OPENING DATE: 07/08/20
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
JOB TYPE: Limited Duration: Regular Sched (FT with benefits)
LOCATION: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
DEPARTMENT: County Administration
The Disparity Reduction division of Hennepin County is seeking multiple Educational Support Specialists to provide educational services and support to youth involved in Hennepin County systems. We are person-centered in our approach to our work. The Educational Support Specialist team will provide proactive educational planning, monitoring and coaching support tailored to the individual developmental needs of clients.
Location and hours:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, this work is currently being performed remotely but may potentially travel and meet with clients while socially distancing outside. Once we return to working on-site, these positions will be located at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis at 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487. Work hours are flexible, primarily Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
About these positions type:
These positions are limited duration (temporary), full-time, benefit earning positions with an anticipated end date of 12/31/2020.
Candidates with fluency in Spanish, Somali, Oromo and/or Hmong in addition to English are encouraged to apply.
In these positions, you will:
- Meet with clients to determine their needs, make referrals and provide data to assist them in obtaining educational support services (may work with interpreters to communicate with clients).
- Provide education planning, monitoring, and coaching support tailored to individual developmental needs of clients.
- Coordinate with school district staff; confirming available school supports.
- Identify, connect, and provide clients with tutoring resources.
- Offer coaching support and teach client’s problem-solving and self-advocacy skills so they have an active voice in their education.
- Recognize and develop available support networks for clients (including family members, caregivers, social workers, counselors, school staff, mentors, and community organizations).
- Arrange for other needed services and be a resource for client’s parents/caregivers.
- Confer with other staff and related professionals as appropriate concerning client’s educational needs and/or progress.
- Maintain and record notes about client’s participation in programs and their progress and development.
Need to have:
- One of the following:
- Two years or more of responsible, paid social service experience providing direct client service.
- Two years or more of college coursework in the behavioral sciences.
- A two-year human services certificate.
- A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation for meetings that may be held at locations that are not served by public transportation.
Nice to have:
- Using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
- Using computer to accurately record information.
- Providing educational coaching, mentoring and/or tutoring support.
- Performing case management in a social service setting.
- Assessing client needs; monitor, record and report client or program activity progress.
- Knowledge of:
- Community resources and educational services available to clients.
- Client interviewing techniques.
- Ability to:
- Interact effectively and respectfully with clients.
- Communicate both orally and in writing to clients and partnered agencies.
- Establish effective working relationships with professional and non-professional groups.
- Use a collaborative approach to problem solving with a diverse range of people.
- Exercise independent judgment and initiative in performing assigned duties.
- Promote racial equity and address disparities within programs and services.
About the department:
Hennepin County Administration leads the Hennepin County organization in carrying out the policies of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals — that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees.
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
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This posting will remain open until all position have been filled. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
The list created from this posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
This position is internally classified as a Case Management Assistant.
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Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.
Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test, background check and/or driver’s license check.