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The family liaison will work collaboratively with families, education staff, and community partners to support parents/guardians in achieving ambitious community and family goals so that the needs of the whole child are addressed for academic and life success. The family liaison will serve as part of the school attendance teams. 

  • Family Engagement and Education 
  • Ensures that there is a welcoming environment for families and the community inclusive of all languages and cultures. 
  • Collaborates with teachers and instructional leaders to engage parents in the classroom and school, including developing meaningful volunteer/participation opportunities. 
  • Leads development and implementation of parent/family education opportunities, leveraging internal resources and community partners. 
  • Implements and supports activities to ensure a strong connection between home and school, including home visits and home learning activities. 
  • Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned. 








  • Works with school staff to identify patterns of student absenteeism and/or tardiness and contacts parents of absent and tardy students to determine reasons for absence or tardiness. 
  • Determines supports needed to support regular attendance and connect parents to resources as appropriate. 
  • Educates families about the importance and benefits of regular attendance. 
  • Educates parents about the importance of early learning programs and supports parents in completing the enrollment process. 



  • Assists school nurses to ensure that children receive regular health and dental screenings and follow-up for any treatment needs. 
  • Coordinates parent meetings and workshops to educate parents in the areas of attendance and child development.
  • Coordinates and conducts home visits to provide family supports and education, support home-school connection and address attendance concerns 
  • Conduct intake and ongoing screenings and assessments to inform goals and services 



  • Assists families in identifying goals for their family and helps them develop a plan towards achieving their goals. 
  • Refers families to resources to support their plan. 
  • Documents referrals and progress towards goals. 
  • Follows up with families who have plans on a regular basis. 



  • Ability to travel to District locations as well as within and outside of the community. 
  • Ability to work 1-2 evenings a week to accommodate family and parent education/events, services at school, home, and community-based. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others in the workday. 
  • Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths. 
  • Ability to work independently, stay on-task, multi-task and take responsibility to complete assigned projects in a timely and efficient manner. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents, students, teachers, administration, and community members. 
  • Ability to establish strong communication with families and be committed to reflective practice (e.g., non judgmental, objective, reflective, empathetic, patient, tactful) 
  • Ability to use email and office equipment effectively. 
  • Ability to work with students individually or in group settings. 
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and is sensitive to individual differences. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees, and others. 
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students. 
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations and adapt to changing conditions. 
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required. 
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. 



  • Travel between schools, across district required. 



  • Community settings, family’s homes, and schools
  • Indoor classrooms/school exposure to: student noise
  • Work in standard school building environment
  • Outdoor schoolyard and grounds, field trips:
  • Exposure to temperatures (hot, warm cool & cold)



  • Constant hand-eye, mind-eye coordination.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, talking, bending, lifting, and stooping required.
  • Occasional travel to various school locations required.



  • Work is performed in an environment where unusual temperature and noise are relatively nonexistent
  • Work is performed in an environment where health hazards may occur
  • Occasional need for work outside the normal hours/days



  • Two evaluations will be conducted during the first year of employment (45 and 90 days).
  • After the probationary period, evaluations will be completed in accordance with administrative procedures.


  • Be at least 20 years of age and show proof of one (1) of the following requirements:
    • High School diploma or GED
    • ISBE Paraprofessional License
    • Associate’s degree or higher
  • Experience working with families, community resources, and/or children
  • Commitment to supporting families and the community school philosophy. 
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred 
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license and car insurance if applicable. 



  • TBD days per year
  • 7 or 7.4 hours per day
    • 7:25 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
    • 7:25 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday
  • Twelve sick days per year
  • Four personal days per year
  • At-will position
  • Grant Funded Position - Employment to be reviewed for continuation of services after three school years.
  • FLSA nonexempt

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