Join the Team
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi
Join the Team as a Site Coordinator
Make a difference in a challenging yet rewarding work environment. CIS South Central Texas has occasional vacancies for the position of Site Coordinator which is a campus-based, general social work position. A Site Coordinator is committed to the CIS mission of “helping students succeed in school and make positive life choices” and is responsible for working with at-risk students within the public school system to achieve that mission.
True to the “community” in Communities In Schools, Site Coordinators work in collaboration with school faculty, administrators, and community members to support student opportunities, while maintaining outreach to families through communication and home visits. Other job duties include providing students with one-on-one attention through services such as student counseling and academic assistance, as well as managing students in group activities both on campus and during field trips. Site Coordinators are responsible for finding resources needed by students and their families and as such, we have developed positive working relationships with community partners throughout our service area. Site Coordinators work with all students on the assigned campus at one time or another throughout the school year but are tasked with working intensively with approximately 100 or so students. These students are case managed – a process that includes a holistic assessment of each student’s functioning, identifying the child’s needs, becoming familiar with the resources that are already being provided to the child through the school or at home, and then developing a plan of service for each child with the goal of helping them to develop positive self-esteem, successfully navigate the school year both academically and environmentally, and setting goals for their future.
In our secondary schools, a key component of the work we do surrounds counseling, especially with mental health issues. As a result, we will only hire qualified Master’s level Social Workers or Counselors at our secondary schools. Those with a professional license in those fields are compensated for such. At elementary school sites, we can be more flexible. Essential qualifications there include at least a Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, counseling, psychology, or other social science field. It is important to realize that the position for which we are hiring is not a teaching position, so teaching certification is not really applicable. Applicants should have the ability be energetic, enthusiastic, and positive in a setting that may, at times, be emotionally demanding. Furthermore, social work and/or counseling experience is helpful, with the ability to effectively communicate in Spanish to bilingual or Spanish-speaking students and families an advantage.
Potential vacancies are most likely during summer months leading up to the school year. Site Coordinators work in accordance with the school calendar of the campus to which they are assigned, typically taking school holidays, and working the additional months of June and August. A 40-hour week is expected. Salary is commensurate with experience, education, and licensure.
How to Apply
If you have a strong desire to make a difference and you meet the essential qualifications, please send your resume and letter of interest to the Chief Executive Officer, Christine Douglas, at Chris@cissouthcentraltexas.org. Due to the large number of applicants, only those who explicitly follow the application instructions will be reviewed. Resumes will be kept on file only for three months. If you wish to send a new resume every three months that is acceptable.
CIS South Central Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CIS may provide a valuable, real-world working experience for students completing a social work, sociology, counseling, or psychology degree. If you are seeking an opportunity to learn from dedicated professionals in a supportive environment, please send your resume and letter of interest to Chief Executive Officer, Christine Douglas, at Chris@cissouthcentraltexas.org.