Education Facilitator Position Overview

How are students assigned?

Students are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. When an EF has a space available on her roster, the EF is sent an email containing prospective student information. The EF contacts the parent(s) to discuss whether the GVCS program is a good fit. If the parents decide to enroll the student, the EF will coordinate execution of the Master Student Agreement.

How often do EFs meet with their students?

EFs meet in person, face-to-face with their assigned students a minimum of once every 20 school days or more frequently if necessary. These learning plan meetings are held in the student’s home. EFs may be required to travel up to 25 miles, zip code to zip code (one way), to attend learning plan meetings. Mileage to/from learning plan meetings is reimbursed by GVCS, unless meetings are held at the GVCS office. GVCS does not reimburse mileage to the school office.

Are there other meetings that EFs are required to attend?

Yes. EFs are required to attend a back-to-school meeting held prior to the start of school, an end-of- year meeting held after the last day of school, monthly staff meetings, and other required trainings/ meetings that may occur during the year. Mileage is not reimbursed for travel to the monthly meetings or any meetings held at the school office.

EFs are also required to proctor mandated testing, such as Smarter Balanced, Physical Fitness, and other required testing.

All EFs participate on a committee, and all stakeholders also participate in other schoolwide activities, such as accreditation meetings and other schoolwide event.

What tools are EFs provided for their home office?

GVCS provides a supply fund which may be used to purchase necessary office supplies, postage, etc. GVCS does not provide a computer – EFs must possess a computer that is compatible with all GVCS required software. High speed Internet access and a phone line with voicemail are also required.

EF candidates should consider that, while a dedicated home office space is not required, elements of the job will require some space in the EF’s home. The EF will need to store files and paperwork, and the EF also receives and distributes curriculum for students; some type of “holding space” for this curriculum is necessary.

What grades do EFs serve?

All EFs serve grades K-12 in a homeschool environment.

How often do EFs meet with their students?

EFs meet in person, face-to-face with their assigned students a minimum of once every 20 school days or more frequently if necessary. These learning plan meetings are held in the student’s home. EFs may be required to travel up to 25 miles, zip code to zip code (one way), to attend learning plan meetings. Mileage to/from learning plan meetings is reimbursed by GVCS, unless meetings are held at the GVCS office. GVCS does not reimburse mileage to the school office.

What is the EF’s role in the learning plan meeting?

The EF meets with the parent and student(s) to review the activities and work product the student(s) has completed during the previous learning period and collects attendance records and work samples. The EF works with the parent to generate the learning plan for the next learning period. The EF also provides guidance to parents regarding learning methods, curriculum, and student progress. The EF tracks the student’s curriculum and instructional funds allotment, ordering and delivering materials and services, and collecting items no longer in use.

What are the salary and benefits provided?

EFs are at-will employees. Please see the current salary schedule. EFs are paid per assigned student for each day the student is enrolled in GVCS, regardless of the amount of time/days spent on work activities.

EFs begin their employment on a part-time basis (10-15 students, based on availability of students in the EF’s geographical area).  Once a sufficient training period has elapsed (typically a minimum of 1 year), EFs may request additional students (up to 30), if there are students available.

Medical, dental, and vision insurance are offered to EFs who have a minimum student load of 15 students. Benefits are optional for part-time EFs (15-26 students), and part-time EFs pay a 50% share of their insurance premiums. Full-time EFs (30 students) are required to enroll in a minimum of self-only insurance coverage, and they receive a pre-determined contribution towards their medical, dental, and vision insurance.

All EFs are enrolled in the STRS retirement system.

Optional benefits are also offered, such as dependent care and medical flexible reimbursement accounts, 403b, and various disability/accident insurance options.

Are there any other requirements?

All EFs must maintain minimum auto insurance levels of $100,000 per person, $300,000 per accident.

EFs must be or become NCLB, HQT-compliant in order to serve students in grades K-12. Assistance is provided to become HQT for high school, if necessary.

An EF must be prepared to have infrequent, in-person communication with colleagues and supervisors. Supervisors and colleagues are available for support and assistance, but much collaborative communication is conducted via phone and email. EFs new to the job should have a certain level of comfort asking questions of an individual they may not see in person with great frequency.

 

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