Must hold a certificate issued by Florida Department of Education.
The certificate must be in one of the following types: Professional Certificate, Temporary Certificate, Statement of Status of Eligibility.
The certificate position area must be in one of the following areas: Computers, Elementary Teacher, Success for All, Title I, English as a Second Language (EFL/ELL/ESL/ESOL), English, Journalism, Reading, Reading Specialist, Reading/Language Arts.
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifies students as Limited English proficient (LEP) in accordance with state law and regulation as well as CSUSA policy by evaluation of available test and observational data, by consultation with staff members, by reviewing relevant registration forms and by recommendations made by other personnel. Uses appropriate standardized test instruments, informal diagnostic tasks, and observations to assess the student's level of English proficiency.
Develops instructional program that will increase the acquisition of oral and written communication skills. Selects appropriate instructional materials and media to achieve the goals of the program. In cooperation with the principal, properly groups students for instruction after consideration of the level of each student's English proficiency. Prepares for assigned classes and shows evidence of preparation upon request of administrative and supervisory personnel. Participates with other staff members in curriculum planning during designated meetings. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect supplies, equipment, materials and facilities needed to implement effectively the planned instructional program.
Meets with and instructs students in accordance with schedules previously devised. Employs instructional media and techniques which are appropriate to the achievement of increasing oral and written communication skills in English. Assesses, on a regular basis, the extent to which students have increased English proficiency. Strives to maximize the educational achievement of each student. Maintains accurate and complete records as required by CSUSA policy and state regulations.
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students. Implements all relevant policies and rules governing student life and conduct. Develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior in accordance with district policy and guidelines, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner. Maintains confidentiality about students.
School and Community Relations
Strives to establish cooperative relations and makes a reasonable effort to communicate with parents/guardians when necessary and as required by state law and CSUSA policy. Cooperates and shares professionally with members of the administration and other staff. Maintains confidentiality about students in accordance with state and federal law as well as district policy. Attends parent communication activities (i.e., Back-to-School Night, conferences) as directed by the principal. In accordance with prescribed state law as well as with CSUSA procedures, informs parents of placement in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program. Provides progress reports on students assigned to the program to both classroom teachers and parents as required. Communicates with classroom teachers regarding objectives devised for each student and the materials being used to accomplish those objectives. Provides appropriate levels of consultation and training to staff about cultural background of LEP (Limited English Proficiency) pupils.
**MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED**
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward the job and the mission of the company; supports the company's values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance, superior culture, and financial health and growth, as outlined in the Employee Handbook. Works and interacts with staff and relates to individuals at all levels of the organization; relates to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image. Strong time management & organizational skills and the ability to prioritize wisely. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, students, parents, the community, and administrative staff. Establishes excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents: being courteous, professional, and helpful; Oral (including presentations), Written, Interpersonal (active listening), Negotiating and Influencing. Ability to consistently be at work, be on time, follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance. Proficient experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Student Information System (SIS). Strong student orientation. Proactive and takes initiative. Thinks creatively. Drives projects to completion. Insists on highest level of quality. Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable.
WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the responsibilities of this position, the work environment characteristics listed below are representative of the environment the employee will encounter:
Usual office working conditions.
No physical exertion required. Travel within or outside of employment. Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA.
FLSA OVERTIME CATEGORY
Job is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
EVALUATION Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Charter Schools USA’s policy.
DECLARATION The Charter Schools USA Human Resources Department retains the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.