Part Time Educational Coach
- Atlanta, GA
Families First is Georgia’s leading non-profit family service agency. We assist over 40,000 children, women and families each year, and we have been serving metro Atlanta for 120 years. Our mission is to ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families.
Everything our agency does is about strengthening families—all kinds of families with all kinds of needs. We foster strong communities by delivering empowering and sustainable solutions to children and families—solutions that improve child well-being and family self-sufficiency. Families First accomplishes this by focusing on three impact areas:
- Child & Youth Permanency – to ensure long-term stability and support, we provide adoption, foster care and residential group homes for children whose lives have been disrupted.
- Family Sustainability & Empowerment – we work collaboratively with other organizations to provide self-sufficiency through housing and supportive services for chronically homeless families.
- Healthy Families & Relationships – we offer training and affordable counseling solutions to equip parents and families with critical skills to build healthy and strong relationships.
This is a part-time position.
The Education Coach will identify youth in Families First residential programs and Shelter- A-Family (SAF) who are facing educational challenges. They will assess the youth’s educational needs, provide the youth with services, supports and opportunities to complete school, secure a diploma/GED, and prepare for employment through higher education or vocational courses. This position will be responsible for youth from 5-21 years of age with an emphasis on high school aged youth. The successful candidate will be proficient with in all age ranges including early education and high school.
Responsibilities will include communicating with the school and ancillary service providers; monitoring the child’s class schedule and grade reports; enrolling the child in necessary tutoring and mentoring programs; supporting the child’s participation in extracurricular activities; and, ensuring the child receives the educational supports they are entitled
This is an hourly position working between 20 to 25 hours per week. This position reports directly to the Director of Child and Youth Permanency.
- Assess the academic strengths and needs of children in our Residential and Shelter A Family Programs
- Create individual academic plans for children
- Identify and evaluate free educational resources and supports; and form and nurture mutually beneficial partnerships
- Link children with educational services and supports, including basic literacy, remediation, tutoring, educational assessments, college preparation, etc.
- Coordinate education services with residential and SAF program staff, parents, and schools;
- Set measurable outcomes and track children’s progress
- Collect data to evaluate impact of services, e.g., report cards, CRCT results
- Develop FAMSTAT presentations and present outcome data
- Advocate on behalf of the educational needs of children
- Coordinate special events for and with children and their caregivers/parents
- Coordinate efforts with Families First’s departments, especially Volunteer Services.
- Participate on interdisciplinary teams; functioning as positive team player
- Administer academic tools, such as TABE tests to youth within program requirements
- Complete monthly progress notes on each child served in Care logic as well as turn in Caseload Dashboard Information to the Director of Child and Youth Permanency by the 5th of every month.
- Reports directly to the Director of Child and Youth Permanency
QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES
- Must have a Master’s degree in Education or be enrolled in school for an M.Ed.
- Have one year of inner-city public high school experience – teaching, counseling, social work, etc.
- Must have one year experience working directly with youth in an academic capacity
- Be knowledgeable about Georgia’s testing and graduation requirements and special and alternative education programs;
- Has good communication skills, written and verbal
- Provide a compelling voice on behalf of children in school by attending disciplinary hearings, coordinating school-based case management, etc.;
- Facilitate positive, win-win interactions among, and work well with, parents, students and school personnel;
- Be organized, creative and responsive to youths’ needs; and
- Knowledge of McKinney-Vento and Special Education federal and state requirements
- GED and/or Basic Education experience
- Proficient in Outlook and Microsoft Word
- Valid Georgia Driver’s license in good standing
Families First provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development.
If you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation to complete any part of the application process, are limited in ability, or unable to access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline at 404-853-2876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Families First is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.
Families First participates in E-Verify.