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School Community Liaison in Camden, NJ at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 12/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview

Provides parent counseling, consultation, support, and follow-up services to families of refered Title 1-eligible students attending participating non-public schools.  Consults with and refers families to community resources as needed. Designs and presents educational workshops for parents and  school personnel on topics geared to enhancing knowledge and skills to support student school success.


Responsibilities


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Identify 'at risk' students and their families through referrals from school personnel; develops intervention plans
    to address issues that interfere with school functioning.
  • Counsels parents and other family members as needed.
  • Provides consultation to families, makes referral to appropriate community recourses, and provides assistance in
    following through with securing needed services.
  • Consults with principals, teachers, and other support staff to foster a team approach in working with families to best help the child.
  • Designs and facilitates parent education workshops to promote 'at home' learning and a better understanding of
    the home-school relationship.
  • Offers parent support groups which meet for multiple sessions to deal with various parenting and home-school issues.
  • Identifies both family and community resources which can benefit the school, familes and students.
  • Conducts in-service training with school personnel on methods to promote more active and positive family involvement within the school.
  • Completes required paperwork.
  • Participates in regular supervision with program supervisor.





 


Job Requirements




EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Requires a masters degree in social work and NJ social worker license. Experience in social work or counseling in an education environment preferred.  Seeking bilingual (Spanish) social worker.

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Must have demonstrated ability to communicate with students, families and school personnel. Excellent time management, verbal and written communication skills are a must. Ability to bring parents, school personnel, and outside
resources together to work effectively for children.


PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS:


Walking, climbing stairs. Most programs are in school settings, some of which are not handicap accessible.