Education Facilitator (EF) Job Description

Definition: Under the direction of the Director of Education, perform a broad range of functions in the delivery and support of the educational and assessment programs.

Work schedule: 175 days which includes three (3) sick days as described in the GVCS Employee Handbook.

In general, the Education Facilitator (EF) is responsible for:

Professional Support:

  • Completing all paperwork and other documentation required by Golden Valley Charter School (referred to herein as GVCS) in the required time period;
  • Attending mandatory monthly staff meetings, as well as any other mandatory meetings that may be called for training, disseminating information, or for any other purpose as deemed necessary by the School Director;
  • Serving as liaison between the GVCS students and parents and the school through periodic visits, phone calls, mail, and email;
  • Providing support to parents and students regarding the procedures of GVCS;
  • Informing parents and students of and enforcing the policies of GVCS;
  • Checking and acknowledging emails and phone calls within a 24-hr. reply time during the workweek;
  • Disseminating schoolwide information to parents and students in a timely manner, including, but not limited to, the monthly newsletter and testing information;
  • Participating in student study team (SST) and individual education plan (IEP) meetings as necessary.

Curriculum and Learning

  • Assessing each student’s educational needs, abilities, interests, motivation, learning style and demonstrated achievement to implement an appropriate personalized educational program;
  • Together with parent and student, designing a course of study that adheres to GVCS curriculum requirements to meet individual and school goals;
  • Evaluating each student’s progress towards student and school goals and objectives;
  • Becoming knowledgeable about high school graduation requirements;
  • Becoming familiar with the numerous curricular options and educational resources available, and being conversant in these approaches as needed to educate and inform GVCS students and parents;
  • Conducting necessary research a family may need;
  • Securing curriculum and other educational materials necessary for each student’s course of study in a timely manner;
  • Tracking the delivery and return of materials and computer equipment;
  • Counseling each student as needed to adjust curriculum in order to maximize student learning;
  • Alerting administrators to concerns about student progress.

 

Assessment:

  • Collecting and reviewing work samples and assembling student work portfolios;
  • Evaluating student work, assigning grades, and recording results;
  • Serving as test site coordinator and/or proctor as needed for all state- and school- required assessments, as well as administering other tests as required.

Performing other related duties as assigned.

In addition to the performance duties described above, the following is understood:

    • The EF is responsible for renewing and registering his/her credentials, keeping them valid, and submitting them to the GVCS office as renewed.
    • The EF must file in the GVCS office proof that he/she has been found free from active tuberculosis as required by law; failure to do so may result in termination of employment.
    • The EF shall be evaluated and assessed on a continuing basis, at least twice in the first year of employment with GVCS, and once a year thereafter. If the EF is not performing satisfactorily according to the standards approved by the Executive Director and/or the governing board, employment may be terminated.
    • This is an at-will employment, which means that either employee or employer may terminate the position without cause at any time.
    • The EF must be willing to accept a minimum student load of ten (10) students in all grades that GVCS serves (grades kindergarten through 12).
    • The EF is required to serve on one or more committees, as needed. Committees may include, but are not limited to, test site coordinator, curriculum committee, accreditation committee, and newsletter committee.
    • The EF is expected to serve as a mentor teacher to new EFs, as needed.
    • The EF is required to have and maintain, at all times, a functioning computer with a CD-ROM drive, a printer, and any software necessary to complete the EF duties.
    • The EF is required to maintain minimum limits for personal automobile liability coverage of
    • $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident, and is responsible for filing the information with the GVCS office.
    • This position requires flexibility. As a growing charter school facing numerous changes and requirements from the California Department of Education, we, in turn, must change our policies, procedures, and requirements of our teachers and students, often without much warning.
    • As an employee of GVCS, the EF is expected to support the policies of the school and represent them positively to families, other staff members, vendors, and the general community.
    • The EF must comply with the criteria established in California Education Code and as required by the school pertaining to No Child Left Behind Teacher Requirements.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

Duties are typically performed in a home office or school office environment, in students’ homes, and public locations such as libraries.  The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

Employee must be able to hear and speak to exchange information, see to perform assigned duties, sit or stand for extended periods of time, possess dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer and other office equipment, kneel, bend at waist, and reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, to retrieve and store files, and lift or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. The employee must have available transportation and be able to drive up to 200 miles or more in a day.

Computer Technology:

To perform this job successfully, the employee must have and maintain, at all times, a functioning computer with a CD-ROM drive, a printer, and any software necessary to complete the ES duties. The employee should have above average knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software and email, database, and Internet experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The employee should exhibit the following: the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a professional and courteous manner; strong organizational skills with attention for detail; the ability to work as a team player; the ability to work independently and efficiently, exercising reasonable judgment with minimal supervision.

Experience and Education:

Training or experience that clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities detailed above, is required. As well, familiarity with independent study charter programs, in general, and Golden Valley Charter School, in particular, is preferred.

Required Degrees, Credentials, and Licenses:

Bachelor’s Degree

Valid California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential 

Valid California Driver’s License

Revised: June 15, 2015

 

 

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