Under the supervision of the Youth Development Services Educational Services Coordinator, the Education Advisor will be responsible for the overall assessment of students’ progress through administering pre- and post-tests, handling and documentation of referral cases from DCFS/Probation Department, and enrolling students in appropriate services.
Specific Job Functions - Time Allotted of Work Week
- Carries out mission, vision, and values established by the President/CEO and Board of Directors.
- Participates in the agency’s overall Accreditation Quality Improvement process.
- Develops, fosters and maintains excellent relationships with the foster care youths’ case-carrying Children’s Social Worker (CSW) and Transition Coordinator (TC) from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) as well as the Deputy Probation Officer (DPO) from the Probation Department.
- Adheres at all times with the requirements, guidelines and standards as set forth by DCFS and Probation Department.
- Follows state laws regarding confidential information in verbal and written communication.
- Prepares all required reports and recording in a timely manner.
- Participates in staff weekly meetings, case conferences, training and professional consultation as necessary.
- Perform other duties as directed by supervisor, and as needed.
Education Assessments 60%
Required: Conduct 10 assessments per month and submit all reports to DCFS on time.
Community Outreach 15%
- Schedules and conducts home and community visits to assess youth’s interest in YDS services, to conduct intake and evaluate of clients, and to facilitate education assessments.
- Determines eligibility of student and assigns youth to tutoring or provides youth/caretaker about available tutorial/educational services in their area.
- Refers youth/family for supportive services and make appropriate linkages to community resources, as needed or when requested.
- Shares results of intake and education assessment with DCFS (TC/CSW/CW) and with caretaker, youth and other entities (e.g. school) as needed.
- Submits DCFS required reports (Initial/Conclusion Report and 1950) within five business days.
- Contacts DCFS (TC/CSW/CW) as needed to maintain contact/services for youth (e.g. after a placement change).
- Maintains record of all contact (e.g. contact logs) with youth, caretaker, DCFS, etc…
Goal: To identify organizations providing tutoring and other educational services, and to create a referral and follow-up system with each organization.
Administrative Support & Case Management 10%
- Promotes and supports outreach of clients for tutoring and other YDS Services or related community events.
- Responsible for researching and referring youth/families to appropriate educational/community resources.
- Develop database compiling names and contact information for organizations providing tutoring and educational test preparation services.
- Create a referral system including follow-up mechanisms for tutoring referrals.
- Implement a system for monthly contact with all educational services in database to learn about upcoming events, workshops, and tutoring vacancies.
- Contributes to the compilation of the resource binder by identifying key resources for youth and their caregivers.
- Maintains and seeks communication with community groups and resources which support the client’s academic achievement.
- Assist in the coordination of education activities and/or workshops including but not limited to Saturday Tutoring, Literacy Nights, and CAHSEE Prep.
- Facilitates and participate in YDS involvement in community meetings, events, and resource fairs.
- Conducts Para Los Ninos/YDS presentations at DCFS staff meetings and other community meetings when requested or needed.
- Attends Quarterly Joint ILP meetings.
Goal: To assist in maintaining accurate records for reporting purposes.
Administrative & Routine Duties 15%
- Working with the Administrative Assistant and Educational Services Coordinator to input youth scores from pre & post-tests and with other tasks.
- Assist Educational Services Coordinator in obtaining youth’s IEP’s.
- Follow up with DCFS and/or Probation regarding youth’s educational progress and/or needs.
- Inform team of contacts with youth and any success stories.
Goal: Submit all paperwork and reports in a timely fashion.
- Submit weekly and monthly staff reports
- Participate in weekly individual or group supervision
- Participate in team meetings
- Attend staff trainings
- Submit Monthly Mileage Reimbursement Report
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have the ability to nurture respectful relationship with client and children and must be sensitive to the cultural needs of the population served.
BA degree from an accredited university, with an academic concentration in education, psychology, counseling, child development or a closely related filed. Experience working with foster care youth. Experience with administering educational assessment tools aligned with California Standardized Test (CST) measures (preferred but not required).
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with diverse populations.
- Excellent community networking skills.
- Commitment to supporting best practices in child welfare.
- Bilingual, English/Spanish.
- Have skills in providing counseling and support to clients experiencing emotional distress.
- Feels comfortable working with clients who exhibit a variety of psychiatric syndromes.
- Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed). Valid California Driver License. State required automobile insurance coverage.
- TB clearance, to be renewed every two years.
To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Approximately 50% of time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend. Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is imperative. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee will be required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds.
Salary: $16.27 hourly, depending on education and experience
Status: Non Exempt / Part Time; M-F: 1pm - 7pm
Location: 4315 Leimart Blvd; Los Angeles, CA 90008
**Submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Faxed resumes are not accepted.
Position is open until this announcement no longer shows on our website.
Para Los Niños is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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