Community School Coordinator, Kensington Health and Science Academy High School
Company: City of Philadelphia
Posted on: November 22, 2021
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
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
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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