New Bedford Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

PARENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST (MULTI LINGUAL CANDIDATES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY)


New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3220077 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 21, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
JOB GOAL:

• To provide support to engage and to empower all families to be active partners in their students’ learning.
• To provide developmental and language screenings to Pre-K and Kindergarten students

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assist the Family Welcome Center team in planning Early Childhood parent services and activities designed to welcome, engage, empower, and support all New Bedford families through diverse programming and community connections.
2. Assist the Family Welcome Center team with the registration of new students and with duties related to the recruitment, enrollment, placement of schools and special programs.
3. Administer developmental and language screenings to preschool students.
4. Provide immediate summary and interpretation of screening results to parents and/or guardians.
5. Maintain accurate record on all administered screenings.
6. Assist students and parents with completion of registration materials. Provide brief orientation to new students and families.
7. Assist schools and collaborates with New Bedford Public Schools community agencies to ensure families are partners in their child’s education and welcome them as active participants in other programs at New Bedford sites.
8. Participate in the Family Welcome Center plan development to capitalize on New Bedford community strengths and expand family engagement.
9. Facilitate parent involvement activities linked to student learning organized by the Family Welcome Center.
10. Attend parent nights associated with the Family Welcome Center and other New Bedford Public School sites.
11. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford 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
QUALIFICATIONS:

1. High School Degree or equivalent required.
2. Must be fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese and/or Creole (read, write, speak).
3. Minimum of 2 years of experience working with schools, families, and preschool students is required.
4. Strong knowledge of community agencies and partnerships to assist families and their needs.
5. Knowledge and understanding of Special Education, English Language Learners (ELL), Migrant, McKinney-Vento, and Early Childhood programs.
6. Basic Computer knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook.
7. Excellent Organization and management skills.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a non-union position

WORK YEAR: Calendar year position - Twelve (12) months




The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Ellyn Gallant, Principal
    286 So. Second St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: 508-997-4511 x-2432
    Fax: 508-990-1840
    Email: egallant@newbedfordschools.org