Migrant Family Liaison/ESL Paraprofessional | Kimberly

 

 

Title: Migrant Family Liaison/ESL Paraprofessional

 

Job Summary: To identify, recruit and enroll all eligible students residing in the Kimberly School District in the Migrant program and to maintain communication between migrant families and the schools. The ESL (English as a Second Language) classification assists teachers by translating classroom and instructional materials and provide supplemental instruction for students in order to ensure attaining and maintaining academic success.

 

Reports to: Director of Programs & District Migrant/ESL Coordinator

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies migrant families in the District, following district Identification and Recruitment Plan and Quality Control Plan
  • Interview and recruit migrant families through outreach, including visits to families, local agricultural employers and other community agencies, including occasionally working after regular hours
  • Provide service referrals to migrant families to assist them in overcoming the obstacles to obtaining services
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of contacts made with agencies and services provided to migrant families through weekly contact logs, certificates of eligibility, etc.
  • Serve as a language conduit between community agencies, schools and migrant families
  • Attends meetings, in-service and training requested by the district or migrant program
  • Participates and assist in planning parent involvement programs
  • Determine Continuation of Services status and Priority for Services data
  • Annually verify each student’s residency in district and complete form (Annual Residency Verification)
  • Enter data accurately and timely into State and Migrant Program data entry (i.e. MSIS, MSIX, ISEE)
  • Assists teachers by preparing, modifying, and adapting materials and presentations used in the classroom
  • Assists students with homework assignments and supplemental instruction
  • Create and implement English Learner Plans (ELP)
  • Performs translation duties in the classroom, tutoring, supplemental or special instruction, conference, and related educational situations
  • Interpret for teachers, administrators, other school staff, and parents, including in educational progress conferences
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, teachers and staff members, and other District personnel
  • Interpret across cultural boundaries
  • Assists with placement testing to determine student eligibility
  • Prepare and maintain files, records, logs, reports and other required program documentation
  • Performs administrative tasks including, but not limited to, keyboarding, copying, and filing
  • Maintains student and District confidentiality
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with District policies, procedures and safety practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • 32 College Credits or Para Pro Praxis
  • Valid Idaho driver’s license required
  • English and Spanish are required languages, including vocabulary and cultural or regional variations
  • Data entry skills, accurate record keeping and detailed documentation
  • Operate classroom instructional equipment, standard office equipment, and a personal computer using programs appropriate to assigned duties
  • Follow written and oral instructions and observe District policies and procedures
  • Translate written and spoken English into a designated language and the same language into English
  • Interpret, translate, and modify classroom instructions, materials, and presentations to the appropriate learning level of the assigned students
  • Basic educational procedures and objectives, including curriculum implementation, educational software, student evaluation and grading, record and report preparation, and classroom management
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, including handling interruptions, and return to and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Perform time management and scheduling functions, meet deadlines, and set task priorities.