Educational Assistant - Family/community Support Liaison

Albuquerque Public Schools Albuquerque, NM
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT - FAMILY/COMMUNITY SUPPORT LIAISON

JOB STATUS:OPEN

POSTING DATE:07/10/2018

POSTING NUMBER:00033774

LOCATION:234:CHAPARRAL ES

POSITION TITLE:EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT - FAMILY/COMMUNITY SUPPORT LIAISON

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Serves as a liaison between any combination of parents/families, district administrators, teachers, community, UNM/other educational program, human services, or other agencies dependent upon the assigned program. Provides assistance, facilitation, implementation, monitoring and/or coordination, which will vary dependent upon the assigned program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Incumbent must achieve the following outcomes with or without reasonable accommodation:

* Implement district/school supported outreach strategies where all families feel welcome, support, and encouraged to become involved in all levels of family Involvement

* Facilitate, as needed, two-way communication between families and school staff

* Collaborate with all school staff to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere throughout the school campus.

* Maintain and coordinate a space for families to receive information about family engagement offerings on the campus and throughout the community.

* Collaborates effectively with school and community stakeholders (e.g. families, teacher, counselor, community organizations, bilingual resource personnel, school administration, parent and family organizations, etc.)

* Serves as a liaison between state and local agencies, schools and families maintaining an open line of communication.

* Prepares, organizes, manages, and disseminates informational materials, providing information as to respective program to students, parents, teachers, and/or agency personnel promoting services of assigned program.

* Meets with any combination of parents, students, agency personnel, facilitating communication by establishing and maintaining open lines of communication.

* Organizes, coordinates, facilitates a wide variety of meetings, workshops, presentations, activities and events to develop partnerships between families and schools.

* May provide parent awareness in expectations of students, committees within the school and other programs assists families with information on other community services, assisting students and their families in accessing the resources, community services, and enrichment activities.

* May facilitate plan, develop and/or implement programs and services.

* May work closely with and develop referral systems to promote a continuum of services.

* Facilitates and coordinates various support services to students and/or families and related programs.

* May function as a member of a family support team, promoting development of needed services at the home school and feeder schools.

* Utilizes district/school supports to communicate effectively with families.

* May conduct home visit meetings as necessary and reports and/or makes referrals as necessary.

* May provide and/or arrange for transportation for students and/or families as needed.

* May arrange translation for bilingual and monolingual students and families as needed.

* May facilitate appropriate/respective application process by assisting families/students with all necessary forms and maintains continuity of the application process.

* May obtain and maintain records, reports, and data and any and all necessary documentation according to federal and state regulations.

* Maintains strict confidentiality of client information.

* May help school communities assess and evaluate appropriate services.

* May maintain financial records and assure compliance with APS/grant financial guidelines.

* Maintains computer database with client information and other client information.

* Collects, prepares and maintains appropriate paperwork for confidential permanent and working files and provides reports as necessary.

* Prepares and maintains various records

* May function as a member of a cluster support team.

* Documents all program correspondence and completes all necessary paperwork.

* May implement and facilitate activities to improve students' educational, vocational, psychological, social and independent living skills.

* May assist students in obtaining appropriate adult agency connections.

* May serve as initial contact person for students' programs.

* Participates in workshops and conferences as requested by immediate supervisor and or district

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

* Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

* Flexibility, organization, decision making and problem solving skills.

* Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone.

* Knowledge of APS community, computer system, financial and legal requirements.

* Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects and coordinate the work of others.

* Knowledge of District policies on immunization, medication, first aid, emergencies safety and child abuse/neglect.

* Ability to advocate for students and follow through with implementation.

* Ability to collect and maintain accurate records, and give standardized and non-standardized assessments.

REQUIREMENTS:

* High School diploma or equivalent.

* Participation in on-going staff business and training program within the department.

* Valid New Mexico driver's license and liability insurance.

* Licensure based on State Department of Education Regulation No. 90-5

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Contact: Valerie Hoose at / valerie.hoose@aps.edu

APPLY TO:

WWW.APS.EDU/JOBS

Classified Application

SALARY:Minimum hourly start $11.58

DAYS:183

START DATE:August 6, 2018

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