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English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

United States
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Apr 25, 2024

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Position Title: English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Terms of Employment: 10 Months

Reports To: Principal

To Apply: Please visit the Chester Community Charter School website and
click on Staff - Employment Opportunities
Job Summary:

To perform in such a way that he/she facilitates, stimulates, and guides the learning of students and interrelates in a professional manner with other teachers and community members for the purpose of remediating and assisting students with language problems as a results of a second language background.

Essential Functions:

  • Acts as a liaison between the student and other teachers, staff members and family
  • Recommends entry and exit of students from the ESL program based on multiple criteria established by the school
  • Responsible for notifying parents of a student's entrance and exit from the ESL program within the state-mandated time period
  • Annually administers the state-mandated ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELL) assessment to all ESL students
  • Tracks the performance of former ESL students for a minimum of two years using appropriate forms to ensure continued student success
  • Maintains and communicates accurate and up-to-date data on all students
  • Identifies a continuum of long and short-term course objectives consistent with the school approved curriculum
  • Plans, prepares, and delivers lessons for students based on available research of "best practices" in the field of ESL
  • Selects and/or modifies appropriate learning materials from appropriate sources (texts, supplements, AV materials, etc.) and shares with regular classroom teachers
  • Consults and collaborates with classroom teachers to provide mainstream support for ESL students
  • Maintains ongoing communication with the parents of ESL students
  • Productively interacts with classroom teachers and child study team members on a regular basis to monitor the classroom program and needs of ESL and ELL students
  • Responsible for the review and updating of the ESL/ELL curriculum on an annual basis
  • Participates in school-wide in-servicing as it relates to ESL and bilingual education
  • Complies with policies, regulations and procedures of Chester Community Charter School; communicates effectively with parents and work collaboratively with staff
  • Displays high-level professional conduct and image at all times; establishes and maintains an acceptable attendance record; and participates in extra-curricular activities and/or leadership roles outside the classroom
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education from an accredited college or university
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
  • FBI Criminal Background Clearance

  • Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ESL Program Specialist Certificate (PK-12)

Demonstrated Knowledge of:
  • The principles, practices and methods of grade level education when teaching ESL/ELL learners
  • Familiar with all state regulations as they pertain to ESL, as stated in the Pennsylvania Administrative Code and related laws and regulations
  • The contents, materials, methodologies and practices utilized within ESL/ELL education at the respective grade level
  • Critical thinking methodologies and problem-solving techniques
  • Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards
  • Response to Interventions (RTII)
  • Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

Demonstrated Ability to:

  • Assess students' needs and learning styles and to design appropriate differentiated instruction to meet their needs while providing appropriate ESL/ELL programming
  • Use and apply simulations and technological innovations in the classroom in pursuit of instructional strategies
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, administrators, supportive staff, parents and students

Note: CCCS has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

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