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Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
Project Aide-Parent Liaison

Full and Part-time positions available

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

This position reports to the Pupil Personnel Services of a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The Project Aide-Parent Liaison will establish culturally responsive protocols that create a bridge between home, school and the community. The Project Aide-Parent Liaison will ensure that the relationship between home, school and the community informs district decision-making and leads to equitable outcomes. Most importantly the Project Aide-Parent Liaison will leverage the racial, cultural and linguistic experiences of families when using interventions and best practices to meet the needs of our diverse Schenectady community. This position requires a high degree of cultural competency, compassion and community responsiveness.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to provide needed professional development for families, educators and community members on resources; Identifying and integrating resources and services from the community to support students and families;

    • Work with families to identify culturally responsive approaches, with great attention to the language and culture of families, in order to resolve any issues that may be having an impact their child’s success in school;

    • Tracking, collecting and reporting family needs, concerns and what recommendations they have for the school;

    • Administering surveys that provide district with critical feedback on family involvement, engagement and partnerships.

    · Willing and able to value and engage with the native and dialect languages, as well as, the formal and informal forms of communication used within the rich Schenectady City Community

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Interest in increasing family engagement and involvement;

    • Good listening, communication and written skills;

    • Be able to develop quality relationships with families from all backgrounds living in the Schenectady community;

    • Be compassionate, kind and respectful of others and their lived experiences;

    • Ability to work collaboratively with others;

    • Use an anti-racist and trauma sensitive lens when working with families

    • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality;

Work Year: 10 Months

$15.00 per hour

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.