Position posted on January 10, 2023
Job Title: Educational Navigator (Bilingual)
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Program Manager
Salary Range: $42,000-$52,000
The Navigator is a member of the Learning Community Center of North Omaha program team. This position will be responsible for recruiting, teaching and engaging families in North Omaha, in order to connect them to the program and community services. The program empowers parents with skills and knowledge in order to bring learning into the home and become stronger role models for their children.
Essential Job Duties
- Screens parents who are interested in the program to determine eligibility.
- Recruits new families to the program when necessary and tracks families on the waiting list.
- Completes intake forms and conducts in-home evaluations with each parent participant on an ongoing basis.
- Tracks families through the database, adding relevant notes, files, evaluations, attendance, etc. in a timely manner, according to the program operational manual.
- Promotes attendance and punctuality, and motivates participants to come on time and regularly to class as a requirement for program participation.
- Visits participant families in their homes and assists families in creating educational and personal goals. Helps families overcome any barriers to attending classes at the center and fully engaging in the program. Assists families in implement strategies taught at the center that will work in their own homes.
- Develop and coordinate individual and group educational/service plans for the parents and their young children, assisting parents to attend learning opportunities in their schools and the community. Refer families to community programs and services based on their needs and desires.
- Identify topics to bring into Parent University.
- Represent the Learning Community Center Program to individuals in the community; functions as the liaison between the Program and the community-at-large. Coordinate and present program information at community events, neighborhood meetings, schools, etc. to create awareness of the Learning Community Center and its services.
- Provide backup in the supervision of children as needed or requested.
- Ability to transport families as needed.
- Actively participate in staff meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
Self-Management and Leadership
- Proactive, effective communications skills, verbal and written.
- Positive attitude, enthusiasm, cooperation, willingness to work with and for others.
- Professional and helpful in dealing with staff, families and the public. Goes above and beyond to assist in developing a solution. Is seen as an ambassador to the Program.
- Proactively and continuously solicits relationships with potential parents.
- Actively involved in industry related education and/or professional organizations.
- Demonstrates ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing work conditions and/or project requirements.
- Consistently follows through with commitments, provides service/information thoroughly and on time. Is timely in meeting deadlines and accomplishing all job functions.
- Exhibits compliance with attendance policy.
- Maintains business dress-professional appearance.
- Takes initiative on all projects and activities
- Generates innovative ideas and alternatives to work assignments.
- Demonstrates high level of integrity.
- Provides positive example by adhering to organization policies.
- Demonstrates interest and desire to do best possible job.
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience. Degrees in Education or Social Work preferred.
- Experience/Background within schools and educational techniques that enhance learning with children preferred.
- Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills
- Experience and confidence teaching or giving classroom presentations.
- Ability to attend workshops, meetings and/or in-services.
- Ability to work independently, organizing time, details but committed to the team function.
- Proficient in word processing and excel spreadsheets for data entry.
- Reliable transportation, current vehicle registration, valid driver’s license and insurance with good driving record.
- Flexible schedule with required evenings and some weekends.
- Established relationships within community, understanding of population and ability to build rapport with diverse populations and backgrounds
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to work in a stationary position for extended periods of time; operate a computer and other office equipment, move about inside the office; frequently communicate with coworkers, vendors and members of the public. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds within and outside the organization.
*The essential job duties detailed above is not an exhaustive list. Additional duties may be added, as necessary, or as assigned, by the Program Manager or Director of Family Engagement Services.
TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO HR@LEARNINGCOMMUNITYDS.ORG.