Job Status: Exempt / Full Time / 11-Month Position
The Youth Development Coordinator will be expected to support primary level students in their trajectory toward end of grade promotion. The ideal candidate will have experience with assessing and identifying students' needs and connecting them to services for wrap around support. Experience in an educational or human services setting with knowledge of various community resources is preferred.
Primary Function: Primary Function: Responsible for the planning and management of Communities In Schools operations at the site and the implementation of the Communities In Schools model of integrating student services. The Youth Development Coordinator position will identify and assess the needs of enrolled students (caseload 75). This position will work directly with students and families to improve attendance, academics, and behavior. Target goals will be connecting school content to real world experiences, reinforcing positive patterns, character development, and discovering intrinsic motivation to promote promotion to the next grade level and on-time graduation.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
- Identify students to administer attendance, behavioral and academic monitoring/interventions in support of educational success.
- Plan and organize student-training opportunities to observe, teach and reinforce pro-social behaviors and life skills using community resources/support.
- Work with parents of CIS students to assist and support students’ academic success, as well as career planning and training.
- Assist in removing academic barriers through coordination of health & critical needs, dental and optometric screening/treatment services to CIS students.
- Communicate regularly with teachers and/or counselors seeking their support and advice, so as to create a cooperative relationship to support students.
- Conduct school support team meetings, attend weekly school staff meetings, staff development activities and other relevant meetings to assist with student engagement as required.
- Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals. The Youth Development Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in implementing a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students.
- Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. Services provided should fall within the framework of Academic, Behavior Coursework and Parent Engagement (ABC+P).
- Complete appropriate documents relative to capturing services provided to students within seven days of service delivery. Ensure accurate and timely data is entered in CIS Student Database System (CISDM).
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, Master’s preferred, Social Work License preferred.
- Bi- Lingual (proficient in English and Spanish with reading, writing, and speaking).
- Minimum of 2 years of successful experience working in social work and/or counseling required, experience working with school-age children and in school environment preferred.
- Previous case management; familiarity with local health and human service agencies.
- Capacity for creative problem solving, conflict resolution, and violence prevention, with experience conducting presentations/workshops for groups.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain strong relationships while fostering a spirit of collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners; with students, parents, and school personnel.
- Possess strong time and project management skills; have specific examples of such work: self-starter, well- organized, detail-oriented, the ability to effectively work independently and within a team framework in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write/edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Experience working with Microsoft office.
- Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
- A valid NC driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.