Rock Hill Schools
1.0 FTE Title I Parent Educator @ CO
Bachelor’s Degree in related area preferred
Training in parenting programs preferred
Successful experience in working with families and knowledge of child development
Family literacy experience is preferred
Ability to communicate with collaborative agencies and support teams, sensitivity to diverse needs of school/community, and willingness to involve parents as copartners in education and support them as their child’s first teacher
If not trained, applicant must be willing to attend training sessions
Ability to support school personnel with writing and implementing Title I parent and family engagement plans
Ability to plan and conduct parent literacy component
Ability to plan and facilitate parent groups
Ability to plan and conduct the interactive literacy component
Ability to plan and provide home visits
Ability to assist families in locating needed resources in the community
Willingness to participate in weekly team meetings and other meetings as necessary
Ability to complete documentation with participating families
Outstanding references from current and former supervisors
Satisfactory SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) report
Salary Range: Support Services Salary Schedule, Group 6
Length of Contract: 260 days/8 hours per day
Starting Date: 2021-2022 School Year
College transcripts, three references, and a copy of appropriate credentials should also be submitted during the application process.
Prior to employment, the District will request a criminal record history check for past action of crimes. For this reason, information about date of birth, gender, and race is requested as a part of the application process.
The district reserves the right to make changes to the job posting/description as necessary to meet the district’s needs.
TITLE I PARENT EDUCATOR
The job of Title I Parent Educator is done for purpose of creating a comprehensive, systemic, inclusive, informed support network for parents, families, community partners and other stakeholders to promote parent and family engagement in schools to increase student achievement and school improvement. Provide K-12 parent and family support and engagement opportunities to an assigned cluster of schools. View parents, families, and community partners as equal partners in increasing the academic achievement of children. Help parents understand the school system so that they can become better advocates for their children’s education. Expand opportunities for continued learning, voluntary classroom service, and participation. Also, responsible for providing program oversight and guidance for the Parental Involvement.
This job reports to Director of Federal Programs.
- Provide Parental Involvement Professionals, school administrators and staff, and Central Office staff technical assistance on strategies to assist parents in helping students achieve academically.
- Provide Title I schools technical assistance on writing parent compacts and school policies.
- Develop and distribute Title I newsletter to all Title I schools.
- Maintain accurate and current documentation of all program activities.
- Provide information and activities designed to improve communication with parents.
- Assist in planning and implementing parent/teacher/student activities.
- Participate in parent/teacher/student activities at varied times (available weekdays, weekends, and evenings).
- Assist each Title I School in developing a parent involvement program that serves the needs of their parents, community and school.
- Cooperatively work together with school leaders and staff members, other Title I parent involvement educators, teachers, students, and parents to effectively implement program activities.
- Regularly visits schools receiving Title I funds to observe classes and participate in events and activities.
- Coordinate with other agencies as requested by Federal Programs Director.
- Prepare special reports as requested by Federal Programs Director.
- Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and managing projects, outstanding verbal and written communication skills; and using pertinent software applications, with a willingness to involve parents as partners in education.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform activities to promote literacy, comprehension, number sense, mathematical reasoning, and problem-solving; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: laws and regulations relating to education; concepts of management and supervision, knowledge of effective and innovative instructional and counseling strategies for adult learners and children.
ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. In working with others, independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions.
Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; managing multiple departments; and supervising the use of funds. Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the Organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 15% walking, and 15% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and a generally hazard free environment.
Job related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required.
Bachelor’s degree in job related area, preferred.
Pre-employment TB test
Certificates & Licenses
Continuing Educ. / Training
Satisfactory SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) report; outstanding references from current and former employers
Support Group 6