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Community Liaison Language Specialist II, Hewes MS (REPOST) 99-23-24 at Tustin Unified School District

Application Deadline

3/4/2024 4:30 PM Pacific

Date Posted
12/11/2023
Contact
Alma Gomez
(714) 730-7301
Number of Openings
1
Salary
Pay Range
$23.04 - $29.58 (6 steps) Per Hour
Length of Work Year
2023/2024 (181 days per year)
Employment Type
Part Time

Days/Hours:

3.95 hours a day, Monday - Friday, 11:55 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Benefits:

Benefits includes: sick leave, vacation pay and retirement program.

About the Employer

The mission of the Tustin Unified School District, a learning community rich in heritage and committed to a tradition of excellence, is to ensure that each student optimizes individual achievement through an educational system characterized by challenging and exciting curricula and inspiring personalized instruction, in partnership with our dynamic and involved communities.

Job Description / Essential Elements:    Print   

TUSTIN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
COMMUNITY LIAISON LANGUAGE SPECIALIST II
Range 31

DEFINITION:
The Community Liaison Language Specialist II, under the supervision of the elementary or middle school site administrator, establishes and maintains communications in English and native language with parents, and keeps parents informed of students needs, academic progress, and cultural adjustment. Acts in a liaison capacity between home, school, and community; facilitates home and community understanding of school programs and objectives; secures parent involvement in school activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Contacts parents to obtain information helpful in understanding student needs.
• Provides information to parents regarding school policies and programs.
• Makes referrals for students and their families to community agencies for a variety of health and welfare services when needed.
• Assists parents with applications or community services when needed.
• Encourages parents to participate in workshops, meetings, and advisory committees.
• Translates for non-English speaking parents.
• Assists in the coordination and administration of English/designated language oral and written language and native language tests to students.
• Uses native language to assist instructional personnel in communicating with students and parents orally and in writing.
• Tutors students individually or in small groups to reinforce concepts introduced by the classroom teacher.
• Assists in the establishment and maintenance of school site councils and District bilingual committees.
• Assists with Special Education IEP meetings involving language minority students.
• Assists foreign students in adjusting to their new school environment.
• Performs related tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of:
• Community Service Agency and resources.
• Problems and concerns of families in the community.
• School objectives, programs and requirements.
• Cultural value system of language minority students.
• Correct foreign language usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
• General concepts of child growth and development.
• Techniques used in controlling and motivating students.
• Health regulations and safe working methods and procedures.
• Proper lifting techniques.
• District policies, rules and regulations.
Ability to:
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
• Inform and reassure parents and encourage them to participate in school activities.
• Work independently without direct supervision.
• Communicate effectively in a specified foreign language.
• Learn and use basic instructional methods and procedures.
• Demonstrate understanding. Patience, warmth, and a receptive attitude toward children of all ages and cultures.
• Understand and implement oral and written instructions.
• Maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the general public.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Observe health and safety regulations
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Education/Training/Required Certification:
• High school graduate or equivalent.
• Two years experience in community services programs or related areas.
• College level courses in language, humanities and social science desirable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger,
handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk or sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Work conditions may include exposure to fumes, dust, odors, cleaning agents and chemicals. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

*Only Edjoin online applications are accepted for this position.


      *Only Edjoin online applications are accepted for this position.