Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

AISD AmeriCorps, Graduation Assistant, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11643

Tue, May 31, 2016

POSITION PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY: 
Austin ISD seeks Graduation Assistants to provide the local High School principals and designated school personnel, parents, students and other stakeholders with assistance in implementing strategies and best practices that address student attendance, truancy and other issues that may impede academic success. Graduation Assistants will assist school administrators, teachers and counselors in providing individual and group activities on achievement, attendance, self-concept development, behavior management and other related topics. All work must be done in accordance with AISD policies and procedures. All work must be done in accordance with AISD policies and procedures. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
• Participates in a two week training program prior to performing duties and in on-going trainings, seminars and team building activities throughout the term of service. This two week training program occurs prior to any contact with students and is part of the member’s service commitment. 
• Facilitates individual or small group activities to students and/or parents during the school day and after-school with guidance from project coordinator, counselor and/or assistant principal. 
• Cooperates with the project coordinator, counselor and/or assistant principal to develop and execute student specific supports needed to improve attendance, behavior and/or academic performance. 
• Documents, reports and tracks outcomes of individual and small group activities with students and parents. 
• Monitors student progress using district provided data with oversight of project coordinator, counselor and/or assistant principal. 
• Assist with home visits. 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
• Participates in school activities supporting academic success and/or promoting a college going culture.
• Creates bulletin boards and/or other educational displays relating to school turnaround program. 
• Participates in occasional service projects. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. 
• Work or volunteer experience in education, social services and/or community based organizations is preferred. 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: 
• Proficient in reading, writing and speaking English. 
• Excellent organizational skills and interest in working with diverse populations. 
• Able to interact with and relate to children. 
• Able to operate audio/visual equipment, computer equipment, and other office equipment to support activities relating to the school turnaround program. 

• Austin ISD AmeriCorps Members have ongoing access to vulnerable populations, inclusive of children or individuals with disabilities.

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    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508
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