Somerville Public Schools
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SCHOOL BASED FAMILY AND COMMUNITY LIAISON


Albert F. Argenziano School At Lincoln Park
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3053824 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 13, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY FOR THE
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

School Based Family and Community Liaison
ALBERT F. ARGENZIANO SCHOOL
SOMERVILLE FAMILY LEARNING COLLABORATIVE (SFLC)

Job Goal:
The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) School-Based Family and Community Liaison is responsible for working collaboratively with the School Principal and the SFLC Team to improve and increase family engagement that creates strong supports for teaching, learning, and student achievement. The Family and Community Liaison provides support to school staff around issues of family engagement and parent involvement, conducts outreach to families while communicating priorities and goals of the school, and engages parents in decision-making processes within the school. The Family and Community Liaison works towards the goals of improving communication among staff and parents, enhancing families’ capacity to support their children’s learning and to serve as leaders in the school community. The Family and Community Liaison works with staff, families, and community organizations to create a school environment that is consistently welcoming to families.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain ongoing communication with families about their goals and expectations for their child(ren)’s learning and communicate school goals and expectations for student learning in ways that diverse families and community members can understand.
• Conduct targeted outreach to families and community members to promote school-based and district-wide SFLC events and programming.
• Ensure that school notices are translated and disseminated; assist in the coordination of interpretation at PTA Conferences; Serve as Interpreter and/or Translator (for non-sensitive information that does not involve individual student’s achievement and/or behavior); Coordinate with SPS Multilingual Services.
• Recruit Parent Volunteers and collaborate with school-based Volunteer Coordinators.
• Maintain a welcoming environment for families to access school information and resources and welcome new students and families to the school.
• Attend school-based meetings that may include School Improvement Council, PT(S)A meetings, Principal Round Tables and Coffee Hours, SPED PAC, Focus Groups, Aspiration Teams, etc.
• Attend and effectively participate in SFLC Team Meetings and trainings.
• Develop events and activities based on topics relevant to the school and student learning.
• Collaborate with other SFLC Family and Community Liaisons to develop events and activities at other schools and district-wide.
• Serve as clearing house and provide resources and referrals for information and support services.
• Maintain a log of communication and activities.
• Other duties as required.

Qualifications:
• Proficient communication in English (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Bilingual/Bicultural highly preferred.
• Experience working with diverse communities
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Experience in developing and/or leading workshops and trainings (or willingness to learn)
• Ability to work flexible hours including before school, evenings and weekends
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
• Computer and internet literacy
• High School Diploma or equivalent

Position Reports to:
• School Principal and District Administrator of Programs

NOTE:
Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at jcabral@k12.somerville.ma.us

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Albert F. Argenziano School At Lincoln Park!

The Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park is driven by the mission of supporting and fostering an educational and communal environment that results in the development of students who are literate in all subject areas, experienced in current technologies, and who think critically, behave ethically, lead healthy lives, and assume the responsibilities of citizenship in a multicultural and multiracial society.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Nomi Davidson, Family Network Administrator
    42 Prescott Street
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: x
    Email: ndavidson@k12.somerville.ma.us