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Community Liaison at Branham High School

Company: Campbell Union High School District
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
District/Site Support Staff/Community Liaison
Date Posted:
Branham High School
Calendar and Compensation

  • $37,113.58 - $52,223.21 annually (CSEA Range 4.1)
  • 211 days, 8 hours per day
  • Bilingual (Spanish) signing incentive of up to $2,000.00 (one-time)
  • Bilingual (Spanish) stipend of $100.00 monthly
  • Generous health benefit options, including several that require no employee contribution for full family coverage General Description
    Under general supervision, serve as liaison between site personnel, students, parents, public agencies, community agencies and groups; perform a variety of tasks to assist non-English speaking students and their families, focusing on the Latino community, in accessing school and community services and improve home/school communication; and perform other related duties as assigned. This classification requires extensive student, parent, and public interaction, and familiarity with community residents and resources. Incumbents are required to possess oral and written fluency in the specified language, which is Spanish.
    Primary Responsibilities
    • Acts as liaison to Latino community.
    • Assists ELA/ELD (English Language Acquisition/English Language Development) Department Chair and (English Learner Content Specialist) in data collection and monitoring student progress.
    • Assists with ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee) and DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee).
    • Assists underrepresented parent groups in gaining the skills needed to participate in and support the educational process; and to recruit parent volunteers as appropriate.
    • Assists with assessments, cumulative file audits, reclassifications, financial aid, and other applications (i.e. Free and Reduced-Meal forms) and orientations for new students.
    • Attends IEP's and provides translation services and other written communications to parents.
    • Communicates with EL parents, Latino community, and provides translation for Latino community.
    • Establishes and maintains lines of communication among students, parents, school, and the community; advises parents of school resources and policies.
    • May respond to crisis or emergency situations as directed by supervisor.
    • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required by the position.
    • Represents district and assigned schools to the community. Attends community meetings to represent the District and to gain an understanding of what activities in the community have an impact on students.
    • Works with principal and ELA/ELD Department Chairs, (EL Content Specialist) and - to provide translations of school and district documents, and other written communications to assigned school(s) parent community.
    • Works with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and EL Content Specialist to facilitate EL Parent Organizations/Clubs and EL parent meetings.
    • Attends evening meetings and workshops.
    • Performs other duties related to job description as assigned by an administrator.
      Who we are
      Campbell Union High School District, located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, is a small, close knit district committed to ensuring every student is ready for the future. We strive to be data-informed and focused on results, while promoting humanity, kindness, and personal responsibility. We are proud to provide a supportive environment of collaboration among our staff.
      We know that high quality teachers, administrators and staff are key to our students' success and are working to retain and recruit passionate and effective talent.
      We are an equal opportunity employer, are committed to racial equity and social justice, and we make a particular effort to recruit people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply for open positions.
      Knowledge of:
      • Community and school resources and services available to students and families.
      • Cultural norms, customs, and challenges associated with Spanish-speaking students/families in our community.
      • Group facilitation techniques.
      • School district policies and processes.
      • Effective oral and written communication strategies.
      • Technology as an effective communication tool and report generator (email, word processing, student information systems, Schoolloop, etc.).
        Ability to:
        • Work effectively with students and adults in individual and group settings.
        • Develop and maintain rapport with students.
        • Work cooperatively with school district officials and community agencies.
        • Deal appropriately with sensitive and confidential information.
        • Demonstrate proficiency in appropriate foreign language.
        • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
        • Prepare concise oral and written reports.
        • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
        • Exercise sound judgment and work effectively under pressure.
        • Learn school district policies and procedures.
        • Learn State regulations governing student attendance.
        • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties.
        • Take notes and write reports.
        • Work flexible schedule as needed to attend evening events.
          Education and Experience:
          • High school diploma and/or equivalent.
          • One year working with students, parents, and social service agencies, or in positions requiring frequent interaction with the public is desirable.
          • Bilingual - Spanish language required.
            Working Conditions
            Environment: Office environment
            Physical Demands
            The physical characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to:
            • Lift, carry, push or pull items with a strength factor of up to 20 pounds.
            • Hear and speak in audible tones to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
            • Have mobility sufficient to move about, stand, and/or sit for extended periods, and access all locations in the work environment.
            • Have flexibility and strength to reach with hands and arms, reach above shoulder level as necessary and, be able to bend and stoop.
            • Have manual dexterity to appropriately control and manipulate objects, materials, and equipment used on the job, including telephone and computer.
            • Ability to drive to all district facilities and necessary meetings and conferences.
            • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in the work environment.
              Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
              The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for this position.
              It is the policy of Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) to provide equal opportunity for all individuals in education and employment. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal Code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (Board Policy 5145.3 and 4030 through 4032).

Keywords: Campbell Union High School District, San Jose , Community Liaison at Branham High School, Other , San Jose, California

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