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									                                                  ONE Lowell
                                            9 Central St. Suite 402
                                              Lowell, MA 01852


TITLE:                  SPANISH SPEAKING PARENT LIAISON, GRADE 3

DIRECT REPORT:          Executive Director, ONE Lowell

STATUS:                 Non-Exempt, Part Time 20 hours/week

LOCATION:                Greater Lowell
Position Summary:
The Parent Liaison will provide support services to Spanish speaking parents of underachieving
students, particularly those students with high rates of absenteeism in school. These services will
include home visits to translate and interpret school information, explain the school system and the
importance of attending class, and act as an interpreter/liaison between the parent and their child’s
teacher, principal, and others in the school. This will increase parent involvement with the school and
thereby promote school achievement among the students as measured in better school attendance.

Responsibilities:
 Conduct home visits to parents of Spanish speaking students with high absentee rates.
 Act as an interpreter for families during parent-teacher visits.
 Translate written information when appropriate.
 Provide families with translated information explaining the American school system and the
   importance of attending classes.
 Conduct general family assessments and identify needs.
 Refer families to outside service providers in the city as needed.
 Participate in program meetings with collaborating agencies and community forums.
 Assist and support staff in the identification and review of resource materials.
 Develop/adapt informational and educational materials for the Latino communities, as needed.

Qualifications:
 High school Diploma or GED
 Demonstrated ability to work with a bilingual, bicultural and multidisciplinary team.
 Must be fluent in Spanish and English, written and verbal.
 Willing to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
 Experience with case management, human services, or community organizing.
 Experience with youth and parents preferred.
 Working knowledge of the Hispanic community in Lowell.
 Familiarity with the Lowell service provider network preferred.
 Experience with program planning and implementation a plus.
 Excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively.
To Apply:      Send resume and cover letter to:

               Victoria Fahlberg, Executive Director
               ONE Lowell
               9 Central St. Suite 402
               Lowell, MA 01852

HR/Job Descriptions/Parent liaison Spanish Speaking
Created:1106 Revised: Printed:10/1/20121:54:45 PM
HR/Job Descriptions/Parent liaison Spanish Speaking
Created:1106 Revised: Printed:10/1/20121:54:45 PM

								
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