California district looking for school consultant for unaccompanied immigrant students

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A California school district is hiring an unaccompanied minors consultant to work with the unprecedented number of immigrant children arriving from Central America in the past year.

Oakland Unified School District posted a job opening this month for a "support services consultant" to help unaccompanied immigrant students find legal help, as well as counseling, health and educational services.

These students need extra assistance finding services because they don't have refugee status that would give them access to a social worker, food stamps or Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, said Carmelita Reyes, principal at Oakland International High School.

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