Education Service Center Region 11
- Lead Parent Educator – Parent Partnerships Three positions 19522-2, 19523-1 & 19324-1 JobID: 4727
- Position Type:
Professional Support: District – Academic/Specialist
- Category/Recruitment Type:
- Date Posted:
PARENTS AS TEACHERS
- Closing Date:
Fort Worth ISD Specialist IV – Parent Partnerships
Reports to: Coordinator V – Parent Partnerships
Pay Grade: 204
Three positions 19522-2, 19523-1 & 19524-1
Salary: $29,911 – $36,744
Accelerates engaging parents in the critical efforts around student achievement; focuses on the whole school community by working with Parent Partnerships staff, campus Family Liaisons, school staff, parent associations, community groups, and parent advisory committees. Oversees community outreach parent classes to provide support and technical assistance that empower parents to better support student achievement. Collaborates with community partners as the district liaison, and leads in their parent outreach efforts. Helps to identify and address parent and related school/community issues in a timely manner. Serves on community and district partnerships to support student attendance, student enrollment and other student success initiatives.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Assists campus as the district liaison on community partnerships in contacting parents, for academic support, attendance and enrollment.
- Helps create a technology-driven culture by educating families and partners regarding District opportunities and communication tools (for example, Parent Portal, District App, Campus website, email, cell/text, and so forth).
- Facilitates ongoing parent and community outreach and information sessions that emphasize early education for college and/or career readiness.
- Engages stakeholders, higher education, faith communities, businesses, partners, and other community agencies in the implementation of initiatives that address improving student performance.
- Assists with communication and interaction in all segments of the campus to provide increased opportunities for parent involvement in schools, especially in groups that have traditionally not been involved.
- Provides training to parents, educators, businesses, and community representatives to increase family and community partnerships with efforts toward improving student achievement.
Personal Work Relationships
- All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
- Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
- Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
- Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
Other Duties as Assigned
- Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance with Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of District policies, procedures, regulations and Title I mandates.
- Knowledge of school, community, faith leadership, and neighborhood.
- Knowledge of community and district resources for children and families.
- Skill in interpersonal relationships, including using tact, patience, and courtesy.
- Skill in talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Skill in active listening; giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points communicated, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Skill in mediation and conflict resolution.
- Skill in demonstrating multicultural experiences and experience with second language learners.
- Skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Skill in public relations, and interpersonal relations.
- Skill in coordinating, planning, organizing, facilitating and completing projects.
- Skill at the intermediate level, working with Microsoft Office 365, especially Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
- Ability to engage with families and parents in education and/or community issues to build support and participation.
- Ability to present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations to students, parents, and District staff.
- Ability to exercise discretion regarding matters of a sensitive or confidential nature.
- Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with children and families with special needs.
- Ability to use software to access databases, email, create spreadsheets, and do word processing.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work, including maintaining attention to details and quality, and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with staff and the community in a multi-ethnic educational environment.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals.
- Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, twisting, and climbing stairs.
- Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching; frequent walking.
- Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
- Exerting: Frequent exerting up to 25 pounds of force.
- Vision: Performs tasks requiring close vision.
- Environment: Works in an office setting (90%), and works outside (10%) (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather); noise levels in the office are usually low to moderate; frequent talking and listening; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours, including evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
- Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours, including evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
- Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions; frequent irregular and/or prolonged hours; frequent after-hours work.
Minimum Required Qualifications
- Accredited High School diploma, GED, or Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency required;
- Associate’s degree from accredited college or university in Child Development, early childhood education, social work, nursing, teaching, parent education, or a compatible field preferred.
- Certification/License: None.
- Experience: 1 year in an educational setting with parent involvement coordinating and facilitating communication with others.
- Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred in some settings.
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
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