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EAP Education Coordinator - Peoria, IL.
Northern Illinois University


Date Posted Aug. 18, 2020
Title EAP Education Coordinator - Peoria, IL.
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Ctr Child Welfare & Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Coordinator
  • Educational Services
 
 

Primary Function
This position will be working out of Peoria.

The Education Advisor provides problem resolution, subject matter expertise, advocacy, and guidance for educational wellbeing of children and youth in foster care (youth in care). The education advisor possesses extensive knowledge and skills that help youth navigate the complex network of education (general, special and post-secondary) and child welfare. The education advisor also serves as education resource for youth in care, caregivers, child welfare caseworkers and administrators, school and district personnel, Guardian ad Litem (GAL), court personnel, etc.
The education advisor is responsible for providing the following:
a) Educational technical assistance to resolve individual youth issues
b) Planning for youth’s educational needs to be identified and addressed
c) Interdisciplinary training to build capacity in the field for meeting educational needs of youth in care
d) Partnership development between and among educational institutions, child welfare agencies, and other organizations that impact youth in care
e) Systems intervention and strategic planning

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
The Education Advisor provides problem resolution, subject matter expertise, advocacy, and guidance for educational wellbeing of children and youth in foster care (youth in care). The education advisor possesses extensive knowledge and skills that help youth navigate the complex network of education (general, special and post-secondary) and child welfare. The education advisor also serves as education resource for youth in care, caregivers, child welfare caseworkers and administrators, school and district personnel, Guardian ad Litem (GAL), court personnel, etc.
The education advisor is responsible for providing the following:
a) Educational technical assistance to resolve individual youth issues
b) Planning for youth’s educational needs to be identified and addressed
c) Interdisciplinary training to build capacity in the field for meeting educational needs of youth in care
d) Partnership development between and among educational institutions, child welfare agencies, and other organizations that impact youth in care
e) Systems intervention and strategic planning

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
1. Any one or any combination of the following types of preparation:
(a) credit for college course work in or closely related to the social or behavioral sciences
(b) progressively more responsible social service/counseling work experience at a
paraprofessional level under qualified supervision
that totals 1.0 unit according to the following conversion rates:

120 semester hours (or Bachelor’s degree) of
"a" = 1.0 unit

Three years of "b" = 1.0 unit.

Specialty Factors
1. Demonstrated professional work experience in education or educational advocacy.
2. Demonstrated work experience applying State and Federal laws in a social services or educational setting.

Education and Experience Preferred
1. A Master’s degree in education or other related fields and at least 5 years of experience in education or educational advocacy

2. Bachelors degree and 7 to 10 years of experience in education, and/or educational advocacy.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.
Critical Knowledge and Skills:

  • Competency in knowledge of federal and state education laws and educational best practice
  • Exemplary human relations and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional advocacy skills and tenacity
  • Exemplary decision making and problem solving skills
  • Strong engagement skills
  • Ability to establish cooperative relationships with other individuals, groups and organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and research skills
  • Ability to develop collaborations and function as part of a team,
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct training and presentations
  • Organizational and prioritization skills,
  • Mediation and conflict resolution skills,
  • General understanding of organizational structure and operations
  • Understanding of child welfare
  • Knowledge of educational challenges youth in care face and familiarity with solutions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Outlook and Word)


 
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