The Bilingual Interpreter develops, implements, supports, and evaluates all programming to support parents being a connected, vital part of their children’s educational journey:
● Provide verbal and written translations to parents and/or staff during school-wide or individual conferences, ILP and/or IEP meetings, parent and scholar orientations, etc.
● Provides access to school programming (i.e after-school tutoring, after school reflection, summer enrichment) and community resources.
● Seeks partnerships to support families.
● Support school teams in developing monthly partner-based workshops to enhance family engagement and educational experiences.
● Conducts wellness checks (i.e, health, attendance, academic progress).
● Assist in setting up truancy meetings and providing resources to help develop a strong, family, school attendance plan.
● Attend meetings with School counselors, Deans of Scholars, teachers (ESL & Special Education) and or external community partners related to providing services for scholars.
● Assist in creating a parent volunteer and recognition program.
● Helps to develop attendance and school-wide acknowledgement and reward initiatives .
● Assist school teams (DOS and School Counselors) in coordinating the parent orientation experience
● Other duties as assigned.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Gestalt’s mission. A proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the Dean of Scholar and School Counselor, the responsibility for the development of effective parent relationships and engagement within the school. Must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and have a minimum of 2 years experience as a parent counselor or social worker. Must demonstrate keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills. This role must be able to present to and influence all levels and act as a change agent. Must be able to develop and implement initiatives and programs with minimal supervision.
Must be a self-starter with the experience and the ability to frame issues/opportunities for school leaders and senior management. A team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners. Experience and/or knowledge of family resources in the Memphis community is strongly preferred.