Norristown Area School District

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(Anticipated Vacancy) Bilingual Community Liaison

at Norristown Area School District

Posted: 7/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 339

Job Description

The ESL Community Liaison is responsible for enhancing the District’s English as a Second Language program and promoting effective communication between the ESL program and all elements of the school community. The work involves assisting the district with its overall goal of effectively communicating with students, parents and other constituencies, for whom English is a second language, by providing translation and interpretation services. The ESL Community Liaison performs duties on behalf of all families who need communication in the particular language, whether or not their students participate in the ESL program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Facilitates communication between school district staff and language minority families and students
  • Contacts parents at home in support of school staff
  • Contacts district staff and officials at the request of language minority families
  • Assists in the orientation of language minority families to the District; communicates registration requirements and assists in the registration process, including other mandatory student related applications (e.g. Free and Reduced Lunch application)
  • Provides cultural background information to district staff and explains differing American cultural norms and expectations to parents, as necessary, in support of home and school communications
  • Reports problems observed in the community that may impact District activities
  • Provides interpretation for conferences with parents, IEP meetings, disciplinary hearings, medical issues, and other school district communications
  • Translates and records Connect Ed calls for language minority families
  • Completes written translations of District policies, school handbooks, district forms, medical letters, and other communications
  • Contributes to a District translation glossary and collaborates for same with other ESL Community Liaisons
  • Travels to various District facilities as needed

Requirement(s):            Associates Degree or 48 Postsecondary Credits



Primary Location: District-wide

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00 AM
(Eastern Standard Time)