STUDENT ADVOCATE (2022-2023) (#3217)

Texans Can Academies - Austin, 2406 Rosewood Avenue, Austin TX 78702 (learn more)

Texans Can! Academies

Austin, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4132123
  • Application Deadline: January 24, 2023
  • Posted: January 22, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately


Job Description

The future of Texas and the world is in our classrooms. At Texans Can Academies, we are recruiting individuals committed to ensuring that all students are career ready. We know the choices facing today’s well-qualified professionals and we are thrilled that you are considering Texans Can Academies. 


We are currently looking for a Student Advocate to join our Austin campus. If the following opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, please apply.




Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with major coursework in behavioral sciences, social sciences, humanities, or a related field is required. 
  • Bachelors’ degree in social work preferred.


Special Knowledge/Skills:


  • Experience in school social work with middle or high school students providing educational preferred, or providing social services at juvenile probation, child protective services, or health and human services
  • Knowledge of school social work direct and indirect services, case management, needs assessment, intervention supports, and records management
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development, social and emotional learning, and family systems
  • Knowledge of and experience working with others in a culturally diverse academic setting
  • Knowledge of school-based/intervention procedures, student appraisal and post-secondary transition planning (workforce, vocational, college and career readiness, or military)
  • Knowledge of positive behavior supports that improve student engagement in the classroom
  • Knowledge of mental illness and emotional components of physical illness, of casework principles, methods, techniques, and practice of social work
  • Knowledge of dropout and prevention, developmental assets, and the eight dimensions of wellness
  • Knowledge and experience with basic computer literacy skills including Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Excel


Work Schedule Requirements:

  • Be on call 24 hours a day for students
  • Be able to work nights and weekends as necessary, in addition to a normal assigned schedule, in order to do student home visits and complete the necessary job requirements

Functions & Responsibilities:

Case Management:

  1. Manage a caseload of students.
  2. Assist with student recruitment and meet enrollment targets for the campus.
  3. Ensure caseload meets expected daily attendance targets for the campus.
  4. Ensure student dropout recovery targets are met.
  5. Ensure that all student documentation is completed.
  6. Coordinate student and parent involvement.


College and Career Readiness and Transition:

  1. Facilitate completion of college and career interest inventories.
  2. Facilitate college and career application process.
  3. Facilitate college and career financial aid and scholarship applications.
  4. Advise students regarding graduation and transitions.
  5. Enter data and monitor student progress on Student Management System.


School-Wide Performance:

  1. Ensure campus achieves student recruitment and enrollment goals.
  2. Ensure campus achieves student punctuality and attendance goals.
  3. Facilitate campus activities and events.


Social, Emotional, and Wellness:

  1. Completes health services activities and referrals, including vision, immunizations, and dental screenings.
  2. Responds to identified social services needs and referrals including clothing, food, transportation, housing, and related community services.
  3. Provides positive behavior supports including establishing positive relationships with students and families, promoting schoolwide student activities, enhancing study habits, promoting prosocial school behavior, providing timely student advising, and addressing behavior referrals.

Other Duties:

  1. Identify reasons why assigned students are not successful in school or exhibit undesirable behavior.
  2. Work with families and students in alleviating adverse conditions to promote resiliency and academic success for at-risk students.
  3. Assist parents in utilizing school and community resources to maximize their student’s educational abilities.
  4. Involve parents in the school to create positive academic and social outcomes for students.
  5. Listen to and respect the feelings and sensitivities of students and parents of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Help students overcome the social and emotional problems interfering with adjustment and achievement in school.
  7. Provide/coordinate special education-related services for students with physical, mental, social, emotional and other educational disabilities.
  8. Increase educational attainment and enhance the educational experience for students and their families by assuring equal opportunity.

This position requires meeting or exceeding specific student attendance, college and career, and wellness performance goals.  Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Equipment Used:

Personal computer, printer, calculator, copier, fax machine, and audio / visual equipment.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions. Repetitive hand motions; prolonged use of a computer.


TEXANS CAN ACADEMIES is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1

Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Natalie Carpenter
  • 325 W. 12th St.
  • Dallas, Texas 75208

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