Bilingual Family Liaison
Lowell Community Charter Public School

Job Order #: 17147246

Lowell, MA 01852

Part Time

20 hours per week

POSTED 6/28/2022

EXPIRES 9/26/2022

Job Description

Family Liaison (Bilingual)

The Family Liaison will support in ensuring that Lowell Community Charter Public School feels safe and welcoming for all students and families and actively engage them what is going on at the school. Families and communities are integral partners in the educational and life success of our students. Family Liaisons will work in tandem with central administration and school staff to create a welcoming environment that values parents/guardians as full partners in the education and development of their children. Will serve as a bridge between school and home in ways that build trusting relationships and foster understanding using culturally and linguistically sustaining practices. Will play a key role in building the capacity of educators and families to collaborate around student success and in connecting students and families to opportunities & resources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Promotes family and student engagement within the LCCPS community to improve student achievement.
Conducts preliminary/annual assessment of family engagement structures and activities that exist in the school.
Responds to concerns/issues raised by parents/guardians with empathy while using culturally and linguistically sustaining practices, and effectively follows through to resolution.
Develops strategies for building the capacity of parents to become more effective advocates for themselves and their children.
Develops families' understanding and ability to navigate the all that LCCPS to offer.
Works with new families for onboarding and gaining familiarity with the school.
Connects students and their families to internal school supports and/or outside agencies and community based organizations for the purpose of ensuring the need of students and families are met.
Ensures consistent, effective, timely, and accessible communication with families in a variety of ways including the home languages of families.
Organizes and facilitates family engagement events, workshops and programs in an effort to empower our LCCPS parents/guardians to support them to be the best advocates for their children. Some examples may include supporting families with understanding school policies, providing assistance accessing school online platforms, providing technology programs for parents/guardians, and learning about the programming.
Provides coordination and technical assistance to ensure that parent involvement requirements are met; compiles materials and creates files to document compliance.
Provides translation and interpretation assistance
Participates in regular professional development as directed by the school to improve skills and gain knowledge about family engagement research and best practice.
Provides direct support with outreach efforts at schools & build the capacity of the school to engage families in a culturally appropriate and meaningful way.
Performs other duties as assigned.

WORKING TIME:
The Parent Liaison position is a 10-month, part-time position (Average 20hours/week) Applicants for this position must commit to work a flexible schedule ie early mornings, evenings & weekends based on school & family needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 2-3 years of experience working with families and in an urban setting & knowledge of their needs.
Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
Fluent in English and either Spanish or Portuguese
Deep knowledge of the functions & resources of community organizations and social service agencies providing services to families and children in Lowell.
Proficient verbal and written communication skills in the home language of the families of the desired school.
Ability to employ tact, diplomacy, & sound judgement in dealing with sensitive issues & challenging situations using culturally and linguistically sustaining practices
Demonstrated cultural proficiency and ability to lead others in conversations of race and culture.

How To Apply

Please send resumes to Tim Hovey at timothy.hovey@masshirelowellcc.com

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206 Jackson STREET
Lowell, MA 01852

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