Parent Student Advocate
Definition:Under supervision of site Principal, this position involves the coordination and implementation of the Title I parent involvement component for the purpose of helping parents of at-risk students become actively involved in the educational process.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Provides community resource information and referrals when necessary to meet the basic needs of students and their families.
Serves as school point of contact for McKinney Vento and students in Foster Care
Assists in promoting and communicating the attendance policies / academic expectations.
Serves as a major communication link between home and school; liaison to parents and teachers, school counselor, principals, nurses, in their communications with parents.
Makes home visits as necessary when accompanied by a staff member.
Coordinates volunteer efforts in the school.
Coordinates and assists in the facilitation of school events and Title I parent training workshops, as per the School Integrated Action Plan.
Maintains documentation on parent meetings/workshops (sign-in sheets, agendas, and minutes).
Assists parents and students with navigating the school system (i.e. PowerSchool Parent Portal, Special Education services, parent-teacher conferences/meetings).
Must attend PSA meetings/training and take back information to the Principal and/or staff.
Performs related duties as requested within federal funding regulations.
Knowledge, Skills, and other Characteristics:
Knowledge of District policies and procedures
Knowledge of District programs such as PowerSchool and Google Suite
Knowledge of school, community and tribal resources
Knowledge of barriers hindering parent involvement in school services and student academic achievement
Skill in the use of a personal computer
Skill in following written and oral instructions
Skill in oral and written communication
Skill in preparing letters and flyers
Establish and maintain effective relationships with school staff, parents, and community
Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, standing, bending, repetitive motion, vision to monitor and lifting up to 15 pounds.
High school diploma or equivalent
Must possess an Arizona driver license
Fluency in English and Spanish preferred
Salary Grade: 6 Hourly Pay: $12.80 Hours per Day: 8 Days in Contract: 211 Start Date: January 3, 2022