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Language Access Bilingual Liaison

Job Title:

Language Access & Bilingual Liaison

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Grade 115 / 12 Month (260 days) Contract

Grant funded and contingent upon the continuing availability of funds

FLSA Status:

Non-exempt

Work Location:

RPS Welcome Center

Immediate Supervisor:

Coordinator, Welcome Center and Family Advocacy

 

General Description:

The Language Access & Bilingual Liaison supports the division’s diverse and non-English speaking families who seek the services provided at the RPS Welcome Center. The Language Access and Bilingual Liaison responds to the day-to-day requests for language support services and helps create a welcoming environment for diverse families within the Richmond Public Schools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the daily provision of language support services to students and families seeking services from the RPS Welcome Center.
  • Develops the RPS Language Justice toolkit for schools and staff to better bridge communication between RPS and our linguistically diverse, English Learner families.
  • Supports school staff in meeting the needs of non-English speaking families through the provision of translation (Spanish to English) services, trainings, and other language-related supports and resources.
  • Assists with registration and assessments of non-English speaking families in the Welcome Center. Supports the Communication and Outreach team with engagement efforts that support our linguistically diverse families.
  • Connects families to resources in their preferred language of communication.
  • Oversees the RPS en Espanol Facebook page
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s degree in social work, behavioral science or a related field is required. A Bachelor’s degree in one of these areas is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and facilitating school, family and community activities and programs.
  • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in person and by email and phone is required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Must be bilingual (English-Spanish).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office products, social media, and Google applications
  • Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to the unique needs of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds of RPS families.