Location: EL Program, Teacher and Administrative Center
Reports To: EL Coordinator and Migrant Teacher Leader/Trainer
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 261 day 12-month / Hourly Non-exempt
Salary Schedule: This is a non-negotiated full-time position. Salary grade 67C
The Migrant Recruiter/Service Provider recruits students into the Migrant Education Program (MEP) and serves students and families once they are enrolled in the program. This individual works closely with the EL Coordinator and Migrant Teacher Leader/Trainer to ensure that migrant students are accurately identified and recruited (ID&R) and collaborates with the Migrant Team to serve students who are already enrolled in the MEP with focus on supporting graduation goals. While the position provides an office at the EL Office, this position will make home visits and spend time working in schools.
Essential Performance Responsibilities:
- Communicate with families and conduct interviews to determine if they meet the qualifications of the MEP.
- Recruit families into the Migrant Education Program electronically using the Migrant Information System (MIS).
- Provides language support for secondary students (grades 6-12) who speak a language other than English including but not limited to class schedules, academic support during the school day, organize academic support such as tutoring opportunities during and after school.
- Identify, develop and utilize programming that develops student leadership skills and promotes college and career readiness and high school graduation.
- Assist with the communication of student attendance concerns and refers families to resources to improve attendance.
- Keep accurate data on migrant student services at assigned schools.
- Attend and support all parent involvement activities sponsored by the Migrant Education Program, and support EL Program and/or assigned schools activities (e.g., parent events, youth leadership, recruiting events)
Additional Duties Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Equipment: This position may require the ability to use basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPS’s guidelines for equipment use.
Travel: Local travel is required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond in a timely manner.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Work in school building and central office environments.
- Contact with personnel within the district, with migrant families, and with customers and vendors.
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor to complete day to day tasks.
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with in a culturally proficient manner.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.
Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- For schools and district departments to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Two (2) years college coursework, 48 semester/72 quarter hours or successful completion of the Para Professional Assessment Test required.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Fluently bilingual in English and another language (e.g., Spanish, Karen, Burmese, Nepali)
- Excellent attendance record.
- Willingness to understand the Migrant Education Program and measurable program outcomes.
- Exhibit skills pertinent to positive human relations and the ability to work effectively with principals, teachers, central office staff, students, parents, administrators, and the community.
- Ability to work flexible hours that may include evenings and weekends (e.g., during summer Leadership Camps, meeting with a family to recruit into the MEP).
- Must have a valid drivers license and own transportation as he/she will make home visits, and work in different OPS settings and in the community.
Terms of Employment
This position is treated as a full-time non-exempt classified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska Public School and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.
The offer of employment is contingent upon:
- Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses, certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g., Paraprofessionals obtaining “Highly Qualified status,” etc.), as identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and requirements for your position throughout employment.
- A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is acceptable for the position.
- Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
- Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if required for position offered).
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required for position offered).
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)
The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the Human Resources Department at 531-299-0240.
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