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2023-24 SY : ESL Teacher - Odessa

United States
Closing date
Oct 2, 2023

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  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction, especially effective At-Risk strategies
  • Ability to instruct At-Risk students and manage student behavior
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
  • Must have proper, positive, and professional communication skills. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills.
  • Analyze performance data in order to provide targeted instruction based on students' individual needs.
  • Assist classroom teachers with the implementation of English as a Second Language Program to facilitate student transition to academic English.
  • Reinforce concepts taught by the teacher and extends lesson plans taught by the classroom teacher for English as a Second Language (ESL) participant.
  • Assist teachers with resource materials to support instruction.
  • Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
  • Use ESL instructional methods and materials as applicable
  • Identify at risk students based on student grades and test scores that are below proficiency level, and could include:
  • State Standardized Tests
  • Attendance records, discipline records, communication logs, RTI meeting minutes, grade retention records, and transcripts;
  • Develop and implement individual intervention strategies
  • Work with students to develop individual achievement plan
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request.
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  • Assess the accomplishments of the students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
  • Refer students for evaluation by district specialists as required.
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect the students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Make provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes when required.
  • Maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Participate in district and campus staff development.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and community members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Monday through Friday, during normal business hours.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incident to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimal levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with procedures established by the

district on the evaluation of support personnel

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