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McKinney Vento and OSP Coordinator

Company: KIPP Texas
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company DescriptionKIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/ .Job DescriptionThe OpportunityThe McKinney Vento and Other Special Populations (OSP) Coordinator is an integral part of the KTX S3 team and will further the mission of KIPP by effectively working to remove barriers to learning for our students who are identified as McKinney-Vento and OSP including Military associated, Foster Care students, and Migrant students. Enhancing the McKinney Vento program across KTX, the McKinney-Vento Coordinator is responsible for supporting students and staff by identification of students, providing support, fostering community partnerships, and building relationships with families. Key Responsibilities:

  • Federal Guidelines and KTX policies and procedures
    • Abides by all federal guidelines as they pertain to the eligibility of children and provisions of services for McKinney-Vento and Other Special Populations.
    • Provide training and support for school-based staff surrounding federal and KTX policies.
    • Ensure that all students have proper classification documentation.
    • Work with Sr Director of School Based Mental Health and Managing Director of Student Wellness on requests from the Texas Education Agency related to McKinney-Vento and Other Special Populations
    • Family and Community Engagement
      • Ensure that families and students have access to Welcome Packets and are aware how to access services and resources.
      • Assist schools with new family and student enrollment, transition, and provide resources to obtain prior records.
      • Disseminate McKinney Vento communication and training plan
      • Foster community relationships and partnerships in all four regions (Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio) that provide wrap around services to families and students such as case management, housing, medical care, food, and transportation
      • Serve as the SHAC liaison for KTX
      • Update KIPP Website with resources for McKinney Vento and OSP
      • Case Management and Supervision
        • Collaborate and coordinate with the KTX Student Wellness and Homeless liaison with identification, resources, and supports for students identified as McKinney Vento and OSP
        • Provide School-Based liaisons and SBMH staff with comprehensive list of identified students
        • Monitor and report student attendance and grades and provide SBMH staff, liaisons, and additional stakeholders with interventions and supports for students.
        • Coordinate with the Coordinator of Social Work Interns to provide supervision to a minimum of 4 Master Level interns across the stateQualifications
          • Master's degree in Social Work, license preferred
          • 2 years post-graduate degree social work experience preferred
          • Ability to work with a diverse group of students and families and be sensitive to social issues
          • Knowledge of community partnerships
          • Effective communication and collaboration skills
          • Ability to structure own time and manage multiple perspectives
          • Experience in leadership, understanding of system implementation and change management
          • Demonstrates the ability to understand and navigate issues of identity, power, and privilege
          • Values the range of different backgrounds people bring to our work, appreciates how those backgrounds make us better at what we do, and strives to create an environment in which everyone who demonstrates our values and delivers on their responsibilities thrives
          • Expresses high expectations for all students and families, and expresses belief in their potential to complete college and succeed in life
          • Seeks to understand the needs and motivations of students and families, and makes decisions with student best interests and needs in mind
          • Promotes vision and creates strategy for team in alignment with organizational goals/academic model
          • Aligns decisions on short-term priorities and resource allocation with long-term organizational goals, scale, and sustainability
          • Monitors progress, drives decision-making, and recommends a course of action for organizational decisions informed by research, data, and stakeholder perspectives
          • Utilizes diplomacy, innovation, and creativity when resolving non-routine matters that impact the achievement of team and regional goals
          • Adapts communications and leadership style as needed to influence others to achieve results
          • Uses change management principles to shift and influence stakeholder behavior in relationships without formal authority
          • Cultivates the trust of key stakeholders by active listening and seeking to understand their views and needs; follows through on commitments and promises with an appropriate sense of urgency
          • Organizes and analyzes data to inform decision-making, program modification and planning for targeted interventions
          • Analyzes current research and evidence from programs with excellent results to inform proposals for new initiativesAdditional InformationCompensation and BenefitsAs a full time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas' benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices, including medical, dental, and vision options, as well as life insurance, fertility, and disability plans starting as low as $25/month.KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Keywords: KIPP Texas, San Antonio , McKinney Vento and OSP Coordinator, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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