The New York City Department of Education 2,561 reviews 3961 Hillman Avenue, New York, NY 10463 $35,447 a year - Temporary The New York City Department of Education
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Principal and/or Assistant Principal, with some latitude for independent initiative and judgment, performs work pertaining to programs that increase student, family and community engagement. He/she works closely with and assists the Principal and/or Assistant Principal, and related support staff to ensure smooth and efficient functioning of programs designed to promote and support the school’s goals related to community engagement and relations, including outside organizations.
Reporting to the school principal, with support from the STH School Based Liaison, the STH Community Assistant will identify and facilitate supports to housing-unstable students alongside team members inside the school, such as social work and guidance staff, attendance team members, health and mental health providers, teachers, school safety officers, and other personnel. The Assistant will interact with the Office of Community Schools STH Regional Manager for STH specific resources and guidance. Community Assistants will also interact with other DOE offices and City agency partners, including the DOE Office of Pupil Transportation, shelter staff, Field Support Centers, and other City agencies.
The STH Community Assistant will be an integral part of a borough-based team that supports and monitors services provided in shelters and schools, ensuring consistent adherence to Department of Education (DOE) policies and federal laws and regulations regarding Students in Temporary Housing. This includes compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and Chancellor’s Regulation A-780. Performs related work.
Reports to: School Principal
Direct Reports: N/A
Key Relationships: School principal and school leadership, school health, mental health and attendance team members, STH Regional Manager, colleagues in the Department of Homeless Services, Human Resources Administration, Administration for Children’s Services, and other agencies, Office of Pupil Transportation staff, and community-based organization (CBO) partners.
Attends school-based Pupil Personnel Team and Attendance Team meetings to assist in identifying students at risk or living with homelessness to coordinate tailored, data-driven, trauma-informed strategies and supports.
Collaborates with other school staff, assists with monitoring and supporting the attendance of students in temporary housing, and assist school-based staff in maintaining records, and collecting attendance data in ATS or Insight.
Assists school administrators, guidance counselors, attendance teachers, community coordinators and school directors to facilitate referrals to school and shelter based supports, including public benefits, attendance improvement interventions, and academic supports.
Shares essential information about educational rights and resources, including DOE and DHS resources and policies, as well as the rights of students under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act and Chancellor’s Regulation A-780.
There are no formal education or experience requirements for this position. However, the ability to understand and carry out simple instructions is required.
Candidates must be able to understand and be understood in English.
Commitment to customer service, creatively solving challenges in partnership with families and colleagues.
Strong relationship development skills, including the ability to build relationships with school aged youth, families, educators, and communities from a wide range of cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.
An understanding of the complexities of systems that homeless students and their families face, and of the intersections of issues, including trauma, mental health, and domestic violence.
Knowledge of McKinney Vento regulations and their application to homeless youth.
Familiarity with school- and community-based programs and related youth development programs serving homeless students and families.
Experience providing case management supports and working in shelter-based settings.
Strong ability to organize facts and present information and figures in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
This is a 12 month 35 hour per week annual assignment. Position will require flexibility with respect to work hours in order to meet the needs of the school community, including early mornings, evenings and weekends. Use of earned vacation and/or compensatory time is subject to approval of the school principal.
$35,447 (New Hire Rate)
$40,765 – $45,983 (Incumbent – 2 years of full-time continuous City service)
Use the attached form to apply, and send it, along with a copy of your resume, no later than January 19,2024, to:
3961 Hillman Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.
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