Youth Advocate - 3 Year Grant Funded Position
SUMMARY: Advocate will address the academic and social needs of children in order to meet graduation requirements. Advocate will collaborate with families, school/district personnel, and community partners to support child with school related issues including: enrollment, scheduling, assessments, credit attainment, post secondary goal planning, and addressing barriers to success.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Work collaboratively with students, parents, and staff to assess student needs and progress towards graduation attainment.
2. Use assessment data/needs analysis and collaborate with student, parents, and staff to develop educational/postsecondary goals
3. Develop and monitor plan for monitoring student progress toward attainment of student?s educational/post-secondary goals, and execute plan on a regular basis
4. Collect, maintain, and report program data for the purpose of informed decision making and grant writing process
5. Serve as primary internal and external contact for issues related to specific grant programs
6. Inform and update personnel regarding policies, procedures, and services related to the education of children with specific attention given to maintaining of the identification process for each specific grant program.
7. Attend and participate in Parent Advisory Committee meetings and related events to ensure parents understand and have access to full participation in their child?s education
8. Collaborate with outside community organizations who may be able to serve as support for students and families to increase opportunity for academic success
9. Understand and utilize Grant Program fiscal procedures with specific attention given to grant budgets regarding appropriate/efficient use of funds
10. Attend state and regional meetings regarding specific grant programs.
11. Organize, promote, and supervise post-secondary opportunities and events with specific attention given to the post-secondary enrollment process and the financial aid process
12. Identify and contact students that have not successfully completed the education process (Out of School Youth) to determine the possibility of re-enrollment or an alternative for successfully continuing/completing education process
13. Provide regular communication and outreach to families regarding culturally appropriate programming and collaborate, develop, and facilitate culturally relevant activities that may take place after school or during evening hours
14. Perform other job related duties as assigned, including but not limited to providing transportation to and from programs/locations when necessary.
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
-Bachelor degree in education, social work, or equivalent preferred.
-Spanish language preferred. Required in some areas.
-Experience mentoring and advising students at all grade levels related to academic achievement preferred.
-Three (3) years of experience with at risk and culturally diverse populations preferred.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
-Criminal background check required for hire.
- Ability to frequently travel among district facilities and into community.
- Valid Colorado driver's license.
- Must be able to meet district qualifications to transport students in a district vehicle, required within 3 months of hire.
- CPR and First Aid certifications required within 3 months of hire.
Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor Contact Information
- Nicole Stone
- 1500 E 128TH AVE
- Thornton, Colorado 80241