Student Advocate

Location
Capitol Heights, MD, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 10, 2019
Ref
IRC130918
Job Title:
Student Advocate (11-Month)

Location:
Capitol Heights, MD, US

Organization Name:
William W Hall Academy

Department Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supervised by the Principal, the Student Advocates will be responsible for intervention services for the school's most at-risk populations. Student advocates will build positive and productive relationships with students and leverage those relationships to fully engage students in the learning environment. This position is multi-faceted and the incumbent should be skilled or willing to be trained in the following areas: advocacy, crisis intervention, peer mediation, coaching, and mentoring. The primary focus of the Student Advocate is to work collaboratively with staff to promote a positive learning climate for students.

Brief Description:

This is an ACE/AFSCME Local 2250, Table 700, Grade 18, 11-Month Position

Salary Range: $20.55 - $40.05 (external candidates may not be placed above Step 6, $27.42, due to contractual requirements)

CLOSING DATE: July 24, 2019

Detailed Description:

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Develop appropriate personalized relationships with all students on assigned caseload;
  • Work collaboratively with the school?s Dean of Students, to develop an effective In-School Personal Development program while ensuring that all students who are assigned are subjected to experiences and activities that will reduce their rate of recidivist behaviors and that will support their academic and personal growth;
  • Conduct home visits to communicate with parents and develop collaborative partnerships with parents and community stakeholders that are designed to identify and respond to student needs and to increase attendance, enhance academic achievement, and student well-being;
  • Work collaboratively with the school?s professional school counselors, social worker, psychologist, and pupil personnel workers to provide preventive support and responsive assistance to all students on assigned caseload who are experiencing personal, social, or academic difficulties;
  • Advocate for individual students and systemic change whenever necessary to promote an environment more conducive to student achievement and well-being;
  • Assist professional school counselors, psychologist, pupil personnel workers, social workers, and other faculty and staff as needed to address students? needs as efficiently and effectively as possible;
  • Be intimately aware of the school-wide student development agenda and actively support all student development programming such as Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports PBIS , Advisory, Athletics, and Activities;
  • Provide consultation to administrators, teachers, and parents regarding individual or group of students; and
  • Consistently and enthusiastically promote the expectation of high achievement for all students and reinforce and reward school wide rules and expectations.


  • Job Requirements:

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Ability to learn new methods and techniques to positively impact adolescent student development;
  • Considerable patience and ability to work with children;
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team to address the needs of children.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of various stakeholder groups.

  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Graduation from high school (Bachelor's Degree preferred) or any other combination of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered; At least two (2) years of volunteer or paid experience working with children is required to include coaching, mentoring, tutoring, etc.; Active participation in community organizations which serve the needs of students in the greater metropolitan area.

    CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    None required.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    No direct supervisory responsibilities.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    None.

    Additional Details:

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply:

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    Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the Employee Support Center S ervices at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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