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.
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 meetings 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.