The School-based Parent Liaison creates a welcoming school environment for families; conducts outreach through a variety of communications to empower parents/guardians to be actively engaged in their children's education organizes family involvement events/activities; manages school-based volunteer opportunities; and works with the principal to address parent/guardian issues and concerns at the school.
The Parent Liaison is supervised and evaluated by the School Principal/Administration with feedback provided by the Family and Community Engagement Center (FACE) staff.
This position will work 4.8 hrs/day, 240 days/year.QualificationsEducation:
High School diploma or equivalentCertificates & Licenses:
Valid Driver's LicenseExperience:
- At least two years of professional experience working with community-based outreach program, schoolsand/or non-profits with increasing levels of responsibility is required.
- Experience working with culturally diverse communities.
- Dual language proficiency in Pashto and/or Dari is strongly desired.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other team members.
- Understanding and sensitivity for diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic background of students.
- Ability to determine and assess confidential material, and maintain confidentiality.
- Excellent time management, customer service skills and people skills.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend availability.
- Ability to work in high-pace work environment and use good judgment.
- Passionate and committed to the mission of ACPS.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
Organizes family involvement events/activities:
- Creates a welcoming school environment
- Establishes trusting relationships and serve as a point of contact for families.
- Assists families in efforts to navigate the school system.
- Advocates for families, as appropriate.
- Works closely with other school staff to coordinate services for students and families, including: SchoolSupport Team members, English Learners (EL) and Specialized Instruction staff, teachers andadministrators.
- Provides information on services available to eligible students and families and encourages participation, as appropriate.
- Provides community referrals to families as needed.
- Works with bilingual parents/guardians and staff to ensure use of Language Line as needed and ensures necessary interpreter services are available at parent-teacher conferences, school meetings/activities and as requested.
- Ensures multilingual signs, bulletin boards and other displays visible at school entrance and/or lobby to welcome families and provide information.
- Attends appropriate trainings and meetings.
- Assists in the communication of matters concerning the division that impact the school community as appropriate.
- Conducts outreach to empower parents/guardians to be actively engaged in their children's education
- Places personal calls and coordinates multilingual robo-calls and text messages to families to invite them to events and/or to share important information.
- Prepares outreach materials for distribution in language(s) of parents/guardians (i.e. flyers about upcoming activities, school calendar of events, available school/community resources, etc.)
- Coordinates communications to share important information with families in the languages they speak.
- Surveys parents/guardians on welcoming environment, parent involvement opportunities and perceived access to information/resources.
- Stays abreast of ACPS and community information, resources and supports available to families and makes available to all parents/guardians served.
- Keeps track of contacts with parents and provides updated information as needed.
- Attends parent support meetings and other relevant meetings within the community.
- Organizes FACE-sponsored workshops/events to support family engagement efforts within the school (i.e., navigating the school system, preparing for parent-teacher conferences, bullying prevention, mental health support, and supporting literacy at home, etc.)
- Facilitates information sessions for parents/guardians, (i.e. Parent Coffees/Principal Chats).
- As appropriate, offer Parent Support Groups in cooperation with school Student Support Staff.
- Manages school-based volunteer opportunities
- Collaborates with principal and other school staff to identify specific volunteer needs and develops volunteer job descriptions.
- Recruits parents/guardians to volunteer, assists with application process, screens volunteers and identifies appropriate placement for volunteer in the school.
- Provides basic orientation for all volunteers and serve as point of contact.
- Keeps appropriate volunteer records and tracks volunteer activity.
- Works with the principal/administration to address parent/guardian issues and concerns at the school.
- Assists school administrators in the development or revision of strategies to facilitate school-family collaboration.
- Works with school's leadership team to develop an appropriate involvement component of the school's plan.
- Attends appropriate trainings and meetings at school.
- Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Public Health Compliance
- Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
- Tuberculosis Skin Test
- Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
- Must follow safety and health protocols.
Samuel Tucker Elementary School Salary Range:
$23,719.68 - $29,157.12 / Support SUP-16 Shift Type: