Under direction, performs instructional support work involving parents and the community. Work of the class involves planning, recommending and implementing programs to involve parents and the community in school affairs.
Workers identify community needs that can be met using school resources, identify and develop community and other resources for supporting school programs, serve as liaison for parents/children and assist parents in utilizing available community and county services, establish and maintain a school-business relationship, and perform related work requiring the ability to work effectively with parents, community members and others. This is a multi-position classification, and, while duties and responsibilities may vary somewhat from school to school based upon school needs and programs, the level of the assigned work is very similar.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Knowledge of school programs, the school community and organizations, and available community services and resources in Montgomery County. Ability to work effectively with school staff, parents, the community, local organizations, and diverse socioeconomic groups.
Ability to develop and implement programs to involve parents and the community in school affairs. Ability to serve as parent advocate. Skill in organizing and working with groups.
Excellent oral and written communications and human relations skills. Fluency in a second language preferred for some positions. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree required. Coursework in education, counseling, or communications desirable.
Experience with school and community activities and programs, preferably in a leadership role. Some counseling experience desirable. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelors degree, which provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform effectively in the position, may be considered.
Montgomery County Public Schools