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Revere Public Schools Language Assessment Coordinator in Revere, Massachusetts

The Language Assessment Coordinator (LAC) assists the Multilingual Learners and World Language (ML/WL) Department and the Parent Information Center (PIC) to welcome, assess, and place multilingual students. In so doing the LAC will guide families through the registration process and connect them to appropriate community resources in order to deliver Revere Public Schools? high expectations, including equal access to high levels of instruction, achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and closing opportunity gaps among all subgroups in our schools. Reports to Director, Multilingual Learners and World Language Programs DUTIES include but are not limited to the following. Additions and modifications to these representative duties and responsibilities are under the purview of the Superintendent of Schools and the ML/WL Director. ? Coordinate and manage the master testing schedule in conjunction with PIC staff. ? Coordinate and manage the master student placement schedule in conjunction with the Director of the ML and WL Dept. and PIC staff. ? Develop plans for student placement, when necessary. ? Manage student placements in consultation with others including PIC staff and the Special Education Department. ? Liaise with schools to explain/support the assignment process and student needs. ? Visit schools to follow up with students and build relationships with leadership. ? Assess incoming students with official assessment tools including the WIDA Screener, Pre-las, IPT and/ or native language assessments. ? Explain test results and different EL programs to parents in order to assist with program placement decision. ? Design initial identification plan for incoming SLIFE students. ? Conduct SLIFE Pre-screener and interview with families and students ? Oversee the maintenance of all paperwork for ELL student records/folders. ? Support registrars at PIC to register non-English speaking parents, when necessary. ? Coordinate community-based supports and services for the bilingual families and ELPAC (English Learner Parent Advisory Council.) ? Attend joint meetings with the Parent information Center staff. ? Support the district as needed with written/verbal communication with multilingual families (translation/interpretation.) ? Present/arrange with community groups to present topics of interest to families. ? Support the Director of ML/WL Department in fulfilling any and all other departmental responsibilities as requested. SCHEDULE, SALARY, AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNIT This is a full time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position. Daily schedule is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (not including ? hour unpaid lunch.) This is a non-bargaining unit position. Salary is $53,300 per year. QUALIFICATIONS ? Bachelor?s Degree. ? Current MA DESE licensure in ESL & SEI Endorsement preferred. ? Experience assessing PK-12th grade English Language Learners with the WIDA Screener, and other screening tools. ? Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel and corresponding Google Suite programs. ? Languages: Fluency in English and Spanish required (Portuguese or Arabic a plus). ? Familiarity with community resources in Revere and/or surrounding areas. ? Experience working with students of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner; ? Ability to effectively and confidently manage students. ? Ability to take direction and feedback well and adjust practice effectively and independently. ? Ability to read and comprehend documents such as memos, safety rules, and procedure manuals. ? Ability to express ideas clearly in written and oral communication; ? Ability to work as a team member; ? Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community;