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Portland Public Schools

Community Agent - 1.0 FTE - Bridger Creative Science K-8

Portland, OR

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This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.

Position Details

Portland Public Schools (PPS) is seeking talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to lead change and inspire PPS students. At PPS, we believe every employee plays a supportive role in our students achieving success. We hope to attract talented educators who model the core PPS Educator Essentials.

With the District's focus on eliminating systemic racism and its adverse impact on student learning, we seek to hire individuals who bring to our district a deep commitment to racial equity, social justice, and our district's efforts to provide our youngest students and their families with high-quality PreK programming aligned with our Early Learners Core Values. We are seeking educators with a demonstrated commitment to supporting and implementing high-quality, inclusive, student- and family-centered early childhood education. The District is focused on eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning. PPS is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities.

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The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability or perceived disability; or military service. Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Non-Discrimination / Anti-Harassment Policy

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Administrator, the Community Agent provides assistance in developing an effective working relationship between parents, schools, home and community groups.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Provides initial intake and assist with assessment.
  2. Provides interpretation and translation services as requested by supervisor.
  3. Provides interpretation by telephone, on site and during home visits.
  4. Attends, assists and facilitates Parent/Teacher conferences as requested.
  5. Develops and presents cultural events.
  6. Provides classroom and individual instructional support and assistance upon request.
  7. Provides appropriate referrals (and follow-up) to outside agencies.
  8. Provides technical assistance and support to District staff in culturally appropriate services to limited English proficient students.
  9. Provides advisement services to students and their families.
  10. Enters, maintains and uses data in the student tracking database.
  11. Perform home visits, data management, record keeping, recruitment and enrollment of children, information and referral, track attendance and follow-up.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Two (2) years, full time, college coursework (72 Quarter Credits or 48 Semester Credits) to meet the ESEA requirements (official transcripts must be provided prior to hire). -OR- Completion of the Para Professional exam with passing score upon recommendation for hire.
  • Proven experience working and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse students and families.
  • An understanding of language and cultural barriers facing language minority students and parents.
  • Knowledge of classroom practices, procedures and school operations.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of student and District information.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Proficiency in office technology and computer programs (e.g., email, Microsoft word, presentation programs, Google documents).
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate evening trainings & meetings.
  • Proficiency/familiarity using complex database systems.
  • Prior experience delivering workshops and information sessions.
  • Have strong analytical and problem solving skills to assist families and school staff appropriately with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge and experience related to student enrollment, transfer and placement of students in appropriate programs.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail and accuracy of all data entry, correspondence, lists, reports and agreements.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team setting. Willingness to share information and duties and support other staff.
  • Ability to work effectively, multi-task and cope with constant interruptions in a fast-paced environment at multiple locations with limited supervision.
  • Experience in case management.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Positions in this classification may require the use of a dependable personal transportation and possession of a valid driver's license.

HOURLY RATE: $19.26 - $23.31

WORK YEAR: 192 days

FTE: 1.0

Benefits Information

Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.

Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer.

For more information about additional benefits or compensation options by employee group, please visit our website at: https://www.pps.net/Page/1635

Client-provided location(s): Portland, OR, USA
Job ID: portland_public_schools-27234
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Pension
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Latinx founded/led