Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Liaison - Homeless/Title

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Serve as a liaison between the schools and the parents/families of the schools. Keep families informed of
educational and related opportunities available to their children by providing them with meaningful and
increased opportunities to participate in the education of their children. Assist in building a bridge
between schools and parents and/or guardians. Create a positive environment for communication
between home and school.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education and/or experience equivalent to High School Diploma or GED
2. Associates Degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university (preferred)
3. One (1) year working in a culturally diverse setting in a liaison capacity
4. Experience working with parents, families and community members
5. 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 and address verifications.
- Initiate and maintain contact with families, district and/or school personnel.
- Work with parents and students to maintain attendance.
- Conduct home visits and confer with parents via telephone.
- Coordinate parent, student, and school communications.
- Interpret written material and notices and translate between school personnel, students, and
parents.
- Plan and implement parent/family engagement activities to improve academic achievement.
- Provide information to the parents/families to improve home-school communications.
- Deliver training focused on academic achievement to the parent community.
- Perform duties related to parent/family engagement and/or implementation of the LEA CIP plan as
assigned by supervisor.
- Ensure homeless students are identified by school personnel and through coordinated activities
with other entities and agencies.
- Ensure homeless students enroll in, and receive educational services for which such families and
students are eligible.
- Disseminate public notice of the educational rights of homeless students and conduct training to
school staff.
- Mediate disputes over school selection or enrollment in a school.
- Assist and inform the parent or guardian of all transportation services and accessing transportation
to the selected school for homeless students.
- Coordinate and collaborate with state, community and school personnel responsible for provision of
education and related services to homeless students.
- Maintain a list of homeless students and provide required information to Nutritional Services and
State Department.
- Maintain records of liaison activities and home visits.
- Prepare grants, periodic and ad hoc reports as needed/required.
- Attend parent meetings, conferences and workshops. - Act as liaison between social service agencies and specific need identified on behalf of students.
- 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 culturally diverse population
? Knowledge of community agencies available for referral
? Knowledge of Title I parent involvement
? Skill translating orally and in writing
? Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
? Skill communicating verbally and in writing
? Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
? Ability to obtain and maintain NCI, First Aid and CPR certifications
? Ability to drive from campus to campus and to student’s homes.

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 pounds

WORK YEAR: 228 Days
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Student Support
GRADE: 34

REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Federal Programs, Director and/or Coordinator of Student Support
EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation
SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: August 2013
REVISED:

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