Family Engagement Specialist

Clarke County School District (GA) | Athens, GA

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Posted Date 7/31/2020
Description

Overall Purpose

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.

Direct Supervisor

Building Principal

Essential Functions

  • 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.

Marginal Functions

  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Competencies

  • 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.

Requirements

Associate’s degree

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

Physical Requirements

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.

Continuing Education/Training

Valid Georgia Driver’s License

Clearances

Criminal Justice Fingerprint

Background Clearance

Fair Labor Standards Act

Non-Exempt

Salary $20,386.41 - $29,699.15 / Per Year

Employment Type
Full time
Category
Education

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