2017-18 Homeless Liaison - Title District Office

Paradise Valley USD 69 - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)4.1


Homeless Liaison
Location: Title, District Office
12 months, 8 hours/day
Grade 16, $13.68/hour
Start Date: 5/14/2018

Purpose Statement
The job of Homeless Liaison is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for providing information on programs/services available to homeless students and families as well as school and/or district activities and procedures; facilitating administrative processes; referring families to other agencies; and fostering an ongoing partnership between the home and school.

This job reports to Title Program Coordinator

Esse ntial Functions
Assists students, staff, teachers, parents and community members (e.g. enrolling in school, applications for services, transporting parents/students, interpreting technical information, obtaining medical records, etc.) for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and other services required by parents or teachers.

Assists in coordinating with community leaders and organizations for the purpose of building resources and expanding program capabilities.

Attends a variety of meetings (e.g. McKinney Vento training provided by ADE, ACEH and NAEHCY, monthly social worker meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying an/or gathering information required to perform job functions.

Communicates with parents on behalf of school (e.g. attendance and homework issues, available programs/services, completing paperwork, awareness of educational rights of homeless children, rights, arranging transportation, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that an ongoing partnership between the home and school is formed.

Conducts training school staff and outside agencies for the purpose of providing awareness training, information on the McKinney Vento Assistance Act and student/family needs.

Coordinates with community leaders and organizations for the purpose of building resources and expanding program capabilities.

Identifies homeless youth by working closely with recording secretaries, school nurses, and social workers for the purpose of providing support and referrals to ensure student progress and ongoing involvement of family members in the educational process.

Interacts with community (e.g. business and social services, etc.) for the purpose of developing opportunities for students and their families.

Maintains inventory of supplies and materials (e.g. school supplies, toiletries, dictionaries, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring items' availability.

Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records (e.g. activity logs, phone logs, community resources, accurate records of the homeless, grant application, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing up-to-date reference and audit trail and/or ensuring the availability of items for loan.

Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the Title Program Coordinator in providing necessary records/materials.

Prepares a variety of documents, reports and written materials (e.g. registrations, homeless lists, activity logs, phone logs, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to parents, staff; providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.

Refers students and their families to outside agencies (e.g. state agencies, medical professionals, counselors, foundations, charities, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the need of students and families are met.

Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources (e.g. parents, students, teachers, staff, outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required.

Oth e r Functions
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and managing activities; preparing and maintaining accurate records; utilizing standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: community resources and principles of a community services program; concepts of grammar and punctuation; knowledge of community resources.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities.

Responsibility
Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to effect the organization’s services.

W o r k Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 20% walking, and 10% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.

Ex p e r i e nce: Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is desired. Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

E quivalency:
Required Testing Certificates and Licenses Online Driver Training Certification Driver's License & Evidence of Insurability
Continuing Educ./Training Clearances
Criminal Background Clearance

FLSA Status - Non Exempt