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Employment


Algoma School District General Employment


Algoma School District has the following employment opportunities available:

Position: Community Youth Advocate

Employer: A partnership of Algoma School District, Algoma Police Department, and Kewaunee County Department of Human Services.  Position is funded by the Kewaunee County Youth Justice Innovation Grant

End Date: Limited Term – 1-year contract – optional renewal*

PURPOSE OF PARTNERSHIP & INITIATIVE:

The Youth Justice Innovation Grant and creation of the Community Youth Advocate position, seeks to fill the gaps that exist between the connection of youth services that can be targeted to a youth-family approach; utilizing supportive systems and evidence-based practice to enhance social-emotional growth, community connections, prevent truancy, increase academic performance, and improve at-risk conditions within family homes.  The Community Youth Advocate will fill gaps between school-based initiatives and family home-life, through the identification of at-risk youth and supplying case management and direct services to youth and families identified for the initiative.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Community Youth Advocate will serve to provide the following services and initiatives to youth and families within the Algoma School District, with primary targeting to youth who are at-risk for or who have received a truancy referral within the past two-years in the Algoma School District:

  • Mentor youth by building resiliency using evidence-based and evidence-informed practices.
  • Connect youth and families to community resources; leading them through the referral and process, not just handing them off.
  • Build healthy parenting skills and collaborative approaches of parenting with youth, in the home environment.
  • Create and/or utilize evidence-based curriculum for youth groups to educate about at-risk behaviors such as; AODA and substance use, suicide, bullying, truancy, etc.
  • Create a Trauma-Informed Community Committee to provide education and build a community that embraces trauma-informed care in its’ core relationships with all youth and families.
  • Build relationships with at-risk youth and their families, to form an advocate relationship to act on their behalf during times of crisis and intersectional meetings with Human Services, Algoma School District, and Algoma Police Department.
  • Develop a Connecting the Dots initiative to develop networks of connections for every youth in the Algoma School District.
  • Utilize and train the community in the Reaching Teens model of strength-based communication strategies to build resilience and support healthy adolescent development and family support systems.
  • Coordinate and implement healthy parenting and youth family activities after-school.
  • Coordinate team meetings of the Youth and Family Advocacy Task Force.
  • Collaboratively engage in the Wolf Den, Wolf Pack, and BackPack programs to further enhance initiatives.
  • Complete CANS (Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment) assessments for all youth and families involved in the program.
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative data to measure program outcomes.

OVERSIGHT OF THE POSITION & INITIATIVE:

The newly created Youth and Family Advocacy Task Force will provide the development of duties and responsibilities, and oversight of the Community Youth Advocate position.  The Task Force will coordinate data collection and analysis for identifying youth and families to be referred to the Advocate and measure the outcomes.  The Task Force will provide oversight to the performance of the Advocate, provide supervision and guidance to assist in the efforts of the Advocate, and help remove barriers for program, youth, and family success.  The Task Force will be comprised of two or more individuals from each agency, two youth who are consumers of services of each agency, and two community members (including county board, city, town elected officials, school board, or citizen members).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Counseling.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience working with youth, families; with an emphasis on social-emotional growth and employing evidence-based practices.
  • One (1) or more years developing or implementing community collaborative projects or initiative.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling; credentialed in the State of Wisconsin as a CSW, MSW, MSSW, or LPC.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience working with youth, families; with an emphasis on social-emotional growth and employing evidence-based practices.
  • Two (2) or more years developing and implementing community collaborative projects and initiatives, project management, and program evaluation.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Hourly Rate of Pay: $23.00

ACA Healthcare Exchange (if applicable) monthly stipend for purchase of healthcare plan: $437.00

This position will be a remote-location position, with consistent visits to the all of the agencies; with primary location at the Algoma High School and in client residences.

Personal vehicle is required with full coverage insurance.  Mileage related to the work conducted will be reimbursed at the federal IRS rate.

*Position may be extended for an additional year, contingent upon funding.

To apply:  Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Teal VanLanen, Director of Improvement & Community Engagement, tvanlanen@algomaschools.org, 920.487.7001 ext. 4001.

 


 

Job Posting: Special Education Aide

Employer:Algoma School District
Contact:  Alison DeMeuse, Human Resources
Address:1715 Division St., Algoma, WI 54201
Phone:  920-487-7001 Ext 3402

Job Category:  Elementary School Special Ed Aide Position

Classification: Part-time up to 29 hours per week

Wages: $15/hr

Qualifications:  Associates degree is required and experience working with children is preferred. Experience with adaptive and inclusionary practices and working with children that have severe cognitive and physical disabilities is a plus.  Must be able to obtain Special Education Aide License within 3 months. Confidentiality and positive attitude are required.

Starting date:Immediately (school-year position)

To Apply:  Send a Support Staff Application and Background Check Form, letter of interest, resume to Alison DeMeuse

Closing date:  Until Filled

Algoma School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 

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Algoma School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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