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Bilingual Liaison (Spanish Speaking)

Position Beginning: August 2022
Job Title:  Bilingual Liaison (Spanish Speaking)
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 202 Days/ 8 hours per day
Position Purpose:  The Bilingual Liaison serves as a liaison between students, parents, schools, businesses, agencies and the community to ensure a high-quality learning experience that prepares students for the workplace and continued education/training. 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Minimum Two (2) years college coursework completed with continued progress toward a Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Fluently bilingual in English and language as specified in job title required.
  • Must be able to express himself/herself orally and in writing in English and language as specified in job title.
  • Must be able to serve as a translator (orally and in writing) for language as specified in job title-speaking students, their parents, the community, and school personnel.
  • Excellent attendance record.
  • This individual must exhibit skills pertinent to positive human relations and the ability to work effectively with principals, curriculum specialists, teachers, central office staff, students, parents, administrators, business, post-secondary institutions, community agencies, and the community.
  • Ability to provide leadership, which facilitates the successful implementation of the Omaha Instructional Process, EXCELS and curriculum content related to English Learners (EL).
  • Ability to administer the Language Assessment screener (LAS Links or ELPA21 Screener), as needed.
  • Must have a willingness to work with ESL parents in such areas as: conversational English. helping children with homework and developing leadership skills.        
  • Skill in organization, time management, communication, and positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to operate a Family Resource Center with materials to support English Learners.
  • Must have a willingness to support all parent involvement activities sponsored by the EL program and assigned schools.
  • Must have a willingness to make home visits.
  • Must have own transportation.
  • Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance.
  • Knowledge of OPS’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
  • Conducts/supports conversation between English and individuals who speak a language other than English including but not limited to discipline, class schedules, personal/social issues, translates reports, letters, and other school related communications.
  • Assists with the coordination and improvement of parent, school and community communications and the academic achievement of all students.
  • Assists with the communication of student attendance concerns.
  • Assists families by providing contacts of community resources as required.
  • Translates documentation as required.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information regarding students.
  • Works closely with the principal, guidance counselors, administrators, curriculum specialists, teachers, staff and students.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with all students, staff, parents, and community partners.
  • Administers current testing method to determine eligibility for the English as a Second Language program.
  • Addresses student, parent, and community questions and concerns as appropriate. Escalates concerns to the appropriate school professional as required.