Enlace de Familias Resource Center/ 299 Main Street Holyoke, MA 01040 Hiring Salary- 38,000 to 41, 000 Full-time/ 40/ 9 a.m .to 5 p.m./ Monday-Friday
Job Description FRC School Liaison The School Liaison is an employee of the FRC who works closely with the Holyoke Public School district to help Family Members navigate through educational and school-related concerns and needs. The school liaison shall serve as a resource to families, schools, and the community in improving overall student attendance and graduation rates, reducing truancy rates, identifying systemic issues, barriers, trends, and needs, networking and disseminating information, designing solutions, and expanding system capacity. The liaison shall ensure that all Family Members experiencing CRA-related issues are connected to services that meet their individual needs and shall ensure that there is a process established to provide information, referral, and direct assistance, where possible, for individual Family Members. This may include meetings with teachers, assistance with obtaining an Individual Education Plan (IEP), and meetings with other school personnel, as necessary. Finally, the liaison shall be responsible for negotiating and implementing special events and other interagency activities that involve schools.
Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Enlace de Familias Resource Center Program Manager, the School Liaison will be responsible for: Identifying and analyzing data to determine family and community needs This will include tracking requests for assistance from school personnel, parents, students & districts, and Liaison responses to shed light on high-frequency needs and; Developing strong working relationships with school personnel to identify key needs and priorities of students and their parents/guardians and to become a resource to the schools and FRC staff as they work to meet students? and parents/guardians? educational and non-academic needs; Working with school personnel and local, state, and private agency direct service staff to develop and implement processes for improving communication and coordination of services to youth; Developing programming with/at local FRC that meets needs of families in the community particularly those whose children attend Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) and is aligned with the articulated family engagement priorities of HPS; Documenting work to track successful strategies with youth and evidence of success and student-focused strategies worth replicating; Facilitate workshops and training for parents/caregivers and students in collaboration with the school leaders And perform other duties as assigned and needed.
Qualifications: Bachelors with one year experience or Associates with three years? experience. Bilingual with excellent written and verbal communication skills in Spanish and English; Proficient with diverse Latino social & cultural communities; Proficient in MS Office applications, and competent with data-management platforms, multi-media presentations, and Internet search engines; Knowledge of Holyoke community resources and Holyoke community-based providers and state human service systems; Experience working with public schools; Familiarity with Holyoke school district and key staff/faculty; Experience working with families and individuals with a multitude of risk factors and needs; Public speaking, convening, facilitation skills; Excellent communication skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Must have a valid driver?s license and your own reliable transportation. Compensation: Dependent on the degree and/or experience
Application Instructions: Submit a Letter of Interest explaining how your experience relates to the position and work of the FRC (one-page maximum), and your resume. Electronic Versions ONLY to Frank Martinez Lopez, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
How To Apply
Submit a Letter of Interest explaining how your experience relates to the position and work of
the FRC (one-page maximum), and your resume.
Electronic Versions ONLY to Frank Martinez Lopez, Executive Director