CAMBA's Attendance Improvement and Dropout Prevention/Community School Strategy (AIDP/CSS) Program is funded by United Way of New York City. AIDP/CSS serves students who attend Brownsville Academy High School. The AIDP/CSS will develop strategies to meet the most significant barriers to student academic success. A main component of the program is to create and maintain partnerships within the community and to integrate these partnerships into the school community. By working with the DOE staff of Brownsville Academy, together we will provide programs and services to meet the needs of students as well as their families as well as establish sustainable practices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to ensure the smooth running and coordination of all project/program-related staff and services on a day-to-day basis, in order to ensure that all project/program goals, targets, and performance outcomes are met on a monthly/project cycle basis; include the following:
- Communicate effectively with students, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, volunteers, school administrators, funders and consultants.
- Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract's goals and performance targets.
- Reach out and market the program to the school community in order to recruit students.
- Conduct initial intake and assessment of students and students' families' situations and needs (including academic and skill levels, support services needs, and individual development needs).
- Create and maintain student files, progress notes and monitor data tracking.
- Assist students in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for students and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
- Track and monitor students' attendance in community school activities.
- Develop eligibility requirements for incentives, internships and special outings.
- Monitor students' progress towards their goals weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually.
- Review all documentation related to students' progress for accuracy, completeness, and clarity.
- Lead and participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
- Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
- Reach out to students and families (i.e. phone calls, letters, home visits, etc.) who have missed required activities, as needed.
- Follow-up with students and with referral organizations regarding student contact and progress with referral organization.
- Counsel students and families regularly either through meetings in CAMBA offices, by telephone and/or home visits.
- Work with students and families to break through barriers to student goals and to assist students and families in advocating for themselves.
- Facilitate workshops and trainings.
- Monitor consultants attendance and progress in the building.
- Organize end-of-year community school forum.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) in education, social work or a related field and two years applicable experience and/or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred. (A license is required of these Master's Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, and Art Therapy).
- Some evenings and/or weekends may be required.
- Must obtain Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance.
- Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
- Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school.
Minimum Education Required