Community Schools Coordinator Morfee Elem 0.8 Limited Duration Position
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Job Code: 2898002 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #57 (Prince George) Posted on: Oct 02, 2020
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Start Date:  Sep 08, 2020
End Date:  2021/06/28
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Job Description & Requirements
 

Community School Coordinator

 

The following position is available:

 * Morfee Elementary-0.8LD -Working with students in Gr. K-6

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

The primary role of the coordinator is to enhance the educational, social and cultural functioning of ‘at risk’ students. The coordinator will help children achieve greater balance in their lives by considering the physical, emotional, and mental needs of the children.

The coordinator is responsible for carrying out the duties under the direction of the school Principal/Vice Principal. The Community School Coordinator will collaborate with school staff, students, parents, and community members to develop, co-ordinate, supervise, and evaluate community school programs and services 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess the knowledge of concepts of community education
  • Possess the knowledge and skill to analyze and support children in crisis
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to access resources and needs within the community
  • Ability to work independently
  • Participates in ongoing professional development
  • Possess skills in conflict resolution, group processes and public speaking
  • Is highly motivated
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with teachers, students, parents, community residents, agencies, businesses, and service professionals

 

Identifying unique characteristics of school

  • Become familiar with demographics and cultural make up school (discussion with PVPs and other staff, PAC, SPC)
  • Become familiar with services, facilities, and community resources within the catchment area
  • Review past records that outline successful programming (this can be done by researching what is documented and by having discussion with all stakeholders)

 

Community Liaison

  • Acting as the primary staff person for the local governing body in managing all organizational matters
  • Supporting the local governing body in promoting the Community Education concept and Community School model among school PVPs and staff, neighbourhood residents, community agencies/organizations, the business community and local politicians;
  • Liaising between the various governmental bodies, and,
  • Providing leadership to all aspects of the Community School operation such as:
    • Coordinating the integration of community resources and services,
    • Developing partnerships with community organizations and businesses,
    • Facilitating fundraising and grants submissions
    • Supporting staff and volunteer involvement,
    • Developing programs and services to meet local needs
    • Coordinating community use of facilities

 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Provide support to students and/or parents when appropriate.  This support may include but is not exclusive to the following:

  • Self-esteem building
  • Anger management
  • Social skills
  • Parenting skills
  • Drug and alcohol prevention education
  • Transitioning to high school assistance
  • Nutrition and health
  • Cultural awareness/ increasing cultural pride and identity
  • Developing, supervising, assisting and evaluating Community School programs and services
  • Promoting the Community School concept in the community
  • Developing proposals for grants and funding as required
  • Managing budget under the direction of the school Principal/Vice-Principal
  • Implementing and supporting the development of Community School policies
  • Drafting reports as required
  • Recruiting volunteers and facilitators such as:
    • Parents
    • RCMP
    • Red Cross
    • Public Library
    • HRDC
    • Coaches, etc., 
  • Coordinating food and clothing donation pick up and distribution
  • Liaise between parents, students, and the school Principal/Vice-Principal
    • Parent room
    • SBT, SSST
    • Staff meetings
    • School ground circulation (recess, lunch)
    • PAC meetings
  • Consults with parents for the purpose of informing them of services offered by the school district and outside agencies and assist them to access these services if necessary.
  • Coordinate Special Events

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Social Work degree

 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years of Social Work or other related work experience with vulnerable youth
  • Experience working with ‘at risk’ children and families
  • Ability to work without professional supervision.

·       Experience working with vulnerable youth, children and families; this can include family engagement.

·       Experience in organizing, facilitating, supervising after-school programs with large groups of students in the areas of sport, art, leadership, and community involvement within the school building and within the greater community. 

·       Proven experience organizing and facilitating small and large group activities during the school day with school and greater community.

·       Proven successful grant writing to secure additional funding from international, national, provincial and local organizations.

·       Proven financial management skills for multiple program budgets.

·       Ability to develop working partnerships with multiple community organizations (ie., Canadian Tire, financial institutions, YMCA, etc.)

·       Proven experience in special event organization to accommodate school and district wide events.

·       Skills, knowledge and ability to assess situations while they are happening and make adjustments as required

 

How to Apply:

Please apply to the specific posting on the Make a Future websitehttp://www.makeafuture.ca/regions-districts/bc-public-school-districts/central-bc/prince-george/ By application, candidates give permission to the Prince George School District to contact any references or any past or present employers named in the application.  We regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

For more information, please contact the principal, Ted Langlais, tlangais@sd57.bc.ca or Jenny Rankin, SD57 District Principal, Human Resources, jrankin@sd57.bc.ca   Follow us on Twitter @HRsd57

 

 

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