Migrant Recruiter - Family Engagement Specialist (Bilingual)
185-Day Instructional Calendar, 7.5 hours/day, 5 days/week
Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
The role of the Migrant Recruiter – Family Engagement Specialist is to actively connect and support families to connect school to support individual student goals focused on academics and school readiness. The Migrant Recruiter – Family Engagement Specialist is also responsible for the identification, recruitment, and eligibility status of migrant students and families in Clackamas County per state and federal requirements. The Migrant Recruiter – Family Engagement Specialist establishes appropriate partners and contacts, provides recruitment activities, follows up on recruitment leads, schedules and conducts eligibility interviews, makes eligibility determinations, and documents program eligibility throughout the county.
The family engagement specialist will set up regular Parent Advisory Committees (PACs) at the local level. Also, they will meet with preschool parents to advise them on early childhood engagement strategies. They will also meet with elementary and middle school parents, and provide support to assist their children with reading and math. Finally, they will support high school parents in understanding graduation requirements and navigating the college process. The FES will attend trainings, and monthly webinars through OMESC and region-based trainings.
Migrant Education funds and supports high-quality education programs for migratory children and help ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.
Supports families in order to ensure academic success focused on math and literacy
Investigates, processes, and monitors children, youth, and their families for eligibility for Migrant Education Consortium Program services
Establishes a network of collaborative partners that can assist in the identification and location of families that may qualify for the Migrant Education Program
Assists certified staff in communicating to parents how parents can support their child’s educational success, with emphasis on the following information:
Fosters improved parental understanding and involvement in increasing their children’s academic achievement
For a complete list of this position's essential functions, please see the attached job description.
Has or obtains initial level certification for a recruiter within the first six months of employment as required by the Oregon Migrant Education Service Center (OMESC).
Successful experience working with migrant students and families preferred
Knowledge of identification and recruitment for the Migrant Education Program
Fluent written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish as demonstrated on a proficiency skills assessment provided by Clackamas ESD
Computer skills sufficient to complete online Certificates of Eligibility, produce basic Excel spreadsheets, use the Oregon Migrant Student Information System database, check accuracy of records in the student records management system, and maintain documentation of time use and eligible children/youth outcomes
For a complete list of minimum qualifications, please see the attached job description.
Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville.
Begin the application process by clicking the "Apply" button in the upper right of this announcement. (If you are not viewing this via AppliTrack, go to https://www.clackesd.org/who-we-are/about-us/employment/ to apply.) Applications must be submitted by no later than 4:30 pm on the deadline.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Commences: September 2021
Starting Salary: $20.16/hour (3.5% increase anticipated for 2021-22)
Benefits: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance including HRA options. Retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation.
Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve.
Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.