Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is a non profit organization in Philadelphia, PA providing human services to the community including early childhood education, foster care & adoption, child welfare, mental & behavioral health, community and economic development, housing, violence intervention, and services to community schools.
CUA stands for Community Umbrella Agency. APM's CUA 2 is responsible for supporting families living in the 24th and 26th Police Districts under the Department of Human Services (DHS).
This is a Full-Time job. All of our jobs are on-site. We do not work remotely.
The Educational Liaison is to improve educational outcomes for children and youth receiving services from Child Welfare services. They will coordinate educational supports and provide culturally responsive system navigation support for eligible children and youth. This person will help to resolve issues that impact eligible children and youth’s learning and strengthen relationships among Child Welfare. The Educational Liaison Worker will coordinate and advocate for education supports for children and youth receiving services from Child Welfare. They will collaborate with educators, Case Managers and other key partners. The Educational Liaison is expected to have knowledge and linkages with the education sector to help resolve issues that may impact student learning.
Salary: $46,350 plus benefits
- Medical Insurance or $100/month medical insurance waiver reimbursement
- Vision and Dental Insurance
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- 403b Retirement Plan with company contribution
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Employee Assistance Program at no cost
- 20 Days of Paid Time Off
- 12 Days of Paid Holidays
- Other voluntary benefits
Key job tasks/duties/responsibilities of the Educational Liaison
1. Establishing positive, collaborative working relationships and linkages among Child Welfare providers and community service providers
2. Providing system navigation support for eligible children and youth to access educational services and supports in a culturally responsive and timely manner
3. Developing system capacity to support educational outcomes of eligible children and youth
4. Helping to resolve issues that impact student learning, i.e. transitions between schools, suspensions, special education and help eligible children and youth to receive educational services and supports to help them achieve the educational goals that are relevant to them
5. Collaboration with Philadelphia Department of Human Services Educational Support Center
6. Working with schools, case managers, and providers to determine student transportation needs
7. Facilitating access for eligible children and youth to existing educational supports and resources in the school system or the community by providing information and referrals for individual eligible children and youth that address individual needs and support/reinforce strengths. Some of the resources and supports may include tutoring supports, mentoring resources and employment services, training and/or skill development opportunities
8. Strengthening relationships among schools, CUA, Child Welfare providers and community partners
9. Participate in Individual Educational Plan, Best Interest Determination, CUA District School Board Meetings and another meeting that relate to the educational needs of our youth
10. Assist older youth with higher educational and employment options
11. Obtain youth educational records and transcripts
12. Re-engaging children that have truancy concerns
13. Collaborate with the Achieving Independent Center regarding youth educational connections
14. May perform other duties as assigned.
- Must have completed Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education or a related field and two (2) or more years of work and/or internship experience required. Applicants without a Bachelor’s require five (5) or more years of work and/or internship experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong presentation skills
- Ability to evaluate and research educational options and alternatives
- Sound judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are essential.