Family Service Association is a comprehensive private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to the development and implementation of services designed to provide strength and support to individuals and families throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Headquartered in Fall River, Family Service Association strives to increase the capacity of individuals and families to cope with the stresses of family life and interpersonal relationships in a positive, productive and health-improving manner. This agency is a leading provider of professional social services in the South Coast region of Massachusetts, with a 125-year tradition of high quality.
The Family Resource Center is a community-based, culturally competent program that provides evidence-based parent education groups, information and referral, mentoring, educational support and other opportunities for children and families. The Family Resource Center also provides services specific to Children Requiring Assistance who are having serious problems at home and at school, including runaways, truants, and sexually exploited children.
We are currently searching for a Part Time (21 hours per week) School Liaison for our Family Resource Center. The School Liaison works closely with local school districts to help Family Members navigate through educational and school-related concerns and needs, as well as works with school districts to identify Family Members that may be in need of family support services.
Shall serve as a resource to families, schools and the community in improving overall student attendance and graduation rates, reducing truancy rates, identifying systemic issues, barriers, trends and needs, networking and disseminating information, designing solutions and expanding system capacity. Ensure coordination with the FRC’s Network Service providers and for managing other external community relations and monitoring community needs.
Ensure that all Family Members experiencing CRA-related issues are connected to services that meet their individual needs and shall ensure that there is a process established to provide information and referral and direct assistance where possible for individual Family Members
Responsible for negotiating and implementing special events and other interagency activities that involve schools.
Provide support in functional areas including meetings with teachers, assistance with obtaining an Individual Education Plan, and meetings with other school personnel, as necessary.
High school diploma or GED plus 2-4 years of related experience required. Associates degree preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
Required to drive a personal vehicle on FRC business. Must have acceptable MVR, and appropriate insurance coverage.
Family Service Association is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer