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Education Liaison (Temporary) – Santa Clara County, CA

Santa Clara County, CA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

NCYL seeks a Temporary Education Liaison for the JusticeEd demonstration site in Santa Clara County, a collaboration with the County Probation Department, Superior Court, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, and school districts, aimed at improving education outcomes for youth supervised by Probation. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about advocating on behalf of students and supporting academic success.

This is a temporary position, from July 2023 through February 2024.


Essential Functions

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth on probation by working directly with youth to identify their educational goals and utilizing effective educational planning and teaming to support achievement of those goals.
  • Provide individual coaching and educational case management to students, helping them develop skills and capacities needed to champion their own education.
  • Collaborate with and provide coaching to biological parents, caregivers, probation officers, behavioral health case managers, teachers, and other adults in support of mutual students achieving their educational goals.
  • Provide youth advocacy for special education/section 504 services, enrollment, school of origin retention, and school disciplinary proceedings.
  • Attend meetings in the community with students, schools, caregivers, probation, and other service providers.
  • Input and track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner.

About the Company

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) works to amplify youth power, dismantle racism and other structural inequities, and build just policies, practices, and culture in support of young people. Our efforts advance justice through research, community collaboration, impact litigation, and policy advocacy that fundamentally transforms our nation's approach to education, health, immigration, foster care, and youth justice. Our vision is a world in which every young person thrives and has a full and fair opportunity to achieve the future they envision for themselves.

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