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Community School Coordinator, Kensington Health and Science Academy High School

Company: City of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description The Community School Coordinator (CSC) is an employee of the Office of Children and Families (OCF) who works closely with the Community Schools Manager to implement, integrate, align and coordinate the community school strategy at the site level. The CSC, while employed by OCF, is also accountable to the school principal and is therefore expected to plan and align all programs, services and opportunities collaboratively. This position is school-based located at 2463 EMERALD STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125 _The mission of Kensington Health Sciences Academy is to prepare every student academically and holistically to be responsible, caring community members, ready for college or career upon graduation._ _To read more about Kensington Health Science Academy __click here_ [ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Works with school staff, students, parents, and community stakeholders such as local businesses, nonprofit partners, and public agencies to build knowledge about, connections with, and support for community school model. Works closely with Community Schools Manager to perform school community asset mapping, find service providers, and troubleshoot challenges. Engages families and school staff to better understand student needs and reporting process. Leads asset mapping process and conducts ongoing assessment, including resource inventory and gap analysis. Assists with needs assessment process by collecting data for community asset map. Develops and manages partnerships with local service providers. Serves as an integral part of school-based leadership to support connecting students with appropriate service providers. Tracks services and submits weekly plans and reports to be shared with School, Community, and City leaders for feedback and support. Meets with Community Schools Manager on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to review weekly reports and create support systems to facilitate the delivery of quality services. Convenes and staffs Community School Committee (or as appropriate supports the SAC), a coordinating body that is co-led by the principal and includes representatives from key stakeholder groups to provide monthly feedback and support based on student and community needs. Works closely with Community Schools Manager to develop and implement the shared Community School Work plan based on community needs and Community Schools logic model. Builds positive relationships and trust with principals, teaching staff, students, service providers, community leaders, and other resource coordinators.

COORDINATION AND SUPPORT Coordinates student needs assessment and provider selection. Supports school administration in making data-driven program decisions. Creates and develops a Community School Committee (e.g. parents, teachers, students, school administrators, local business leaders, and community members, etc.) with the purpose of collaborating, assessing needs and mapping the assets of the school community, and gathering input from community leaders during decision-making process. Engages families and school staff to better understand student needs. Collects and uses needs and service provider data throughout implementation process and shares outcomes with community leaders. Supports school administration in making data-driven program decisions based on student data. Engages neighborhood associations, residents and community leaders in community school planning and implementation process. Facilitates regular partner meetings, including all groups and organizations who serve students and families. Recruits, trains, and coordinates volunteers based on Community Schools guidelines.

TRAINING Participates in Community Schools and Office of Children and Families staff meetings. Attend capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide and site-based trainings, peer network meetings and study visits. Participates in learning communities with other coordinators. Participate in ongoing professional development.

COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES LEADERSHIP Demonstrated leadership ability Proven understanding and ability to foster positive organizational health. Demonstrated ability to develop and to maintain relationships with community-based organizations, families and children, teachers, and volunteers.

COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT High-level written and verbal communication skills. Ability to engage meaningfully with youth, parents, staff and the community-at-large. Applies effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills when responding to partners.

MANAGEMENT Strong program management skills and the ability to prioritize work and to successfully facilitate multiple projects. Ability to organize and to facilitate meetings.

PROBLEM SOLVING/DATA ANALYSIS/DECISION-MAKING Expertise with using data in an education, community, or social services setting. Identifies and analyzes problems weighing the relevance and accuracy of available information. Generates and evaluates alternative solutions and makes effective and timely decisions. Ability to stay calm under pressure

OTHER Knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and limits. Reflective and seeks feedback. Exceptional cultural competency and proficiency _Deep knowledge and understanding of parental involvement and engagement_

Keywords: City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia , Community School Coordinator, Kensington Health and Science Academy High School, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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