PS108888 - 6.4 Hour Latino Family Liaison -- Spanish/English Bilingual Required - Regular
Salary: $17.73 per hour, plus exceptional benefits (based on 2020/21 salary schedule)
Hours per day: 6.4
Applications received by Friday, May 28, 2021 (05/28/2021) at 11:30 pm PST will receive preference for initial review, but position shall be Open Until Filled.JOB DEFINITION:
This position performs a variety of activities in support of the District’s ELL program. The employee works with District Administrators, teachers, Spanish speaking parents, students and public.
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Interprets and provides information to parents about the local school’s procedures, instructional programs, and the names and roles of administrators and staff members
- Administers and interprets language assessments of second language students
- Assists with organizing and conducting parent involvement meetings at schools
- Maintain student records
- Provides information to parents about the resources available to them throughout the school system and community
- Makes home visits to parents, as appropriate
- Contacts parents to serve on school committees or to attend special events at the school
- Serves as a contact person for parents to call with questions about the school services or specific activities and events
- Communicates with parents on behalf of schools for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and services required by principals or teachers
- Assists other school personnel, as may be required, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective working/learning environment
- Has knowledge of Special Education, ELL, and other technical educational terminology for the purpose of interpreting at conferences, parent groups, disciplinary hearings, IEP meetings, etc.
- Interprets at public meetings – small and large
- Prepares and maintains a variety of files and records relating to assigned position
- Follows and maintains knowledge of all District policy (ies) and procedures
- Maintains safe environment for students at all times
- Reports safety, sanitary and fire hazards immediately to supervisor
- Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with students, staff and parents and resolves conflict in a professional manner
- Appropriately maintain and secure confidential records and inquiries
- Professionally represent the school and the District in interactions with parents, community, staff, and students.
- Maintain appropriate certifications and training hours as required
- Attend work regularly
- Other duties may be assigned as needed
The employee works with small groups of students and on a one-to-one basis who may be of limited English proficiency, and / or culturally diverse. Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. As this is an itinerant position, extensive traveling between schools may be required. The employee needs to be able to lift materials, boxes or equipment weighing up to 30 pounds and/or maneuver up to 50 pounds.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Basic computer knowledge.
- Community agencies and services.
- Local Education Agency education systems.
Skills & Abilities:
Possess the physical ability to regularly attend work and fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish (academic preferred).
- Relates well to people of all ethnic groups.
- Familiarity with cultural communities.
- Recruit and promote community resources.
- Able to maintain patient, positive, persistent attitude with a warm, accepting personality.
- Work effectively as part of a team.
- Participate in change in a constructive way demonstrating flexibility in dealing with changing conditions.
- Demonstrates strong organizational skills and is a self-starter.
- Use English and Spanish in both written and verbal forms, use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
- Accurately transfer, record and convey information, and materials as required by the position.
- Interpret and comply with laws, rules and policies.
- Gain the respect and confidence of students, parents, and staff through the modeling of appropriate behavior.
- Read, understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers, administrators, co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
- Provide own transportation on the job to and from various locations.
- Obtain or possess a valid Oregon driver's license and maintain an insurable status for automobile and liability coverage, as required by the position.
- Work flexible hours including some early evening hours as needed.
- Learn the operation of telephones, computers, and other equipment used in the work, as required by the position.
- Abide by confidentiality requirements.
- Adhere to the district requirement for a drug-free workplace.
- Communicate clearly and appropriately in speech and in writing in accord with educational standards.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma and one to two years of advanced education / experience in the specific job requirements, including previous experience working with families and young children from diverse backgrounds.
In depth knowledge of work-related School District polices and practices is necessary. Job proficiency can be acquired in six to twelve months.