Position Title:     BrainPower Coordinator

Reports To:         Executive Director


Mission Statement:           

At Girls Place, we empower girls to grow courageous, strong and self sufficient. We inspire our girls to celebrate themselves—their minds, their hearts, and their physical well being.


Interns and Practicum Students

Job Summary:                     

BrainPower is Girls Place’s onsite mental health program devoted to serving the girls and families at Girls Place. Successful candidates are able to balance the roles of administrator, supervisor and clinician in this position. As an administrator and supervisor, the candidate manages interns (counselors-in-training) of the BrainPower program, collaborates with the Executive Director on best next steps in developing the BrainPower program, and serves as an advocate to the BrainPower program in the Gainesville community. As a clinician, the candidate is able to implement a variety of therapy modalities in service to this diverse client population.



Candidates must:

  • Have a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, counseling, social work, psychology, social work or other relevant human service profession
  • Be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Have experience working with school-age children and their families (minimum 1 year)
  • Have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be highly flexible and able to work autonomously
  • Serve as an active site host for the University of Florida’s Counselor Education program (attend all trainings, clinical site fairs, etc.); adhere to supervision standards set by UF
  • Be able to pass Level II background screening prior to start date
  • Complete requirements for a licensed child care facility 12 hour Office of Early Learning prior to employment and 40 hours of Department of Children and Families within 6 months of employment
  • Have current malpractice insurance

Girls Place prefers candidates with the following:

  • Training or certification in play therapy
  • Knowledge in verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention modalities
  • Trained in individual, family and group therapy modalities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous informal or formal experience as a clinical supervisor
  • Strong collaborative leadership style


Hours required:                  

Part time between 20 and 25 hours per week; compensation varies between $20,000 and $25,000 depending on hours committed and experience


Performance Standards:

 Program Specific

  • Administer grant funded program
  • Develop innovative and progressive program by defining and describing components involving but not limited to: goals and objectives, policies, activities, scheduling, facilities, transportation, equipment and supplies, volunteers, and instructors. Programs may be reviewed by the Executive Director, Program Director, and Programs Committee
  • Conduct annual program evaluations to ensure that they are relevant, and have met the needs of girls and funders
  • Maintain data required for grant reporting for each program; complete reports as needed
  • Promote programs and recruitment of participants through coordinated public relations effort as directed by the Director
  • Engage parents quarterly through workshops


  • Participate in meetings to share ideas and concerns, and work with other staff to achieve Girls Place goals and objectives
  • Assist with program specific grant writing as possible
  • Develop and deliver staff development as needed


  • Participate in periodic performance assessment, develop individual goals, and objectives
  • Take advantage of training and other developmental opportunities at least once a year
  • Positively represent Girls Place in internal and external settings including agency fairs, presentations and fundraising events

Secondary Job Duties:

This position reports directly to the Executive Director

  • Stay current with agency programs, services and procedures
  • Attend staff meetings, management team meetings, board of directors meetings and trainings as needed
  • Assist the Executive Director with other duties as needed
  • Follow the guidelines of the agency’s board policies and personnel regulations

Agency Requirements:

All employees of Girls Place are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • Promoting diversity and equality
  • Professional ethics and standards
  • Flexibility and teamwork
  • Protection of confidentiality

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 frequently required to stand, sit, carry, push, pull, bend, stoop, reach, talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds of materials and at times lift and/or move up to 25 pounds of equipment.