ESL Community Outreach Liaison

Location
Ridgeland, MS, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 13, 2020
Ref
1363
Position Type:
General Teachers/K-12 School Teaching/ELL

Date Posted:
6/12/2020

Location:
Madison County Central Office

Closing Date:
until filled

ESL Community Outreach Liaison

LOCATION: Districtwide

DATE AVAILABLE: July 15, 2020 - 207 Days

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bilingual (English/Spanish)
• Associate Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Multicultural Education, or Spanish ( Preferred )
• Ability and desire to work with English Learner Students and Families

REPORTS TO: Principals and the Assistant Superintendent

JOB SUMMARY: The basic function of this position is to support school operations in the Madison County School District (MCSD) by providing a well-organized and smooth functioning community and parent/family outreach program for English Learners (ELs) and their families. This position requires a person who is fluent Spanish. The person in this position will report to schools in the MCSD to support English as a Second Language and content area teachers. This position requires the ability to provide translations in Spanish for teacher communications to parents and lessons for students as needed. The person in this position will organize and provide English lessons for EL parents and families from each zone of the district so that parents will be better able to support children with homework assignments and online lessons as needed. The ESL community outreach liaison will organize parent support meetings for schools on an as needed basis; and coordinate and participate in parent/teacher conferences as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Works cooperatively with the ESL certified classroom teachers in the instructional planning process and assist with translations of classroom assignments and/or instructional activities.
• Assists regular certified classroom teachers and ESL teachers through the inclusion process to support ELs in the mainstream classroom.
• Cooperates and communicates with EL parents during the entire year for ongoing support and collaboration.
• Works cooperatively with all school officials (principals, counselors, teachers and office personnel).
• Contributes to the development and implementation of a successful ESL language acquisition instructional program.
• Assists students by interpreting and supporting them in understanding directions for the instructional process and school activities.
• Coordinates tutorial sessions for English Learners to support academic success in the core content areas.
• Assists students with make-up work, as needed and as time permits.
• Understands and embraces the uniqueness of all students.
• Identifies and monitors barriers that impede EL children from learning, or families from their full engagement in their children's education.
• Motivates, invites and encourages multicultural families to be a part of and play a role in the school community and educational activities for ultimate student success.
• Builds a volunteer base from families that represents the diversity of the school community, encompassing all languages and customs.
• Empowers multicultural families with local organizational information, support, and resources focused to meet the unique needs of students.
• Works to establish and build upon the effort to engage all stakeholders, including families from the multitude of ethnic, cultural, religious, economic and social backgrounds residing in the community, in PTA organizations and school activities.
• Establishes an ongoing needs assessment (questionnaire, telephone, or door-to-door) to draw attention to barriers that might prevent families from becoming involved (language barriers, transportation, childcare, times of activities) and implements strategies to increase parent and family engagement.
• Maintains an outreach plan in response to ongoing needs assessment findings.
• Provides translations and interpreters for schools as needed for the enrollment process and registrations.
• Provides assistance with independent student studies in language acquisition and content area subjects.
• Operates within the school district's policies and procedures.
• Assists with student supervision on field trips as needed.
• Follows all district policies and procedures as outlined in the staff handbook.
• Attends and actively participates in required professional development programs.
• Performs other duties as requested or assigned by the school administration and the Federal Programs Director.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 35 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

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. The work environment is a standard office setting and school/classroom combined with a server room. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high.
Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. The job description is not a contract or employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.