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Coordinator- Education Resources

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The Coordinator-Education Resources focuses on the educational goals and progress of the Youth in program, and represents the Agency at schools and with external educational resources.

We currently have a position open at our West Loop campus.

The schedule for this position is: Monday through Friday, 2 nights until 7:30 pm.


What the Coordinator- Education Resources will do:

  • Be responsible for the educational assessment of Youth seeking placement in designated homes.  
  • Be responsible for the educational progress and growth of Youth to ensure Youth’s investment in education. 
  • Work collaboratively with youth, family, Program and Department teams to case plan Youth’s goals related to their educational needs. 
  • Attend weekly Program staff meetings to maintain clear and direct communication for Youth’s educational needs. 
  • Assist youth in program in preparation for high school entrance tests, ACT/SAT tests, and GED programs/tests.  
  • Proctor education assessments and interpret results. 
  • Professionally represent and communicate the program/Agency with external school partnerships. 
  • Research school placement options, as necessary. 
  • Complete proper Agency forms and education reports as necessary. 
  • Interpret transcripts, grade reports and behavioral/attendance reports. 
  • Analyze IEP documents (if applicable) and provide educational supports. 
  • Maintain educational records for each Youth's file. 
  • Continually assess Youth’s educational records and to ensure that resources are available and/or being requested to meet Youth needs 
  • Ensure direct communication with the Department team and Program staff for timely daily notification of a youth’s availability for tutoring. 
  • Maintain a calendar of events that may impact a youth’s availability for tutoring. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of Youth when working with tutors.  
  • Work two evenings a week to assist during tutoring and study time. 
  • Teach executive functions classes to youth and ensure that strategies are implemented to support each youth. 
  • Support 8th grade youth in identification of High School options and enroll in a High School 
  • Monitor grades and homework completion. 
  • Work with supervisor to purposefully analyze and use data to support educational goals of each youth. 
  • Collaborate with post-secondary options team to provide exposure opportunities for youth. 
  • Plan out youth school transportation needs and provide transportation coverage as needed. 
  • Participate in the milieu, as needed, with education being the primary focus of intervention. 
  • Participate as a team member in program, coach, and teacher with Youth. 
  • Be aware of the education climate, nationally and in Chicago, and how it affects Youth in program. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Care Managers on Community Care team, once a Youth transitions out of program. 
  • Employ all aspects of de-escalation and behavior management techniques as outlined in CPI protocol.  
  • Learn, align with, and execute the treatment philosophies, modalities and practices of the Agency. 


Qualifications for the Coordinator- Education 

• At least 21 years of age. 

• Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work, special education, or a related field. 

• Experience in all aspects of providing educational services for behavioral and emotionally disturbed adolescents in a residential or community based program that has a multi ethnic/racial population. 

• A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the department of Children and Family Services. 

• Regular and predictable attendance.  

• Ability to work both independently and as an active team member. 

• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. 

• Is open and respectful of cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and is willing and competent to work with a diverse client population. 

• Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work. 

• Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and professional journals.  

• Ability to write reports and correspondence. 

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs. 

• Ability to maintain confidentiality. 

• Ability to attend required Agency trainings and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours. 

• Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency. 

• Willingness to be flexible with hours based on the needs of the program and schedule. 



Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Coordinator-Education Resources focuses on the educational goals and progress of the Youth in program, and represents the Agency at schools and with external educational resources.

We currently have a position open at our West Loop…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
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    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
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    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível de Experiência
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    Intermediário

Benefícios

Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, tuition assistance, student loan repayment.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, tuition assistance, student loan repayment.

Localização

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1140 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

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