Student Resource Specialist- Gateway to Collegiate High School (Lakeland) (2023123)

Polk State College (Winter Haven)
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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About the Opportunity:

At Polk State, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This professional position reports to the Principal of the Gateway to College program and is an excellent opportunity within one of the College's high school programs. We offer a collaborative, creative and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then come work for Polk State.


About the Position:

The Student Resource Specialist is responsible for providing a broad range of services and support to 16-20 year old at-risk students enrolled in Gateway to College High School completion program. The Student Resource Specialist provides academic advising, encourages consistent attendance, teaches CG classes and facilitates students getting connected to community services. The position works independently at an assigned campus and collaborates with other alternative programs staff and other instructors within the college.

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Works collaboratively with other departments to facilitate and address student and program needs. Provides support for students experiencing family, personal, or economic crises, which may impact school performance. Helps students locate and access needed counseling services, support networks, community health, and/or housing services in the community and on campus. Advises students on program requirements.
  • Evaluates student's academic history and education, including transcript evaluation.
  • Assist students in career exploration. Works collaboratively with program faculty and department chair to develop strategies for keeping at-risk students in class with the ability to balance compassion and accountability.
  • Develops, facilitates, and delivers classroom instruction on various topics such as time management, study strategies, goal setting, learning styles, career planning, and communication skills.
  • Consults with a variety of social service agencies in the community to explain program requirements or address individual student progress or needs. Develops, implements, and maintains marketing, recruitment, and retention strategies for assigned programs.
  • Creates brochures, orientation materials, forms, and documents for distribution and presentation.
  • Facilitates orientation meetings. Makes presentations to schools, community organizations, churches, and other groups to explain programs.
  • Maintains an active case file on each enrolled student including accurate case notes and documentation.
  • Maintains statistical information and summary information in reports as needed and submits required paperwork according to specified timelines.
  • This position is a P13 level. To determine starting salary, Polk State College takes into consideration the pay level minimum, the candidate's qualifications and internal equity factors.

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