Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) is seeking a dynamic ESL educator to implement the vision for a small, yet growing population of EL students in grades K-12. ACES believes that all English learners are an integral part of the community. All educators share responsibility for the success of all English learners.
ACES will inspire each English learner to grow proficiency in English and cultural competence by creating an unparalleled ESL program characterized by:
- High expectations with high levels of targeted support
- Quality instruction with access points for all English learners in every classroom
- Continuous improvement for educators and resilience building for English learners
- Civic responsibility to engage with the multicultural community
- Hold a valid Connecticut State Teaching Certificate with TESOL endorsement (111)
- Bilingual/ some Spanish proficiency preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of subject matter.
- Outstanding personal/interpersonal communication skills
- Experience with technology in facilitating instruction.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to maintain concise records.
- Excellent problem-solving skills to analyze data and create action plans.
- Demonstrate aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may deem to be appropriate and acceptable.
Reports To: School Administrator and/or Director of Pupil Services
General Description: To provide an appropriate, rigorous ESL education program that fosters English proficiency, academic and personal growth and ensures that English Learners (ELs) gain the knowledge and skills they need to fully participate in their education.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Screen Home Language Surveys and administer the English Language Proficiency assessment for eligible students.
- Administer state annual English Language Proficiency assessment for regular and special education students.
- Input data into CSDE websites and any student information system used to support students receiving the accommodations and modifications needed to access assessments.
- Plan, organize, and provide instruction that meet state and federal standards aligned to CELP Standards
- Set high standards for student performance and achievement while still recognizing variations in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
- Develop and deliver lesson plans that utilize a broad range of appropriate teaching techniques and strategies, and provide written evidence of preparation upon request of the administrator.
- Assess the accomplishment of students, and maintain complete and accurate records of student progress with evidence of student growth.
- Seek the support of district specialists when concern regarding student progress arises and collaborate with instructional staff to provide language support when appropriate.
- Attend IEP, Section 504, or other related meetings for student assessment and program planning as requested by administrator.
- Prepare documents and reports in standardized formats for the purpose of providing written documentation and/or conveying information.
- Maintain positive relationships with colleagues and administrators through collaboration and the sharing of ideas and instructional methods.
- Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and student confidentiality.
- Establish partnerships with the community as appropriate in support of the academic program.
- Utilize opportunities for professional improvement through self-study, workshops, course work and in-service training. Attend any required meetings.
- Speak clearly, distinctly and correctly.
- Other duties as assigned.
TRAVEL: Travel to/from school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
External Candidates please apply online at www.aces.org. Internal candidates should apply via the "Careers at ACES" link on Interfaces.