You have passion for helping others. Now it’s time to bring your passion to life by joining the Communities in Schools (CIS) Team as a Parent/Family Liaison.
About Us and What we Offer You
CIS is more than just a program - we are a team of caring individuals, motivated and trained to do whatever it takes to keep kids coming to the classroom ready to learn and to help prepare them for the future. We are the face of trusting relationships with families. We are the face of encouragement when students need some extra help achieving their goals. We are the face of student support across our community.
As a Site Coordinator, you’ll be the face of CIS, working inside a school as an active member of the school community. We provide you with evidence-based best practices, and you’ll use your creativity and expertise to develop and deliver resources tailored to meet your students’ needs. And you’ll be supported by a national network of caring and dedicated professionals just like you.
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Benefits and Perks
At CIS, our employees are rewarded for their motivation to support others. We offer top-notch benefits including:
· Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, and HSA plans)
· 401(k) with discretionary company match
· Generous paid time off, plus school holidays
· Tuition Reimbursement
· Summer 4-day work week
What the Job Looks Like
The parent/family liaison will facilitate family engagement, including developing interpersonal relationships between school district staff, students, and parents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops positive interpersonal relationships between school district staff, students, and parents/caregivers.
Facilitates parent/caregiver-school communication.
Provides support in engaging families when students are experiencing truancy.
Responsible for developing and implementing truancy elimination plans incompliance with compulsory attendance provisions of law and school district policy. Works with the District’s Truancy Officer to assist students in attending school and recommends corrective procedures.
Assists families who are experiencing homelessness.
Serves as liaison between the school district and families through the Child Study Team process and the Section 504 process.
Conducts classroom observations of students as part of a data-gathering piece of the Child Study Team or evaluation process.
Participates in meetings with families to assist school staff with parent/family engagement.
Confers with staff and parents/caregivers whenever necessary.
Assists in translation of phone contacts of non-English speaking families or coordinates translation services.
Assists guidance office with preparing and sending written communication to families to increase the parent/family engagement and ensure appropriate services for students are being provided.
Performs related work as required for the students and their families by supporting the guidance office. Document all interactions with students, community providers, family members and events on daily basis in CISDM.
Researches and applies best practices from other Communities In Schools sites and from local and national educational and service programs.
Serve as a well-informed ambassador in furthering the CIS mission, its goals, and programs
Perform other duties as assigned by assigned manager
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma required, Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in education, social work or related preferred
Experience working with youth, within public education or community-based organization
Bi-lingual in Spanish required
Work effectively with diverse populations, including students, faculty, administration,and community groups
Ability to work effectively with a broad range of representatives from public and private service organizations, public education, neighborhood organizations, parent groups, and local government
Highly organized with strong ability to multitask.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills. Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the mission of Communities In Schools of Eastern PA.
Must be committed to supporting diversity and inclusion efforts within their team and across the organization.
Ability to work effectively in a changing work environment. Combines a collaborative spirit with the independent initiative required.
Ability to work independently, with an inquiring mind, to investigate new ideas and issues and correlations of items that may relate to the overall success of CIS.