Secondary Education Liaison and TAL Coach


Location: Catholic Community Services of Utah, 224 North 2200 West Salt Lake City, Utah, 84116
Status: Full-time, Non-exempt with full benefits
Hiring Range: $17.00-19.00/hr DOE

Catholic Community Services of Utah provides help and creates hope for thousands of people of all beliefs who are most in need in our community through Migration and Refugee Services and Basic Needs Programs.
CCS offers an outstanding benefits package including group health and dental insurance for employees working 30+ hours per week, life insurance, 401a and 403b retirement plans, and a generous PTO/holiday schedule.

Job Description:
To serve as a secondary educational consultant, advocate, and expert for the youth, foster parents, and staff of the Refugee Foster Care program. To assist in providing a full range of life skills preparation services to unaccompanied refugee minors (URM) in foster care or supervised independent living. Provision of services as outlined in the state and federal regulations and in compliance with policies and procedures of Catholic Community Services Refugee Foster Care Program. All services are provided in a manner that will facilitate self-sufficiency within the service period.

Responsibilities include:
1. The Secondary Educational Liaison and TAL Coach will work under the direction of the Refugee Foster Care TAL Supervisor to prepare URM foster youth for independence in the United States.
2. Conduct outreach to local businesses to develop job leads for URM foster youths.
3. Accompany identified youth to seek and complete employment applications.
4. Coach the youth through follow up telephone calls, interviewing skills, and preparing a resume.
5. Assist youth in seeking independent living arrangements such as apartment searching through the internet, newspapers, etc.
6. Provide training in the language of leases, responsibilities, and rights of tenants.
7. 1. Assist staff and youth in staying up to date on high school and technical programming requirements, resources, deadlines, and other opportunities
8. Attend all IEP and 504 meetings for URM clients along with case managers to advise what services should be sought.
9. Serve as a departmental expert on educational services such as 504 accommodations, special education services, English language learner services, adult education opportunities, tutoring services, etc.
10. Participate in weekly staff meetings and other meetings as needed.
11. Arrange and provide independent living skills for individual training.
12. Attend transition plan meetings for all youth on your caseload.
13. Complete notes for all meetings with youth.
14. Adherence to organization policies and procedures.
15. Demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement.
16. Other duties as may be assigned.

Work Environment – inside/outside, office, warehouse, noise, temperature, etc.
1. Work will be performed primarily inside but will occur in youths’ homes, places of employment, educational institutes, and other locations as needed in addition to being performed in an office.
2. Driving is required in this position.

Physical Demands including bending, sitting, lifting and driving
1. Work requires the ability to sit and stand for long periods, to walk moderate distances, to drive, and occasionally to assist youth with physical activities such as carrying groceries or household supplies.

Skills, knowledge and abilities:
1. Works independently in a safe, appropriate manner
2. Demonstrates both problem solving and problem prevention
3. Displays sensitivity to the needs of clients, client’s families, visitors, co-workers, volunteers and other persons with whom the employee may interact
4. Recognizes time as a valuable resource and responds promptly to needs of clients, and co-workers.
5. Consistently performs work assignments in a time-efficient manner and adheres to deadlines
6. Proficiency in English oral and written communication
7. Must maintain confidentiality regarding clients
8. Proficiency in computer skills to maintain case files, complete documentation, scheduling, and e-mail in Outlook
9. Ability to perform functions as itemized in nature and scope of the position

Education, training and or experience:
1. Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or a related field from an accredited institution
2. Familiar with and supportive of the mission of Catholic Community Services of Utah and the vision of the Catholic Church articulated by the diocesan bishop
3. Experience with multi-cultural and refugee community
4. Experience in conducting independent living skills training with youth
5. Experience advocating for youth in school settings

Background Screen/BCI requirement
1. Must pass a national BCI/FBI background check.

Licenses, certifications and credentials
1. Current Utah driver’s license, proof of auto insurance with minimum policy liability limits of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per occurrence, 21 years of age or older, a clean driving record, and ability to meet CCS vehicle safety requirements

Position status and expected schedule
1. This position is non-exempt.
2. The general schedule will consist of 40 hours to be worked on Monday through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. Rotating weekend on-call schedule.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position. CCS is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply: Please go to the company website: and apply under the employment tab.
Position closes: Open until filled
Requisition #: 20.12.02