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Adelante Family Assistant Coordinator

Summary Information:
Employer: Santa Fe Public Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Project Coordinator
School / Org: Santa Fe Public Schools
Location Santa Fe, New Mexico
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN2241
Posting Date: 19 October 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Santa Fe Public Schools are currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

Adelante Family Assistant Coordinator

Location: BF Young

General Function:
The Adelante Assistant Coordinator serves as:

staff supervisor – assists the program Coordinator in: interpreting and educating staff members about relevant laws and policies relating to students, children and families experiencing homelessness; problem solves issues regarding staff members; advocates to remove barriers and provide support for Adelante students and families in SFPS; provides guidance in case management; ensures that Adelante staff members are completing work effectively in support of students, children and families experiencing homelessness; and educates staff members about cultural competency, trauma informed care and other best practices to improve their work.

family case manager – helps to provide services and link families/youth with appropriate services elsewhere when there are multiple needs expressed by a family/youth experiencing homelessness in SFPS.
grant and report writer – assists Coordinator in researching and writing grant proposals; compiles data and writes narratives for reports; represents SFPS Adelante at meetings with potential funders; seeks funds from other resources and events.

Community educator -- learns about all resources available for Adelante families/youth; educates the community about child homelessness and SFPS Adelante’s role/services; represents Adelante at public events and collaborations on efforts to improve services and end child homelessness.

Education/Training Experience:

Minimum:

bachelor’s degree from accredited university
experience working in a school system;
5 years’ experience focused on assisting families living in poverty;
Training/experience in case management;
3 years’ experience working with families/individuals where mental health and/or substance abuse is a serious issue;
Understanding and knowledge about special education issues;
Experience training others in cultural competency and other best practices;
Experience with successful grant and report writing;
Bilingual in Spanish and English

Preferred:
BSW or MSW degree

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of SFPS and how to accomplish goals within a large school system;
Thorough understanding of local community services available to families living in homelessness and extreme poverty;
Ability to conduct intake interviews in English and Spanish;
Ability to create a calm, safe environment in high intensity situations;
Awareness of best practices relating to working with adults in crisis;
Knowledge of youth, leadership development and early childhood development and resources;
Knowledge of serious mental illnesses and which resources are available for diagnosis and treatment;
Ability to work with adults/youth with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues;
Ability to help families plan budgets and goals to stabilize and empower the student/family;
Knowledge of Latino and Native cultures, LGBTQ population and competency in working with families from these and other populations.
Ability to conduct workshops and outreach with families living in poverty;
Ability to gather appropriate data and submit orderly logs for review in a timely manner;
Ability to work as a valued and collaborative team member while still being independent and a self-starter;
Excellent grant and report writing skills;
Capable of translating printed materials into Spanish/English and interpreting verbally from English to Spanish and Spanish to English;
Ability to supervise staff members with strength, respect and kindness;
Excellent public speaking skills;
Ability to negotiate, advocate and mediate between schools, community agencies and youth/families;
Capacity for growing into leadership position in SFPS Adelante.

Essential Job Functions:
All functions are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety and environmental regulations, facility and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the District. Current essential functions include but are not limited to the following:

Conduct intake and minimal case management for families of SFPS students that are living in high risk/homeless situations as identified under McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act;
On as-needed basis, make home visits and assist adult family member with appointments;
Represent SFPS Adelante at district and agency meetings/public events as necessary;
Make referrals and linkages for families in need of housing, medical care, mental health support and substance abuse treatment, food and other necessities and social service agencies.
Research and inform Adelante/community members of effects of child/family homelessness, best practices in the field, trauma informed care, substance use among youth experiencing homelessness, high risks of victimization and other issues among LGBTQ youth, and cultural competency;
Continue to seek and engage new community resources on behalf of Adelante children;
Attend weekly evening program during school year to provide informal family case management and assist with evening coordination;
Supervise staff members as required by Program Coordinator;
Research and write grant proposals to access funds for the program and compile/write reports as required by funder;
Provide assistance in packing school supplies, food and/or other program needs as necessary


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