Bilingual Technician-Open to Kern High School District Regular Employees Only-
- Grade Level
- High School
Instructional Assistant/Bilingual Technician
Arvin High School
QUALIFICATIONS: Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing in English and in Spanish (must pass the District's bilingual certification test in oral, reading and writing proficiency in Spanish); translate basic documents from English to Spanish, and vice-versa by passing the District's translation test; establish and maintain routine records and files; understand and effectively follow oral and written instructions in an independent manner; adequately perform typing and computer skills as required for clerical duties; establish and maintain cooperative and effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Must possess the skill to analyze Home Language Survey forms and 8th grade Limited English Proficient (LEP)/Fluent English Proficient (FEP) lists to determine which students should be tested for English language proficiency; schedule students for English and Spanish proficiency testing and administer appropriate English and Spanish oral, reading, and writing tests, as well as an optional math placement test; score oral and reading portions of English language proficiency tests and make ESL placement recommendations based on test results; score oral and reading portions of Spanish language proficiency tests; set up and maintain LEP program checklists for each student; test eligible students for re-designation to FEP status and perform associated record-keeping tasks and follow-up monitoring of students; send out appropriate notification letters and make telephone contacts as necessary with parents of LEP/FEP students; maintain accurate and current LEP/FEP students; maintain accurate and current LEP/FEP computer data entries and student Individual Learning Plans(ILP) as determined by the site LEP coordinator; assist ESL coordinator in all phases of program for LEP students which specifically address the unique needs of the students; communicate orally and in writing in both Spanish and English with parents, LEP students, and school or district personnel; provide translation or interpreting services as needed for school site bilingual advisory committee meetings; as time permits assist school personnel with registration, orientation, and scheduling of Spanish-speaking LEP students; upon satisfactory completion of assigned duties, serve as an auxiliary bilingual instructional assistant for classroom assignment or student tutoring as assigned by the site ESL coordinator.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must be bilingual.No experience is required, although general clerical experience and work involving the supervision of students is desirable. Completion of twelfth grade is required, preferably supplemented by college level courses. Certification of proficiency in the areas of basic writing proficiency in a second language and demonstration of familiarity with a minority culture is required.
CERTIFICATION OF DISTRICT PROFICIENCY IN THE AREAS OF BASIC READING, WRITING AND
MATHEMATICS SKILLS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION TO CONSIDERED. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MAY BE SUBMITTED IN PLACE OF THE DISTRICT PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE.
- DIPLOMA FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL AFTER JANUARY 1, 1981
- PROOF OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE CBEST TEST
- POSSESSION OF A VALID CALIFORNIA TEACHING CREDENTIAL
A CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Assist the school site ESL coordinator in all aspects of the program for Limited English Proficient students. Primary responsibility is the identification, primary language testing, reclassification testing, and associated records maintenance for LEP students. This job classification requires a high degree of contact with Spanish-speaking parents of LEP students, both orally and in writing. Secondary interim responsibilities include interpreting and translation services for school site administrators, registrar, attendance personnel, and counselors in matters that directly affect LEP students. When all essential functions as a bilingual technician have been fulfilled and as time permits, the bilingual technician may also perform as an auxiliary classroom bilingual instructional assistant as assigned by the school site ESL coordinator.
STARTING SALARY: $2,338.97 (monthly)
NUMBER OF MONTHS: 9.4 (to begin as soon as possible)
NUMBER OF HOURS: 8 (daily working hours 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)