Kindergarten Bilingual Teacher - Multiple Positions Available
|Title: Bilingual Teacher||Reports To: Principal|
|Department: Special Services||Classification: Certified|
|Work Year: 180 Days||Board Approval Date:|
Provide instruction to individuals or small groups of limited or non-English speaking students in a classroom, pull-out, supervised or other learning environment at an assigned school site.
Provide instruction of the core subjects in the students’ native language
Set up and manage the teaching-learning process in an effective bilingual/bicultural environment.
Obtain and demonstrate knowledge of general education curriculum, including grade level expectations and State standards.
Consult and/or collaborate with general education teachers in the areas of assessment, curriculum adaptations, behavior management, and monitoring student progress.
Prepare and submit program information and reports as requested.
Adhere to building and district policies and procedures.
Establish developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and for self and communicate those to students and their families.
Create lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful, and interesting as well as multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate.
Select, adapt and individualize materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skill levels.
Collaborate and communicate regularly with families. Use family and community resources to support learning.
Assess students’ developmental, cognitive, and social needs and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.
Regularly assess student learning by using multiple forms of assessment.
Facilitate positive interactions between student and teacher, student and peers, and student and other adults.
Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations established for students.
Always keep the students’ needs and rights first and foremost in any educational decision-making.
Perform related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required: State of Illinois Teacher Certification (including Type 03 or 09) with Bilingual Endorsement or Bilingual Approval or Type 29 Certification.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Illinois driver’s license.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Correct oral and written usage of English and a designated second or third language.
- Physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth patterns in students.
- Academic testing practices, procedures and methods.
- Federal and state laws and regulations regarding Bilingual education and assigned duties.
- Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.
- Reading and writing communication skills.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Record-keeping techniques.
- Cultural differences in student population.
- Assist ELLs with the instructional program and related activities of the assigned learning environment.
- Read, write, and translate English and a designated second or third language (i.e. letters to parents, curriculum materials).
- Speak and interpret English and a designated second or third language.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff and the public including members of ethnic communities and foreign countries.
- Prepare and maintain confidential records and files.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
- Understand and follow oral and written directions.
- Communicate effectively with children and adults.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Monitor and discipline students according to approved policies and procedures.
- Operate instruction and office equipment.
- Relate sensitively to a diverse student population.
Environment: School sites; indoor and outdoor settings.
Physical Abilities: Standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist to assist students; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; hearing and speaking to exchange information; seeing to monitor student activities and behavior; dexterity of hands and fingers to demonstrate activities and prepare materials.
This job description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the position incumbent. The incumbent will be required to follow the instructions and perform the duties required by the incumbent’s supervisor, appointing authority or designee.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the District.
Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The District maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
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