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School Liaison Specialist

Company: Samaritas
Location: Troy
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary Assists with implementation of School Impact Program guidelines by serving as resource to teachers, parents and youth in efforts to support the successful acculturation of refugee families. Duties and Responsibilities + Assist Senior School Specialist in preparing statistical data on refugee truancy, grades and graduation, youth involvement in extra-curricular activities and parent participation. + Assist Senior School Specialist to work with local educational systems to obtain refugee youth referrals and to arrange locations and times of the School Impact Project. Assist in finding new locations for English as Second Language (ESL) classes. + Establish and maintain positive relationships with school district management, teachers, youth and their parents. Keep updated list of schools, addresses, phones numbers, and contact names. + Facilitate cultural awareness training to schools and classrooms. Provide one-on-one support and advocacy to refugee parents, youth and their teachers, including parent/teacher conferences or meetings with other educational professionals. Provide or arrange for interpretation for refugee adults and youth in their native language at meetings. + Maintain effective communication with other community agencies or individuals involved in service or referral. Encourage and participate in cooperative working relationships. + Assist with translation of documents as required for program functions. + Maintain all required attendance records, client information, forms and other needed documentation of services in a timely fashion. Assist in coordinating school specialist training and in-service sessions. + Assist with case file reviews and record keeping for small item purchases. + Provide or arrange for transportation of refugee adults and youth to and from meetings, ESL classes, field trips, etc. + Maintain data on clients and statistical program information and prepare required reports; assist in preparing quarterly and year-end reports. Job Qualifications Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification + Bachelors degree in social work or human services required. Experience + Community education and working with refugees preferred. + Cross-cultural training or experience of living in and relating to other cultures preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities + Strong organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; strong public speaking/presentation skills. + Ability and willingness to work with refugees. + Ability to demonstrate compassion and patience towards persons served. + Basic understanding of refugee services. + Must be fluent in both English and the native language of refugee clients; ability to translate in both written and verbal forms. + Must be able to work effectively in a cross-cultural context. + Demonstrated ability to use a variety of technology, computer software and programs. + Ability to work constructively with staff and clients. + Ability to relate creatively to representatives of various companies, community organizations and governmental agencies. + Ability to identify needs, interests, aptitudes, skills and problems; refers clients to appropriate support services, agencies and programs. + Ability and willingness to work as part of a team in achieving common goals. + Ability to utilize various computer applications. Additional Work Requirements + Valid unrestricted drivers license with good driving record. Reliable personal automobile with valid proof of automobile insurance. + May work extended or non-traditional hours. Physical and Mental Requirements + Ability to move freely about; near visual acuity; finger and hand dexterity and hand-eye coordination. + Must be physically able to teach and adapt to a variety of situations. At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock! We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us. For a Samaritas video preview please click on our video link: om/344133081 Apply for this position online (/jobs/6800/school-liaison-specialist/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&in/_iframe=1&hashed=-336059921) Email this position to a friend Need help finding the right job? We can recommend jobs specifically for you!Samaritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled (/connect?back=intro&findajob=1&in/_iframe=1&hashed=-435624383) Requisition Number 2021-6800 Employee Type Temporary Hours Per Pay Period 80 Shift Day Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weekends and/or Holidays Required No On Call Required No Position LocationUS-MI-Troy

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