All Other Positions - Ferguson-Florissant R-II School District
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Job Title: Home and School Liaison
Job Location: Ferguson Florissant School District
Beginning: Jul 01, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Ferguson-Florissant R-II School District
Florissant, MO 63033
Telephone: 314-506-9158
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Job Description:
JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:  Home/School liaisons work to establish partnerships between homes and the school. This professional will work with the District Expectation Committee and the restoration center to help students transition between their base school and the restoration center.  They will also work with the school leadership team to ensure each child and their parents receive timely communication. They may assist with writing behavior plans, student goals setting and connecting families to resources and support to help each child and their family improve their educational experience. They may visit caregivers or contact them in other ways and organize events, so homes can feel welcome and connected.  In doing so, they form relationships with caregivers, so the process of furthering a child’s education can become a collaboration between the student, teachers and the home.  Assist students in developing agency.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Analyze district data to determine schools with high needs. Further analyze data to target specific populations with high needs and develop strategies to mitigate the behaviors that may be impeding the students’ progress. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate over time a measurable impact to improving the behaviors of those students identified at the baseline.
  2. Assists in coordinating with staff and local support agencies for the purpose of building resources and expanding program capabilities to assist families of students identified at baseline.
  3.  Present progress monitoring data to cabinet, board, and community on the impact of this important work to improve overall school and district Decorum as measured by the district strategic plan
  4. Assists students, staff, teachers, parents and community members (e.g. applications for services, transporting parents/students, interpreting technical information, etc.) for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and other services required by students and their circle of support, i.e., parents, caregivers, family and teachers.
  5. Coordinate the weekly District Expectations Committee, including coordinating all files, ensuring each case is ready for action, communication protocols have been followed, and the district’s action is driven by data in these weekly meetings.
  6. Attend IEP meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information to ensure student’s academic progress and representing the interest of the district.
  7. Communicate regularly with parents and document these contacts on behalf of school and district (e.g. testing, attendance and homework issues, available programs/services, completing paperwork, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that an ongoing partnership between the home and school is formed and positively impacting student success.
  8. Confer with teachers, parents and/or appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating student progress and/or implementing student objectives. Assist students in developing and writing personal goals to be progress monitored by the student and the candidate with documented check-ins to be reported to the District Expectations Committee on a regular basis.
  9. Coordinate program assigned activities and components (e.g. home visits, parent meetings, parent/volunteer involvement programs, community involvement processes, etc.) for the purpose of gaining information enhancing student achievement, and/or discussing needs and problems involving students and their families.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. A Master’s Degree in education, or related area. A valid Missouri Education Administrator Certificate, or eligible to obtain one within a specified time, is preferred.
  2. Experience working in schools with students who have presented internalized and/or externalized behaviors including depression, aggression, and other behaviors.
  3. Demonstrated success in working with families of students with such behaviors and presented evidence of improving the outcomes for students.
  4. Ability to work under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods.
  5. Ability to lead, guide, and/or coordinate meetings and the work of others.
  6. Ability to perform standard bookkeeping and maintain a budget.
  7. Ability to utilize resources from other departments/partnerships to perform job functions.
  8. Facilitate group discussions.
  9. Ability to problem solve.
  10. Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing as well as present materials to small and large groups to improve student outcomes.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (see full list of Duties/Responsibilities at www.fergflor.org. )

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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