Student Support Advocate: Full-Time

Job Summary

The Pando Initiative 9/13/2022
Description: Pando Student Support Advocate, Full-Time, Benefits eligible (medical/dental/life/FSA), Paid
Time Off
Location: Curtis Middle School, 1031 S Edgemoor, Wichita
Schedule: Hours and days based on USD 259 school year calendar
The Student Support Advocate (SSA) provides case management, coordinates services to students and families, and
implements programs and activities based upon the specific needs of the students and school. The SSA works with
community partners and volunteers to bring needed services into the school to help students succeed. The SSA is
responsible for being a positive role model for students, building positive relationships and maintaining open
communication with parents, the community and school staff. Coordinates referrals of students and their families to
outside agencies for services not provided on site. The SSA is responsible for meeting deadlines, entering data in the
Pando Initiative data management system and submitting monthly reports as required.

Essential/Primary Skills Needed and Job Functions

Coordinate Services to Students and Families
 Initiate and follow through on selection/referral process at the site.
 Complete intake on new referrals and obtain parental/guardian consent for minors.
 Make home visits and/or phone contact with parents of assigned/caseload students on a regular and
consistent basis.
 Prepare, implement, and monitor student/family service plans and case progress.
 Identify needs of students and their families and make appropriate referrals.
 Facilitate and document student/parent involvement in appropriate programs and activities.
 Maintain student case files, including a valid parent consent for each student signed by a parent/guardian.
 Accurately report data in The Pando Initiative Data Management System.
 Provide case management for Pando students.
 Mandatory participation in school enrollment and parent/teacher conferences at school site.
Coordinate Pando Initiative Programs and Activities
 Lead, facilitate, coordinate, and evaluate the delivery of programs and activities at the site, and modify as
 Build a caseload of PandoKids based on referrals.
 Ensure that programs and activities meet the needs of students, families and the school.
 Promote positive relationships between the school site, administrative office and community partners.
 Assist with the implementation of the Reality U program.
 Facilitate small groups, tutoring and mentoring.
 Mandatory participation in agency special events and fundraising.
 Must adhere to The Pando Initiative guidelines regarding donations that include in-kind, monetary, and
material in maintaining the spirit of The Pando Initiative’s mission of seeking and obtaining community
resources for students/families.

Secondary Functions:
 Ability to promote positive relationships with others.
 Maintain regular and acceptable attendance.
 Promote professionalism, through effective social etiquette, appearance and attitude.
 Develop, establish, and maintain a work priority system to ensure daily and heavy workloads are fulfilled.
 Must prepare and submit mid and end of the year site reports based on the templates provided.
 Attend and participate in any training or in-service as designated by supervisor.
 Must pass all required background checks.
 Bachelor’s Degree in social work, education, public administration, human service or related field.
 Prefer previous experience in program implementation and administration, supervision, work with youth
and case management.
 Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers and the public.
 Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
 Ability to function in a diverse job situation.
 Knowledge of family systems.
 Knowledge of the community and available resources.
 Ability to handle crisis situations with composure.
 Requires tact, insight, leadership, confidentiality, and an excellent work ethic.
 Personal computer proficiency with the ability to use Office 365 and database software.
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