Job Description

  • Parent and Community Specialist JobID: 512
  • Position Type:
    32 Student Services Support

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Orangedale Early Learning Center
    (High-Needs School)

  • Date Available:
    immediate need

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:
    Job Title: Parent and Community Specialist
    Employment: 12 months
    Salary: Classified Salary Schedule
    Reports to: Director of Student Services
    Supervises: No Supervisory Responsibilities

    Qualifications and Required Skills:
    • Associates Degree or equivalent coursework and experience
    • Three or more years of relevant experience preferred
    • Experience in a culturally-diverse community preferred
    • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours
    • Good human relations and communication skills.
    • Knowledge of relevant district, state and federal policies and laws.
    • Skill in applying relevant federal, state rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Excellent computer skills and ability to work with standard software products.
    • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with school personnel, pupils, parents and community.
    • Demonstrates sound and practical decision-making.
    • Exercise positive problem-solving behavior and conflict resolution skills.
    Essential Functions:
    • Coordinate, organize, and monitor activities within assigned community education programs.
    • Communicate with parents and families from all Balsz schools to determine resource needs and coordinate resource allocation to families.
    • Plan and facilitate Parent Academy to connect with families.
    • Act as the district liaison for McKinney-Vento Homeless federal requirement.
    • Provide training to District-wide personnel on the identification of homeless students.
    • Provide support and coordination with community resources for services, childcare, transportation and education for families.
    • Work with various shelter facilities to provide services to homeless families.
    • Serve as contact for new homeless families and encourage enrollment in their neighborhood school.
    • Provide needed materials such as uniforms, school supplies, etc. to homeless students in the district.
    • Work with each school to track the progress of homeless students academically and track enrollment in school/extended day programs.
    • Facilitate transportation needs of the district homeless students.
    • Act as liaison with neighborhood, community and business associations.
    • Attend school and district evening events.
    • Coordinate and oversee adult education activities.
    • Maintain confidentiality of student and staff information
    • Attend required trainings and workshops
    • Perform other tasks as assigned.

    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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    How to Apply:
    Applications can be obtained from the Balsz School District office via a website at District employees applying for this position are required to submit an application on the website.

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and isn’t an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Balsz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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