COMMUNITY ADVOCATE
Pasadena Unified School District - Pasadena, CA

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Position subject to furlough days.

The current vacancy is a part-time position. The incumbent will work 5 hours per day, 5 days per week and 12 months per year. Salary is based on actual hours worked.

Under the general supervision of the Director, Consolidated Funding or designee, works with District's personnel to identify itinerant families and provide information regarding district and social programs and services geared towards improving homeless students success in school.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL LICENSE OR LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Education: Completion of formal or informal education sufficient to possess the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities established for the position; must possess a secondary (i.e., high school) school diploma, or its equivalent (GED). Advanced education, such as an Associate (AA) degree, or education beyond an AA degree is highly desirable.

QUALIFICATIONS (Continued)

Experience: Three or more years of employment working with students and parents in an advocate role or two years working as a School Community Assistant.

SPECIAL LICENSE OR LANGUAGE SKILLS

Possession of a valid Class "C" California Driver's License and use of a private automobile is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of a position with or without reasonable accommodation and without hazard to themselves or others

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include but are not limited to: works with District personnel to identify itinerant and/or homeless students to provide information regarding District's programs, guidelines and services [E]; regularly visit student families living in shelters, cars, garages, motels, etc. to assure parent involvement in school programs or services [E]; attends weekly and monthly community meetings and/or events to collect and disseminate information on social or community resources for families in need [E]; assists in enrolling students into school and other social programs [E]; works with school site staff to monitor and follow-up on student academic and attendance progress [E]; acts as a liaison between parents, community resources and district departments to assist student's success in school [E]; creates and distributes informational literature to families regarding PUSD "Families in Transition" program; offers transportation assistance to student/parents by providing bus tokens, taxi vouchers, etc.[E]; may transport students and parents in personal vehicle; maintains records and creates forms to collect data required by grants and district programs [E]; participates in district-wide Fall Monitoring meetings, planning committee conferences, and parent education classes [E]; collects and coordinates distribution of clothing for "Kids Kloset" program; coordinates Summer Enrichment activities for homeless students; performs other related duties as required.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Skills in: Operating office equipment; Operating an automobile

Knowledge of: Community resources and services for families in need; District's requirements, policies, objectives, and programs; Organizations that provide assistance to itinerant and/or homeless families; Various cultural backgrounds.

Ability to: Effectively communicate with people of varying economic backgrounds; Collect and disseminate information regarding social programs and services; Record keeping techniques; Speak in front of large groups to facilitate meetings; Maintain confidentiality and sensitivity; Establish rapport with clientele and agencies providing services to families in need; Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; maintain sensitivity to ethnic, religious, cultural and sexual differences.

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