PURPOSE OF JOB: School Reintegration Program Coordinator will focus on connecting with families of students ages 12-17 who remained out of school during the pandemic and haven’t attended either in-person or online classes or their attendance was sporadic (25% of classes or less). The reintegration process will consist of group and/or one-on-one components based on student needs and will be designed to help them overcome barriers and challenges. The Coordinator will be in charge of managing the program site, coordinating all program activities including but not limited to identification of access issues, design of individual/group intervention strategies, facilitation of workshops, help with school registration and course selection, follow-ups with program participants.
Responsibilities and Duties
· Identify four schools to partner with
· Work and collaborate effectively with school administration, counsellors to identify students of concern
· Hold an initial meeting with student and parent/guardian, review permission forms, and obtain signatures
· Establish a desirable working relationship with parent/guardian to assure constructive parental participation and involvement.
· Assess the students’ physical, social/emotional, and economic needs.
· Design and implement a comprehensive plan with identified strategies (including advising, counselling, and mentoring services) to reduce the dropout rate.
· Design and implement individualized intervention plans with specific strategies (including advising, counselling, and mentoring programs and services) to address the needs of targeted students and to their families/caregivers.
· Develop daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly work schedules based upon established priorities that maximize services to program students (by addressing the greatest needs of the greatest number of students).
· Design and implement instructional activities, materials, and strategies in classrooms, workshops, summer programs, and other appropriate settings.
· Design and implement programs and strategies that help to encourage student participation in programs and other academic remediation/enrichment programs.
· Contact and communicate directly with parents/guardians on a regular basis to ensure parent awareness of and involvement in their child’s school performance and to secure parent support of student participation in program, school, and other activities.
· Provide program students with assistance in the areas of academic achievement, school success (attendance, behaviour, personal, and social issues), and life-skills (e.g., organization skills, time management, individual and social responsibility, and work ethic) that impact school performance and dropout rates.
· Assess and continuously reassess the program to fit the needs of the students/youth.
· Promote, support, and encourage both parent and student participation in appropriate program activities and services.
· Collect data and maintain a file on each student. Maintaining a daily contact log on each participating student. Create and maintain student files that contain all documents as directed in the procedures regarding attendance/dropout intervention, intake information, student progress and follow-up information reports, records of contacts, which include home visits, referrals, action plans and assessments for each student record. Maintain accurate data, records, and case management files to document all activities conducted and services provided.
· Arrange, conduct, and/or facilitate monthly parent/family meetings as needed
· Make home visits when necessary. Provide family assessments as needed
· Identify community partners and establish working relationships. Develop a comprehensive knowledge of all community agencies and their resources.
· Make referrals to community resources to meet students and their families needs
· Monitor targeted students’ attendance, and intervene when necessary to assure regular attendance
· Perform other duties related to Program Targets/Benchmarks and Strategies as assigned.
· Administer the prescribed Dropout Survey to targeted students and interpret and record results.
· Recruit, train, and monitor mentors as part of the School Reintegration Program.
· Identify and process student/family referrals to appropriate educational, social, and other support services in the school, district, and community for students and their parents and families.
· Design and implement programs and strategies that emphasize career exploration and career goals.
· Other duties as assigned or as determined with program/youth needs.
The successful candidate will demonstrate possession of the following:
1. Post-Secondary Education in a related field required;
2. Experience working with youth ages 12-17 and providing both instruction and intervention services required.
3. Experience and demonstrated competency in working with schools.
4. Must have the ability to conduct assessments and write reports. The candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking skills and listening skills.
5. Must have a current driver's license. Ability to travel to multiple school sites and other work locations.
6. Strong technology skills with the ability to use Excel, Word, Access, MS Outlook, and other operating systems
7. Strong interpersonal and human relations skills.
8. Ability to develop positive working relationships with, build rapport with, and motivate both co-workers and clients.
9. Experience working with multi-cultural populations
10. Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and independent decision-making skills
11. Ability to function as a team player and to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a shared decision-making environment.
12. Capability to function as an independent, self-motivated, and self-reliant self-starter who initiates appropriate actions and strategies and can work successfully without constant direction and close supervision.
13. Ability to function effectively in hectic and fast-paced work environments through prioritization of multiple, and sometimes conflicting, demands in order to meet established deadlines.
14. Community-based organization experience is an asset.
15. Provide a clear criminal record check with the vulnerable sector search
This is a temporary part-time position with the potential to increase weekly hours as well as grow into a full-time position dependent on program growth, need and/or funding.
Start Date: August 16th, 2021
Hours of work: 20 hours a week, flexible hours. *hours may increase depending on program/youth needs.
Supervisor: Program Manager