Parent Advocate (READVERTISED)

Charleston County Public Schools Charleston, SC

Charleston County School District invites qualified, dynamic, committed, data-driven, strategic, results oriented school leaders to apply for the position of Parent Advocate (190 Day). For a detailed listing of the required documentation to complete your application file, please refer to the Administrative Application Procedures which are located under our Hiring Procedures on our website at www.ccsdschools.com. All information must be sent to HR Recruitment and Staffing, 75 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, Fax (843) 937-6360.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor's Degree;

* Two years working with parents and/or families with children

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Fluency in Spanish preferred.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Plans and conducts activities to assist parents in becoming actively involved in the individual education program of their child;

* Works to develop and maintain a positive home-school relationship;

* Conducts surveys to determine needs and interests of school families;

* Maintains contact with school families through telephone calls, school newsletters and home visits;

* Conducts workshops on a variety of parenting topics relevant to the needs of the school population;

* Becomes knowledgeable about best practices in parent involvement and parent education;

* Receives training in a variety of parent education curricula;

* Maintains a close working relationship with business partners and community agencies;

* Provides specific outreach to parents;

* Maintains documentation of all parent involvement programs and activities;

* Meets regularly with the principal to discuss the status of implementation of parenting initiatives;

* Plans weekly with the school guidance counselor to coordinate services, programs, etc.

* Participates in the development of the Title I Home-School Compact, parent involvement policy an other required documents, if applicable. Monitors the effectiveness of the documentation;

* Establishes a parenting resource center in the school;

* Assists parents in completing program evaluations, assessments of personal topics and family satisfaction surveys;

* Supports the work of volunteer parent organizations;

* Participates in district-wide Parent Liaison meetings;

* Assists families in connecting with service agencies an makes referrals when necessary;

* Supports and participates in family literacy programs in the school;

* Administers appropriate survey and assessment tools to provide pre-test data and post-test data;

* Plans and coordinates activity schedules;

* Determines priorities, sequence of work and methods to be used in completing assignments;

* Identifies materials that complement and support specific areas if responsibility;

* Assist with compliance of laws, regulations, policies, codes, etc; and

* Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Salary Range: $24,200 - $33,275 (190 Day)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application and Résumé must be received by 12:00 noon on May 4, 2012 to be considered for the first applicant pool.

All administrative vacancies can be accessed on our website at www.ccsdschools.com. Remember all documentation must be received to complete an application file prior to applicants being appointed to a position. All applicants may not be interviewed for this position.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.