*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