• Student Advocate - Ridgewood High School

    Job Goal: To provide students with a positive pattern of engagement at school, fuel motivation, and foster development of the life skills needed for graduation and post-high-school learning and careers

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Organization and case management skills
    2. Ability to work independently in a variety of different settings
    3. Willingness to persist with students, despite their behavior and decision -making
    4. Advocacy skills, including the ability to negotiate, compromise, and confront conflict
    5. Ability to cooperate and communicate effectively with students, families, and school personnel
    6. Ability to cooperate with families and school staff
    7. Ability to respond professionally in crisis situations

    Performance Responsibilities:

    West 40 Case management of 15-25 students identified as “at-risk”

    1. Works as a liaison between family and school to create and implement a plan for students’ academic and social success
    2. Works collaboratively with schools and programs to define and outline the role of school staff in improving student participation, performance, and success for individual students placed at high risk for leaving school before graduation
    3. Conducts student and family outreach visits
    4. Arranges travel for students to and from school
    5. Attends weekly staff meetings
    6. Monitors attendance, behavior, and grades
    7. Responds and intervenes in students crisis
    8. Sets goals with students
    9. Other essential duties and responsibilities may be assigned

    Ridgewood Support

    1. Facilitates mediations and conflict resolution sessions with students
    2. Conducts reintegration meetings and follow-up dialogues with students after out-of-school suspensions
    3. Facilitates the dean’s Anger-Group
    4. Participates as a Ridgewood Assistance Program (RAP) Core Team member  
    5.  As time allows, facilitates in-school suspension (including restorative circles/ reflective activities with students, tutoring, etc.)  
    6. Provides individual/ family therapeutic services as needed  
    7. As time allows, other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students

    Reports To: Area Directors/Ridgewood Dean of Students

    Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and experience working with at–risk adolescents. Bilingual: Spanish preferred

    Please send resume to Lefvia Marrero:  lmarrero@west40.org