JobID 5670 : 19 - Community Advocate (#1823419)
Job Title: Community Advocate
Work Year: 158 days; 9 hours each day
Department: Student Intervention
Reports To: School Principal
Salary Range: Community Advocate Salary Schedule
Benefits: Schedule B Benefits
Status: FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: The primary responsibility of the Community Advocate is to act as a liaison between school, home, community, and court system to provide truancy prevention/intervention services to students through the coordination and implementation of programs dedicated to removing barriers to educational goals.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Valid Colorado Driver’s License
- Reliable Transportation
- Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
- Completion of study at an institution of higher education
- Previous experience with at-risk students and families
- Previous experience in a school setting
- Spanish speaking skills
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, including students, staff, administrators, parents, and community members, using tact, patience, and courtesy
- Knowledge of WRAP Around process and philosophy
- Knowledge of behavior management techniques in a school setting
- Knowledge of community services available to students and families
- Ability to record required student data related to attendance, academics, and/or behavior
- Demonstrate sound work ethic
- Gather and review attendance data to identify students who are excessively truant. Work with Infinite Campus to assist in the identification and on-going monitoring of students with identified attendance issues
- Act as a liaison between the school, student/family, and community in assisting students to thrive in their school environment
- Work with families in addressing attendance, academic, and/or behavior issues of identified students
- Collaborate with school staff to develop interventions (RTI) for students who are truant and develop individualized service plans to improve attendance and academics
- Work collaboratively with school personnel, students, families, community agencies, and district-level support in addressing the needs of the students
- Coordinate and facilitate the process of accessing community resources for students and families
- Provide families with information related to the needs of their child and act as a resource to parents/guardians by communicating the importance of school attendance and helping students/families understand the judicial process, the steps involved, expectations, etc.
- Represent school in and attend all scheduled court proceedings related to individual caseload. Follow up with recommendations of the court, school administration, or district administration
- Write, maintain, and document appropriate and accurate paperwork and records for all interactions, efforts, and progress of students on caseload, ensuring confidentiality of student and their families
- Provide reports/documentation to interested parties as appropriate
- Assist with Friday tutoring and participate in professional development and other related training
- Maintain appropriate professional appearance
- Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Principal, or Intervention Administration
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel. The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
In an 8-hour workday, this job requires:
R – Rarely (Less than .5 hr per day) O – Occasionally (.5 – 2.5 hrs per day)
F – Frequently (2.5 – 5.5 hrs per day) C – Continually (5.5-8 hrsper day)
NA – Not Applicable
|Walking (level surface)||Frequently|
|Walking (uneven surface)||Occasionally|
|Crouching (bend at knees)||Occasionally|
|Stooping (bend at waist)||Occasionally|
|Climbing (ladder)||Not Applicable|
|Repetitive use arms||Frequently|
|Repetitive use wrists||Frequently|
|Repetitive use hands grasping||Occasionally|
|Repetitive use hands squeezing||Occasionally|
|Using foot control||Not Applicable|
Maximum weight: 50 lbs.
Maximum weight: 50 lbs.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work; constant interruptions; works in classrooms and hallways surrounded by students and staff of various ages and abilities; Daily work schedules will vary depending on student and school needs.
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