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Classroom Teacher / English as a Second Language (ESL)

Employer
Pennsylvania REAP
Location
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Overview:

Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School is seeking a dedicated and qualified English Language Development (ELD) Teacher to support English language learners in grades 4-12. The ELD Teacher will provide language instruction and support to help students develop proficiency in English language skills, be enthusiastic about making a positive impact in urban communities and fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Language Instruction:
  • Develop and implement language development lessons and activities aligned with state English Language Proficiency (ELP) standard
  • Provide explicit instruction in English language skills, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing

Differentiated Instruction:
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of English language learners, including those with varying proficiency levels and academic backgrounds
  • Provide language support and accommodations as needed to scaffold students' learning

Content Integration:
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate language instruction into content-area lessons and activities
  • Support students in accessing grade-level content and developing academic language proficiency

Assessment and Progress Monitoring:
  • Administer language assessments to identify students' English language proficiency levels and monitor progress over time
  • Use assessment data to inform instructional planning and target areas for language development

Cultural Competence:
  • Foster a culturally responsive learning environment that celebrates diversity and honors students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds
  • Incorporate multicultural literature and resources into language instruction to promote global awareness and understanding

Parent and Community Engagement:
  • Communicate regularly with parents and guardians regarding students' language development progress and goals
  • Provide resources and support to families to help reinforce language skills at home

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, TESOL, Bilingual Education, or a related field
  • Pennsylvania certification as a Program Specialist in English as a Second Language PK-12
  • Previous experience working with English language learners in a school setting preferred
  • Strong knowledge of language acquisition theory, English language development strategies, and culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Clearances: FBI fingerprints, PA state background check, child abuse history clearance, and a physical examination

Benefits:
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Enjoy full medical, vision, and dental coverage with minimal contribution - just $45 per paycheck for individual coverage or $55 for family coverage
  • Financial Security: Receive a complimentary $50,000 life insurance policy to - provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones
  • Work-Life Balance: Benefit from 10 paid holidays throughout the year, as well as 6 scheduled mental health days off for all staff, ensuring you have time to recharge and prioritize your well-being
  • Paid Time Off: Take advantage of regular paid time off to rest, relax, and pursue personal interests
  • Retirement Savings: Participate in our 403(b) plan with a generous 5% company match, helping you build a secure financial future
  • Professional Growth Opportunities: Take advantage of our tuition reimbursement program, which supports your continued education

These benefits are designed to support our employees' health, financial well-being, and work-life balance, demonstrating our commitment to creating a positive and rewarding work environment.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are encouraged to complete this application. Our Human Resources team will review your application and contact you if your qualifications are a strong match for this role.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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