Education Advocate (Jackson, MI)
compensation: $14-$17 / hour for 46 weeks / year
Student Advocacy Center is looking for a part-time education advocate who will focus on preventing suspensions and expulsions for students in both general education and special education.
A masters in social work or education or a law degree preferred.
- Act as an advocate for obtaining and retaining needed education/support services, including screening for special education services.
- Serve as an advocate in school meetings, including IEPs and disciplinary hearings.
- Connecting students to resources such as community mental health, Early On, tutoring, credit recovery, etc.
- Conducting phone intakes with families and students and assisting families with enrollment, advocacy, referrals and educational needs.
- Maintaining meticulous records in online databases and clients' paper files.
- Securing records, including IEP, and health records as needed.
- Provide technical assistance in the form of information, advice and consultation to professionals who contact SAC for advice.
- May also include developing training, reference materials and other advocacy tools and presenting professional education programs to the community.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a demonstrated commitment to children and youth, extensive knowledge about education law, and be able to work well under pressure and balance multiple tasks. Flexible schedule a must.
Please email a cover letter, resume and answers to essay questions to peri (@) studentadvocacycenter (dot) org.
1. A mother whose son receives special education services calls the office. She doesn't agree with the school placement. She is asking for a placement out of district that is unlikely and says she wants to start "due process." She sounds very upset. How do you respond?
2. A teen has a disciplinary hearing for destruction of school property. How do you prep him for the meeting?
3. A grandmother calls and explains that her grandson has FAS and is not doing well in school. What sorts of interventions would you recommend or consider?
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