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Family Advocate @Stamford High School


Published: 6/5/2018
Employment type: Full-Time (Paid)
Function: Programs
Primary domain: Youth Development
City: Stamford
Postal code: 06902

State: Connecticut
Country: United States

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$10M - $20M


Mission statement:

No child shall be denied hope, love or a fair chance in life

Position Details:

Listing description

Family Advocate at Stamford High School
Job Overview and Requirements

Are you ready to transform the educational practice of incoming and repeat 9th grade students at Stamford High School who haven't yet found academic success? Do you want to help develop a cutting edge program that has the opportunity to ensure disengaged students are on track to graduate? Do you want to be challenged, have fun, work hard, and incorporate student feedback into the model as we develop it? Domus is seeking two Family Advocates to implement a pilot program in its second year for disengaged students.
Our story : In light of the recent Parthenon report “Untapped potential: Engaging all Connecticut youth” ( al_Dalio-Report_final_092016_web.pdf ), we know that there are 39,000 disengaged and disconnected youth in Connecticut and the need to re-engage them is urgent if we want our state to succeed and our graduation rates to rise. If we were able to cut this number in half, the economic value to the state would be over $3 billion in additional gross state product.
To that end, in the 2017/8 school year, Domus launched a 2 year pilot program aimed at re-engaging disengaged 9th grade students (48 students year 1 and 96 students year 2). In Year 2, the Family Advocates will help refine the program model, working directly with a caseload of 25 young people and school staff being coached by the Director of Family Advocacy.
REPORTS TO : Director of Family Advocacy

Relentless Relationship Building with youth (50%)
   » Engage youth in 1-1, positive, life changing relationships and become a trusted go-to resource
   » Utilize teachable moments to teach/model interpersonal communication expertise
   » Provide therapy on the hoof
   » Use method of assertive friendliness-actively seeking contact with young people rather than waiting to be greeted, or for a young person to ask for help
   » Address youth's past and current traumas and stressors as they relate to the underlying drivers of current behavioral challenges
   » Utilize Domus' core principles to build relationships, most importantly never giving up and giving many chances
expertise Building with Youth (20%)
   » Create Student Success Plans (long and short term academic, social/emotional, behavioral and career goals) for young people
   » supervise tutoring for those students who require it
   » Develop and maintain relationships with outside community supports and connections as appropriate for young people
   » supervise mentoring program
   » supervise weekly “Ketchup” program-class during the school day where students finish incomplete assignments
   » Develop and implement expertise building classes
Collaborating with school staff (20%)
   » Conference with teachers to monitor progress of youth and troubleshoot
   » Provide crisis intervention in the classroom
   » Find out from teaching staff any missing class/homework of the student and work with student to complete work and hand Information technology in
   » Attend any student meetings including PPT meetings, SST meetings, staff meetings, etc.
Data Collection and review (10%)
   » Document everyday face to face interactions with youth, as well as any behavioral and attendance challenges the youth may have
   » Document on a weekly and monthly basis all expertise building opportunities
   » Document 3x per year SSP goals and progress toward those goals
   » Document any interactions with school staff in support of program youth
   » Review and respond to the data on a daily, weekly and monthly basi

Appropriate qualifications:

Essential Requirements
   » A great sense of humor!
   » A strong work ethic
   » capability to work in a new program, where we will be learning together as we build our model.
   » Able to work one evening per month (4pm-8pm), and some weekends and other non-traditional work times (draft work schedule available upon application)
   » Commitment to our mission, values and core program beliefs
   » Bachelor's degree
   » availability to work within systems, with a nuanced knowledge of the balance of building relationships and advocating within an institution that is not operated by Domus
   » capability to collect required data and respond to the data
   » Flexibility and adaptcapability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide variety of cultures, people, and organizations
   » High emotional intelligence, able to easily develop deep, trusting relationships with diverse individuals from many different backgrounds
   » Impeccable written and oral communication expertise
   » Love of young people, especially young people others consider unlovable In order to work for us in this position, you MUST be able to pass a V endorsement on your license. You don't have to have when applying, but need to apply for and pass within first 30 days of employment. Check Information technology out here:


Not Specified


Less than $60k

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Application Process:

   » We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
   » To apply, please send a brief letter of interest and resume to Julie D. @ .Please fully read this job description and the Parthenon report (see link above) and address the following:
   » Briefly address what about this position speaks to you and why you think you are a good fit; Finalists will be invited to a second-round interviews, and finalists will also be required to meet with Stamford High School staff ; we will make an offer shortly thereafter;We would like to have the selected candidate start beginning of August.

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