Bi-Lingual Check & Connect Coordinator (English & Spanish)

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Overview:
The Check & Connect Coordinator will provide comprehensive, individualized, strength-based, and outcome-focused services to caseload students. The Check & Connect Coordinator position serves students who are on the threshold of chronic absenteeism. The ideal candidate will have strong case management skills and experience in implementing evidence-based interventions. Candidate should have knowledge of and experience with collaborating with other youth/human service agencies in the community. The Check & Connect Coordinator will be responsible for the overall planning and management of implementing the Communities In Schools’ (CIS) model of integrated student support. Candidates should be proficient in English and Spanish with reading, writing, and speaking.

Responsibilities:
• Provide services to students identified as having excessive absences and/or tardies and who fares in danger of not meeting requirements for end of grade promotion.
• Assess student needs using defined methodologies and coordinate the implementation of a variety of student, family, community services, and educational programs and strategies in support of District dropout prevention.
• Assess, monitor, and track levels of engagement of target students using defined methodologies of “check and connect”; collect, document, and compile student data as a tool to assess absences, tardies, suspensions, and grades/credits earned.
• Prepare assessments and reports.
• Complete appropriate school documentation; as well as other appropriate programs. Ensure accurate and timely data is entered in Communities In Schools Student Information System (CISDM).
• Work directly and collaboratively with a caseload of individual students and their families, school staff, service agencies, and community service providers to implement comprehensive and inclusive strategies that address school success for students at-risk of dropping out.
• Act as a liaison between the students, family, community, and school site.
• Facilitate communication and promote goal-setting and problem-solving both at the individual student level and between home and school.
• Contact parents by phone, email, and home visits to share information and develop plans to help re-engage students in school.
• Attend site team meetings, weekly staff meetings, staff development activities, and other relevant meetings to assist with student engagement as required.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Human Service, or related field. Master’s and/or Social Work license preferred.
• Minimum of 2 years of successful experience working in social work and/or counseling required, experience working with school-age children and in school environment preferred.
• Proficient in English and Spanish with reading, writing, and speaking.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain strong relationships while fostering a spirit of collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners; with students, parents, and school personnel.
• Ability to analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical manuals, and governmental regulations.
• Possess strong time and project management skills; have specific examples of such work, self-starter, well organized, detail-oriented, able to effectively work independently and within a team framework in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write/edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to effectively present written and/or oral information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and the general public.
• Ability to speak effectively to guests, candidates, or employees of the organization one-on-one or in a group setting.
• Experience working with Microsoft office.
• Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
• A valid NC driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

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