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Wayne County (Detroit) Education Advocate

October 18, 2017

Summary -

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, to

Danielle Flint, LMSW

Wayne County Director and Advocate

Student Advocacy Center

313-309-1679 (office)

734-482-0737 (fax

150 years in the heart of Detroit