Family Advocate/Trauma Specialist (Glacier Valley Elementary School)

Employer
Juneau School District
Location
Juneau, AK, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 14, 2021

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Job Category
Administrator, Specialist / Coordinator, Teaching, Elementary Education Teacher, Product, Services & Policy, Education Advocacy
Grade Level
Elementary School
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  • Position Type:
    Non-Permanent Positions/ Hourly/Temporary

  • Date Posted:
    8/17/2021

  • Location:
    Glacier Valley Elementary

  • Date Available:
    ASAP

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

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    Location: Glacier Valley Elementary School
    Hourly Position: 19.75 hours per week

    Do you want to make a positive impact on local children?

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the school principal and following the requirements of a grant-funded project, the primary role of this position will be to help students cope with personal and psychological issues that affect their school performance, behavior and socialization. Through one-on-one, classroom or school-wide sessions, this position will address issues relevant to the student population, such as school attendance, trauma related incident, bullying etc. When appropriate or necessary, this position may provide information for outside support services or agencies to help students deal with economic, emotional or physical challenges. These advocates/specialists sometimes focus on particular groups of students, such as those with disabilities or at-risk groups. This position will facilitate communications with parents, teachers and administrator(s) to provide a full view of the issues facing an individual student, group or school.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, education, child psychology or related field.
    • Valid Alaska driver's license.
    • Must demonstrate knowledge/experience of the effects of trauma and poverty on children currently experiencing trauma.
    • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding child welfare in school.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Masters degree in social work, counseling, education or related field.
    • Professional licensure in social work, counseling or related field.
    • Experience in child advocacy and parent outreach in public schools.
    Compensation: This is a part-time hourly position working less than 19.75 hours per week. The salary for this position is $45/hr. This position is eligible for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

    Selected hire will be fingerprinted at applicant's expense and fingerprints forwarded to the Alaska State Troopers and the FBI for a criminal background check.

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