Multilingual Learner Teacher -Bronx - Immediate Start

Neighborhood Charter Schools
United States
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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MLL Teacher

Mission of NCS

Our mission is to provide the children of NCS with educational opportunities through a rigorous, comprehensive K-8 program that cultivates the intellectual, social and emotional development of each child. Our students, who include high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders, will become independent learners and critical thinkers, will acquire the academic skills that they need to succeed in college preparatory high schools and will exhibit the social and emotional skills that will allow them to reach their full potential.

The Opportunity

NCS is seeking a passionate MLL teacher with deep background knowledge and experience in serving MLL populations in a school setting. Teachers with a professional and personal dedication to student achievement, a growth mindset, and a willingness to give and accept feedback in order to promote professional growth are successful candidates at NCS.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Building Relationships
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to continuously improve best classroom practices and to support the achievement of the overall goals and mission of the school as it pertains the the MLL population
  • Communicate and reinforce high expectations and standards for behavior within MLL services and instruction, aligned with Neighborhood Charter Schools” school culture and core values
  • Cultivate a strong classroom community with students and families

Intellectual Preparation and Instructional Delivery
  • Plan for and develop rigorous instruction and deliver it effectively to students on the MLL caseload, including both push-in and pull-out instruction
  • Solicit, welcome, and incorporate feedback to improve instructional practice
  • Reflect critically upon teaching experience and identify areas for further professional development
  • Maintain a secure and effective learning environment with impeccable order and clear expectations and routines

Assessment and Grading
  • Provide students with meaningful feedback and give them multiple attempts to show their learning
  • Measure student achievement of, and progress toward, all learning objectives using appropriate assessment tools for Multi-language learners in a small group setting as well as in their classroom
  • Use data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice
  • Assist with administering NYSITELL and NYSESLAT assessments and utilize the data to inform curriculum development and classroom instruction.
  • Ensure compliance with city and state MLL mandates.

Differentiation and Special Populations
  • Seek out and learn about the needs of all students in the classroom, leveraging the resources and staff at the school
  • Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so all students are appropriately engaged and challenged
  • Employ various teaching techniques, methods, and principles of different learning styles to enable MLL students to meet goals, and master concepts and skills
  • Develop and implement Individualized Education Program (IEP) and behavior plans in consultation with staff and families to ensure success for all scholars

Family Partnerships
  • Develop strong relationships with families through frequent communication and assist parents in understanding and supporting educational objectives, learning expectations and behavioral standards
  • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parents/guardians, remaining sensitive to different families” cultures, values and needs

Professionalism and Commitment to Diversity, Equity + Inclusion
  • Be a reliable, consistently on-time and prepared staff member that the NCS community and its students can count on
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the NCS operating values
  • Reflect on progress as an educator and seek out professional resources to continuously improve one”s practice

Educational Background and Work Experience
  • Bachelor”s degree (required)
  • Deep knowledge base and experience in serving MLL populations
  • Familiarity with MLL curriculum development and MLL State mandates
  • Bilingual (Spanish preferred)
  • NYS Teaching Certification in TESOL (preferred, certification pathway support offered)
  • One year of teaching experience working an urban setting (preferred)
  • Knowledge around students with disabilities, specifically high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (preferred)

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