Title: Bilingual Community Outreach Specialist (TOSA)
Job Announcement #3752 17/18
Opens: December 7, 2017
Closes: Open until filled
Willamette Education Service District is accepting applications for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, Bilingual Community Outreach Specialist (TOSA, Teacher on Special Assignment) position with the Willamette Promise Program; bilingual Spanish/English required. The position will be based at the Willamette ESD Marion Center in Salem, OR. The selected candidate will follow a 190-day calendar and will begin immediately upon conclusion of the hiring process.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides assistance with planning, development, evaluation and improvement of parent involvement and community outreach
- Plans and presents informational sessions for parents and students, in both English and Spanish, relating to the Willamette Promise Program and career & college readiness
- Translates documents from English to Spanish; provides communications support in both languages for advertising and videos
- Researches and applies best practices in student/parent/community involvement and communication to reach target audience(s) effectively
- Identifies, reviews and evaluates instructional programs, materials and promising practices, and coordinates information and training relevant to the needs of students, parents, and the community
- Maintains confidentiality relating to agency records/data, students, families, colleagues and agency partners
- Examines and incorporates culturally relevant information to best support underrepresented and underserved students and families within the Willamette Promise Program
- Maintains and updates publications and website in both English and Spanish language
- Provides support to manage the Seal of Bi-literacy Program
- Researches, compiles and designs materials for use in procedural/policy manuals and documentation for parents and students
- Informs Program Coordinator in matters of program management based on student, parent, and community input
- Travels within state to perform duties
- Attends evening and weekend meetings, as program requires
- Assists in planning and executing the daily functions of the program, as needed
- Provides excellent customer service in English and Spanish, per agency and department standards
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Valid Oregon Teaching License through Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) with an ESOL/Bilingual endorsement in Spanish
- Minimum 3 years successful classroom teaching experience and 1 year of successful experience in coordinating curriculum or a program within a multi-cultural setting
- Skills in standards-based curriculum development
- Skills in standards-based assessment, and in managing, analyzing, reporting and using assessment information
- Knowledge of current policy, research and “best practices” in standards-based education, professional development and school improvement
- Ability to direct and coordinate multiple projects with minimum supervision
- Ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to work well with a diverse clientele (resolve conflict; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others’ ideas, etc.) and contribute to building a positive team spirit
- Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex written documents
- General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, contract management and database software, E-mail and the Internet
- Certificates as determined by the District (i.e. valid First Aid/CPR certification, appropriate teaching endorsements, etc.)
- Valid Oregon Driver’s License and reliable transportation
- Nationwide criminal history check and fingerprinting at employee’s expense are required
Salary and Benefits
- This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) licensed position represented by the Willamette Valley Education Association.
- Placement on the Willamette ESD licensed salary schedule, $36,580 - $61,881**, will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, experience and prorated according to start date. Salary and benefits shown are based upon full-time employment (1.0 FTE) for the entire school year contract period.
Willamette ESD will support payment for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees. Employer-paid PERS, holidays, sick leave, and personal days are also provided to qualified employees.
- MODA and Kaiser Permanente Plans
- Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
- Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
- WESD contributes up to $1,225.00 per month
- Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
- Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses
Optional Life, AD&D, Short/Long Term Disability Insurance:
- Standard Insurance Company
- PERS - Public Employee Retirement System
- WESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee
- Up to 12 days per year
- Sick Leave Bank
- Employees may donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank.
- Members may draw up to 25 days of sick leave if catastrophic illness or injury leaves the employee without paid leave time to cover their absence from work.
- Up to $1,327 per year for professional development for licensed staff (if there are unexpended or uncommitted dollars in the fund at the end of the fiscal year, employees may receive additional tuition reimbursement)
Professional Development Opportunities
- WESD hosts a variety of online training classes
- First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
- CPD – Continuing Professional Development Program
- Includes workshops, conferences, and mentorship programs
- Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Audiologist, School Psychologist, Vision Specialist, Autism Consultant/Specialist and Speech Language Specialist positions are eligible for a $2,400 “hard-to-fill” stipend.
- WESD employees who hold “Special Education” licensure by TSPC, or are State Board licensed, including clinical social workers, and are case managing or providing services as required in IEPs or IFSPs will receive a stipend of $1,200 annually.
- A moving stipend is available for new employees hired to fill positions designated as “hard to fill.” Moves of 50 to 200 miles will qualify for a $1,000 stipend, and moves of more than 200 miles will qualify for a $2,000 stipend.
Benefits shown are based upon 2014-2017 licensed bargaining agreement and are subject to change based upon the outcome of new bargaining agreement.** Prorated based upon FTE and hire date.
- Applications are available at https://willamette.cloud.talentedk12.com (select Recruit & Hire) or online at www.wesd.org.
- Applicants must submit a resume, two letters of reference and a letter of introduction with their application for the application to be complete.
- Copies of transcripts and license(s) must be submitted for all licensed positions, as required. Successful applicants are required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process.
- If you require assistance with the application or interview process due to a disability, please call Director of Human Resources at (503) 385-4752. Alternate formats are available upon request.
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Human Resources Director at 503-385-4752 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the ESD for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711.
The Willamette Education Service District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214/215.