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ESL Teacher

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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POSITION: ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher

SALARY GRADE: State Salary Schedule plus local supplement

NATURE OF WORK: An employee in this class provides direct instruction to students. In some cases, ESL teachers may work one-on-one with special needs students, in which cases such assistants may be required to possess additional skills and training in providing for the specific physical needs of such students. A wide variety of tasks are performed in the teaching-learning process for students, the primary one being to help students develop English language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing that will contribute to their success with instructional programming. A teacher performs his/her duties under the supervision of, and reports to, the principal.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Additional Duties may be assigned.
  • Teaches District approved curriculum
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
  • Plans a program of study, employing a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules
  • Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students
  • Assists in diagnosing the learning disabilities of students, with the assistance of district specialists
  • Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
  • Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions as required by state and federal regulations.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals consistent with the duties of this position
  • Ability to compose and write routine reports consistent with the duties of this position
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, staff and the general public consistent with the duties of this position


Language Skills-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills-Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability-Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills-Familiarity with basic computer operation and software. Ability to learn various computer operations required for management of student information and integration of technology in classroom instruction.

Work Environment-The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee may encounter, and include a noise level that is usually moderate to loud. The employee continuously interacts with the public and staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other-Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and use fingers, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific visual abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception. Occasionally the employee will lift up to 50 lbs. such as to lift files and paper. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Four year degree from a college or university
  • Major, or 24 semester hours, in subject area to be taught
  • Passing score on Praxis II Test in subject area to be taught (Must have already passed Praxis II before being considered for employment in Elementary Education or ESL Education)
  • Valid N.C. teaching license/certificate, or be able to obtain such
  • ESL Certification
This specification has been designated to represent the general nature and level of work found in positions in this class. As such, it is not intended to contain all of the duties and qualifications required of an employee in a single position (job). Consequently, it is not to be perceived as a position (job) description or as identification of essential functions as required by ADA.

EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated regularly by the supervisor in accordance with Board Policy.

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