Site Coordinator
Communities in Schools of Cameron County - Brownsville, TX

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Under the general direction of the Program Specialist-Supervisor and Program Coordinator. The Site Coordinator is responsible for being a positive role model for students, building positive relationships and maintaining open communication with parents, the community and with school staff. Providing effective positive relationships with students; provides general counseling and/or supportive guidance to students and their families. Has to meet and maintain an assigned caseload of students. Coordinates
referrals of students and their families to outside agencies for services not provided on site. The Site Coordinator will act as liaison between the school and the student's household by maintaining frequent contacts with the student's parents and/or guardians.
The Site Coordinator assists in the planning of enrichment activities for students and families. Is responsible for meeting deadlines and submitting monthly reports as required.

Primary Functions/Specific Duties
  • Be a positive role model for students
  • Build positive relationships with parents
  • Build positive relationship with the School Staff
  • Build positive relationship with the Community
  • Provide services in compliance with state and school contract.
  • Initiate and participate in referral process and staffing activities of students referred.
  • Identify needs of students and their families.
  • Provide general counseling/supportive guidance services to students and families in need of counseling.
  • Coordinate referrals of students and families to outside agencies for specific service not provided on site.
  • Plan and participate in enrichment project activities.
  • Provide case management for required number of students in compliance with state and school contract.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of workshops for parents and students, i.e., health, career awareness, job readiness.
  • Make home visits and/or phone contact with parents of assigned students on a regular and consistent basis. Work closely with parental involvement coordinator to plan/implement parenting classes and other parental activities.
  • Responsible for monitoring students with attendance problems.
  • Responsible for coordinating follow-up of assigned students with attendance problems until they are back in school.
  • Meet with teachers of assigned students to share information on student progress and maintain record of attendance and academic progress.
  • Plan, organize, and participate in special recognition activities of students assigned.
  • Document all required information on the proper record keeping form, i.e., maintain records of counseling session rosters, tracking sheets, service plans, and other case management forms.
  • Complete needs assessment and individual "success" plan for each assigned student.
  • Complete and submit all required reports on a timely basis as mandated by central office.
  • Assist in achieving contractual and CIS model related goals and statement of work.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing (2) site plans per year.
  • Ensures that each of the (6) CIS components is in place and available.
  • Provide tutoring to CIS students and/or work closely with a tutor to identify students needing academic remediation.
  • Participate in special events and activities that are CIS related.
  • Must seek and adhere to the Agency's guidelines regarding donations that include in-kind, monetary, and material in maintaining the spirit of the Agency's mission of seeking and obtaining community resources for students/families.
  • Performs other duties, assignments and responsibilities as assigned or required by Central Office.
Mandatory Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or related field is preferred or demonstrated relevant equivalent experience in social service, or related field may be substituted for education.
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and organizational skills.
  • Three years or more experience in a social service agency or nonprofit agency with case management and/or supervisory duties. Experience in working with “at-risk” youth and their families. Commitment to continuing education through higher education, self directed study, workshops and in-service training.
  • Must be able to interface with various members of the community, the school faculty and CIS project staff.
  • Supervisory experience desired. Previous case management experience desired.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Bilingual, English / Spanish preferred.
  • Great communication skills– written and oral.
  • Well-groomed with a professional appearance
  • Ability to function in a diverse job situation.
  • Be able to demonstrate above average levels of personal initiative.
  • Ability to organize and set priorities
  • Knowledge of family systems and programming for “at-risk” youth.
  • Knowledge of the community and its resources.
  • Ability to calmly handle crisis situations.
  • Requires tact, insight, leadership, and excellent work attitude/excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Personal computers with the ability to use word processing and database software.

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