cultural competence as well as policies, practices, and organizational structures that foster belonging and leverage the unique backgrounds and talents of staff;
  • Offering youth-centered programs that are accessible and responsive to people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, language, and cultural and religious beliefs and practices;
  • Influencing systems that youth, their families and communities are impacted by, such as schools, organizational networks, governmental bodies, researchers, and the funding community, to apply approaches that embrace DEI in addressing the needs and supporting the aspirations of young people.

Youth Guidance is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Youth Guidance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law and is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity along all of these lines. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.




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  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Department
    Working On Womanhood Program
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience