Bilingual (English/Spanish) K-12 Migrant Specialist
Company: Walla Walla Public Schools
Location: Walla Walla
Posted on: June 9, 2021
The Migrant Specialist will identify, recruit, and enroll
eligible K-12 migrant students residing in the district and will
act as a liaison to maintain positive communication between migrant
families and the schools. This position will oversee academic
services provided to migrant students and work with district
instructional staff to ensure migrant needs are met.
- Recruit and help register migrant students for school programs
with understanding of federal and state regulations pertaining to
eligibility criteria for identification and recruitment.
- Assist in communicating with migrant families and students to
include translating and interpreting when needed.
- Disseminate and explain schedules, transportation, and school
lunch programs to migrant students and families.
- Assist with personal, academic, and career guidance to migrant
students and families in a language they understand.
- Serve as a liaison between the schools and the migrant families
in the district; communicate school-family social problems.
- Conduct home visits on behalf of the staff or district to relay
messages to the migrant families relating to health, attendance,
grades, after school opportunities, etc.
- Attend and translate at parent-teacher conferences or meetings
for migrant students and parents.
- Provide individual and small group tutoring in math, reading,
and language acquisition.
- Inform families of and facilitate access to available community
services; assist in coordination of services.
- Collect and compile required documents and reports accurately
- Recommend curriculum enrichment for migrant students.
- Assist with the assessment of migrant students; integrate
assessment data with curriculum for the academic achievement of
- Attend student intervention team meetings teams when a migrant
child is involved.
- Assist Bilingual Education Director with Migrant Education
Grant Application and End of Year reports.
- Provide professional development training opportunities to K-12
staff to enhance teacher understanding of migrant children.
- Perform other duties as required.
Reports to the Director of Equity and Dual Programs.
Education and Experience
- Minimum requirement of 2 years of College, Community College or
- Experience with school and community Latino activities and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Bilingual English/Spanish required.
- Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this
influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural
identity of others.
- Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes
cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and
patrons of the district.
- Commitment and ability to work with full range of students,
staff, families and community members.
- Ability to communicate effectively and build positive
relationships with students, staff, and parents in both English and
- Ability to work independently in scheduling activities with
families and students.
- Ability to conduct interviews accurately and skillfully in
order to determine program eligibility.
- Knowledge of community resources and family service agencies;
knowledge of pertinent services for qualifying families and
- Knowledge of relevant federal and state law, administrative
rules, and board policy preferred.
- Possess the desire to be a role model for students and to
interact positively with students.
- Flexible; able to work independently in both the school and
home setting with students and parents.
- Basic computer and record keeping skills
- Ability to work well in a team setting.
- Required to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to maintain a flexible schedule as evening and
occasional weekend meetings are required position activities.
- Valid driver's license, good driving record and reliable
- Completed Employment Application/Background Check
- Must complete Walla Walla Public Schools Risk Management and
Bloodborne Pathogens Training upon hire
- Secretary III on the PSE Classified Salary Schedule A
- Eight (8) hours per day, five (5) days per week, 214 days per
The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and
may be supplemented as necessary.
The Walla Walla School District does not discriminate in any
programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion,
color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual
orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the
use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal
access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The
Walla Walla School District will also take steps to assure that
national origin persons who lack English language skills can
participate in all education programs, services and activities. For
information regarding translation services or transitional
bilingual education programs, contact (509) 527-3000. The following
employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints
of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Liz Campeau, Director of HR Libby Thompson, Director of Special
364 S. Park Street 364 S. Park Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362 Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 527-3000 (509) 527-3000
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