Family Community Specialist (Tutoring)

Rising Stars Academy, LLC - Merrillville, IN

30+ days ago

A Community Specialist (CS) is one who works in the homes of those residing in Northwest, Indiana providing home based services. The CS functions as both a positive role model and advocate, for a youth and their family, within the community. Youth/families are matched with a CS based on their strengths, needs and interests. A CS could be involved in a number of activities such as facilitating visits, helping a youth/family with special assignments when the youth and family team believes it is appropriate, social skills and life skills development, peer/interpersonal relationship building, personal care/hygiene/exercise, increasing awareness of community resources, etc. The CS title is an umbrella to the several roles that one can assume.

These roles include:

  • Case Manager
  • Homemaker/Parent Aid
  • Mentor
  • Parent Educator
  • Tutor
  • Visitation Facilitator


  • Must demonstrate an ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion and maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to self-motivate and able to work well with minimal supervision and be able to multitask.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively to primary referral sources, families, team members, school districts, and community agencies.
  • Within 48hours of receiving referral, CS is expected to contact family to set up appointment times
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of community resources or ability to access
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be able to pass all background tests
  • Must have reliable transportation with valid license and insurance
  • Must have strong problem solving skills
  • Must meet deadlines
  • Must have great observation and listening skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word
  • Team Player
  • Organized
  • An enthusiasm for education and learning
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends
  • Computer literate with the ability to learn software applications
  • Extremely dependable
  • Bilingual skills preferred; but, not required


Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in a Human Services related field or 5 years relevant

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $20.00 /hour


  • Social Services/Tutoring/Teaching: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Mental Health License (Preferred)


  • Evening (Required)
  • Mid-Day (Required)
  • Morning (Required)

Required travel:

  • 25 (Required)