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Family and Youth Services - Adult ESL Instructor

Jewish Social Services
Rockville, Maryland
Closing date
Jul 15, 2024

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General Summary:

Maintains a professional classroom, providing instruction in English as a Second Language to adult participants, many of whom are young parents

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Maintains a professional classroom, providing English language instruction to High Beginner or Intermediate Level participants. Incorporates contextual learning using a variety of audio visual materials and real life materials such as newspapers, catalogs, children's books and maps.
  • Coordinates field trips and educational outings for participants and their children to promote hands on learning about the community.
  • Provides educational assessments, using CASAS and other diagnostic tools to place the participant in the appropriate level of instruction. Incorporates computer assisted instruction in teaching methods and promotes basic computer literacy. Makes recommendations for the purchase of resource materials and classroom supplies necessary for adult learners.
  • Maintains educational files and student portfolios for each participant, including placement tests/scores; post test scores, and work samples. Submits required reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintains attendance records and tracks hours of instruction; develops and implements retention strategies and shares these with Program Manager to promote greater completion of participant goals.
  • Engages in professional development opportunities to enhance skills; facilitate in-service training for other staff when appropriate.
  • Attends staff meetings and participates in case review meetings to discuss participant's needs and goals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Education or related field and experience using nontraditional teaching methods.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment and ability to serve a diverse community, including low-income families and English language learners.

The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping people across the Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. A nonsectarian provider, we serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. JSSA provides services and support to nearly 31,000 individuals a year through our wide range of counseling, educational, specialized employment, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services. We are a growing Agency and strive to be an Employer of Choice. As such we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and many opportunities for personal growth and professional development. We pride ourselves on our mission to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. AA/M/F/D

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  • 200 Wood Hill Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

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