Migrant School Readiness Specialist- Migrant Education Program

  • Northwest Regional Education Service District
  • Sep 16, 2023
Full time Bilingual Diversity & Inclusion Education Spanish

Job Description

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below. 

Position Title:      Migrant School Readiness Specialist
Department:         ELL/Migrant Education Programs
Location:              As Assigned (Four County Area: Washington, Tillamook, Columbia, Clatsop)
Reports To:          Director of Student & Family Support Services
FLSA Status:       Non-Exempt
Compensation:   Classified Salary Schedule, Range N
Work Days:          230
FTE:                      1.0 FTE
NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

The Migrant School Readiness Specialist will implement and assist in the program design of
early learning outreach, recruitment and identification, social services, and referral. This position
will deliver direct services to families with children from birth to six years old, to support
kindergarten readiness and ensure that families are knowledgeable about available early
childhood services, and provide home-based preschool/kindergarten readiness services to
migrant students not attending a school-based or center-based program. The School Readiness
Specialist will also provide family preschool literacy training for migrant families and recruitment
activities into the Migrant Program.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. High School Diploma or GED
2. Bilingual required, ability to read, write, and speak proficiently in English and Spanish
3. Valid Oregon driver’s license

1. Ability to to work with diverse people, be patient and willing to help parents, and/or
students with questions, and provide resources, etc.
2. Ability to develop a liaison role between the home, schools and community
3. Ability to drive to multiple sites
4. Ability to have a flexible schedule, and work evening hours and/or on the weekends, as
5. Ability to complete accurate and timely reports

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following task. Other duties may be assigned. The duties listed below are not inclusive, but
characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position.

A. Provide home-based preschool services to Migrant preschool-age (0-5) children.
B. Provide literacy and kindergarten readiness activities to preschoolers and their parents at
home during the year, as well as the summer and intersession periods.
C. Communicate with parents via newsletter, email, phone and text messaging service.
Correspond with district staff and stakeholders regularly via email.
D. Provide information to support children and families in preparing for kindergarten,
accessing quality childcare and strengthening positive parenting, early literacy language
acquisition, early brain development, and social/emotional development through a
variety of venues.
E. Provide assistance as a liaison between the home and school.
F. Share with migrant parents and students all school services/programs available to them.
G. Recruit out-of-school students into educational programs.
H. Identify and recruit all eligible migrant children residing in the school district from 0
through 21 years of age, as needed.
I. Complete, distribute and maintain a Certificate of Eligibility according to state/federal
guidelines for each eligible migrant family.
J. Refer migrant families to appropriate health, social or legal services in order to meet the
needs of the migrant student’s successful participation in school.
K. Manage and track student data, prepares and submits documentation as requested by
the supervisor. Submits written monthly work activities and reports.
L. Build and maintain positive effective working relationships with coworkers, school district
staff, students and parents.
M. Implement ongoing process of observation, reflection and planning with the intention of
improving professional practices, program service-delivery quality, and child outcomes.
N. Performs other duties as assigned
Note:  The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.
Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion,  veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.
Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.