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LCE Family Liaison - Long Term Substitute - Irish Elementary School

Information specific to this position: Will start immediately through approximately 12/31/2021, could be extended. Bilingual mandatory  
Pay Range: $18.80 - $21.06/hr*
Hours/day: 8 hrs
Work calendar days: 195 days
Duration of position: Will start immediately through approximately 12/31/2021, could be extended. 
Benefits include: PERA retirement

*Pay range listed above is for employees newly hired to PSD (existing PSD employees please refer to the pay range on the appropriate salary schedule); actual rate will be determined based on qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements.  
SUMMARY: Responsible for promoting academic school achievement for all culturally and linguistically diverse students and high needs families in Kindergarten through 12th grade by serving as a liaison between families, schools and the community. Facilitate positive family-school relationships in collaboration with school administration and staff to implement a comprehensive parent and student engagement program to support students’ social and academic success. Works to engage students and families to participate and contribute to their school community. 

Description of Job Tasks
1. Welcome families and assist parents in navigating the school system, including helping with registration, free and reduced lunch eligibility, transportation, and volunteering. Provide orientations and family education workshops. Conduct home visits and refer students and families to outside community resources.

2. Work with students and families on academic challenges and provide school resources to ensure individual student progress; connect families and students to teachers, counselors, administration and other school staff as needed.

3. Facilitate ongoing, reciprocal communication between families, school and staff by providing simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation services.

4. Prepare and maintain the Family Engagement Year Plan with school administration and FSCP (Family, Student, Community Partnership) team. Collaborate with school staff and community partners to offer events and workshops on a variety of topics specific to families’ needs. Survey family needs at each event. Assist the school in developing a welcoming school climate for families, staff, and students.

5. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner.

6. Attend Family Liaison staff meetings and district team meetings. Attend professional development sessions organized by the District Family Engagement Specialists.

7. Complete monthly data sheet for the department of Language, Culture & Equity.

8. Perform other duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or equivalent required; associate’s degree or two-year college certificate in social work or related field preferred  Three or more years of experience working with students and families in an educational setting, community service or outreach program required; experience working with at risk and culturally diverse populations preferred  Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:  Criminal background check required for hire  Valid Colorado driver’s license 

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