The job of Family Engagement Specialist is done for the purpose/s of brokering family services, tracking attendance and reasons for absences, bridging the home/school learning environments, documenting family goals, tracking progress, brokering services toward family goals, and overseeing and ensuring timely communication with parents and staff; translating program documents; interpreting during meetings, appointments, etc.
- Serves as the liaison between the school and parents, relaying the academic needs of one to the other.
- Supports families for the purpose of becoming partners in their children’s education at home and with teachers by aiding in the understanding of school academic standards, core curriculum, and assessments.
- Coordinates a variety of meetings and activities (parent training, program events, parent committee meetings, etc.) for the purpose of delivering services in compliance with established guidelines.
- Develops a variety of reports (daily, monthly, quarterly, and annually, etc.) for the purpose of monitoring services provided for children and families.
- Engages families to participate in various available programs for the purpose of making positive gains in child development, family self-sufficiency, and accomplishment of family goals.
- Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and/or records (child and family records, etc.) for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference while complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
- Monitors child and family case management for the purpose of ensuring documentation of child and family case management meets program and governmental requirements.
- Participates in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars (staffing meetings, staff development, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
- Prepares a variety of materials (reports, letters, memos, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
- Responds to inquiries (parents, staff, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, facilitating communication among parties, and/or providing information or directions.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
- Skills-based Competencies
Required to perform single, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and planning and managing projects.
- Knowledge-based Competencies
Required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: child and adult learning principles; and best social work practices.
- Ability-based Competencies
Required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; networking and facilitating communications; motivating others; and developing and implementing effective conflict resolution.
Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, sociology, psychology or related field preferred
Bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish preferred
Valid Georgia Driver’s License
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity.
Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking, and 25% standing.
Valid Georgia Driver’s License
Criminal Justice Fingerprint
Fair Labor Standards Act
Salary $20,386.41 - $29,699.15 / Per Year