Bilingual Mentor

Website Memphis Shelby County Schools


PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Serves as liaison between District staff and students and parents whose primary spoken language is one other than English. The position is responsible for providing academic assistance to students in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program; interpreting for students, parents and teachers, and performing other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to accurately reflect the primary job elements.

1. Provides oral and written interpretation between the school, teachers, parents and students.

2. Provides academic tutoring and other academic assistance for non-English-speaking students; assists them in understanding and speaking fluent English.

3. Teaches customs of American society to those from other countries and cultures.

4. Translates District/school documents to other languages as qualified.

5. Serves as chaperone on field trips as needed to facilitate clear communication with ESL students.

6. Assists in enforcing school rules and regulations by monitoring students on school grounds.

7. Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding issues, programs, policies and procedures in areas of responsibility

8. Participates in meetings with teachers, principals and administrators to discuss issues in areas of responsibility.

9. Documents all contact with and services provided to students as assigned.

10. Attends training, conferences, meetings and workshops as appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills.

11. Performs routine clerical tasks as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, sending and receiving faxes and e-mails, entering and retrieving computer data.

12. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree, or two (2) years of college (minimum of 48 semester hours), a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment Test, or an equivalent combination of education, training, or experience may be acceptable. Relevant training and experience is defined as one (1) year or more of experience in translating and/or mentoring; experience and training in working with students in an instructional environment, preferably within a bilingual setting. (PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED).

Degree Equivalency Formula:
Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.
Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included.


• Demonstrates attention to detail
• Works well in group setting
• Result oriented Manages difficult customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs
• Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar
• Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity
• Ethically; upholds school system values Follows policies and procedures;
• Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time
• Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently
• Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback Monitors own work to ensure quality

Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers. Unavoidable Hazards: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards. Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.

SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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