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Requisition Number 19-1020
Post Date 9/6/2019
Title Community Liaison
City Detroit
State MI
Description Home School Liaison - (full-time, year round)
CCA High School
1761 Waterman St.
Detroit MI 48209

We have a creative environment; in our environment we know and believe that you can fail and start over -- can you? In our environment we are out-of-the box thinkers; we have a do-not-be afraid environment. Teacher candidates must have a total commitment to helping students be successful. This is a great learning environment and our main focus is on teaching and learning. We have a clean, safe, orderly, well resourced school building. Our focus is on college and career readiness and student achievement. We believe in developing thinkers and problem solvers!

SUMMARY

Assist school leadership in implementing dropout prevention and other school initiatives; coordinate school programs and activities with services of community partner agencies and criminal justice authorities, especially as those programs relate to adjudicated youth; assist in managing discipline situations; coordinate career and college preparation programs; assist school leadership in creating the desired climate and school environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

*Interact with juvenile justice and/or state ward agencies (e.g. Starr Commonwealth, Black Family Development, Growth Works, Ennis Center, Family Independence Agency, Bridgeway Services, Northeast Guidance Center, Spectrum Human Services, Vista Maria, Focus HOPE, Don Bosco Hall, Evergreen Children’s Services, and others) to share information about students’ social, educational, and emotional needs, in order to integrate school-based interventions with other services being received. Share relevant information with school staff as appropriate, to enhance or modify services being provided to students in the school setting.
*Network with Police Athletic League and other community organizations to identify job and recreational opportunities for students, in order to promote student success and prevent dropping-out.
*Communicate with criminal justice authorities on the behavior and recidivism rate of current and former students, in order to continuously improve the effectiveness of school-based activities.
*Network with other agencies to support at-risk students in achieving GED education.
*Coordinate student visits to colleges and universities; advise students on college preparation, testing, application, financial aid and admission procedures.
*Advise individuals on matters pertaining to personal problems, educational and vocational objectives, social and recreational activities.
*Review reports of student misconduct referred for disciplinary action, to ensure recommendations meet the school’s Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics requirements. As delegated, advise students about disciplinary matters and administer disciplinary sanctions or consequences.
*Monitor safety and security of school grounds.
*Maintain records or student attendance.
*Advise staff members on problems relating to policy, programs and administration, or refer issues to the School Leader as appropriate.
*Assist School Leader with interviewing and hiring of staff.
*Refer students, as necessary, to community resources in consultation with their parents/guardians.
*Organize PTA/PTO activities and other parental involvement initiatives, such as fundraising, field trips, and graduation ceremonies.
*Direct and coordinate student community service projects, involving both public and private businesses.
*Assist School Leader with student admissions.

Requirements QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED
*College degree in education, counseling, guidance services, or a similar program strongly preferred. At minimum, must meet No Child Left Behind requirements for Para-Professionals (specifically an associate’s degree, 60 college credits, or passing scores on a Michigan Department of Education approved test).
*Demonstrated ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with criminal justice, social service, and community agencies, enabling individual to create a network of support for the entire school community.
*Good knowledge of community resources and key partners, as acquired through 2 or more years’ experience in guidance counseling, dropout prevention, student services, school administration, social services, or other relevant fields.
*Evidence of successful experience in student and parent relations.
*Experience with adjudicated youth preferred, but not required.
*Conflict, Prevention and Invention (CPI) Training.
*Knowledge of Positive Peer Culture Model and the goals of the model, specifically creating a safe, welcoming, and respectful school climate and positive peer culture that helps student attachment to school and counters harassment and other negative behaviors.
*Strong behavior management skills.
A*bility to de-escalate emotionally charged individuals.
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