Check & Connect Coordinator – Bi-Lingual Spanish/English Preferred

POSITION AVAILABLE: Check & Connect Coordinator (CCC)  – Bi-Lingual  (Spanish/English) preferred
WORK LOCATION:    CMS School Sites
JOB STATUS:   Exempt / Full Time / 11-month Position (Off During the month of July)

SUMMARY

Responsible for planning and management of Communities In Schools operations at the site and the implementation of the Communities In Schools Check & Connect model of integrating student services. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ø  Build and lead a site team that collaborates with school administrators, staff and teachers in the implementation of the Communities In Schools model. The site team may include other Communities In Schools employees, volunteers, schools staff or faculty and/or other community partners.  This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteer for the delivery of services
Ø  Lead the annual needs assessment process. This process will be based on such sources of data as data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement initiatives, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year
Ø  Lead the development and implementation of the site plan. The plan will include measurable objectives, as well as procedures for delivering school-wide services, targeted and sustained services, monitoring and adjusting services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness
Ø  Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidencebased services based on best practice and risk factor research. Widely accessible school wide services will be provided to help address identified school-wide needs or to build and reinforce student assets
Ø  Case manage students through targeted and sustained services that will be coordinated and provided at the school site for specific students who are identified as having the greatest risk of eventually dropping out of school
Ø  Monitoring and adjust services.  The Site Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in regularly monitoring and adjusting services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact
Ø  Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals.  The Site Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in implementing a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students
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Support annual reporting process.  Annual end-of-year reports will be provided to school and affiliate leadership which are instrumental in planning site services for the following year, as well as contributing to affiliate level reports for partners, the state office and the Communities In Schools National Office

SPECIFIC FUNTIONS:

Ø  Provide services to students identified as being at-risk for dropping out; assess student needs using defined methodologies and coordinate the implementation of a variety of student, family, community services, and educational programs and strategies in support of District dropout prevention;
Ø  Assess, monitor and track levels of engagement of target students using defined methodologies of “check and connect”; collect, document and compile student data as a tool to assess absences, tardies, suspensions, and grades/credits earned; prepare assessments and reports
Ø  Complete appropriate school documentation; as well as other appropriate program. Ensure accurate and timely data is entered in CIS Central Office Student Information System (CISDM)
Ø  Work directly and collaboratively with a caseload of individual students and their families, school staff, service agencies, and community service providers to implement comprehensive and inclusive strategies that address school success for students at-risk of dropping out
Ø  Act as a liaison between the students, family, community and school site
Ø  Facilitate communication and promote goal-setting and problem-solving both at the individual student level and between home and school
Ø  Contact parents by phone, email and home visits to share information and develop plans to help re-engage students in school; and
Ø  Attend site team meetings, weekly staff meetings, staff development activities and other relevant meetings to assist with student engagement as required

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Ø   Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, Master’s preferred, Social Work Licensure preferred
Ø   Minimum of 2 years of successful experience working with youth in social work and/or counseling required, experience working with school-age children and in school environment preferred
Ø   Bi-Lingual candidates preferred, ability to speak/read/write Spanish and English
Ø   Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain strong relationships while fostering a spirit of collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners; with students, parents, and school personnel
Ø   Ability to analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical manuals, and governmental regulations
Ø   Possess strong time and project management skills; have specific examples of such work, self-starter, well organized, detail-oriented, able to effectively work independently and within a team framework in a fast-paced environment
Ø   Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write/edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
Ø   Ability to effectively present written and/or oral information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and the general public
Ø   Ability to speak effectively to guests, candidates, or employees of the organization one-on-one or in a group setting
Ø   Experience working with Microsoft office
Ø   Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds; and 
Ø   A valid NC driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Salary: Starting Salary of $36,823 – $37,823

Contact Information:  Please submit a resume & cover letter to Carolyn Rockett by e-mail by January 26, 2018:  
Email Address: CISHR@cischarlotte.org

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