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Bilingual Community/Parent Liaison I (International Center)

Employer
TrulyHired
Location
Jonesboro, GA
Closing date
Jul 15, 2024

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Specialty
Other
Position Type
Other
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Other
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POSITION SUMMARY:

Works to increase and improve parent/family and community involvement within assigned school at Clayton County Public Schools; trains parents and provides information in order to encourage communication with parents/families and the community. This position reports to the Director of ESOL/Second Language Learning.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides interpretation and translation services (general letters, school brochures, flyers, etc.) that support language minority parents, and to meet the needs of the parents and the needs of the District. Assists EL and immigrant families with the registration process. Helps parents navigate the school system. Serve as a liaison to parents and schools. Must have excellent command of spoken and written English and a target language.

Provides services provided to parents and families at multiple schools throughout the District. Helps to build partnerships between families, schools, and the community. Collaborates with ESOL teachers and other school staff to support English learner and immigrant families.

Participates in required professional learning activities. Participates in planning and development of reports. Maintains and updates department logs and other required documents/reports.

All other duties, as assigned and required, in order to perform the above services.

KEY JOB REQUIREMENTS:

One of the below requirements must be met:
Hold a high school diploma; Associates degree preferred AND have passed the language proficiency American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) assessments, Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), at the Advanced-Low level or higher.
OR
Hold a high school diploma and have completed two (2) years of college coursework (sixty [60] semester hours) preferred AND have passed the language proficiency American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) assessments, Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), at the Advanced-Low level or higher.
Minimum of two (2) years of bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural experience required. Minimum of two (2) years of working with parents/families and community members preferred.

Prior experience communicating effectively both orally and in writing with parents, schools, community and District office personnel. Makes recommendations or decisions which usually affect the entire department/school.

Certificate of completion in Interpretation training from one of the following: University of Georgia, American Translators Association, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators preferred.

Valid driver's license required.

Requires regular, frequent communication with internal school administrative personnel.

Requires regular, frequent communication with different constituencies: schools, parents, community etc.

Requires excellent written and verbal skills.

Normal classroom/school and office setting(s).

May require travel to the Office of Second Language Learning and school sites, as assigned.

Light duty - On most occasions sitting at a desk or table; intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping.

Light lifting or carrying twenty (20) lbs. or less.

NOTE: This is a grade 22 , 200 day position that pays for experience up to a Step 4.

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