Bilingual Family Liaison and Teaching Assistant

The Bilingual Family Liaison and Teaching Assistant is assigned the responsibility of assisting the Limited English Proficient Students, bilingual students and migrant students and their families in accessing any and all appropriate educational and community services needed to meet their special needs in order to ensure attaining and maintaining students' academic success.

Primary Responsibility to:
Director of Federal Title Programs

Responsibilities (Job functions)

  • Develop a positive relationship with the migrant and English language learners (ELL) and families in the school district.
  • Assist the migrant and ELL children and their families to access any and all appropriate educational and community services needed to meet their special needs.
  • Provide academic assistance as needed for ELL in the elementary school.
  • Support the regional identification and recruitment coordinator by providing information on potential migrant students enrolled in the district and completing the Certificates of Eligibility as required.
  • Inform parents through individual and group meetings of school programs and procedures including testing, graduation requirements, eligibility for scholarships, and extra curricular activities.
  • Discuss with parents higher education and career planning.
  • Inform parents of student progress.
  • Inform parents of their rights and responsibilities regarding school programs and procedures.
  • Keep documentation and records as required by the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education.
  • Submit reports as required by the State Board and State Department of Education.
  • Translate school to home communication.
  • Translate at school conferences, registration and school events.
  • Organize the administration of the Idaho English Language Test and other English language assessments and administer the assessments.
  • Interpret test results for parents and students.
  • Assist at registration and in enrolling new students.
  • Attend in-service, workshops and conferences as assigned.
  • Provide in-service for staff members on cultural diversity and methods of assisting students learning a second language.
  • Make home visits as necessary.
  • Work with the preschool and special ed teachers to help meet the needs of students in these programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of the culture of the English Language Learners.
  • 32 college credits in education and child development.
  • Knowledge of principles of child development and instructional processes.
  • Effective speaking, writing, reading and listening communication skills in two languages.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Knowledge of state and federal policies and procedures regarding Federal and State LEP and Migrant Programs.
  • Computer skills: word processing, presentations, e-mail, student data management system, internet.
  • Patience and flexibility.

Funding for this position is through migrant, district and LEP funds.