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Student Success Advocate - Colorado High School (Colorado ISD - Colorado City)

Communities In Schools | Colorado City, TX

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Posted Date 9/11/2023

Reports To: Central Support Team

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary:  

Typical of a Social Work Case Management position, Student Success Advocate should coordinate and facilitate the provision of appropriate community resources to case managed students to empower them to stay in school and achieve in life; encourage parent/caretaker involvement in the educational process of their student; provide individualized support to students and families. 


Build and Maintain Effective Relationships

  • Develop good working relationships with school staff, parents, volunteers and community partners
  • Provide orientation and training for school staff, volunteers and community partners as needs are identified 
  • Complete and/or implement an annual Campus Support Plan with the school site team – appropriate CISBC staff, school staff, major partners and service providers
  • Communicate with school principal or designee on a regular basis to seek input and report on program progress
  • Partner with all school staff that focus on student support services

Coordinate Needed Services for Students and Families

  • Assist in seeking resources for the school community and connecting resources to meet identified needs
  • Coordinate with CISBC and school staff to identify the social service, educational, vocational and cultural needs of students and families 
  • Design, implement, and coordinate an array of programs, services and resources that will benefit students at risk as well as the entire student population 
  • Provide and document short-term, crisis intervention service on an as needed basis

Provide Student Services

  • Provide case management to students with multiple identified needs/risk factors 
  • Conduct home visits and hold school conference to build one-on-one relationships with students and families
  • Check attendance and contact parents of absent students
  • Provide appropriate recommendations to outside agencies for students and families 
  • Maintain a case file on each case managed student

Collect, Report and Analyze Data

  • Collect data, compile and complete required reports
  • Utilize available data to adjust annual Campus Support Plan as appropriate
  • Retain records for all services and activities provided and enter student data


  • Attend meetings, training events, and other meetings as requested by Executive Director, Program Coordinator, and/or school principal
  • Participate fully in orientation and training, meetings, and other activities as required
  • Assist with campus related resource development and marketing activities as directed by the Executive Director and/or Resource Development Coordinator.  
  • Carry out other duties as determined by the Executive Director, Program Coordinator, and/or Board of Directors for the successful operation of the program


Supervision is the shared responsibility of the Communities In Schools Executive Director, Program Coordinator, and the school Principal per the CISBC/School District Partnership Agreement .  The Student Success  Advocate will have reporting responsibilities to each.  


  • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree preferred in social work, psychology, social sciences, education, or a related field
  • Three or more year’s experience in working with schools and/or families and children
  • Basic technology skills such as Google suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc…)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with social work, education, health and human services, juvenile justice, and other family support services
  • Able to work independently, meet deadlines, have the ability to multi-task, possess innovative and creative  [formatting issue] problem-solving abilities, be resourceful and function as an effective team member
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and proof of vehicle liability insurance

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear
  • The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • The employee is regularly required to stand and walk
  • The employee must be willing to travel in various types of weather
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus
  • The employee will utilize basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, printers, fax machines, etc.


Benefit Package

  • Employer contribution toward health insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance Plan
  • School Holidays
  • Approximately 4 weeks of Summer Vacation
  • Sick Time Available per Policy
  • Professional Liability Package, if applicable
  • TRS Retirement Contributions

Optional benefits available at employee's expense:

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Disability
  • Additional Life Insurance
  • Cancer
  • Accident
  • Critical Illness
  • Identity Theft
  • Medical Transport
  • Flexible Spending

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