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Advisor/ High School Teacher - ELL/ESL/SEI/TESOL

Providence, Rhode Island
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Position: Advisor/ High School Teacher (2023 - 2024 Opening) Reports to: Buidling Principal or Leader Employment Status: Full Time, permanent, academic year Salary Range: $45,596 (step 1), placement on the step schedule is equivalent to years of teaching experience Start Date: August 2024 Application Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled Position Overview: An advisor at a Big Picture Learning school plays a complex role. An advisor is responsible for navigating and guiding the learning process with 15-20 students for 2-4 years. The advisor is a part of each student's Learning Plan team, along with the student, parent, and mentor. The advisor guides this team to support and coach the student's learning process. The advisor is a generalist who can support student work around each Learning Goal. An advisor is not only a teacher. They take on aspects of administration, guidance, management, recruitment, public engagement, and more. As a result, advising can be a very rewarding and intense experience. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Implement, by instruction and action, the BPL philosophy of education - Facilitate quarterly learning plan meetings with each student and his or her family - Forecast the educational needs of each student based on their interests and abilities - Identify learning opportunities and internships for students - Facilitate internship searches through phone calls, shadow days, and informational interviews to ensure that each student has an internship - Monitor student internships through site visits (bi-weekly), phone calls (weekly), and mentor meetings (monthly) - Report on each student's educational and social progress in detail through quarterly narratives, phone calls to parents, and weekly student meetings - Run at least two sessions with advisory per day on non-internship days - Attend weekly staff meetings, monthly Professional Development days, and yearly training sessions - Facilitate additional educational and health services for each advisee as needed - Create a positive culture of learning - Maintain complete and factual records (transcripts) on each student as required by school and law - Work with staff on strategies for grade levels, school, and network - Make provisions to be available to students and parents for education-related reasons outside of the school day when necessary Required Qualifications & Skills: - Bachelor's Degree - Appropriate State or Rhode Island Teaching Certificate(s)-- All Grades, English to Speakers of Other Languages or Bilingual and Dual Language Education - Basic knowledge of all teaching subjects and a specialty in a specific area - Basic knowledge of pedagogical theories, perspectives, and developments within education - Basic classroom management skills - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Access to reliable transportation with a clean driving record Preferred Skills and Experience: - Excellent problem-solving skills, multi-tasking abilities - Ability to demonstrate competency in other content areas beyond certification content, particularly in Math, Science, and Literacy - Resiliency, ability to improvise and work through uncertainties - A sense of humor

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