Collaborates with the Director of Student Services to provide technical and compliance support to schools and community agencies regarding the education and support of children experiencing homelessness or in foster care.
Coordinates with district Student Instructional Support Personnel to develop and deliver programming and services for children and families in the populations served.
Assures that children and youth experiencing homelessness or involved in foster care will have stability in school and will receive specialized services when eligible.
Collaborates with community agencies providing services to the populations served.
Develops student identification processes and prepares data for required annual state and federal data collection.
Works collaboratively with the Director of Student Services to respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints regarding McKinney-Vento and foster care compliance issues.
Interprets and monitors compliance with Federal and State laws, rules and regulations for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, the Fostering Connections Act, and related areas of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); provides written guidance as appropriate.
Conducts needs assessments in the evaluation of district programs or services and develops improvement plans in collaboration with other school and district leadership.
Assists in the preparation and management of budgets and grants.
Advocates in the community to reduce stigma towards children/families experiencing homelessness or foster care.
Leverages all local, state, or federal resources to meet the needs of populations served.
Provides appropriate training and professional development relative to the education and support of children experiencing homelessness or in foster care.
Participates on school system and community committees as required; attends and participates in professional groups and committees, as appropriate.
Provides timely, accurate and responsive support to families, schools, programs, and other departments.
Acts to upgrade own professional knowledge and skills.
Performs related duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services.