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Home-School Liaison

Berkeley Unified School District Berkeley, CA
  • Expired: February 12, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

BASIC FUNCTION:Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform liaison duties between administrators, personnel, parents and the community; refer families to local agencies or school services as appropriate; prepare and maintain related records and reports.REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Perform liaison duties between administrators, personnel, community resources, agencies and parents; communicate with parents regarding student performance including attendance, behavior, academic achievement and other related issues Provide information and materials to parents to assist them in utilizing community or school services and resources; refer families to local agencies or school services as appropriate; schedule parent meetings and coordinate translation services and/or translate as required by position; prepare and maintain related records and reports Make home visits to acquire information and discuss school-related problems such as absenteeism, illnesses, behavior problems and other matters Serve as advocate for English Learner (EL) students and parents; coordinate and administer annual exams for the EL program; organize EL advisory committee meetings; prepare EL files Provide support to students in areas of testing and college application processes Determine need for tutors and assist students with locating tutors; create tutor schedules Operate a variety of office equipment including a telephone, calculator, fax machine, computer and assigned software; operate translating audio equipment; drive a vehicle to conduct work Perform a variety of clerical duties including keyboarding, answering telephones, duplicating materials and preparing correspondence; prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to program activities Inventory, order, receive and distribute materials, supplies and equipment Participate in planning end-of-year celebrations and field trips Perform related duties as assignedKNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:KNOWLEDGE OF:Community resource organizations including various federal, State and local agenciesCommunity and human relationsOrganizational operations, policies and objectivesRecord-keeping and report preparation techniquesOral and written communication skillsInterpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesyTelephone techniques and etiquettePolicies and objectives of EL and other school programs and activitiesOperation of a variety of office and instructional equipment including a computerABILITY TO:Perform liaison duties between administrators, personnel, parents and the communityCommunicate effectively both orally and in writingOperate a computer and a variety of office equipment Learn, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations Work independently with little directionEstablish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Meet schedules and time linesPrepare and maintain files, records and prepare reportsRead, interpret and follow rules, regulations, policies and proceduresEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and three years' experience working with community services, public relations or related activitiesLICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:Valid California driver's licenseSome incumbents in this classification may be required to speak, read and write in a designated second language.EXAMINATION WEIGHT: Assessments may consist of a written, oral and/or performance examinations.FIRST EXAMINATION: 50% SECOND EXAMINATION*: 50% *Administered only to those who pass the first examination. Qualified candidates will be notified of the minimum passing points for each examination part. Qualified Applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the Examinations.OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment.SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change.

Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date.NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENTIn accordance with the provisions of Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, Education Code Section 220, and Berkeley Unified School District Policy, no qualified person shall, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, national origin, religion, actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, handicap, age or sexual orientation, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in the Berkeley Unified School District. The Board prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of district employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, at any district site and/or activity. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy." If there are questions concerning Section 504 or disability accommodations for job applicants/employees under the ADA, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Berkeley Unified School District.

If there are questions concerning discrimination on the basis of sex or any of the other classifications noted above, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at (510) 486-9338.WORKING CONDITIONS:ENVIRONMENT:Office and outdoor environment Driving a vehicle to conduct work Constant interruptionsPHYSICAL DEMANDS:Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboardSitting for extended periods of timeHearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephoneSeeing to read a variety of materialsHAZARDS:Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individualsExposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious diseasesEXAMINATION INFORMATION:The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed.The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof.ONLY the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) test requires and is mandated to have a passing score of 70 on each of the three parts of the test.All other tests will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending of a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment. All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process.As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each those processes may be determined at any step in the processes.Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s).Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment.SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change.

Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date.Notification of Non-Discrimination PolicyThe Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testi?es or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy.The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030:Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator2020 Bonar Street, Room 116Berkeley, CA 94702Phone: 510-486-9338Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net Employment Type: Eligibility Only

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