SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Works with English learners (ELs) in developing English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The ESL teacher collaborates with classroom teachers in ensuring best practices for ELs are implemented throughout the school day and that the ILP is implemented with fidelity.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree required.
LICENSE: Must hold valid Indiana State Teacher's License in English as a Second Language
Ability to read and comprehend instructions. Ability to write correspondence and effectively present information as required.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problem solving effectively in a non-hostile manner.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for all ESL students.
Monitor Fluent English Proficient (FEP) students who have exited from ESL services within the last two years.
Maintain cumulative folders with required paperwork for English learners.
Run student reports weekly to ensure accuracy of data.
Assist in administering required language proficiency (W-APT/ACCESS) and academic achievement tests within the required time frame.
Provide language development support via push in or pull out model.
Utilize WIDA framework and standards in the development of lesson plans.
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and teaching strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students, including whole group (co-teaching)/ small-group or individual learning.
Attend IEP, Section 504, or other related meetings necessary for student assessment and/or compliance with federal and/or state law.
Work towards building a positive self-image in English learners.
Help the school staff to be aware of and sensitive to cultural differences.
Assist in collecting and analyzing data for increasing student achievement.
Establish and maintain communication with parents of students in the program.
Develop and deliver building level professional development.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to find, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above job description is designed to denote the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.