School Success Coaches will meet with students and families to assess individual school needs and provide educational skills and support services. The coaches will also provide linkages to community resources for the student and the family and coordinate service delivery with other agencies. Coaches will work with students parents and early learning students to increase access to preschool, family literacy, parent education and special services for students ages birth-five. Additionally, coaches will work within the school system and the community to promote cultural understanding of diversity and minority issues. Coaches will provide on-site interpreting services.
The School Success Coach is a stand-alone classification. Incumbents are responsible for working with target populations of students in the assigned school(s) to help ensure school success and eventual graduation. He/she will work with the staff in the building to identify areas of concern and work with families to help address these areas. This may involve home visits at times that are convenient for the family. The success coach may also work with outside agencies to provide needed support. He/she may work to help the student participate in extra-curricular activities that interest the student.
Biligual in Karen, Burmese and/or Karenni. High School Diploma, or G.E.D. required; must meet NCLB highly qualified criteria (two years/60 semester credits of post secondary education or AA/AS degree or pass competency assessment). Experience in interpreting and translating information, school experience is preferred; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Inside working in an office and classroom environment.
Applicants will be screened for qualifications. Those selected for interviews will interview with the program coordinator and others to assess the candidate’s qualifications for meeting the demands of the position. The most qualified candidate will be offered the position.
This position is 20 hours per week Monday – Friday during the school year. Summer hours are available to assist with home visits by our year round program staff and time is compensated through timesheets. Candidates must be comfortable and able to work with a wide variety of young students and families in the school and home and know or be able to learn technical academic and special education terminology.