POSITION TITLE: Bilingual Liaisons
FTE: Hourly 15.00
POSITION LOCATION: Multiple Locations Available
Description: The Bilingual Liaison’s main role is to establish effective communication between home and school. The district’s goal is to create a cohort of bilingual Liaisons to support our efforts to provide language support for our EL families.
More information is available at http://www.a2schools.org/Page/9141
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The following is a list of qualifications for the position, any one of which may be waived by the Board in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Proof of completion of at least 60 college credit hours, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Ability to speak at least one language other than English. Languages needed: Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese
Ability to support bilingual families with understanding all school functions
Availability to participate in district-sponsored professional development.
Willingness to work with families from any language background if the need arises.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work under direct supervision of EL teacher, content area, or grade level teacher in a classroom and/or building administrator
Provide transition to ELs using English and/or the student's native language.
Support the classroom/content area teacher with specific information that will facilitate the academic and cultural progress of the student.
Communicate with families when asked to do so to help facilitate classroom learning.
Translate at meetings and conferences when asked to do so by your building administrator.
Communicate with your supervising teacher on a regular basis.
Attend Family Out-Reach events sponsored by the school district
Reach out to families to provide school information and/or updates in a language familiar to the family
Attend any “intervention” meeting in the role of translator
To promote student advocacy by supporting families’ rights to engage meaningfully with educators about their children’s academic language development and its relationship to academic achievement in a language they understand.
Communicate effectively and present information both in oral and in written form
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and parents.
Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
Work with diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups.
Work with a minimum amount of supervision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. .
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
All applicants must apply online at A2schools.org >> District Links >> Job Postings