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AO-K Case Manager and Advisor



Position Title: AO-K Case Manager and Advisor

Department: WIT-Adult Education

Advertised Pay: Competitive

Campus Location: Washburn Tech

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by August 26, 2023

Position Summary: Accelerating Opportunities: Kansas (AO-K) delivers career and technical education at the same time as adult basic skills instruction within a career pathways framework. The AO-K Case Manager/Advisor supports students throughout the entire AO-K process from enrollment through graduation with individualized advising, student support, and assisting with course instruction. In addition the position will assist with managing all student data as needed for reporting and grant purposes. This position will support the A-OK pathways at both the Washburn Tech Huntoon and East campuses.

Essential Functions:
Develop individualized learning plans for students who have been accepted into the AO-K program. Consulting with teachers to obtain feedback on student performance and attendance, meet with each student on a regular basis to aid and support their educational endeavors and address concerns specific to their experience as they arise.

Working in concert with the CTE Instructor, monitor student participation in class and facilitate discussion that enhances student understanding and learning.

Develop materials and work with individual students to assist them in mastering educational skills.

Attend the first session of each course to verify that all students enrolled are in attendance and have all of the information they need, and follow up with those who are missing or who need information to encourage and facilitate student participation in the program. Follow up with teachers on a weekly basis to verify that students continue to attend and participate in classes as required.

Serve as a liaison with community partners, including the Department of Children and Families, rehabilitation centers, court systems, etc. who send students through the AO-K program and provide partners with accurate data on participants in the program.

Work closely with appropriate staff to proactively intervene and assist students experiencing personal and behavioral problems. Work as part of a coordinated care team to assist students.

Attend Adult Education Orientation sessions and work within the community to market the program and identify and recruit potential students to participate in the AO-K Program.

Assist prospective student participants with completing and submitting AO-K and Washburn Tech application forms and supporting documentation as required by the grant or Washburn Tech.

Maintain data files to track grant participants, participant activity, time-in-class, attendance, enrollments and withdrawals and other pertinent information as a basis for tracking and reporting activities.

Attend meetings, training sessions, etc., to maintain an understanding of current processes and issues as they affect Washburn Tech and the AO-K program, and to develop a community network that will serve in the development of partnerships and resources that will support AO-K programs.

Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in education, case management or similar fields.
Knowledge in math skills and reading for understanding, and critical thinking skills.
Proven effectiveness in personal interaction with individuals from various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in student services or case management as it relates to student advising.

Full time Exempt Mon-Fri
Background Check Required

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