Under the direction of the appropriate department manager, the Student Services Specialist will work with youth, HCOE and District staff, and community partners to plan, coordinate, promote, and implement a school-based preparatory experience to promote post-secondary college and career readiness. Utilizing work readiness skills and education curriculum; participate in the introduction of developed services and/or materials through staff in-service training, parent training, and direct service delivery to students.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Develop program materials and services for project grants.
- Research and review local community resources and refer students to appropriate agencies.
- Consult and advise staff on the development and implementation of grant-supported activities.
- Develop and conduct training and in-services in all program components for teachers, administrators, and parents relating to post-secondary career and education activities.
- Provide whole class and small-group presentations, as well as one-on-one meetings using a curriculum of work-readiness skills.
- Maintain confidential records and statistics and weekly documentation of time spent with all youth program participants.
- Connect students/families to appropriate services in the community.
- Serve as an information resource for post-secondary college and career opportunities.
- Participate in individual case conferencing with teachers, parents, guidance counselors, child study team members, and administrators.
- Mentor student internship program.
- Support students with CTE work-readiness curriculum and skills.
Education, Experience, and Requirements
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- College coursework in education is desired and a minimum of two years of experience working in the field of family and youth. Previous experience working in an educational setting is desirable, but not required.
- Typical computer word processing and graphics display programs.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Research, design, and make an oral presentation to small and large groups;
- Plan and implement developmentally-appropriate programs for adults and children;
- Establish and maintain effective, positive, and cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
- Maintain records, compile and verify data;
- Work effectively in the absence of supervision;
- Adapt to changing work demands;
- Manage task priorities to meet deadlines;
- Work effectively under varying degrees of stress.
- Must possess a valid California driver’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles or otherwise assure being able to serve multiple sites in a given day.
- Individuals who serve as Student Services Specialists must provide services in the office, as well as in various sites throughout the county, sometimes serving in multiple sites.
- In a single workday. Public speaking skills, group problem solving, leadership ability, the ability to communicate effectively in writing, the capacity to maintain a personal demeanor during periods of peak workflow, and perform efficiently within restricted time frames are critical factors for success in this position.
- Individuals who serve in this position must be willing to modify days/hours and to work additional days/hours on occasion with appropriate compensation and be willing to travel using their own transportation with mileage reimbursed, or county office fleet vehicle, as the job may require.
Range 46 | Personnel Commission approved 09/11/2007
Updated: 04/27/2022 – JA