Job Description

Openings as of 7/19/2019
School Support Staff

  • Language Support Specialist (2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR) JobID: 13975
  • Position Type:
    School Support Staff

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Pan Asian Student Services

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

  • Hours Per Day:
    Certification Status:
    Under general supervision plans, coordinates, and delivers direct educational support to students through translation services, both orally and written, in order to increase student academic and social achievement. Specialist work in the capacity of a mentor and may provide academic tutoring, social integration support, and act as an advocate between the District and the student. This position may also require informational translation between parents and school personnel as needed. Specialist may serve in certain circumstances as the liaison between Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) and the corresponding language community.

    This position is contingent upon school enrollment and specific language needs, which may vary each school year. Language Support Student Specialist will generally serve specific language communities which may be underrepresented in the District.

    Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Services, Counseling, or a related field.
    And four (4) years experience in providing direct services and program oversight for a program or project involving school age children.
    Associate’s (or higher) degree OR 60 Semester-Hour credits from an accredited institution
    AZ Dept. of Education-approved Academic Assessment Test
    And six (6) years of progressive experience in providing direct services and program oversight for a program or project involving school age children.

    Plus ALL of the following:
    Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
    Verbal & written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral instructions.
    Verbal & Written communication skills in requested language and demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral communications in specified language.

    Language Proficiency in requested language may be demonstrated by any one of the following:
    1-year verified work experience in translation; preferably experience working with youth or adults in educational interpreting and/or tutoring
    Nationally recognized Language Certification as approved by the District
    Any equivalent combination of experience, training or education that would allow employees to fulfill the essential functions of their job in the specified requested language
    Reliable mode of personal transportation

    Availability to work flexible hours as needed, to include evenings and/or weekends

    Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.
    Must hold a current Driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance coverage greater than or equal to the state required minimum for car insurance as described under Governing Board Policy: EEB-R-1 Business and Personnel Transportation Services - Transportation by Employees.
    Reliable mode of personal transportation with evidence of auto insurance policy. Coverage must be valid throughout term of employment.

    2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
    LOCATION - Pan Asian Student Services Department/ Various Sites
    WCL - Grade 13
    $18.47 per hour
    1.0 FTE - 8 hours per day
    10.5 month position

    Needed Languages: Somali and Swahili

    Positions less than 30 hours per week are not eligible for district benefits.

    Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

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