JobID 1713 : Duniway MS: ELD Teacher (2020-21 Position) (#1977752)
TITLE: ENGLISH LEARNER (EL) TEACHER
DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
The English Learner teacher shall demonstrate that he/she can satisfactorily stimulate and guide the learning of students, including their prescribed instruction in English Language Development, and their discipline, safety, health, and care while under his/ her supervision. The teacher will also lead each student toward the fulfillment of his/her potential for intellectual, physical, emotional, and psychological growth and maturation. He/she will be actively engaged in identifying, assessing and instructing limited English proficient (LEP) students who meet the requirements of the EL Program as set by the Oregon Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Office of Civil Rights guidelines.
REPORTS TO: Principal
JOB GOAL: To provide special services to limited English-speaking students.
- Identifies students with limited English speaking abilities.
- Provides English instruction to eligible students.
- Maintains the confidentiality of student communications and keeps records as required by law, policy and regulations.
- Creates a positive, safe and stimulating learning environment and maintains control of the classroom, supervisor areas, and assemblages of students.
- Plans and implements a program of study that will meet the individual academic needs by using language acquisition theory in regard to each one's cultural, behavioral, motivational, and ability differences and by expecting the highest level of achievement from each student.
- Employs a variety of instructional techniques and media.
- Assesses the language progress of the students on a regular basis and maintain such records as required by law and district policy. Keeps parents informed of students' progress.
- Conducts pre- and post-language assessments to determine strengths and weaknesses of selected students.
- Familiarizes students with American customs and culture in order to help them adapt to life in America and ease the gap between cultures.
- Prepares required reports and testing data accurately and punctually.
- Cooperates with other staff members in planning goals, objectives, and materials which will complement those used in regular classrooms.
- Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for educational assistant(s) and/or volunteer(s).
- Prepares for classes assigned and shows evidence of preparation upon the request of the immediate supervisor.
- Maintains confidentiality of student communications and keeps records as required by law, policy, and regulations.
- Facilitates communications between the District, parents, community and state agencies.
- Observes good personal hygiene, punctuality, and appropriate attire in an educational setting.
- Keeps abreast of the latest curricular and educational trends and returns for further training as deemed necessary by the building administrator.
- Has knowledge of all school district policies and building regulations and complies with them.
- Represents the school, district and profession in the best manner possible at all times.
- Supervises student activities as required of all licensed staff.
- Selects books, equipment and other instructional materials, as appropriate.
- Serves as a resource to teachers and administrators regarding new methods and materials useful in teaching EL in the content areas.
- Assists teachers in dealing with specific problems concerning EL students in their classrooms.
- Fulfills performance standards identified in the evaluation process as required by the position.
- Performs other duties as required by the job or immediate supervisor.
- Fulfills working conditions and physical effort listed below.
1. Education: Hold or be eligible for valid Oregon teaching license with appropriate endorsement.
- Current concepts, methods and procedures for second language instruction
- Laws, rules, policies, and trends regarding second language instruction
- Techniques in evaluation and assessment of learning and human development
- Behavior management and communication techniques
- Computer technology and other equipment used in the work place, as required by the position
3. Skills and Abilities: Possess the physical ability to regularly attend work and fulfill the essential responsibilities of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Adhere to the federal requirements of a drug-free work place.
- Hold a valid first aid card.
- Performs the duties as required by TSPC (OAR 584-20-000 to 035).
- Read, understand, and carry out oral and/or written instructions.
- Accurately transfer, record and convey information, materials, and money, as required by the position.
- Communicate clearly and appropriately in speech and in writing in accordance with educational standards.
- Oral and written Spanish proficiency preferred.
- Possess personal characteristics which permit the teacher to work effectively with people of diverse cultures.
- Works and communicates effectively with students, staff and parents.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The EL Teacher works with groups of students and on a one-to-one basis. Students include those who may be physically handicapped, learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, and culturally different. Supervision and instructional responsibilities require the employee to be able to stand for up to 90 consecutive minutes and move rapidly to intervene in situations when a student's safety is being jeopardized. The supervision may also occur during time of inclement weather.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The employee may stand/walk 4-6 hours; sit 6-8 hours; drive 1-4 hours. The employee may use hands for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing/pulling 50 pounds. May bend, squat, lift and climb stairs occasionally.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 190 days. Salary and work year to be according to the current schedule.
EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of licensed personnel.
McMinnville School District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. For more information see District Policy GBA-Equal Employment Opportunity.
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA). Individuals with disabilities may contact director of human resources for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711.