Homeless Liaison

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Start Date
06/01/2020

Description

Primary Function: Position is responsible for supporting the needs of the homeless student population and ensuring the delivery of mandated services to facilitate the student’s attendance and access to appropriate education. Position assesses students and families; interprets laws relating to homeless students; works as a team member to develop intervention strategies; provides case management; monitors student progress; and makes referrals. Position also acts as a resource to school staff and conducts related training and interacts and coordinates with key homeless service providers.


Directly responsible to Director Counseling & Social Services


Responsibilities
• Interprets laws relating to homeless students; and ensures the delivery of mandated services
• Assesses students identified as homeless and makes visits to living areas/shelters to assess the family environment
• Collaborates with school staff to develop interventions for students identified as homeless
• Collaborates with various community entities to partner for funding and additional supports for students identified as homeless
• Collaborates with Director in the writing of grants and reports in support of homeless students.
• Implements case management services; monitors student/family progress and status; and makes referrals to other professional staff members or community agencies as needed
• Serves as a liaison between schools and such agencies/facilities as homeless shelters, social services, court services, and the police department to coordinate assistance for homeless students 
• Provides families with information related to the needs of their child and acts as a resource to parents/guardians by providing family support activities and communicating available services
• Acts as a resource to school-based administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, and health services personnel regarding homeless students, interpretation of homeless/school attendance policies and laws, and record-keeping requirements
• Conducts training to school staff on school laws as it relates to the homeless student population; and recommends strategies for supporting the needs of these students
• Maintains necessary records ensuring confidentiality of students and their families and prepares related reports
• Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
• Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Federal Programs Specialist and/or Assistant  Superintendent or other appropriate administrator

Requirements
2 years of college experience or more

Support Professional Salary Schedule - Lane 6
Full Time - 258 days per year
Benefit Eligible

Posted By

Tooele County School District

92 S LODESTONE WAY, Tooele, UT 84074
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$7,633 (USD)

State Average: $7,571 (USD)

% ELL Students

3%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 22.85

% IEP Students

14%

State Average: 12%

FTE

State Average: 338