Part-Time Job Opening: JFS Bilingual Program Specialist

Position Summary: PAGE and Wilson Family Assistance Assistant

This is a part time position. Work as part of a team serving the immigrant community in Metrowest, providing direct service and program support.  This role will focus specifically on advancing academic achievement and social skills for ELL elementary students in Framingham Public Schools and providing support and resources for their families. We are looking for someone who is fluent in Portuguese and has enthusiasm for working with immigrant children and families.

Pathways to Academic Growth and Enrichment (PAGE) is offered in partnership with the Framingham School Department and is housed on site at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to respond to community needs from within.  Integral components of PAGE, All Stars and STEAM Academic are extended day programs for 3rd and 4th grade students that focus on academic enrichment, community mentorship, and socio-emotional skill building.  Wilson Family Assistance program works with parents of Wilson school students to address basic needs and alleviate daily stressors that create barriers to student success.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide tutoring support to ELL students in All Stars and STEAM Academy programs.
  • Communicate regularly with parents, students, volunteer mentors and other JFS staff
  • Work as a team to manage student behavior.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of volunteer training, orientation and ongoing supervision.
  • Assure safety and well-being of all students, volunteers and staff.
  • Assist Family Assistance Coordinator with tasks related to the ordering and distribution of food for the Weekend Nutrition Program, clothing/coat distributions, registering new families, and researching community resources for clients.

This position is an hourly position for up to 12 hours a week and will require being on-site at the Wilson School (Framingham) Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:05-5:30 for PAGE programs and additional hours (TBD) to assist with Wilson Family Assistance.  Submission of time sheets must be accurate and timely.

Strong Relational and Work Self-Management Skills:

  • Brings a positive attitude to the position
    • Is trustworthy and respectful to JFS clients, staff, volunteers and community partners
    • Demonstrates ability to work independently as well as in partnership
    • Has ability/willingness to take direction/supervision and follow instructions
    • Makes decisions thoughtfully, responsibly and with care
    • Is highly motivated
    • Performs tasks and duties efficiently and effectively

Content/Context Specific Competencies:                                                                                  

  • Bilingual English/Portuguese
  • Willingness/ability to learn relevant technology/data management platforms and systems

Experience & Education: Experience working with children; High-school diploma

Interested candidates should submit resumes and cover letters to Lucia Panichella, lpanichella@jfsmw.org

About JFS of Metrowest:

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to standing up for those left behind and provides services to over 5,000 people in need within the Metrowest and Greater Boston regions each year, including extended day academic support for low income children, nutrition and basic family assistance for struggling families, citizenship and immigrant programs and geriatric care management and other support services that enable frail older adults to live independently. JFS’ mission is to provide vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need.

Please view JFS Annual Report to get an overview.  https://www.jfsmw.org/PDF/2018-JFS-Report-Community-final.pdf

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