Summary

Miscellaneous Non-Licensed | Specialist | District Administration Office

Description

POSITION:
Family Advocate
 
TYPE OF POSITION:
Non-Represented Hourly, 10 month
Hours may vary based on program needs
 
REPORTS TO:
Supervisor of Equity Programs, Executive Director of Community Education
 
SUPERVISION:
None

SALARY: 
$21.24 – $27.55/hr
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
 
Required

  • A.A. Degree or equivalent education or qualifying experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, families, and school personnel in a diverse environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple assignments

 Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or closely related field
  • Experience in a K-12 school setting and familiarity with best practices in youth development, cultural competency, and special education

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school equity program administration; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively in both oral and written forms; ability to work with administrators, teachers and support staff to support inclusive school culture; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, consultants, associates, school officials and the general public.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the general direction of the Supervisor of Equity Programs and the Executive Director of Community Education, this position promotes School District 742’s mission and core values by assisting administrators, staff, students and families in navigating and resolving obstacles to homeless student achievement and school success. Effectively communicates with families, students, and school staff. Assists homeless students and families in accessing district programs and services.  Works as a team member with all school staff to improve homeless students’ academic performance, achievement, attendance and/or behaviors. Helps connect homeless families to resources in the school and in the community. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assist in building connections between parents, schools, and other community agencies
  • Work closely with administrators, teachers, and parents/guardians to support student success in school, including academic performance, attendance and/or behavior
  • Serve as a resource in the schools to meet the needs of students and their families
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, parents, and students, and interact in a manner that models intercultural sensitivity and respect
  • Serves as a bridge between the schools and families through the development of systems for family outreach partnerships
  • Assists schools in creating an inclusive environment for all students throughout the School District and in identifying barriers and obstacles to access, inclusion and belonging
  • Through partnership with district leaders and the community, will work toward the following goals:
    • Increase attendance for identified student groups
    • Increase parent involvement in the school community
    • Increase graduation rates for identified student groups
    • Raising the self-concept of identified students
  • Collaborate with teachers in developing in and out of classroom learning experiences
  • Enthusiastically promotes the School Districts goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures
  • Assist and support students with cultural adjustment and social/emotional development to promote school success
  • Encourage parents to attend and be active in all meetings and empower them to voice their concerns, needs, opinions and priorities
  • Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL FACTORS:

  • Frequent:  walking, standing, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing

 
All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment.  Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement.  Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work
 
It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.