The Educational Advisor works closely with adult students (age 16 and up), families, local high schools, and community partners to develop a Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs)that will help students reach their educational and career goals. These goals often include earning a high school diploma through the High School Completion Program. Advisors then guide and support students along the journey mapped out in their Personalized Learning Plans. Advisors are also responsible for the ongoing management of student records. This position requires a commitment to student opportunity and equity along with a dedication to continual reflection and improvement.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Provides high-quality educational advising
Works with students to develop a Personalized Learning Plan that addresses the needs & interests of the student while also satisfying the graduation requirements of the high school
Monitors and facilitates the students’ progress along their Personalized Learning Plans
Works closely with VAL instruction team to ensure classes, tutoring, and other instruction meet the needs and goals of the students
Maintains positive working relationships with local high schools and informs school staff of the educational services available
Initiates, develops and coordinates positive working relationships with community partners to connect students with a wide variety of learning experiences and wrap around service
Completes required paperwork, other documentation, and data entry in a timely and accurate manner
Ensures student files are complete, accurate and maintained regularly.
Participates in statewide and organizational-level professional development
Maintains professional standards of confidentiality