Position DescriptionPOSITION TITLE:
English as a Second Language Teacher
This is a shared position between two schools. QUALIFICATIONS:
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Valid teaching certificate
- TESOL Endorsement
- State teacher certification with English as a Second Language endorsement.
- Master's degree in elementary education, English as a Second Language, or Special Education preferred.
- Leadership and organizational qualities which include the ability to facilitate teams, communicate collaboratively, train and lead others, and coordinate data
- Working knowledge and understanding of language proficiency and English Learner development
: 189 days per the Teacher's Work Calendar. Salary and work calendar to be established by the Board of Education. Benefits according to the Teacher's Agreement.REPORTS TO:
Building administrationPOSITION OVERVIEW:
The ESL Teacher provides specialized instruction for the purposes of developing the students' abilities to effectively perform courses of study in English and acquire the English language.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide evaluation and testing for non-English speaking and limited proficiency students. Provide instruction to each ESL/LEP student appropriate to his/her level as determined by informal and formal assessments. Maintain records for each student's individual and academic instructional program. Facilitate frequent and effective home-school communication by coordinating: conferences; written communication; other meetings/events; and administrative support for interpreting, translations, etc. Provide referral to existing guidance and counseling as well as other support resources within the district where appropriate. Provide assessment for newly arriving non-English speaking students. Confer with classroom teachers regarding each student's program. Participate in in-service and teacher training provided by the district. Meet with program director or ESL supervisor at regular intervals. Assign grades to ESL students. Provide support and resource information to classroom teachers and the building intervention team. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strive to improve professional competence. Support the total school program by observing curricular and extra-curricular student activities. Exhibit dependability and punctuality in assigned duties. Display appropriate personal and professional traits that exhibit a positive role model for students. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities. Strive to achieve the objectives and expectations of the Teacher Performance Evaluation Plan. Collaborate with Intervention Specialists and share pertinent information with building administration and intervention teams. Complete other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.