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Kids First Program Specialist

A. PRIMARY FUNCTION

Implements Kids First program, supervises students, staff and activities, responsible for record keeping, purchasing supplies, and evaluating staff.

B. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Directly responsible to Coordinator of Student Services. Communicates regularly with site administrators and full time Program Specialists.

C. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Open and close the program daily
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate homework program and tutoring programs
  • Recruits students for program and monitors student attendance
  • Participates in the recruitment, hiring, scheduling and training of program staff
  • Monitors staff attendance
  • Evaluates staff
  • Responsible for the safety and welfare of students in the program
  • Implements a student discipline system for the program
  • Plans, schedules, and monitors activities for students
  • Communicates regularly with parents and serves as a liaison between parents and school staff
  • Ensures that needed supplies are in place and coordinates with Food Services for the daily snack
  • Manages accounts receivable for the program
  • Submits purchase orders as needed
  • Performs duties at various sites based on program need
  • Responsible for students, staff, and program during all operational hours of program
  • Performs duties as assigned

DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Operations of state and federally funded programs related to Kids First
  • Organization of student and family services
  • Student support and tutoring techniques and strategies
  • Research and data collection and evaluation methods and procedures
  • Staff development programs and techniques
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulation, policies and procedures
  • Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Record-keeping and report preparation techniques
  • Operation of standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software
 
ABILITY TO:
 
  • Assist in the management of a variety of programs related to Kids First
  • Coordinate and implement various student and family services
  • Assist with student and staff placement and development
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Learn District organization, operations, policies and objectives
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Conduct research and compile and verify data
  • Prioritize and schedule work
  • Plan and organize work
  • Maintain records and prepare reports
  • Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Hear and speak to exchange information
  • See to read a variety of materials

D. QUALIFICATIONS
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Experience in a leadership position working with children
Course work in Child Development desirable

LICENSES OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Other credentials applicable to assigned program

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Office environment

SALARY & WORKYEAR:
Management salary range 19/1-5
190 day work year