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We are seeking 2-3 individuals to serve as Parent-Teacher Liaisons on a grant-funded
program being run in collaboration with the New Haven Public Schools. At least one bilingual
English/Spanish speaker will be required. Liaisons work as part of a team on an initiative
working with preschools and families of four-year-olds in New Haven through the Parent-
Teacher Connection Program (P-TCP).
Liaisons work together to conduct classroom observations, teacher meetings, and home
visits. Training, oversight, and administrative aspects of the work are coordinated through a
centralized office at Gesell Institute on Prospect Street in New Haven, but the majority of the
work is in the field, with parents, teachers, and children at three early childhood locations in
Liaisons are also expected to write case summaries, prepare for home visits or teacher
meetings independently, attend ongoing training and regular team meetings, and enter data
into SPSS. An initial on-site program training will be provided and paid, and will likely span at
least one full working day.
Pending contract and final budget approval, these positions will be funded through June 2011.
These part-time positions are ideal for graduate students or community members seeking 10-
30 hours per week of an applied research experience.
Skills and abilities for this work include excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
exceptional interviewing and telephone skills; meticulous organizational skills; persistence;
and the ability to multi-task, troubleshoot, and work well both independently and on a team.
Spanish language skills are a major plus. Because this position requires travel, a valid driver’s
license and a reliable vehicle available for regular use is preferred, though most locations
should be accessible by public transportation.
Hours, compensation, and benefits
Some evening and weekend hours will be necessary, but variable based on the schedules
and needs of program participants. Hired as hourly employees, liaisons may work between 10
and 30 hours per week, with the potential for more or less some weeks. For the most part,
liaisons set their own hours, scheduling visits directly with teachers and parents around
mutual availability. Pay rates range between $13 and $17 per hour, commensurate with skills
and experience. Fringe benefits are not available for these positions. Mileage for home visits
is reimbursed; the office environment is excellent and the work rewarding; and training,
preparation, and travel time for classroom and home visits is paid.
For more information or to apply for this position
Please send an e-mail inquiry with subject line “P-TCP Liaison Position” and current resumé
attached to Marina Pappas, Project Coordinator for the P-TCP. Applications will be reviewed
as received and interviews will be scheduled with the most qualified candidates in late April or
early May. Anticipated start dates will be in mid May or early June.
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