Education Liaison (Temporary) – Santa Clara County, CA
- National Center for Youth Law
- Santa Clara County, CA / Requires ability to work remotely, with occasional travel and in-person meetings
- $6,359.42 monthly
- Closing date
- Jun 9, 2023
- Focus Areas
- Civil Rights / Advocacy, Crime / Legal-related, Education, Healthcare, Youth Development
- Job Function
- Direct Service / Social Service, Education / Teaching, Legal, Social Work / Counseling
- Position Type
- Full Time, Temporary / Seasonal
Education Liaison (Temporary) – Santa Clara County, CA
National Center for Youth Law
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) works to amplify youth power, dismantle racism and other structural inequities, and build just policies, practices, and culture in support of young people. Our efforts advance justice through research, community collaboration, impact litigation, and policy advocacy that fundamentally transforms our nation's approach to education, health, immigration, foster care, and youth justice. Our vision is a world in which every young person thrives and has a full and fair opportunity to achieve the future they envision for themselves.
The JusticeEd Initiative is a part of the Compassionate Education Systems initiative at NCYL, aimed at improving the educational outcomes of children and youth supervised by Probation in Santa Clara County. This initiative operates at systems, youth, and community levels to ensure students supervised by probation experience compassion by the many adults entrusted to support them and are supported on their path to graduate from high school and the many opportunities ahead of them. NCYL partners with the Santa Clara County Probation Department, Santa Clara County Juvenile Courts, a number of Santa Clara County school districts, and other stakeholders to implement this countywide program.
NCYL seeks a Temporary Education Liaison for the JusticeEd demonstration site in Santa Clara County, a collaboration with the County Probation Department, Superior Court, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, and school districts, aimed at improving education outcomes for youth supervised by Probation. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about advocating on behalf of students and supporting academic success.
This is a temporary position, from July 2023 through February 2024.
- Improve educational outcomes for youth on probation by working directly with youth to identify their educational goals and utilizing effective educational planning and teaming to support achievement of those goals.
- Provide individual coaching and educational case management to students, helping them develop skills and capacities needed to champion their own education.
- Collaborate with and provide coaching to biological parents, caregivers, probation officers, behavioral health case managers, teachers, and other adults in support of mutual students achieving their educational goals.
- Provide youth advocacy for special education/section 504 services, enrollment, school of origin retention, and school disciplinary proceedings.
- Attend meetings in the community with students, schools, caregivers, probation, and other service providers.
- Input and track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner.
- Bilingual proficiency in Spanish (spoken required, written preferable)
- Ability to pass DOJ, FBI and DMV background checks
- Ability to travel throughout Santa Clara County, CA, among various schools and homes
- According to County contract policy, must be vaccinated against COVID-19
- Demonstrated ability to quickly build rapport with youth and families, especially through virtual/remote engagement
- Experience with advocacy, preferably related to education or juvenile justice
- Ability to work well autonomously and as a part of a team
- Ability to stay organized with multiple work streams
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent creative problem-solving skills
- Experience with youth-serving agencies and community resources in Santa Clara County
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner
- Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience utilizing motivational Interviewing
- Knowledge about California’s education, juvenile justice, and adult criminal justice systems Ability to navigate cloud servers, Zoom, phone systems and other software.
- Committed to NCYL’s mission
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Requires ability to work remotely, with occasional travel and in-person meetings.
Salary, Benefits & Location
This is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt position. The salary is competitive at $6,359.42 monthly.
This is not a benefited position, except for as required by federal and/or California law.
Candidates must reside in or near Santa Clara County, California.
How to Apply
Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references at the link below. Please, no calls or emails.
Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1685593/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Education-Liaison-Temporary-Santa-Clara-County-CA
Applicants with lived experience within any of our practice areas, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of NCYL to provide equal employment opportunities to all Applicants (including Employees) regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding, national origin, age, abilities/disabilities, neurotypicality, socioeconomic status, veteran status, marital status, prior convictions, or any other protected classifications under federal, state, or local law.
The National Center for Youth Law believes in the incredible power, agency, and wisdom of youth.
For more than 50 years, we have worked to center the voices and experiences of youth blocked from educational, health, and social well-being opportunities, particularly Black youth and youth of color, LGBTQ youth, disabled youth, immigrant youth, and youth in child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
We are transforming systems – classrooms, courts, the justice system, and health care spaces – to extend equity, dignity and care for children and youth.
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is a world in which every child thrives and has a full and fair opportunity to achieve the future they envision for themselves.
Our purpose is to amplify youth power, dismantle racism and other structural inequities, and build just policies, practices, and culture that center youth.
Our mission is to center youth voices and experiences through impact litigation, policy advocacy, collaboration and research that fundamentally transforms our nation's approach to education, health, immigration, foster care, and youth justice.
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