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Education Coordinator

Employer
Wellroot
Location
Tucker, Georgia
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021
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Job Details

Position:  Education Coordinator  
Supervisor:  Director of Programs 

Department:  Residential Programming 

Location:  Tucker, GA 

FLSA:  Exempt  

Job Summary:  

The Education Coordinator is responsible for developing partnerships within the community (i.e. internships, jobs, scholarships and identifying mentorship opportunities etc.) as well as coordinating educational services for youth enrolled in the ILP and TLP (i.e. tutoring, attending school meetings/functions and assisting with completing application for schooling). Provide assistance to residents to help them attain high school graduation or GED attainment and post-secondary enrollment. Develop and implement the Wellroot Scholarship program. Function as an active member of the ILP/TLP Transition Support Team providing specific support in the areas of education, vocation, and career services. 

Responsibilities: 

1, Coordinate school enrollment for all incoming ILP/TLP residents  

2. Ensure that the youth has programming that focuses on the development of life skills, basic academic skills, GED preparation, and/or vocational skills. Vocational Services include provision or access to the following menu of services: 

  • Counseling and guidance 
  • Referral and assistance to obtain services from other agencies 
  • Job search and placement assistance 
  • Vocational and other training services 
  • Transportation, if needed 
  • On-the-job or personal assistance services to teach good work habits 
  • Interpreter services 
  • Occupational licenses, tools, equipment, initial stocks and supplies 
  • Technical assistance for self-employment 
  • Rehabilitation assistive technology 
  • Supportive employment services 
  • For those youth who are not job-ready, opportunities to do structured and regular volunteer work 

3. Develop, manage, and maintain the Wellroot Scholarship Program that includes: 

  • Develop scholarship criteria and disbursement schedule for the program 
  • Develop clear communication with scholarship recipients to help maintain Wellroot and other scholarships 
  • Develop a system and database to track new and continuing scholarship recipients 
  • Recruit current and former residents to participate in the scholarship program 
  • Ensure timely disbursement of scholarship funds to recipients 

4. For youth who are considering dropping-out of school or pursuing a GED, follow the policy outlined in the DFCS Child Welfare Policy Manual 10.13, Educational Needs 

5. Administer appropriate the Casey Life Skills Education Assessment to guide the development of an individualized academic and career plan for youth enrolled in the program within the first 30 days for youth intake 

6. Coordinate with the youth, life coach, and transition support team to develop an education and career plan for each youth enrolled in the program to be included in the youth’s Individualized Service and Skills Plane (ISSP) 

7. Work with the Life Coaches and transition support team to document the youth’s academic progress monthly 

8. Assist youth with enrolling in post-secondary education (college or trade school); including coordinating with the Georgia RYSE Independent Living Specialist to access services and educational funds 

9. Plan and implement educational and career related workshops for a resident that includes but is not limited to:   

  • Completing financial aid packets 
  • Applying for college 
  • Applying for scholarships 
  • Resume writing 
  • Job interviewing 
  • Keeping a job 

10. Provide or arrange for tutoring or other academic assistance for children who are not achieving academically (i.e. performing below grade level, failing one or more classes and/or standardize test reveal deficiencies in any academic subject)

11. Recruit, train and coordinate volunteer tutors from the community who may be utilized for the educational support to residents 

12. Provide instruction to program staff that enables staff to better assist residents with their education and career goals      

13. Coordinate and provide support and instruction for those residents suspended from school; to enable those residents to remain current with their assignments during the period of suspension 

14. Function as a surrogate parent for individual students receiving special education services, as needed     

15. Purchase instructional supplies and/or services to benefit resident’s educational attainment with budgeted funds and made available through the annual Title1 contract as applicable  

16. Responsible for education program area budget management and scholarship funds 

Requirements: 

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the area of behavioral or social sciences, social work, psychology, childhood education, special education, guidance counseling, or related field with two (2) years direct service experience with children and families or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the same areas of study with one (1) year of paid work experiences with children and families 
  • Be familiar with, and perform duties in accordance with RBWO (Room Board and Watchful Oversight) standards and DFCS Child Welfare policy 
  • Must participate in at least twenty-four (24) hours of annual training. At least twelve (12) hours should be directly related to work with teens including understanding developmental needs of adolescents and strength-based assessments 
  • Minimum two years of work experience in a State of Georgia-regulated child welfare program is required 
  • Experience working with older adolescent population (ages 17 ½ - 21) preferred 
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills 

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. General office environment: some stress may occur in meeting development deadlines. Uses office equipment and computer approximately 70% of the work day. 

  • Work in an office setting 
  • May be required to observe general dress code guidelines 
  • Sit, stand, walk, bend, lift, move, squat, climb stairs, reach above shoulder level, kneels, push, or pull intermittently during working hours 
  • Is subject to imposed deadlines 
  • Has regular contact with clients and their staff, family members, and the general public 
  • May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset clients, staff, family members, or the general public 
  • May be subject to physically aggressive clients and may be required to participate in behavioral restraints 
  • Attend and participate in a variety of educational programs designed to increase knowledge and expertise in the field 

Wellroot is an EEO employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package that may include: 

  • Major medical, dental and vision coverage 
  • Paid company holidays 
  • Generous PTO policy 
  • Retirement plan with employer matching contribution 
  • Clinical supervision for licensure 

How to Apply: 

Please email (no phone calls) your resume using the following guidelines: 

  • Email: WeWork@wellroot.org 
  • Subject line: {Name of Position} 
  • Cover letter should include (in bulleted form): Experience and qualifications for this position 
  • Specific Salary requirements 
  • Potential Start Date 

Company

Our mission: We restore children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ.

Our vision: We envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home.

 

Foster Care in GeorgiaFor nearly 150 years, Wellroot Family Services has been leading the effort to transform the lives of children and families in Georgia. Through our four programs, Wellroot cares for and encourages the growth and healing of children, young adults and families in and affected by the foster care system of Georgia.

Wellroot first opened its doors in 1871. Its name at the time, though, was The Decatur Orphans’ Home. Its mission was to serve the needs of children who had been orphaned during the Civil War. Over the next several decades, the needs of children and families in Georgia changed, as did the focus and programs of The Decatur Orphans’ Home, whose leadership continued to grow and transform the organization in order to better meet those needs. In 1934, after 63 years as The Decatur Orphans’ Home, The Board of Trustees approved a name change that would better reflect the growth of the organization, along with its potential as an Foster Familiesagency of the Methodist Church. The new name was The Methodist Children’s Home.  Thirty-six years later, in 1970, “United” was added to the name, reflecting the continued growth and transformation of the Methodist denomination.

The needs of children and families in Georgia continue to change and true to our heritage, the programs and focus continue to be transformed in order to better meet those needs.

In December 2018, the Board of The United Methodist Children’s Home approved another name change, one that better reflects the growth of the organization, along with its potential as an agency of The United Methodist Church. After 49 years of operating as The United Methodist Children’s Home, our organization is now called Wellroot Family Services.

Built on industry best practices, our Christian faith and bold, new innovative approaches toward child welfare, Wellroot is the leading faith-centered family services organization in Georgia. As an agency of The United Methodist Church in North Georgia, Wellroot Family Services’ programs were designed to respond to the needs of children and families through faith-centered service. With a focus on supporting youth from infancy through early adulthood, we help people reach their God-given potential through the encouragement and love of a healthy home.

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Telephone
(404) 327-5820
Location
1967 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 400
Tucker
GA
30084
United States
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