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Family Support Liaison

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Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

1.0 FTE on a 210 day work calendar
Location: Albany, OR
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Application process
Applications are available at http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment
A complete application consists of
Online Application
Resume
Cover letter
Three current letters of reference
Copy of University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process)
Copy of License
All school employees are subject to the vaccine rules set forth by the Oregon Health Authority in OAR 333-019-1030, which means we are requesting proof of vaccination or one of the listed exceptions. Proof of vaccination or an exception must be requested and accepted through Human Resources upon hire.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact the Chief Human Resource Officer, Kate Marrone: kate.marrone@lblesd.k12.or.us. to discuss your application.

FAMILY SUPPORT LIAISON – Student and Family Support Services

Classification: Licensed 210 FSL day calendar
Reports to: Student and Family Support Services Director
FSLA Status: Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW

This unique and interesting position extends beyond the classroom to support the student in their home and within their family dynamic. Students who are experiencing social, emotional and behavioral difficulties struggle in all aspects of their life. This conduit of support from classroom to living room connects students and families to needed community resources and partners. They help build the skills students need to be successful at school, home and in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences, psychology, counseling, social work, community or public health or other human service profession.
2. Three or more years of successful experience working with children and families with case management responsibilities, providing home visits and parent training preferred.
3. Experience understanding and navigating community level systems for serving children and families; Ability to work effectively in an interagency team process.
4. Experience providing positive youth activities and skills training in a group setting preferred.
5. Strong understanding of mental health systems with training in Suicide prevention, intervention and postvention preferred.
6. Training in trauma-informed practices and/ or Collaborative Problem Solving preferred.
7. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

GENERAL INFORMATION

This position has the following expectations and requisite abilities.

1. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, FERPA and adherence to the competent and ethical educator practices.
2. Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency including ORSs, OARs, IDEA, FOIA and CIPA.
3. Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racist principles.
4. Ability to work independently, prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy through utilizing standard workplace technology including the MS and Google office suites.
5. Demonstrates flexibility and a professional disposition in working with co-workers, constituent district personnel, and the public.
6. Demonstrates exceptional skills in building and maintaining a positive culture, consensus building, and effective and efficient team facilitation.
7. Effective oral and written communication skills.
8. Computer skills for word processing and data entry.
9. Present self and LBL in a professional manner including maintaining professional dress standards.
10. Provide own transportation to numerous settings within a flexible work schedule that may include evenings and occasional overnight stays.
11. Ability to lift, carry or transport up to 25 pounds.
12. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or work setting.
13. Conduct oneself in accordance with the Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators.
14. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, and duties associated with this position. The supervisor of this position may modify this list at any time it’s deemed necessary.

1. Provide comprehensive case management of youth and families referred for Family Support Services based on the students' and families' strengths and needs. Develop support and skill building plans that address their unique individual and family goals.
2. Serve as a liaison between schools/districts and the caregivers of referred youth to encourage academic success by helping families navigate attendance barriers and connect to appropriate educational and community-based mental health and basic needs resources.
3. Demonstrate flexibility with families to accommodate their schedules. Provide in-home and/or onsite support for skill building, paperwork/application completion, appointment scheduling and other technical assistance in accessing needed resources for the youth and/or the caregivers of referred youth.
4. Establish positive working relationships with local family and youth serving community agencies and to help coordinate the delivery of services to students. May be called upon to participate in and/or facilitate coordinated care teams such as the Youth Services Team, Practice Level Work Groups or Service Integration Teams.
5. Facilitate and/or support community and school-based skill building groups with licensed school-based or community agency staff as assigned.
6. Provide supplemental services such as Crisis Team response, coordination, training and technical assistance within districts as assigned.
7. Connect districts with training to support the success of their Medicaid Administrative Claiming survey processes and funded projects as assigned.
8. Maintain an effective system of record keeping and outcome data collection.
9. Collaborate with others to complete tasks and solve problems in a positive manner. Create cooperative and harmonious relationships with districts, co-workers and supervisors.
10. Utilize virtual platforms to provide services to educators and district staff as needed.

SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION

Licensed employees are represented by Linn Benton Lincoln Education Association.
Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD licensed salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability

Health Insurance

Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:

Moda
Kaiser
Willamette Dental Group

Retirement

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit: state.or.us
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave

Up to 80 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury

Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops, conferences and mentorship programs

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.