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.