Education Liaison - Santa Clara County, CA – No longer accepting applications








The Position

The Team

The JusticeEd Initiative is a part of the Compassionate Education Systems initiative at NCYL, aimed at improving the educational outcomes of children and youth supervised by Probation in Santa Clara County. This initiative operates at systems, youth, and community levels to ensure students supervised by probation experience compassion by the many adults entrusted to support them and are supported on their path to graduate from high school and the many opportunities ahead of them. NCYL partners with the Santa Clara County Probation Department, Santa Clara County Juvenile Courts, a number of Santa Clara County school districts, and other stakeholders to implement this countywide program. 


NCYL seeks Education Liaisons for the JusticeEd demonstration site in Santa Clara County, a collaboration with the County Probation Department, Superior Court, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, and school districts, aimed at improving education outcomes for youth supervised by Probation. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about advocating on behalf of students and supporting academic success. 

Essential Functions 

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth on probation by working directly with youth to identify their educational goals and utilizing effective educational planning and teaming to support achievement of those goals.  
  • Bring together biological parents, caregivers, probation officers, behavioral health case managers, teachers and other adults to support students in achieving their educational goals.  
  • Provide individual coaching and support to students on probation to help them develop the skills and capacities needed to champion their own education. 
  • Provide individual coaching and support to biological parents, relatives, caregivers and other adults serving as educational decision-makers for young people under probation supervision to ensure they are equipped to actively support the youth’s education. 
  • Provide youth advocacy for special education/ section 504 services, school of origin retention and school disciplinary proceedings. 
  • Frequently attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, probation, and other service providers within those communities. 
  • Support capacity-building efforts via presentations and trainings to community partners.  
  • Track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish 
  • Ability to pass DOJ & FBI background checks 
  • A valid California driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle 

Other Qualifications  

  • Committed to NCYL’s mission  
  • Ability to work well autonomously and as a part of a team 
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly build rapport with youth and families, especially through virtual/remote engagement 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to stay organized with multiple work streams 
  • Excellent creative problem-solving skills 
  • Experience with advocacy or organizing, preferably related to education or juvenile justice 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner 
  • Experience with youth-serving agencies and community resources in Santa Clara County 
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice 
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience utilizing motivational Interviewing 
  • Knowledge about California’s education, juvenile justice, and adult criminal justice systems 
  • Ability to navigate cloud servers, Zoom, phone systems and other software.  

Physical Requirements   

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Requires ability to work remotely, with occasional travel and in-person meetings. 

Salary, Benefits & Location 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The salary is competitive at $73,307.00 annually.  

NCYL provides a robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan, and short-term and long-term disability insurance. 

Candidates must reside in or near Santa Clara County, California.  

How to Apply 

No longer accepting applications.

Applicants with lived experience in the child welfare or foster care systems, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

It is the policy of NCYL to provide equal employment opportunities to all Applicants (including Employees) regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding, national origin, age, abilities/disabilities, neurotypicality, socioeconomic status, veteran status, marital status, prior convictions, or any other protected classifications under federal, state, or local law. 

The Team

The Compassionate Education Systems initiative at NCYL is aimed at improving the educational outcomes of children and youth in state care. This initiative operates at systems, youth, and community levels to ensure students in foster care experience compassion by the adults entrusted to support them and are supported in pursuing the opportunities ahead of them.