Education Specialist

Los Angeles Youth Network - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)


RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Education

  • Design educational/school program for LAYN residents through the assessment of youth goals, prior placement, motivation, learning style and psycho-social functioning.
  • Assist in the creation and monitoring of academic case plans for all youth; monitor case plan progress through GPA, credits, school attendance, etc.
  • Inform youth of their educational rights and work with school liaisons to ensure educational rights are being honored.
  • Enroll all youth in school within time set forth by law; work with youth to identify and address school related needs including clothing, transportation, supplies and general comfort.
  • Advocate for youth in school enrollment, retrieving of educational documents, transcripts, credits and IEPs; establish relationships with LAUSD administrators and teachers.
  • Work to develop graduation plans, transfer plans or college acceptance plans; assist youth with college applications and financial aid.
  • Research and implement SAT and ACT preparatory curriculum.
  • Develop academic accommodations and modifications to assist youth with learning disabilities; create targeted interventions for youth failing to meet attendance and promotion standards.
  • In collaboration with the other Education Specialist:
  • Lead and organize groups on high school graduation, college admissions, financial aid, etc.
  • Lead field trips to college campuses and other institutions in order to provide enriching learning opportunities to youth.
  • In collaboration with the Employment Specialist
  • Assist youth in completing a Career Education plan and portfolio.
  • Assist youth in identifying and applying to post- secondary institutions and vocational programs that are aligned to the youth’s goals

Tutoring

  • Perform and oversee participant screening, training, matching and support of all volunteer tutors.
  • Work with tutors to set tutoring objectives and meet with tutors on a quarterly basis to reevaluate objectives and approaches.
  • Schedule and coordinate with case managers and tutors to ensure all youth receive regular tutoring services.
  • Provide weekly tutoring and homework assistance to youth as needed
  • Communicate with School on Wheels and LAUSD in order to place tutors.
  • Ensure that all tutors are informed of and abide by LAYN policies and procedures. Offer ongoing support and training to tutors around educational pedagogy and targeted learning interventions.
  • Arrange additional off-site tutoring for any youth who are performing below grade level.

Other

  • Compile statistical data monthly.
  • Communicate with CSWs, school administrators and teachers on an ongoing basis.
  • Complete appropriate documentation of files.
  • Utilize the Positive Youth Development Approach when dealing with youth.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors in a related field required, Masters in Social Work, Public Administration, or other Human Services Field preferred.
  • Minimum of one year experience working in a residential, and/or mental health setting.
  • Superb writing, assessment, planning and analytical skills
  • Must possess professionalism, and leadership
  • Exemplary attention to details
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a timely manner. Demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Experience working as part of a team, while also demonstrating initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Satisfactorily fulfill the requirements for employment at the Los Angeles Youth Network, i.e. references, physical examination, criminal records clearance, etc.

Certificates/Licenses: Valid CA Driver’s License (must pass insurance underwrites)

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)