Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
Employment Opportunities

PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING FAMILY LIAISON


Prospect Hill Academy Charter School K-12
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3057659 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 26, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
The Portuguese-Speaking Family Liaison will work to increase and enhance parent/guardian engagement through establishment of effective communication between home and school.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Provide outreach to families through individual phone calls, auto-calls, written correspondence and attendance at school meetings, activities and events.
  • Provide families with information to enhance understanding of and access to PHA policies, procedures and systems (attendance, dress code, meal service, Power School, health services, etc.).
  • Provide interpretation services to families, teachers and school leaders during a variety of school based meetings, activities and events (IEP meetings, parent-teacher conferences, workshops, etc.).
  • Create voice and video recordings of translated content
  • Provide written translation of campus and district level information (newsletters, report cards, special education documents, notices, etc.).
  • Facilitate communication between parents/guardians and school personnel to ensure prompt resolution to school related issues, questions or concerns.
  • Promote and participate in campus and district level family engagement activities to enhance parent/guardian participation.
  • Maintain accurate records of all activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with FERPA and IDEA and uphold ethical standards for interpretation in accordance with National Code of Ethics for Interpreters of Health Care.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Prospect Hill Academy Charter School K-12!

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.


The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

P…positive
R…resilient
O…open-minded
S…student-centered
P…professional
E…engaging
C…collaborative, culturally competent, caring
T…track record of High Performance


Equal Opportunity Employer
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School 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, gender identity, 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
Educational or other qualifications required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (social work, education, psychology preferred)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in Portuguese
  • Strong written and oral communication in English
  • Experience with translation and interpretation in a school setting
  • Experience working in a diverse community
Specific skills and/or competencies required::
  • Access to reliable transportation and a willingness to travel between campuses
  • Flexibility and collegiality
  • Willingness to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Comfort being recorded, both voice and video
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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

    Contact Information
    Sarah Ferguson, Human Capital Director
    50 Essex Street
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
    Phone: 6172847905
    Email: sferguson@prospecthillacademy.org