Case Manager – Day Program

Department:              Student Support Services

Reports to:                Student Support Coordinator with departmental oversight by the Division Chair and Senior Director of Student Support and Engagement.

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Hours:                        Monday’s- Friday’s 8:30 am to 4:30 pm          

                                    

 

Purpose of position

 

Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet students’ and families comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote school attendance and learning. Related activities to case management include complex condition management, promotion of wellness, and promoting transitions of care services.  The individual in this position is responsible for identifying students at risk for school failure associated with personal, familial, and/or school factors; assessing multiple health, education and social service needs; developing an integrated school-community service delivery plan; and advocating on behalf of students.  This individual may have specialized knowledge and expertise in a particular area such as immigration or adolescent homelessness.  The ideal candidate is creative, organized, culturally sensitive and has previous experience navigating social service agencies in the DC metro area. The case manager promotes student achievement and development by connecting students to available services and encouraging student participation in those services. The case manager works with students, parents/guardians, teachers, other service providers, school principals, and community-based resources to develop a healthy community both inside and outside of the school.

 

Directly Responsible To

 

Student Support Coordinator with departmental oversight from Division Chair and Senior Director, Student Support and Engagement

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

·       Maintain a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships, and professional stature.

·       Work collaboratively with Clinical Case Manger to locate and mobilize community resources for students.

·       Confers regularly with other stakeholders to assess needs of students.

·       Attend trainings and workshops to further understanding of psychosocial needs of the diverse populations served.

·       Promote and reinforce regular attendance with students, families, teachers, and administrators.

·       Participate as member of school-based teams to develop interventions for promoting students’ attendance and academic success.

·       Provide staff consultation and professional development on behavioral, social and environmental issues affecting student population.

·       Participate in weekly supervision with Director of Student Support Services.

·       Coordinate, organizes and maintains files for students assigned to caseload.

·       Consult and collaborate with clinical case manager, and school social worker to identify relevant and appropriate professional development trainings for staff and administrators.

·       Assess on both an individual- and group-level to determine student needs and how those needs fit into the school program.

·       Conduct home visits for students who are identified as truant.

·       Maintain communication and collaborative planning with coworkers with specific supportive roles (e.g. New Heights Coordinator, Homeless Liaison, Special Education Coordinator, etc.).

·       Attend meetings and professional development activities as required.

·       Conducts other duties as assigned.

 

Major Areas of Accountability

 

Adhere to laws related to DC Attendance Accountability Amendment Act, client confidentiality and mandated reporting.

 

Qualifications

 

Education and Training

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field such as Psychology or possess 2-3 years of experience in working in education, public health, human services and/other direct social service areas.  

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Fluency in English; strong advocacy and leadership skills in working with individuals and groups (e.g. initiating individual and group discussion, listening, clarifying and facilitating interactions and sharing of ideas); strong writing skills; ability to counsel students, parents, staff and lay persons individually and in groups; ability to demonstrate effective liaison relationships with parents, schools and agencies; skill in communicating concepts and information accurately orally and in writing; ability and willingness to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values.

  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students.

  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas.

  • Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, college tours, graduations, etc.

  • Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision.

  • Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies.

  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook.

  • Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies.

  • Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year.

  • Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings, weekly welcoming morning meetings and any other meetings assigned in relations to the position.

  • Maintain organized, clean, and inviting work area

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@nextsteppcs.org with the title "Case Manager - Day Program" 

Child Development Associate - Part Time

Department:              Child Care and Development

Division:                    Student Support and Engagement

Reports to:                Child Development Coordinator

FLSA Status:             Part-time Hourly

Hours:                        Monday's -Thursday's from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

 

Purpose

The Child Development Associate (CDA) is responsible for the daily care, learning, supervision, and safety of the children enrolled in the child care and development program at the Next Step Public Charter School. The CDA will work as part of a team to assist in preparing structured lessons plans and activities that will stimulate and educate children to help reach developmental milestones. The CDA is also responsible building and maintaining relationships with parents to promote and teach new skills and healthy practices. The child care and development department will work to achieve the goals set forth for the department.

 

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent

 

Essential Skills (including technical skills) and Experience

·       Child Development Associate certificate

·       Must have two years of experience working in a center-based or family child care setting

·       Communicate professionally and effectively with a diverse population

·       Computer Skills

·       Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferable

 

Child Care Services Responsibilities

·       Develop age and developmentally appropriate lesson plans and outlines

  • Develop and implement daily activities for children based on a written lesson plan in accordance with the departmental goals of the department, school mission and vision and knowledge of individual children's needs and interests.

·       Promote healthy parenting skills by organizing parenting workshops and events that revolve around the needs of the parents and children

  • Assist children with routines including meals and personal care (diapering, toileting, hand washing, and resting) as appropriate to the age and stage of development of each child

  • Intentionally provides modeling and support for children’s expressive and receptive language and socialization throughout the school day as appropriate to the age and stage of development of each child

  • Inform program supervisor of any signs of abuse or neglect observed in children

  • Assists in maintaining files that are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained

  • Guide and facilitate classroom activities for the children including: individual, small group and large group activities, field trips, family style meals, naps or quiet times

  • Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment. Assure that classroom equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies are properly maintained, sanitized and stored.

  • Develop effective communication and partnership with families 

·       Collaborates with families and communities to support children’s social, emotional and cognitive development.

  • Performs other duties, as assigned

General responsibilities of all staff members

·       Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission, vision, and values

·       Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students and children

·       Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas

·       Participate actively in staff meetings, community meetings, and department/division-specific meetings

·       Participate actively in special events, community days, and graduations, etc.

·       Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies

·       Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook

·       Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies

·       Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area

·        

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@nextsteppcs.org with the title "Part-time Child Development Associate" 

Substitute Teachers 

Description: The Next Step PCS is currently hiring substitute teachers. Candidates who are familiar with the GED Test, and/or candidates who are familiar with teaching English to speakers of other languages are encouraged to apply. 

Necessary Experience: Experience working with multicultural learners, ages 16-24 is desired.  Bilingual candidates in English and Spanish are ideal.

To Apply: If you are interested, and fit these qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with "Substitute Teacher" in the subject line.