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Inst Asst 2 / Family Advocate: Provo City School District

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Job Title Inst Asst 2 / Family Advocate
Vacancy # 03861216A
Position #
# of Openings 1
Category Instructional Services
Employment HRCL
Calendar Days
Published Date 12/16/2016
Closing Date N/A 
Location Provo City School District
280 West 940 North
Provo , UT 84604
Experience 0-1
Degrees / Certificates
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Inst Asst 2 / Family Advocate

Purpose Statement

The job of Inst Asst 2 / Family Advocate is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional

program with specific responsibilities for conveying information regarding school and/or district activities

and procedures; facilitating administrative processes; providing information on services available to eligible

students and families; and referring families to other agencies.

This job reports to Social Worker

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing

job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

operating standard office equipment using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read and follow instructions; and understand written and oral

Essential Functions

Acts as a liaison between school district and parents/students for the purpose of facilitating access to


Assists parental involvement in children's school life by developing effective communication and

relationships between parents and the school district (e.g. obtaining an email address, acquiring an

inexpensive phone plan, overcoming language barriers, etc.) for the purpose of becoming active

participants in the school system and the community.

Assists assigned administrators in developing program resources for the purpose of fostering community

resources and developing reference lists of available community resources.

Conducts home visits for the purpose of assessing family needs.

Helping families attend a variety of meetings (e.g. SEP, IEP, PTA, various school programs, etc.) for the

purpose of ask questions and/or gathering information.

Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records (e.g. daily

log of activities, program participation, progress, referrals, etc.) for the purpose of providing required

information and/or documentation.

Mentors parents to navigate and build relationships between community partners and social service

agencies (e.g. truancy school, court, Provo Attendace Court (PAC), Wasatch Mental Health, DWS

(Medicaid and Food Stamps), dental and medical appointments, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring

needed assistance from available resources.

Orients students, families and volunteers for the purpose of establishing familiarity with program,

services, and required processes.

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective

functioning of the work unit.

Prepares a variety of documents, reports and written materials (e.g. reports, memos, letters, etc.) for the

purpose of communicating information to parents, staff; providing written support, developing

recommendations and/or conveying information.

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instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job

include: concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child development; and community resources, federal and

state education programs.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment.

Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined

processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of

individuals; work with specific, job-related data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is

required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires following prescribed

guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability based competencies required to

satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with

diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or

advising others; operating within a defined budget. utilization of some resources from other work units may be

required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to effect the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:

occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires

40% sitting, 30% walking, and 30% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations.




Job related experience is desired.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Required Testing: Certificates and Licenses

Continuing Educ. / Training: Clearances

Valid Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability

Continuing Education Requirements Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Grade

Non Exempt Lane 2

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