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Instructional Aide, ESL/LPAC Pool 2024-2025

Brownsville Independent School District
Portway Acres, Texas
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Job Role


Must have a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required in English (can submit a High School Transcript) and MEET ONE of the following Options:

Option 1
  • Forty-eight (48) university, college and/or vocational level hours with core subjects from an accredited institution of higher education and/or
  • Associate's (or higher) Official Transcript/Diploma (required in English)
  • Student Academic Record/View NOT VALID Must be an Official Transcript
  • Have experience working with students or parents as approved by the employing superintendent. Experience may be work in church-related schools, day camps, youth groups, private schools, licensed daycare centers, or similar experience

Option 2

A Current Full-Time Brownsville ISD employee with a Valid Educational Aide Certification and High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required in English and have met a rigorous standard quality and can demonstrate, through a formal state or local assessment knowledge and ability to assist in instruction (TOPS training).


Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administration regulations, and state and local board policy and Bilingual/ESL grant requirements. Tests LEP students and assists counselors with materials pertaining to Bilingual/ESL program as time allows. Follows prescribed procedures in interpreting student ORAL language proficiency test (OLPT) data, and is efficient in processing Bilingual/ESL student records. Performs date entry and verification for Bilingual/ESL students. Assists classroom Bilingual/ESL teachers in their instructional activities including the use of resource material while considering factors such as individual needs, abilities, learning levels, and physical limitations of students. Helps Bilingual/ESL teachers prepare and submit weekly lesson plans and has instructional materials ready for class use. Reads to Bilingual/ESL students, listens to students read, and participates in other forms or oral communication with students. Organizes and prepares Bilingual/ESL student forms and records to forward to campuses in timely manner. Recognizes errors or deficiencies in source documents and takes steps to have them corrected. Checks students' special program folders to verify LPAC documentation and placement. Enters students' Bilingual/ESL program testing and placement information in an accurate and efficient manner. Creates an effective environment for learning for the Bilingual/ESL students; uses timely, functional and attractive displays; displays students' current work and skills which contribute to the present learning objectives set by the teacher; ESL and maintains a clean, orderly study area. Arranges and adjusts tools, work aids, and equipment used by Bilingual/ESL students in the classroom such as specially equipped worktables, computers, typewriters, and mechanized page turners. Assists Bilingual/ESL with the presentation of subject matter to students using a variety of methods and techniques, special teaching tools and equipment. Assists Bilingual/ESL students, individually or in groups, with instructional assignments to reinforce learning concepts. Assists the Bilingual/ESL teacher in keeping administrative records and preparing required reports. Assists in supervising Bilingual/ESL students inside the classroom for instruction and transfer at the ESL/Bilingual students from class to class. Provides orientation and assistance to substitute teacher for Bilingual/ESL teacher. Keeps the Bilingual/ESL teacher informed of any special needs or problems of individual students. Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties. Maintains confidentiality. Maintains a high level of ethical behavior as is expected of all District employees. Maintains professional growth by attending Bilingual/ESL, in-service and meeting as requested/required. Performs any other Bilingual/ESL duties as assigned by Teacher/Principal.

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