Family Engagement Specialist

Albuquerque Public Schools Albuquerque , NM 87102

Posted 2 months ago

Family Engagement Specialist

JOB STATUS: OPEN

POSTING DATE: 09/03/2019

CLOSING DATE: 09/15/2019 04:00 PM

POSTING NUMBER: 00039978

LOCATION: 162:HEALTH & WELLNESS

POSITION TITLE: Family Engagement Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Supports families, school staff and community partners in their efforts to assist students in achieving educational excellence and bridge the gap between home, school and community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Trains volunteers, school staff and/or families on family engagement best practices designed to:

  • enhance student success

  • respond appropriately to the needs and concerns of families,

  • conduct informal discussions at school sites, and

  • implement activities that connect families with teachers

  • Consults with principal and other school-based leaders to effectively coordinate and implement outreach to families.

  • Works with school-based leaders to coordinate on-going mechanisms for families to play various roles at school and home.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or unit manager, department director, or executive director.

  • Conducts outrecah in collaboration with the school Family Liaisons to increase family engagement, including conducting home visits.

  • Mentors school personnel and community members in community outreach techniques, including home visiting.

  • Identifies, develops and disseminates resources that enhance family-teacher collaboration

  • Provides technical assistance to families and community members on how to navigate the school system and more effectively support student learning

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of best practices for engaging families.

  • Knowledge of data base and spread spreadsheet software

  • Bilingual

REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Four (4) years of experience working with families and schools.

  • One (1) year experience in training adults.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (list the minimum required knowledge, skills, and abilities; these must be directly applicable to the position and be measurable, usually by testing or through interview questions):

  • Ability to work independently

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem solving skills.

  • Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects.

  • Computer, business English and basic mathematics skills.

  • Knowledge of the needs of youth and diverse ethnic populations.

  • Knowledge of Albuquerque's community.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Contact: Chelanna Carter at 5058559854 / chelanna.carter@aps.edu

APPLY TO:

www.aps.edu. District Support Application. A cover letter and resume must be submitted prior to 4:00 PM on the closing date of the advertisement for the application to be considered complete.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

SALARY: $15.98

DAYS: 256

HOURS:

START DATE: 8/12/19


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