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Instructional Support Aides - ESL

Downingtown Area School District
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Job Role
Support Staff
Position Type:

Support/Instructional Support Aide

Date Posted:



Downingtown, PA

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Until Filled

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Position: Instructional Support Aides - ESL (JobID 5165)

Locations: District - multiple buildings

Pay Rate: $16.06 per hour

Schedule: Dependent upon location/position; up to 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday; 180 school days per year following Board-approved calendar

Benefit Eligible: Yes - positions working at least 30 hours per week

Effective Date: ASAP

Are you passionate about helping ALL students learn in a collaborative environment? If so, we may have the career for you!

At DASD, we are committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence in education. As a diverse district, we continually seek ways to strengthen our educational environment. We believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of staff who bring various backgrounds and perspectives. Our ability to create and maintain a climate of respect is critical to attaining the best teaching and learning environment. If you want to be part of our "Downingtown Proud" team - please apply! Help us with our mission to educate all students to meet the rigorous challenges of a global society.

At the Downingtown Area School District we value our employees. We seek to hire new staff who:
  • Communicate openly to build relationships and trust
  • Partner with team members to see the TEAM succeed
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset and seek ongoing opportunities for growth
  • Embrace and support a safe and inclusive environment
  • Eagerly and enthusiastically support student learning
  • Strive to be kind and reflective
  • Focus on the solution and put people first
  • Lead by example!

Job Summary: Under the direction of the ESL teacher, ESL curriculum leader and the supervision of the building principal, assists with the instruction of students individually or in small groups.

Qualifications: To successfully perform this position, a person must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The qualification requirements listed below represent minimum levels of educational achievement, training, skills and/or ability necessary.
  • High school diploma
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Proficient in oral and written English communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology for individual and system management, communications, and research.
  • Must successfully complete and maintain compliance with all federal and state background and criminal recordcheck requirements
  • Click here for more information about required clearances
  • Candidate must adhere to all local, state, federal, and school code requirements for employment.

Duties & Responsibilities: (Abbreviated - Please review the attached for more details on these specific opportunities)
  • Guides individual students or small groups of students in a variety of settings to complement, reinforce, and enhance classroom instruction as directed by the ESL teacher.
  • Logs daily work and student progress to be reported to the ESL teacher and/or the building principal for use in designing appropriate next steps in instruction.
  • Attends training sessions provided throughout the school year.
  • Utilizes appropriate technologies (e.g. computers) as they relate to classroom instruction.
  • Travels throught the school locations within the district as needed

Summary of Benefits:
  • Employee Assistance and Advocacy Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • State Pension System (PSERS)
  • Participation in SwiftMD telemedicine service
  • ...and much more!


  • 2024-2025 DASD District Calendar.pdf
  • Instructional Aide ESL - F23.pdf
  • TeamsterContract_7-1-2022 through 6-30-2027.pdf

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