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Education Liaison (Bedford Choice Neighborhood) - Full-Time

The Education Liaison with Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center establishes relationships with Pittsburgh’s education partners, ensuring Bedford Dwellings residents are connected to high-quality programs for children from early childhood through high school graduation.

 

As an experienced, highly motivated, and creative professional with a “Whatever It Takes” attitude, the Education Liaison will promote resilient healing and healthy communities so that people can be healthy enough to sustain opportunity and realize their potential through a Trauma Informed Community Development (TICD) framework.           

 

The Education Liaison will develop individual action plans for high need or urgent situations and maintain relationships with essential staff at the schools, early learning programs and childcare centers that Bedford Dwellings students attend. The Education Liaison will problem-solve system-level barriers and work directly with Community Care Coaches on-site at Bedford Dwellings to support students and their parents to sustain opportunity during transformational redevelopment and revitalization.

What will I do?

  • Establish and maintain partnerships with social workers and principals of all schools attended by children covered by the choice neighborhood implementation grant (CNIG).

  • Establish and maintain relationships with community partners outside the school system who provide after-school and summertime activities.

  • Maintain a database of all school-aged children receiving case management support including school attended, academic performance, behavioral and mental health needs.

  • Develop individualized action plans to address concerns in academic performance, attendance, or conduct, in collaboration with Community Care Coaches and parents.

  • Identify high quality early learning programs and collaborate with Community Care Coaches to connect parents of children birth-5yo to them.

  • Collaborate with parents and teachers to assess kindergarten readiness.

  • Identify current parent engagement activities in each school and collaborate with Community Care Coaches to connect parents to them.

  • Identify out-of-school time enrichment programs and collaborate with Community Care Coaches to connect parents of school-aged children to them.

  • Connect high-school juniors and seniors to college or career exposure and planning programs.

  • Collaborate with Partner 4 Work to connect age-appropriate youth to Summer Learn & Earn Program.

  • Collaborate with schools, students, and parents to ensure eligibility for Pittsburgh Promise.

  • Track relocation activity of all families with school-aged children and if school transfer is needed, ensure effective communication and seamless transfer.

  • Maintain detailed records of communication and activities with schools and community partners, and submit monthly progress reports.

  • Bring educational opportunities such as tutoring and homework help to the Bedford Dwellings community.

  • Attend Team meetings, Case Conferencing, Community meetings and Resident meetings.

What will make you a great fit (the ideal candidate for this role has a unique blend of the following):

  • A passion for serving and empowering marginalized, socio-economic, diverse people groups

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Public Administration or related field is preferred but not required

  • 1-2 years’ experience full-time or equated professional experience in case management, community organizing, or community health programs

  • 1-2 years’ experience working with diverse agencies, community groups and socio-economic people groups

  • Good conflict management skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Excellent listening skills and ability to convey empathy

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Ability to work independently and manage time 

  • Proficiency in the Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to provide Act 33, Act 34, and criminal background clearances

 

SALARY: $40,000 to $48,000 range, commensurate with experience.

 

Because Macedonia FACE serves medically vulnerable consumers, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended.

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All positions require satisfactory results of a background check and drug screen, as well as Act 33/34 and FBI fingerprint clearances. All employees will be subject to a probationary period of no less than 180 calendar days.

 

Because Macedonia FACE serves medically vulnerable consumers, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended.

Macedonia FACE is an equal opportunity employer. We are always willing to utilize the skill sets of those who share our value of serving the community.

We partner with Acuity Human Resources, LLC for our recruitment and placement processes.  

 

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to jobs@acuity-hr.com with the job title within the subject line.

 

Please direct all questions about job postings to info@acuity-hr.com.

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