ACES - Waterbury Learner Engagement Specialist

Waterbury Public Schools | Waterbury, CT, United States

Posted Date 6/28/2021

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Position Type
Part Time
This is a grant funded position for Waterbury Public Schools to support the Learner Engagement Attendance Program (LEAP). It is anticipated that this program will run from June 2021 to December 2023 as funding permits. The hourly pay rate is $45.00 per hour.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This employee will conduct engagement teamwork in one city to increase student learner engagement as measured by attendance and participation in engagement activities, including in-class instruction. Specialist will be a member of a three-person team and focus on one or more of the following areas: direct instruction in educational needs, mental health or social-emotional matters, or technology issues. Specialist will participate in training and regularly scheduled meetings with Team Leader and City Coordinator. The specialist will reach out to disengaged learners, conduct home visits, employ strategies to increase participation in educational, fun, and supportive activities for learner in conjunction with other specialists. Specialist will participate in bi-weekly meetings with other teams and City Coordinator to assess needs, share strategies, and provide feedback on status of evaluation metrics.
Skills in:
  • Mental Health /Social Emotional Issues
  • Conducting home visits
  • Providing direct support to families and student
  • Effective communication
  • Technology including Microsoft Office
  • Collaboration
Ability to:
  • Effectively assess learning and provide trainings
  • Problem-solve as issues arise and communicate forwardly
  • Work well within time constraints
  • Synthesize and communicates needs as they arise

A certified educator interested in working with students and families..
A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents and to work collaboratively.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position will require work on the computer for periods of time. Sitting, walking through the building to other departments and carrying light materials. Intact hearing and the ability to communicate clearly
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The work environment has a low to moderate noise level.
The position usually demands meeting deadlines with time constraints.
Requirements are representative, but not all inclusive, of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by employees who occupy this position. Employee may be required to perform other related duties as assigned to ensure workload coverage as requested by their supervisor.

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