Aug 16, 2023

Care Corps Coordinator

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • San Jose, CA, USA
Full-time Curriculum

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

Our Multi-Tier Systems Support (MTSS) Team serves all students, including across all disabilities (mild, moderate, and severe), through an innovative approach that includes coaching and deep partnership with our general education partners, integrated special education (ISE) partners, school leaders, and related service providers. To best serve our Rocketeers and meet their needs, we work to serve students across all areas of need: academic, social-emotional, and behavior.

Position Summary:

The CareCorps Coordinator will work to provide integrated student support by addressing out-of-school barriers to learning through partnerships with social and health service agencies and providers. They will work to gain family and community engagement by making the school a neighborhood hub providing adults with educational opportunities they want, such as ESL classes, green card or citizenship preparation, computer skills, etc. The CareCorps Coordinator will manage the complex joint work of multiple school and community organizations. The CareCorps Coordinator will also work to address chronic absenteeism.

The CareCorps Coordinator will serve one school site in San Jose, Redwood City, Concord, or Antioch. The CareCorps Coordinator will partner closely with the mental health provider, office manager, school leaders, and other related service providers to provide direct social work services to help students succeed in their classrooms.

This position is contingent on term-limited supplemental funding and will be reassessed annually.

The CareCorps Coordinator will report to the Manager of CareCorps.

Essential Functions:
    • Duties will include, but not be limited to:
    • Design & coordinate student and family support by coordinating, connecting and supporting the people and programs, externally and internally, related to student and family support (i.e. expanded learning: behavioral health; and family engagement and support) to each other and to the core mission and priorities of the school and students
    • In collaboration with School Leaders and Central NeST Team, develop partnerships by establishing and implementing protocols to manage and maintain quality, deep and focused partnerships such that everyone on the school site is working towards common goals for student success and wellness.
    • Serve as a resource to connect participants with appropriate partners related to housing, career and education, childcare, health care, family budgeting, and more.
    • Design and facilitate parent trainings and workshops based on the needs of the community.
    • Communicate regularly with other stakeholders related to the child (teachers, doctors, health workers, social service workers) and monitor and document participants' progress according to individual growth plans.
    • Plan and facilitate bi-monthly Campus Community Advisory Board (CCAB) meetings which will include school staff, families and relevant community agencies. The CCAB will meet to review the progress of our CareCorps effort and its continuous improvement.
    • Work with families to align parent growth plans with student growth plans, supporting family engagement with the student's experience in school. Collaborate with and be a part of any coordinated meetings as the CareCorps Coordinator.
    • Conduct home visits as needed and as applicable to support families with access.
    • Provide professional development trainings to school staff as-needed regarding best practices in community resources.
    • Provide consultation with parents, teachers, and other appropriate staff regarding the student's program and any adaptations/materials needed to facilitate improved performance in the classroom or at home.
    • Maintain relationships and effectively communicate with school leaders, teachers, and parents in all facets of the position.
    • Ensure the Integrated MTSS Team is viewed as positive supports to the organization's mission that are fully aligned with Rocketship's Core Characteristics (Innovation, Pursuit of Excellence, Authenticity, Community, and Tenacity), and not as bureaucratic obstacles to serving the needs of the students.

    • Required: Fluent in Spanish or Vietnamese
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred
    • Background in social work preferred
    • PPS Credential in Social Work preferred
    • 2+ years of community outreach experience supporting parents who have experienced trauma and/or crises (e.g. homelessness, domestic violence), and have deep knowledge of the resources available to families
    • Experience working with students with a range of disabilities (learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism, etc.) (highly preferred)
    • Communication: strong writing and public speaking skills, and feel comfortable leading and facilitating large groups.
    • Experience coaching and advocating for others in a way that is compassionate, strength-based and non-judgmental.
    • Embodies empathy and embraces cultural differences; you recognize and know how to navigate groups and individuals representing a range of needs, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
    • Able to balance multiple priorities - meeting with families, preparing for sessions, entering data - gracefully and with practiced personal organization and time management.
    • Natural problem solver, fixer and finder of resources; in moments of tension, you defuse and resolve conflict.
    • Self-aware and self motivated, and have a strong desire to learn.
    • Comfortable in ambiguity and environments that change rapidly.
    • Strong organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
    • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptive in a work environment that is still evolving
    • Possession of a valid California driver's license: willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments as you will be required to travel from site to site to work with students and faculty at all sites (mileage reimbursed)

Additional Details:
    • The CareCorps Coordinator position will be on the site-based staff calendar, which includes paid time off for holidays and traditional school breaks.
    • This role and working with families often requires work on evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and wellness benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy. For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Human Resources.

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