Bilingual Liaison (Karen Speaking)
Company: Omaha Public Schools
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Position Beginning: August 2022 Job Title: Bilingual Liaison
(Karen Speaking)Location: As Assigned by OPS AdministrationReports
To: Chief Student & Community Services Officer and Building
PrincipalWork Schedule/FLSA Status: 202 Days/ 8 hours per daySalary
Schedule: This is a non-negotiated position. Wages are administered
consistent with Board approved salary schedules. Position Purpose:
The Bilingual Liaison serves as a liaison between students,
parents, schools, businesses, agencies and the community to ensure
a high-quality learning experience that prepares students for the
workplace and continued education/training. Knowledge, Skills, and
- Minimum Two (2) years college coursework completed with
continued progress toward a Bachelors Degree required.
- Bachelor's Degree preferred.
- Fluently bilingual in English and language as specified in job
- Must be able to express himself/herself orally and in writing
in English and language as specified in job title.
- Must be able to serve as a translator (orally and in writing)
for language as specified in job title-speaking students, their
parents, the community, and school personnel.
- Excellent attendance record.
- This individual must exhibit skills pertinent to positive human
relations and the ability to work effectively with principals,
curriculum specialists, teachers, central office staff, students,
parents, administrators, business, post-secondary institutions,
community agencies, and the community.
- Ability to provide leadership, which facilitates the successful
implementation of the Omaha Instructional Process, EXCELS and
curriculum content related to English Learners (EL).
- Ability to administer the Language Assessment screener (LAS
Links or ELPA21 Screener), as needed.
- Must have a willingness to work with ESL parents in such areas
as: conversational English. helping children with homework and
developing leadership skills.
- Skill in organization, time management, communication, and
positive interpersonal skills.
- Ability to operate a Family Resource Center with materials to
support English Learners.
- Must have a willingness to support all parent involvement
activities sponsored by the EL program and assigned schools.
- Must have a willingness to make home visits.
- Must have own transportation.
- Displays a significant degree of professionalism and
- Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress
- Knowledge of OPS's mission, purpose, goals and the role of
every employee in achieving each of them. Essential Performance
- Conducts/supports conversation between English and individuals
who speak a language other than English including but not limited
to discipline, class schedules, personal/social issues, translates
reports, letters, and other school related communications.
- Assists with the coordination and improvement of parent, school
and community communications and the academic achievement of all
- Assists with the communication of student attendance
- Assists families by providing contacts of community resources
- Translates documentation as required.
- Maintains confidentiality of information regarding
- Works closely with the principal, guidance counselors,
administrators, curriculum specialists, teachers, staff and
- Establishes and maintains professional relationships with all
students, staff, parents, and community partners.
- Administers current testing method to determine eligibility for
the English as a Second Language program.
- Addresses student, parent, and community questions and concerns
as appropriate. Escalates concerns to the appropriate school
professional as required. Additional Duties: Performs other related
tasks as assigned by supervisor. Equipment: This position requires
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: Limited travel may be
required. Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and
- Exemplary attendance.
- Ability to work the required number of hours. Hours will
include evening and weekend work on occasion.
- Demonstrates a high level of independent and collaborative
problem solving ability.
- Demonstrates a high degree of initiative in day to day tasks
- Reliable transportation
- Ability to work within the local community/neighborhood as
- Work in standard office and school building environment.
- Exemplary communication skills, verbal and
- Contact with personnel within the district and with customers
- Works under the direct supervision of the department supervisor
in order to complete day to day tasks.
- Works with a diverse population including multiple
nationalities and cultures requiring the ability to handle all
situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and
maintain a positive attitude with all customers and
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers
in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive
customer service. Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- In order for schools 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.
- Regular attendance is important. Terms of EmploymentThis
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 or teaching in a Nebraska public school
and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may
change from time to time, and the Teacher Contract. 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. Terms of employment are contingent upon:
- A background check which demonstrates background is acceptable
for the position sought and working with or around students.
- Verification of U.S. Citizenship or legal authorization to work
in the United States.
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required
by federal law for your position). 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. ) 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 .
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