FAMILY CENTER TECHNICIAN
Salary placement is $19.04 to $20.70 per hour.
Meeting our mission to inspire every child to achieve is dependent on the relationships between families, schools, and the broader community. The Family Center Technician will help to connect families with resources, services, and community referrals. In collaboration with families, staff, and community members, the Family Center Technician supports the Family Engagement and Education Coordinator in organizing, scheduling, and facilitating family engagement activities. A champion of equity and academic excellence, the Family Center Technician also serves as a liaison between schools, families, and the community with a focus on marketing the school, encouraging enrollment and retention, and raising the academic achievement of all Phoenix #1 students. This is an exciting opportunity to take part in community building, as the Phoenix #1 Family Center continues to develop across its phased, multi-year timeline.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supports the Family Engagement and Education Coordinator to plan, organize, coordinate, and facilitate Family Center. programming, such as adult education classes, volunteering, and family workshops.
- Serves as outreach liaison between school and district personnel, families, and community agencies.
- Ensures that Family Center services are equitable, culturally responsive, and adaptive.
- Collaborates with district-wide staff to support families with the enrollment process.
- Collaborates with district-wide staff, providing families with opportunities to share their ideas and to make decisions about school policies and programming.
- Completes opening and closing procedures for daily operations.
- Creates a sense of welcome by greeting families and offering prompt, friendly service.
- Refers families to partner organizations and site-based engagement teams.
- Assists in recruiting and coordinating parent volunteers.
- Collects and compiles data (e.g., sign-in sheets, and family surveys).
- Monitors and supports public use of Family Center computers.
- Stocks, organizes, and distributes supplies, as well as programming materials.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
· High School diploma or equivalent
· Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
· Bilingual (Fluent in Spanish and English)
· Associates or Bachelor’s degree
· Two or more years of experience in facilitating family and community engagement
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- School and district resources, policies, and procedures
- Community resources and referral processes
- Best practices in stimulating and increasing parental and familial involvement in schools
- Task management and record-keeping
- Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Presenting information to diverse groups in both one-on-one and group settings.
- Representing and serving as a good steward of the school community in a manner that encourages enrollment and participation.
- Be inclusive and respectful of all types of family composition and gender, racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with parents, schools, community and district office staff.
- Collaborate on a team to coordinate community and social services to meet the needs of families and their students.
- Facilitate and lead family meetings or activities.
- At times, work evenings and weekends for activities or events hosted by the Family Center.
-Relationships for Impact
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms, and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.
WE ARE PHOENIX #1!
At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we are Inspiring Every Child to Achieve, educating the future leaders of Phoenix! We’re looking for passionate people who want to shape the future to join in our mission of offering all students an excellent and equitable education. The education of our children is a shared responsibility among our community, and we encourage you to apply for the opportunity to be part of that.
Every member of our Phoenix #1 family-from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus is shaping the lives of our students every day. We also drive forward the goals of ensuring equity and excellence for all students. It’s not just our work; it is our passion!
We are a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1871 as the first free public school district in Arizona. The district boundaries cover an area from 16th Street to 23rd Avenue, and Buckeye Road to Thomas Road.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT US:
Our 15 schools are in the heart of hip Phoenix.
We are educating the future leaders of Phoenix.
We have a district-wide Equity Commitment, Statement and Plan.
We are accessible by Phoenix Light Rail.
We want you to relax and refuel with healthy vacation time.
We have University partners that offer discounted tuition.
The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.PESD1 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, contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.
This position is a Grade 11 on the Support Staff Salary Schedule. This is a full-time, 12-month position.
Job Contact Information
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)