ESL Bilingual Family Liaison for Early Learning Program – Early RSI Grant Funded

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Akron Public Schools

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Position Type:

FAMILY LIAISON

Date Posted:

3/13/2024

Location:

Akron Public Schools

Closing Date:

04/30/2024

Posting Opens March 13, 2024 Closes March 24, 2024

Family Liaison – Part-time

Location – TBD

Job Code: 404

Overtime Status: Non-exempt

Time Schedule: Part-Time As needed

Supervisor – Building Principal

Funding Source: This is a position funded by a grant from an entity external to Akron Public Schools and therefore, is contingent upon approved funding by the external entity.

Application must be made electronically through http://www.applitrack.com/akron/onlineapp/

Please upload a letter of interest, resume and a current copy of appropriate license in addition to completing the online application. The Superintendent reserves the right to either keep the position open until suitable applicants are found or to cancel and repost the position with such changes as may be deemed appropriate. For further information, please contact, Dr. Loi Dang-Nguyen, ESL and World Languages Learning Specialist, (330) 761-3114, or the Human Capital Department, (330) 761-2753.

Position Summary

The Bilingual Family Liaison is an Early RSI Grant funded position and will be assigned to an Early Learning Program Preschool with a high refugee enrollment and is responsible for building cooperative working relationships between families and school personnel to empower families to partner with the school to become active participants in the education of their chidlren.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions: The following duties are representative of performance expectations. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Work with principal and staff to organize and implement family activities.
  • Collaborate with school administrators and staff on family engagement work.
  • Serve as a liaison betwen community agencies and families.
  • Coordinate volunteer activities.
  • Serve as a resource person for staff and families.
  • Work with building leadership to coordinate services available for families.
  • Develop positive rapport with students, families and school officials.
  • Gather and compile information through the use of surveys as instructed.
  • Encourage and increase family involvement at assigned school site(s).
  • Recruit students and families for participation in programs.
  • Meets regularly with building staff to stay abreast of school and family concerns.
  • Serves as a liaison to families for the purpose of removing barriers for students and families.
  • Participates on various committees.
  • Attend school and district meetings, forums and conferences regarding family engagement programming.
  • Work with ESL Program Manager to submit evidence of support for refugee families.
  • Reports to and performs any other tasks assigned by the Department Supervisor and/or the Chief of Academic Offices (CAO).

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Must be met at time of application except where noted:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in working with parents, staff and citizens within the Akron Public Schools community.
  • Prior experience working with refugee population in some capacity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in Nepali.
  • Communication skills and Technology skills.
  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license.

Desired:

  • Ability ro use technology to organize data to allow for decision making.
  • Knowledge of ESL Program.
  • Experience in a preschool or elementary school setting.
  • Prior experience (or volunteer experieince) with volunteer social service agencies or organizations.

Working Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Frequent district wide travel and occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions, noises, odors, temperatures throughout the work day.
  • Sits, stands, and moves intermittently througout the work day.

Note: This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. 

If you require any special services (such as interpreter, braille or large print, or wheelchair-accessible accommodations) covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, Section 102, please call the Department of Human Capital at 330-761-2949. If you are using a TTY/TTD, please call the Ohio Relay Service, 1-800-750-0750. 

Akron Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry or genetic information (collectively, “Protected Classes”).

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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