School Readiness Specialist

Northwest Regional School District Hillsboro , OR 97123

Posted 3 months ago

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Location: Washington Service Center

Salary: Technical Services Salary Schedule, Range C ($21.86 - $22.85)

Bargaining Unit: OSEA

FTE: 1.0

Start Date: 12/9/2019

Job Post closing date: 11/21/2019

NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

General Description:

The Migrant School Readiness Specialist will implement and assist in the program design of early learning outreach, recruitment and identification, social services, and referral. This position will deliver direct services to families with children from birth to six years old, to support kindergarten readiness and ensure that families are knowledgeable about available early childhood services, and provide home-based preschool/kindergarten readiness services to migrant students not attending a school-based or center-based program. The School Readiness Specialist will also provide family preschool literacy trainings for migrant families and recruitment activities into the Migrant Program.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual - Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish.

  • Must be a high school graduate and/or equivalent with some experience in working with language minority and/or migrant population.

  • Must be able to work with diverse people, be patient and willing to help parents, and/or student with questions, and provide resources, etc.

  • Must be able to travel and possess a valid Oregon State Driver's License and automobile insurance.

  • Must be able to attend regional and state in-service training.

  • Must be flexible, in order to work weekend and/or evening hours when needed.

  • Must be able to complete accurate and timely reports.

  • Must have the ability to develop a liaison role between the home, school and community.

Essential functions: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other Duties may be assigned. The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position.

  • Provides home-based preschool services to Migrant preschool-age (0-5) children.

  • Provides literacy and kindergarten readiness activities to preschoolers and their parents at home during the year, as well as the summer and intercession periods.

  • Actively communicates with parents via newsletter, email, phone and text messaging service. Corresponds with district staff and stakeholders regularly via email.

  • Provide information to support children and families in preparing for kindergarten, accessing quality childcare and strengthening positive parenting, early literacy language acquisition, early brain development, and social/emotional development through a variety of venues.

  • Provide assistance as a liaison between the home and school.

  • Share with migrant parents and students all school services/programs available to them.

  • Recruit out-of-school students into educational programs.

  • As necessary, actively identify and recruit all eligible migrant children residing in the school district from 0 through 21 years of age.

  • As necessary, complete, distribute and maintain a Certificate of Eligibility according to state/federal guidelines for each eligible migrant family.

  • Refer migrant families to appropriate health, social or legal services in order to meet the needs of the migrant student's successful participation in school.

  • Manage and track student data, prepares and submits documentation as requested by supervisor. Submits written monthly work activities and reports.

  • Builds and maintains positive effective working relationships with coworkers, school district staff, students and parents.

  • Implements ongoing process of observation, reflection and planning with the intention of improving professional practices, program service-delivery quality, and child outcomes.

  • Maintain regular on-time attendance.

  • Performs other duties consistent with the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

NWRESD recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of NWRESD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Chief Human Resources Officer at 503-614-1407 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.


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