Posting: Communities in Schools - Family Liaison

January 8, 2021

Job Description

CIS of Michigan is hiring a temporary part-time and/or full-time Family Liaison for 3 Strong Beginnings classrooms in Detroit and Dearborn, MI. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Isha Bhatt at Reliable personal transportation and a valid driver’s license are required. Requirement: BA or BS in Social Work, Family Studies, or a related field involving practicum experience with families


Build and Maintain Effective Relationships

• Develop good working relationships with school staff, parents, volunteers, and community partners.

• Provide orientation and training for school staff, volunteers and community partners as needs are identified.

• Complete an Annual Needs Assessment, implement a School Support Plan and launch a School Site Services team that includes appropriate school staff members, community partners, and service providers.

Coordinate Needed Services for Students and Families

• Work in collaboration with the CISM Program Director to lead efforts to broker resources for the school community and connect resources to meet identified needs of case-managed students

• Organize quarterly family engagement activities in conjunction with the school district and community partners

• Design, implement and partner with community organizations in order to coordinate programs, services and resources that will benefit at-risk students as well as the entire student population (Tier I, II and III) within the CIS Service Delivery Model

Case Management Services

• Provide case management services to students who have multiple identified needs or challenges according to Tier II and III Services.

• Provide ongoing monitoring in the areas of attendance, behavior and academic performance to ensure student-level data is accurately being assessed for growth and support needs.

• Provide appropriate referrals to outside agencies for students and families and brokers in-school supports to eliminate access barriers.

• Maintain secure case files on each student being case managed (Individualized Student Support Plan)

Collect, Report and Analyze Data

• Collect data compiled and complete required reports (monthly, quarterly and annually) utilizing the approved data management system (CISDM).

• Utilize available data to adjust School Support Plans as appropriate.

• Evaluate the effectiveness of achieving school and student individualized goals.

• Annual Reporting—annual end-of-year reports will be provided to school and affiliate leadership which are instrumental in planning site services.

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