Job details

Salary: $17 – $19 an hour

+ 401k, Medical

Job Type: Full-time

Full Job Description

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Nearly one in four students fails to graduate on time in Washington. Communities In Schools offers a solution to the dropout problem. In partnership with public schools, we bring resources and volunteers in to help struggling students get back on track.

Many of the young people we serve are facing challenges both inside and outside the classroom. What sets Communities In Schools apart is the way we coordinate a variety of services supporting the needs of these students. This allows them to come to school ready to learn and succeed.

The model we use to provide these services places a Communities In Schools site coordinator in a school to assess needs, make a plan, and coordinate services for the kids at risk for dropping out. In doing this, we also provide services geared to the entire school.

The site coordinator works with local partners such as social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers to connect students with needed resources.

  • One-on-one support helps individual students overcome barriers to success at school.
  • School-wide offerings like bully prevention assemblies and after-school enrichment meet broad student needs.

Our site coordinators exhibit a passion to support all students, utilizing resources throughout the community to break down barriers students face daily. Through the power of relationships, we show students their potential and life’s limitless possibilities.

Position: SITE COORDINATOR-Entry Level

Supervisor: CISSC Program Quality Director (employer) and designated school administrator

Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time (40 hours per week for 46 weeks, 6 weeks off in the summer). Some evening and weekend work required. Position begins August 16th, 2021 to June 30th 2022.

* We will be interviewing candidates continuously until positions are filled.*

Benefits: Medical coverage. Simple IRA with 3% employer match.

GENERAL FUNCTION: The Site Coordinator is responsible for contributing to the overall planning and coordination of Communities In Schools of Spokane County (CISSC) operations and will support students through the implementation of the evidence-based CIS model of integrated student supports. The Site Coordinator will work with community partners and volunteers to coordinate resources necessary to address the academic, social and emotional needs of students who are at risk of dropping out of school and who have identified vulnerabilities. Through the coordination of individual and group interventions as well as prevention activities, the Site Coordinator is a key player in helping students toward graduation. The Site Coordinator works closely with the counseling and student support teams in their school. An annual work plan called the School Support Plan will be created based on a needs assessment and approved by the building principal or designee before implementation.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to positively connect with students and staff in a school environment
  • Successful experience with planning, implementing and directing academic and enrichment based activities for youth
  • Ability to work with youth and families from a diverse population
  • Knowledge of specific computer skills/programs including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to learn CISDM, a proprietary Student Data Management System, to track interventions and case plans
  • Strong organizational, project management and communication skills
  • Must manage multiple tasks and be able to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated commitment to helping young people stay in school and prepare for life
  • Ability to understand, implement and maintain Total Quality Standards

JOB SEGMENTS:

CONNECTS RESOURCES TO STUDENTS

  • Provide case management to individual students and their families to identify and eliminate barriers to their academic/school success. Identify opportunities for new programs or partnerships to be implemented in the schoolCase management
  • Secure and manage community support and partnerships to meet students’ needs as identified in the site operations plan. Resources will include food for students and families, access to clothing, community resources, and mentors and tutors if needed.
  • Coordinate data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students with access to school district student data systems.
  • Document progress and track site and student caseload outcomes. Monitor and adjust services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.
  • Communicate student progress with school administrators, counselors, and administrative designees. Sends timely and complete reports through CISDM to CISSC by end of each month.
  • Collect and submit required data for grant requirements in a timely manner.

MANAGES STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

  • Supervise support staff during school-day and any afterschool programming.
  • Provide guidance and support to staff and volunteers.
  • Implement new procedures when needed.
  • Assist staff in securing outside resources and program supplies.
  • Engage volunteers in a variety of ways to support student success.
  • Provide overall scheduling and coordination of volunteers, tutors, and mentors.

PROMOTES PARENT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Communicate with families about student’s progress and opportunities for further learning.
  • Develop and support expected school-based events based on the identified needs of the families and students.
  • Assist in the implementation of Strengthening Families for CISSC as required.
  • Track participation in CISDM.
  • Connect families to outside resources through take-home materials and family nights/events.

MAINTAINS INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Understand and demonstrate the CISSC mission, goals and initiatives within the community.
  • Work with public school stakeholders, including school administrators, teachers, and staff, families, and counselors and other grant partners to identify students who need CISSC services.
  • Follow procedures for referral processes, assessment of student needs and strengths related to social, emotional and behavioral issues, identification of counseling focus, parent contacts and the use of referrals.
  • Participate in grant-required activities, meetings and professional development opportunities.
  • Represent CISSC professionally at community events and meetings when assigned within 40 hours.
  • Work collaboratively to maintain a positive CISSC image.
  • Maintain sensitivity to regulations regarding access to and use of confidential information in electronic and print records. Use pristine judgment regarding sharing information to access appropriate services for students individually and in groups.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in youth development, recreation, education, social work or related field and/or minimum 3 years’ experience working with children, knowledge of community resources, or social services.
  • Experience dealing with multiple layers of supervision
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and ability to pass a background and FBI fingerprint check.
  • Staff supervision experience and volunteer coordination preferred.
  • Ability to work and get along with diverse personalities and cultures while at all times displaying tact, maturity, and flexibility.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day programs and activities. Physical requirements include seeing, hearing, sitting, standing, walking, running, bending, twisting, stooping, and lifting up to 25lbs occasionally.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Site Coordinator will spend time at his/her assigned schools to provide guidance and support to staff members, students and community volunteers. Working hours may vary depending on activities and events, generally weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Site Coordinators will typically follow the school district’s holiday and school closure calendar. Hours worked per week shall not exceed 40 hours.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $17.00 – $19.00 per hour

Benefits:

  1. Health insurance
  2. Paid time off
  3. Retirement plan

Schedule: Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations: Following CDC and School District guidelines.

Work Location: Multiple locations

Work Remotely: No

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Application Instructions

For consideration please contact Rebecca Clemens at Rebecca@cisspokane.org