Professional Assistant ELL

Job | Posted a month ago


During the ‘20 - ‘21 school year, Greenwich Public Schools is looking for a 1.0 professional assistant leave replacement position at Hamilton Avenue School and a p/t .8 ESOL professional assistant split between ISD and Windrose.  In this role, you will provide instructional support to English Learners (ELs).  This includes working with students  in small groups and one-on-one to help develop their English language acquisition across four language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing, so they can participate meaningfully in mainstream classes.   

The responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • Working one-on-one with students at various English proficiency levels, particularly newcomers, to further language acquisition;

  • Serving as an in-class ELL/ESL support for mainstream teachers in courses with clusters of ELL students;

  • Becoming familiar with classroom content and assisting staff in executing differentiated ELL instructional practices;  

  • Assisting in managing student behavior in order to create a safe, positive learning environment;

  • Assisting in administering district and state-required ELL assessments; and

  • Supporting ELL teachers with clerical tasks (eg. photocopying, filing, creating instructional tools under their direction, organizing materials, etc.)

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English; 

  • Written and oral proficiency in Spanish is not required but helpful; 

  • Ability to work effectively with children and teachers;

  • Sensitivity to the cultural needs of ELL students;

  • Interest in and respect for a variety of cultures; 

  • Must have at least 60 college credits (Associate's degree) or successfully pass the Parapro examination;

  • Experience working in a school setting preferred; and

  • Must be able to provide 2 professional references. 

Anticipated hours:  

1.0 professional asst. Leave replacement F/T daily at Ham Ave: 7:45 am - 3:15 PM (35 hours per week; benefits offered)

.8 professional asst. Leave replacement P/T at ISD & Windrose, 8:30 - 1:30 PM  (28 hours per week)

Posted By

Greenwich Public Schools

Havenmeyer Building, 290 Greenwich, CT 06830
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 479