||September 13, 2021
||Other Teaching Jobs
||High School Diploma
||$35,000 to $40,000
Mission: DeKalb Preparatory Academy is a diverse community where teachers, children, parents, and leaders learn together. Students cultivate knowledge and learn to think critically and act collaboratively and compassionately.
Our experiential curriculum intertwines sciences, humanities, and the arts to prepare children to shape our world.
We believe in our responsibility to partner with parents, creating an ideal environment in which students will have the opportunity to:
- Strive for academic excellence.
- Explore a diverse curriculum.
- Prepare to succeed in a global environment.
- Provide service to a growing community.
- Participate in character education, developing a respect for others through exemplary mentorship.
- Experience cooperative educational communities in all content areas from fine arts to technology.
- Develop students into life-long learners.
Parent Liaison Responsibilities:
- Serve as a liaison between teachers, parents, students, support staff and the community regarding educational programs, services and various student issues; assist in coordinating and arranging various programs and services to meet the needs of students.
- Provide outreach, liaison and guidance services to assist in resolving student issues and problems in areas such as attendance, academics, behavior and health; work with parents, teachers and others in developing and implementing strategies, goals and objectives for resolving student issues.
- Serve as an informational resource to parents, staff and others concerning school programs, services, attendance issues and other matters; respond to inquiries and provide information concerning related activities, standards, guidelines, practices, goals, objectives, processes, policies and procedures.
- Meet, confer with, and interview parents in the identification of family needs and issues; provide information and materials to parents to assist in the location and utilization of school and community services and resources; refer parents to school services or community resources as appropriate.
- Translate communications between teachers, staff and limited or non-English speaking students and parents as assigned by the position; serve as an interpreter for conferences, telephone calls, assemblies and meetings as needed; translate written correspondence as necessary.
- Provide tutoring and academic assistance to individual and small groups of students to enhance.
- Compose, distribute and respond to a variety of correspondence related to assigned liaison and support services; initiate and receive telephone calls; schedule and arrange various student, parent and other appointments as assigned.
- Contact parents to discuss student needs, issues and progress and provide assistance in meeting student goals and objectives; follow up on student issues, progress and problems with staff, teachers and others to assure needs are being met.
- Establish and maintain partnerships with community agencies to facilitate and enhance support services for District students, parents and teachers.
- Arrange, schedule and request parent participation in conferences, meetings and other activities; encourage parent participation in various school and community programs and services.
- Assist in coordinating and arranging various programs and services to meet the needs of students, parents and teachers.
- Operate a variety of office equipment including a copier, fax machine, computer and assigned software; drive a vehicle to conduct work.
- Assist with coordinating and arranging assessment tests as required; administer and score tests.
- Contact community agencies to provide information and follow up on referrals. Maintain various records related to assigned activities.
- Attend and participate in various meetings as assigned.
Knowledge & Ability Needed:
- General principles, practices and techniques of providing educational assistance to families.
- Community and school resources, services and programs related to the needs of identified families.
- Basic interviewing and advisement techniques.
- Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of identified students and families. Problems and concerns of identified students.
- Oral and written communication skills. Correct oral and written usage of English and a designated second language.
- Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
- Operation of a computer and assigned software.
- Record-keeping and filing techniques.
- Basic public relations techniques.
Any combination equivalent to sufficient experience, training and/or education to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above. Typically, this would be gained through: graduation from high school and two years experience working with students or families in a social services or educational environment.
$38,000 a year with Benefits (see below)
- 100% employer paid health, dental and vision insurance.
- Employer contribution into TRSGA retirement program for employee
- Competitive salary range
- Paid vacation/sick leave
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