School Health Center Liaison

Clarke County School District (GA) | Athens, GA

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Posted Date 9/22/2020
Description

School Health Center Liaison

Overall Purpose

The job of School Health Center Liaison is done for the purpose/s of assisting in the implementation of all aspects of the School Based Health Center, including, but not limited to, making sure students have access to services by having signed consent forms on file, supervising students in transit to and from the Center, and contacting parents regarding appointments and health issues. In addition to the primary work in the School Health Center, the Liaison may be assigned to work in classrooms, offices, media centers, with students individually or in groups, or in a variety of situations in response to the needs of classroom teachers.

Direct Supervisor

Director of School Nursing

Essential Functions

  • Assists with obtaining signed consent forms from parents so that students may receive support from the School Based Health Center.
  • Conducts home visits and makes contact with families for the purpose of gathering and sharing information, building positive home-school relationships, and facilitating the implementation of supportive services on behalf of students.
  • Maintains accurate records in accordance with required federal, state and district regulations.
  • Assists students in accessing health services by providing supervision in transit to and from the Health Center.
  • Facilitates communication between Health Center and school staff.
  • Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (classroom, playground, field trips, library, lunchroom restrooms, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Works with other school support staff (family engagement, school nurse, school social worker) to ensure that barriers to access of students to the Health Center are eliminated.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of interventions and contacts with students and parents.
  • Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students (accidents, fights, inappropriate social behavior, violations of rules, safety conditions, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate instructional and/or administrative personnel.
  • Responds to emergency situations (injured student, fights, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Supports classroom teachers (storytelling, reading, drill work, special one-on-one work, assisting in lunchroom, adaptive P.E routines, etc.) for the purpose of assisting teachers in the implementation of appropriate behavior, curriculum, and teaching methodologies.

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 multiple tasks with a need to occasionally 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; adhering to safety practices and procedures; administer first aid and/or prescribed medications; applying physical restraint practices; and promoting activities and/or events.

  • Knowledge-based Competencies

Required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child development and learning styles; age appropriate activities/behaviors; classroom instructional media and technology; cultural differences of student population; health standards and hazards; job-related codes/laws/rules/regulations/policies; methods of instruction and training; operation of office equipment and technology; school safety and security practices.

  • Ability-based Competencies

Required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; working as part of a team; adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with persons of diverse backgrounds; working extended hours and working with frequent interruptions.

Requirements

High school diploma or GED equivalent

Preferred Associate Degree or Diploma in Social Work Assistant, LPN, Paraprofessional, or siimilar

At least 21 years’ of age (Individuals who have a minimum credit hours and hold an Associate Degree or higher teaching credential do not have to meet the minimum 21 years of age requirement)

Valid Georgia Driver’s license and reliable transportation

Bi-lingual and bi-literate preferred

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 5% sitting, 60% walking, and 35% standing.

Continuing Education/Training

Maintains all licenses and certifications

Clearances

Criminal Justice Fingerprint

Background Clearance

Fair Labor Standards Act

Non-Exempt

Salary $18,102.55 - $26,372.00 / Per Year

Employment Type
Full time
Category
Education | Healthcare & Public Health

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