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HELP USA’s vision is a country of empowered communities where everyone has a safe and stable place to call home.  We are one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, veterans, and survivors of domestic violence.  Every year, we serve 25,000 people in our 54 programs and residences across five states, and we continue to grow. 

HELP USA runs homelessness prevention programs, manages emergency and transitional shelters, and builds and operates affordable permanent rental apartments. At HELP USA, we believe that creating and maintaining housing stability is the most important step towards a safer, happier, more productive life.

We hope you'll consider joining our team to help make our vision a reality!  

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School District Liaison

Site/Program: Suffolk
Location: Bellport, NY

About HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. We’re one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors. With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives. We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Overview

This is an entry-level position working at a shelter for homeless families, NOT with a school district

As School District Liaison at our Suffolk family shelter, you’ll coordinate with school  districts that serve the children living at the shelter to assist families with registering their children for school and ensuring that parents are aware of their children’s education rights.  Working in partnership with the designated homeless liaisons identified by each school district, you’ll help to ensure that all children are receriving appropriate education while living in emergency housing.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Meet with families upon intake to complete STAC forms and establish school district eligibility.

  • Assist families with the school registration process.

  • Create/update school sign-out forms.

  • Coordinate busing for after school programs from various school districts.

  • Track attendance for all school age children & work with onsite staff to address attendance concerns.

  • Maintain on-going contact with homeless liaisons for each district.

  • Establish contact with School Social Workers, Psychologists, and Guidance Counselors.

  • Ensure that both HELP Suffolk and school districts are addressing the children’s educational and mental health needs.

  • Attend scheduled meetings with school Principals and Superintendent disciplinary hearings, and facilitate parent teacher conferences.

  • Assist parents with preparing children for various school trips and activities.

  • Follow up on children’s educational progress and assist parents with creating a plan for those who are struggling with academics (i.e. tutoring).

  • Work in conjunction with schools when an emergency situation occurs.

  • Conduct educational workshops for parents so that they are better prepared to meet their children’s educational needs.

  • Coordinate and recruit volunteers to assist with onsite educational programs.

  • Assist in set-up and coordination for summer school.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field.

  • Valid US Drivers License

  • Knowledge and understanding of McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

  • Knowledge and understanding of team concepts

  • Prior experience in case management, educational administration, counseling, and crisis intervention preferred.

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications. 

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