Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Thrive to Five Parent Trainer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Provide training to parents in how to be involved in the education of their children. Increase and improve
parent, family and community engagement. Coordinate parent, student and teacher programs that assist
in building a bridge between the school and parents and/or guardians. Build a positive environment to
facilitate communication between home and school.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education and/or experience equivalent to High School Diploma or GED
2. One (1) year working in a culturally diverse setting working with parents/families and community
members
3. Professional development experience with parents (preferred)
4. Ability to speak, read and write Spanish (preferred)
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:
- Implement a parent-training program to aid parents to be active participants in assisting their
child’s education.
- Serve as a liaison between the school and the parents/families of the school.
- Plan, implement and oversee parent/family activities, trainings and programs to improve student
academic achievement and parent involvement.
- Provide information to the parents/families in order to improve home-school communication.
- May assist school personnel in identifying student in need of supportive or special services.
- May assist parents in completion of forms, questionnaires and other necessary documents to enroll
students.
- May coordinate and maintain community outreach projects/resources by participating and acting
as lead on assigned committees.
- May act as a liaison between social service agencies, District and parents.
- May interpret written material and notices.
- May translate between school personnel, students and parents.
- May perform attendance verification or home visits as required by site.
- Maintain records, calendar and contact log to account for time and services.
- Maintain accurate records for compliance with District and federal guidelines.
- Prepare periodic and ad hoc reports as required.
- Attend school liaison meetings with other district school liaisons.
- Attend parent meetings, conferences and workshops.
- Perform related duties as assigned by the building administrator related to parent/family
engagement and/or implementation of the school wide plan.
- 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
? Skill translating orally and in writing
? Skill communicating verbally and in writing
? Skill utilizing District designated computer hardware and software programs
? Skill in maintaining and keeping confidential records and files
? Ability to develop and maintain accurate records and reports for compliance with District, federal
and state guideline
? Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with District personnel, parents and
community
? Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment with diverse population of students, staff
and parents
? Ability to obtain and maintain NCI, First Aid and CPR certification, if required for position
? Ability to drive from campus to campus and to student homes, if required for position

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.
May require bending, stooping, standing, reaching
Ability to move, lift, push or pull up to 40 pounds

WORK YEAR: 12 months
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Elementary/Middle School
GRADE: 42

REPORTS TO: Principal, Director and/or Coordinator of Funded Program
EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation
SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: March 2000
REVISED: August 2018

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