Providence SchoolsProvidence 02903
Full Time

Initiate connections with families of students who were chronically absent and who had lower attendance rates to ensure that students are fully aware of in summer school opportunities, both in-person and virtually to support closing the achievement gap for students. This includes making home visits, phone contact, and utilizing community supports.

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School Community Specialist [10 Month B.e.s.t.]

Providence Schools
Full Time 70 Fricker St, Providence, RI 02903, United States
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Overview

The School Community Specialist (SCS) will assist with the implementation of the school-wide support and community outreach program. The School Community Specialist (SCS) conducts outreach and designs programming to improve student attendance, student engagement and family connections to school. The specialist can also work to establish and nurture community partnerships and collaborations in support of these goals. This role is critically important in the aftermath of the pandemic, where a specialist can reinforce the need for accelerated educational efforts to address learning gaps. The SCS can also reestablish the school as an accessible and reliable source of social emotional and cultural support for families. The SCS develops and implements programs and strategies that will establish partnerships and collaborations with community agencies, corporate organizations and families.

 Please Note: This position will be for 191 days’ work year - starts 2 weeks prior to the start of the official school year.

EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required or equivalent experience is required or Associates degree, 60 credits or relevant experience in the field. 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CURRICULAR LINKAGES

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Initiate connections with families of students who were chronically absent and who had lower attendance rates to ensure that students are fully aware of in summer school opportunities, both in-person and virtually to support closing the achievement gap for students. This includes making home visits, phone contact, and utilizing community supports. 
  • Assist in building a positive internal school community
  • Support teachers with efforts to build positive relationships with students
  • Create/lead mentoring program for students to support them in their academics and personal development
  • Support school events and town hall meetings that encourage community connection and investment in the school culture
  • Maintain a visible presence throughout the school in common areas and hallways.
  • Provide support to students with a variety of social-emotional needs.  
  • Support teachers with efforts to build positive relationships with students
  • Make phone contact with the student’s parents/guardians.
  • Develop strategies to ensure parent and family involvement in the school.
  • Assist in the coordination of parent/community advocacy and support for the school.
  • Coordinate events and celebrations including culturally diverse activities that affirm the international heritage of all students and their families.
  • Initiate community outreach, using appropriate cultural and linguistic strategies, to connect with disengaged families.
  • Identify resources collaborators/speakers to facilitate dialogues and presentations for the student body.
  • Establish formal/informal partnerships with community and corporate agencies. 
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