Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Liaison - Community

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Facilitate communication and bridge the gap between home, school, and community. Build a positive
environment for communication between home and school. Maintain appropriate records of liaison
activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and/or experience equivalent to High School Diploma or GED
2. One (1) year working in a culturally diverse setting in a liaison capacity
3. State of Arizona Identity Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card
4. Valid Arizona Driver’s License

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Perform attendance verifications.
- Initiate and maintain contact with district and/or school personnel.
- Work with parents and students to improve attendance.
- Conduct home visits and confer with parents via telephone.
- May be required to control certain behavior(s) through physical restraint.
- May interpret materials and notices and translate between school personnel, students, and
parents, if bilingual.
- Maintain records of liaison activities and home visits.
- Prepare various reports as required.
- Provide transportation to parents/guardians and students to school meetings, clothing bank, and
medical/social services appointments as needed.
- Assist parents in completion of forms, questionnaires and other necessary documentation to enroll
students.
- Assist school personnel to identify students in need of supportive or special services.
- Assist with the upkeep and disbursement of clothing/shoes/hygiene items through the CWK
clothing bank to provide for students’ needs.
- Coordinate and maintain community outreach projects/resources by participating and acting as
lead in assigned committees.
- Maintain daily calendar and Student Contact Log that accounts for time and services.
- Follow state law and district policy with cases involving child abuse and neglect.
- Maintain accurate records for compliance with district, federal guidelines.
- May be required to participate in student’s meetings which occur beyond the staff’s work
assignment schedule.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

- Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of acting as a liaison - Knowledge of district policies and procedures
- Knowledge of community agencies available for referral
- Knowledge of special education laws, procedures, practices, materials, equipment and compliance
standards required to provide appropriate learning experience for special education students
- Knowledge of the nature and effects of impairment(s) in all areas of disability
- Knowledge of the objectives and activities of a school system
- Knowledge of the keeping of necessary records and files
- Skill translating orally and in writing
- Skill demonstrating proficiency in district designated computer hardware and software including
Microsoft Office, MET and IEP software programs and other relevant software
- Ability to obtain and maintain NCI, First Aid, and CPR certification
- Ability to drive from campus to campus and to student homes
- Ability to maintain a valid AZ Driver’s license
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the
community; excellent human relations skills; skill in both oral and written communication; ability to
work in multicultural environment with diverse population of students, staff and parents
- Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff
- Ability to develop and maintain accurate records and reports for compliance with district, federal,
and state guidelines

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Position is exposed to potential infectious disease in transporting and investigating students.
Position may be exposed to potential physical harm from student and/or parents in dealing with
attendance problems.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Position is generally sedentary with lifting limited to less than 10 lbs.

WORK YEAR: 218 Days

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Student Support

GRADE: 34

REPORTS TO: Director and/or Assistant Director of Student Support

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: March 3000

REVISED: July 2021

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