Responsible for the overall planning and management of the Community Schools Program and model of integrated student supports. In addition to Site Coordinator duties, this person will maintain a student support caseload, participate in special projects as assigned, take on leadership opportunities when available, and provide after/before hour support services to students as necessary. A Site Coordinator must possess the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes needed to develop and support the critical features of a positive youth development setting.
Communities In Schools OverviewBy bringing resources, services, parents and volunteers into schools, Communities In Schools creates a community of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. As the nation's largest dropout prevention organization, we serve nearly 1.5 million students in 2,300 schools.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
New Town Public Schools, MHA Nation, and Communities In Schools have partnered based on their shared belief that greatness exists in every child, and the Site Coordinator will work to put this belief into action. The Site Coordinator will help New Town High School students realize their potential by surrounding them with a community of support, developing strategies to improve attendance, reduce behavior incidents, and promote family engagement. By mitigating the challenges students face outside the classroom, the Site Coordinator will help them find the strength and confidence to see a bright future that is theirs for the taking.
The Site Coordinator will support the mission of the New Town School District to create an environment which develops, nurtures, and reinforces the success of students, as well as all people served by the district, through the shared involvement of home, community and school. Watch this video to learn more about the role from a current Site Coordinator.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Empower students ages 12-20 to stay in school and prepare for the future.
- Lead a school support team of school administrators, teachers, and support staff to collaborate in the implementation of the Communities In Schools model.
- Develop and implement a school support plan based on an annual needs assessment to deliver student and family engagement supports aligned to schoolwide goals.
- Establish relationships with a caseload of students to provide and coordinate wrap-around supports . Focus on partnership services including but not limited to physical, mental, and behavioral health, academic enrichment, out-of-school services, family supports and career readiness.
- Collect and monitor program data and adjust services to best meet student and schoolwide goals and support student needs.
- Provide reports to leadership including the MHA Nation Education Committee, New Town School Board and Superintendent, and Communities In Schools National Office.
NOTE: The duties listed are not intended to be all-inclusive. Duties assigned any individual employee are at the discretion of the appointing authority.
Essential Competencies of the Successful Candidate
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, ability, and/or core competencies necessary to ensure success of the program.
- Understand mental and behavioral health needs of students and their impact on student achievement
- Understand and apply basic child and adolescent development principles
- Understand cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of New Town and MHA Nation families with an inclusive mindset
- Work collaboratively to surround students with community supports
- Advocate for students and families in school setting
- Support and develop positive relationships with students and families
- Develop and implement age-appropriate activities with and for student groups
- Provide and connect students with mental health and behavioral supports
- Manage projects independently with organization and flexibility
- Lead groups of students, families, and school staff and administration
- Communicate professionally, clearly, and effectively to different audiences both spoken and in writing; listen actively and effectively
- Understand Tribal, State, and Federal government regulations
- Analyze, interpret, and make decisions using data
- Use technology effectively including but not limited to Microsoft products and Internet search engines
- Passionate about a student-centered and community-focused approach
- Creative self-starter
- Flexible and solutions-oriented approach to solving problems
- Optimistic and persistent under pressure and adverse situations
- Inclusive approach to working with students and families to honor cultural and human diversity
- Collaborative and professional in working as part of a team
- Positive role model
- Ready to work with schools, human services, and mental and behavioral health professionals