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ESL Science Teacher Anticipated

Proviso Township High Schools District 209
Forest Park, Illinois
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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ESL Science Teacher Anticipated JobID: 7869

Position Type:

High School Teaching/ELL

Date Posted:



Proviso West High School

Date Available:

2024-2025 School Year

Closing Date:

Until Filled

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Division / Department: Science

Classification (FSLA): Full-time, Exempt

Position Group: Teacher

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0

Anticipated Work Year & Hours*: 180 Days

Union Membership: Proviso Teachers Union, Local 571, AFL-CIO

Reports to: Building Principal and/or designee

General Description:

Full-time high school teaching position.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Employees are responsible for obtaining/retaining the most current statutory and administrative rule requirements for their position.
  • Education/Training: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or meets minimum requirements to be eligible for an ??Educator License with Stipulations (ESL) Endorsement
  • Licensure: Valid Illinois Professional Educators License (PEL) or ??Educator License with Stipulations (ELS) for grades 9-12
  • Endorsement: English as a Second Language (ESL) (Grades 9-12)
  • AND any of the following:
  • Science - Biology (Grades 9-12)
  • Science - Chemistry (Grades 9-12)
  • Science - Earth & Space (Grades 9-12)
  • Science - Environmental (Grades 9-12)
  • Science - Physics (Grades 9-12)
  • Experience: N/A
  • Knowledge/Abilities/Skills: Ability to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.

Desired Qualifications:

(Note: These are "desired qualifications" only, and are not required to be considered for employment for this position)
  • Master's Degree and/or Doctorate Degree
  • Previous high school teaching experience
  • Bilingual Endorsement (grades 9-12)
  • Special Education Endorsement (LBS1)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Multiple subject area endorsements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities*:

Instructional Competencies
  • Teach to prescribed outcomes and goals to lead to positive student outcomes
  • Utilize best practices of standards-based learning and the gradual release of responsibility instructional model
  • Design and implement coherent and rigorous instruction to improve student achievement ensuring prerequisite, grade level, and extension skills that are aligned to priority standards
  • Ensure that students understand the learning goals and the relevance of instructional outcomes
  • Involve students in learning using research-based differentiation practices and educational technology
  • Use appropriate school support and resource materials toward improvement in students' social, emotional, academic, and behavioral health outcomes
  • Provide appropriate remedial and/or enrichment material
  • Implement reteaching and review opportunities and interventions for students
  • Differentiate for students with special needs, language needs, or different learning styles.
  • Promote student success through clear expectations for learning and coursework, timely responses, and regular feedback
  • Assign and evaluate student work that leads to mastery of standards
  • Track, monitor, and post student progress on a weekly basis using the district SIS system
  • Communicate regularly with parents, students, counselors, and support staff and document using the district student information system (SIS) system
  • Be clear in explanations and directions to ensure student understanding
  • Speak clearly, audibly, and fluently to ensure student understanding
  • Establish a positive and safe, student-centered learning environment
  • Regularly revise lesson plans based on formative and summative assessment data to differentiate instruction and guide student learning
  • Address different styles of learning by employing a variety of instructional techniques and materials
  • Be creative and innovative in the use of curricular and instructional materials
  • Demonstrate command of assigned content areas and enthusiasm for teaching the subject matter
  • Exhibit knowledge of contemporary instructional research related to assigned content areas and to the teaching of diverse students

Classroom Management Competencies
  • Develop, communicate, and enforce a set of classroom rules, policies, procedures, and expectations which are consistent with school and department policies and with learning outcomes
  • Monitor and correct student behavior to maximize student learning in a positive and safe learning environment
  • Respond to behavioral infractions quickly and in a professional manner
  • Document behavioral infractions using the district SIS system
  • Use effective methods to manage student behavior and classroom materials
  • Reinforce/reward appropriate social and academic behavior
  • Ensure appropriate use and care of required classroom materials and equipment available
  • Interact with students in ways that are respectful and friendly and reflect an understanding of cultural differences

Professionally Related Competencies
  • Engage in ongoing collaboration with colleagues on curriculum, instruction, pacing, and assessments
  • Participate in review and updating of curricular programs
  • Perform promptly the responsibilities stipulated in Board of Education policies and administrative procedures
  • Adhere to all personal absences procedures and provides appropriate plans and materials for use by the substitute.
  • Exemplify the district's mission and vision
  • Be punctual in arrival times to the building, to classes, and to meetings
  • Support progress of achieving goals outlined the Strategic Plan
  • Promptly report student behavior, attendance, and academic performance to parents/guardians and when necessary, refer students to appropriate school personnel; document using the district SIS system
  • Implement "future focus area" recommendations made in the evaluation and supervisory process
  • Cooperate with other educational personnel and administration
  • Model and enforce classroom and school rules, policies, and procedures
  • Reflect on professional practice and make necessary adjustments to ensure student success
  • Attend each workday
  • Record final course grades in the district SIS system according to the district-provided dates and deadlines
  • Understand and use a range of technologies that effectively support student learning and communication, while modeling legal and safe behavior related to technology use

Performance Evaluation/Accountability:

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the evaluation of personnel, as outlined in As established by the current Agreement between Proviso Township High Schools District No. 209 Board of Education, Board Policy 5:320. All evaluations shall comply with State and Federal law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement.



Physical Requirements:

As established by the current Agreement between Board of Education, Proviso Township High Schools District No. 209, Cook County, Illinois and the Proviso Teachers Union, Local 571, AFL-CIO.

Work Environment/Conditions:

As established by the current Agreement between Board of Education, Proviso Township High Schools District No. 209, Cook County, Illinois and the Proviso Teachers Union, Local 571, AFL-CIO.

Position Goals:


Compensation & Bene?ts:
  • Salary Range: As established by the current Agreement between Board of Education, Proviso Township High Schools District No. 209, Cook County, Illinois and the Proviso Teachers Union, Local 571, AFL-CIO.
  • Benefits: As established by the current Agreement between Board of Education, Proviso Township High Schools District No. 209, Cook County, Illinois and the Proviso Teachers Union, Local 571, AFL-CIO.

Application Procedures:

Apply online at

Selection Process:

All applicants must complete a District application to be considered for employment. Applications will be reviewed. Interviews of selected qualified applicants will be conducted, and a qualified candidate will be recommended by the hiring supervisor to the Office of Human Resources. District 209 ensures equal employment opportunity, as outlined in Board Policy 5:10. The Superintendent is responsible for making final hiring recommendations to the Proviso Township High Schools Board of Education. Employment is subject to the recommendation of the Superintendent, the approval of the Board of Education and the results of required processes outlined in Board Policy 5:30. No individual shall begin work until receiving written approval from the Office of Human Resources. It is the responsibility of the individual who has sought employment to ensure that official approval from the Office of Human Resources has been granted prior to beginning any type of employment.
  • Disclaimer:

This describes duties and responsibilities which are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the position. The identified duties and responsibilities and other information contained in this job description are intended only as examples of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the school district and employee and is subject to change by the school district as the needs of the school district and requirements of the job change. The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned. The site of employment is subject to change based on the needs of the school district. As outlined in Board Policy 5:32 Nepotism, no person with an Interested Relationship with any member of the Board of Education, the Superintendent or a District-level administrator shall be eligible for employment in the District.

For Additional Information Contact:

Office of Human Resources

Proviso Township High Schools District 209

8601 W. Roosevelt Road

Forest Park, IL 60130


Job Description Creation / Revision Date: 03.25.2024

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