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Education Advocate Student Advocacy Center of Michigan - Detroit, MI

September 8, 2017

Student Advocacy Center of Michigan is seeking a full-passionate, knowledgeable Education Advocate, committed to elevating youth and family voice, collaborating with the schools, and ending the school-to-prison pipeline.

Title: Education Advocate

Status: Full-time

Classified: Exempt

Benefits: Mileage reimbursement, holiday and sick leave, cell phone stipend


  • MSW, JD, Masters in Education, Psychology or related behavior specialist degree
  • Experience working with students with behavioral challenges.
  • Knowledge of IDEA, MARSE, developing behavior plans, and Wayne County schools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient and accurate in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs.
  • Able to work independently and effectively in a high-paced, fluid environment and solve problems under pressure.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Scope of services:

  • Act as an advocate for obtaining needed education and support services, including screening for special education services.
  • Serve as an advocate in school meetings, including IEPs and disciplinary hearings.
  • Assessing family and student school needs needs, trauma triggers, antecedents to behavior, and devising plans collaboratively.
  • Explaining educational rights and options to families and students.
  • Connecting students to resources such as community mental health, Early On, tutoring, credit recovery, etc.
  • Assisting families with enrollment, advocacy, referrals and educational needs.
  • Maintaining meticulous case notes and records in online databases and clients’ paper files.
  • Securing records, including IEP, and health records as needed.
  • Coordinating services with DHHS, youth, family, caseworkers and schools.
  • Attend Family Court, Case Conferences and Team Decision Making meetings, as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance in the form of information, advice and consultation to professionals who contact SAC for advice.
  • Provide outreach to schools and community agencies, as needed.
  • Assist with grant reporting requirements and billing.
  • Other duties as needed.

Personal Responsibilities:

  • Actively support the Student Advocacy Center’s mission and values
  • Uphold and ensure appropriate implementation of all agency policies and procedures
  • Maintain utmost confidentiality

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter that explains your definition of advocacy, your top advocacy values, and why this position interests you. *Please submit via Indeed.* See for more information.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply:

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