There are currently three vacancies, 7 hours per day, 220 days per year. Benefits include Medical, Dental and Vision benefits, PERS retirement, generous sick and vacation accruals.
Salary below is entry level salary. An experienced candidate could start as high as $24.31 per hour.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
To serve as a resource for students and parents to achieve and maintain standards of excellence in academic areas so that each student receives the greatest academic and personal benefit from the learning experience. The Student Advocate will focus on academic growth and achievement of the student; monitor attendance, grades, behavior, assist in parent education training modules, meetings, mentorships, workshops and make direct referrals to agencies. The Student Advocate will also support students through weekly meetings with students, communication with parents, teachers and counselors.
The Student Advocate reports directly to the Site Administrator or designee.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Maintains a caseload of identified students; communicates routinely with teachers, and counselors about the progress that assigned students demonstrate. E
Provides individual or group mentoring for identified students by facilitating a variety of personal, organizational, and study skills strategies to enable sustained student improvement. E
Uses multiple sources of student data to monitor student progress and provides specific support for students. E
Receives feedback and concerns from parents and collaborates with school sites to alleviate concerns and enhance parent satisfaction. E
Provides information to the community, parents and students regarding enrollment, career pathways and college admissions. E
Support student academic progress through monitoring of work completion and building learning to learn skills. E
May work flexible schedules including evening and weekends in order to make contact with parents and students. E
Prepares and maintains a variety of data collection for program records including parent evaluations, attendance, behavior, academics and home visits. Ensures accurate data collection and submission. E
Encourage educational support and community involvement in parents. Assists families to understand their opportunities and responsibilities that empower them to be advocates for their children. E
Assists families in obtaining access to school programs and resources. Assists in removing obstacles that might prevent a family’s participation in the school/programs. E
Encourages parental involvement in the educational programs. Schedules meetings with parents and school staff including home visits with students and/or parents. E
Participates in special assessments, individual student plans, and other meetings. E
Refers students to other public/private community resources; develop a network of internal and external partners to increase student access to academic supports and extracurricular activities. E
Works directly with staff to ensure appropriate implementation of program goals. E
STUDENT ADVOCATE (continued)
Attends meetings and professional development as required. E
May provide transportation for parents and students on an as-needed basis to ensure objectives of the program are met.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and the professional standards. E
Maintains regular and punctual attendance. E
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The position requires the ability to see for purposes of performing essential job duties, observing students and reading instructional materials, tests, student records and other printed matter; understand speech at normal levels in person and on the telephone; communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation in person and on the telephone; sufficient dexterity to operate a computer and other common office equipment; occasionally lift/carry supplies and printed materials weighing up to 25 pounds; the duties are performed in a classroom and on school grounds with prolonged periods of standing and walking to work with and assist students and may include frequent bending, crouching, kneeling, sitting on the floor, and reaching in all directions to interact with students. At times, the position may require driving a vehicle to conduct work, as assigned, including transporting students and/or family members as needed. In addition, this position may involve visits to students’ homes in unfamiliar settings and contact with uncooperative individuals.
Education and Experience: Any combination of experience and education that would ensure being able to meet and fulfill job requirements; including Associates Degree or 48 semester units preferably in Child Development, Education, Psychology/Guidance, or related field and one year of experience working with students in one of the following: teaching, counseling, tutoring or educational internship. In lieu of the degree or semester units, a paraprofessional examination approved by the California Department of Education will meet the educational requirement. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Positions at some sites may require fluency in Spanish.
License or Certificate: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver’s License and automobile insurance coverage.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of adult and family basic education principles and methods; college admissions and record keeping requirements established by the District and external agencies; child development principles and practices including the special needs of families from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds; community resources available to supplement services provided by the educational system. Skill in using a personal computer and common office productivity software and program for accessing student information; Ability to communicate effectively in English and produce both written or oral reports; successfully interact with students, faculty, community members and parents; function independently to perform all of the duties of the position effectively with minimal supervision; plan, organize and prioritize work in order to meet schedules and timelines; coordinate and organize multiple projects; conduct in-service training to small groups; maintain confidentiality of student/family information; learn, interpret, explain and apply knowledge of District functions to a variety of District staff, parents, students and support agencies; communicate with students, staff, parents and the public in a manner that reflects positively on the department and District; learn District and State rules, regulations and policies regarding students; may require knowledge and competency in a second language; maintain regular and punctual attendance.
Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized “E” which identifies essential duties required of the classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
San Luis Coastal Unified School District is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state and local laws.