Summary: The Check & Connect Coordinator will provide comprehensive, individualized, strength-based, and outcome focused services to caseload students. The Check & Connect Coordinator position serves students who are on the threshold of chronic absenteeism. The ideal candidate will have strong case management skills and experience implementing evidence based interventions. Candidate should have knowledge of and experience with collaborating with other youth/human service agencies in the community. The Check & Connect Coordinator will be responsible for the overall planning and management of implementing the Communities In Schools' (CIS) model of integrated student support. Candidates should be proficient in English and Spanish with reading, writing, and speaking.
- Provide services to students identified as having excessive absences and /or tardies and who are in danger of not meeting requirements for end of grade promotion.
- Assess student needs using defined methodologies and coordinate the implementation of a variety of student, family, community services, and educational programs and strategies in support of District dropout prevention.
- Assess, monitor and track levels of engagement of target students using defined methodologies of “check and connect”; collect, document and compile student data as a tool to assess absences, tardies, suspensions, and grades/credits earned.
- Prepare assessments and reports.
- Complete appropriate school documentation; as well as other appropriate program. Ensure accurate and timely data is entered in Communities In Schools Student Information System (CISDM).
- Work directly and collaboratively with a caseload of individual students and their families, school staff, service agencies, and community service providers to implement comprehensive and inclusive strategies that address school success for students at-risk of dropping out.
- Act as a liaison between the students, family, community and school site.
- Facilitate communication and promote goal-setting and problem-solving both at the individual student level and between home and school.
- Contact parents by phone, email and home visits to share information and develop plans to help re-engage students in school.
- Attend site team meetings, weekly staff meetings, staff development activities and other relevant meetings to assist with student engagement as required.