JobID 1614 : Educational Connections Liaison (#1749594)
EFFECTIVE: 2019-2020 School Year
Position Type: Non-Exempt/Classified
7.5 hours/day - Hours will vary based on possible evening staff development and/or home visit opportunities with families.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Educational Connections Liaison serves as one of the primary contacts between families experiencing homelessness and school staff, district personnel and community service providers. The Liaison facilitates professional development for staff in the area of McKinney-Vento educational rights and responsibilities. Additionally, the Liaison coordinates services to ensure that homeless children and youth within the Englewood Schools district enroll in school and have full and equal opportunity to succeed academically.
This is a grant-funded position pending annual grant renewal by CDE.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Create a district-wide, school-based system that ensures that children, youth and families in homeless situations are recruited and identified and are provided with information about school and community resources in a timely manner
- Facilitate staff development and community education regarding homelessness
- Ensure that children, youth and families experiencing homelessness are aware of the educational rights of homeless students and act as a liaison between families, schools and the community to remove barriers so that identified children, youth and families receive educational, social and community services for which they are eligible. This may include home visits to families and/or transportation of families to appropriate community resource locations.
- Ensure that parents and guardians in homeless situations are informed of educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children
- Collaborate with district personnel to meet all requirements of the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program grant
- Complete all McKinney-Vento grant evaluation reports in a timely manner
- Perform other related duties as assigned or requested
- Valid Driver’s License
- BA or BS degree in social work or related field
- Bilingual - Fluency in both written and spoken Spanish
- Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Previous experience accessing and coordinating community resources for families
- Understanding of, and sensitivity to, disadvantaged and homeless community and barriers affecting student learning
- Experience working with individuals of diverse cultures and economic backgrounds.
- Ability to initiate training processes and to establish systems for district staff
- Ability to communicate effectively with adult learners
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Has the ability to promote, establish and maintain cooperative and constructive working relationships with parents, school staff, and community groups.
- Understanding of McKinney Vento procedures and regulations highly preferred.
- Background and/or education in social work preferred.
- Is flexible and adaptable to change.
- Has the ability to work collaboratively with supervisors and co-workers.
- Maintains a positive attitude.
- Observes all district policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Occasional lifting 5 to 10 pounds
- Frequent sitting, standing, walking
- Occasional reaching
Mostly clean and comfortable and some noise
Executive Director of Student Services
Roscoe Davidson Administration Building
$16.88 - 27.33 per hour based on comparable work experience and qualifications
Open until filled.
This description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term.
New hires or rehires will be responsible for the $49.50 fingerprint processing fee required for background checks through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Englewood Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Phil Bedford, Chief Human Resources and Operations Officer, 4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110, (303) 806-2029, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal