ESL Teacher (#308510)

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ESL Teacher (K-12)

TITLE: BILINGUAL EDUCATION TEACHER, ESL & ELL QUALIFICATIONS: Valid New Jersey Instructional Certificate and grade level and/or content area endorsement and Bilingual Education Endorsement or eligibility Demonstrated language proficiency and knowledge of effective teaching methods Ability to maintain a positive learning environment Strong interpersonal and communication skills Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status REPORTS TO: School Director SUPERVISES: Pupils, and when assigned, student teachers and classroom aides JOB GOAL: To provide an approved bilingual education program that fosters English proficiency, academic learning and personal growth. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Curriculum and lesson plans Works to achieve state core curriculum content standards charter school goals and objectives by promoting active learning in the classroom using board-adopted curriculum and other appropriate learning activities for English as a Second Language (ESL) students / English Language Learners (ELL). Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides opportunities for individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil. Sets specific objectives in lesson preparation and weekly lesson plans and carries through presentation to effectively achieve these objectives. Classroom activities and work with students Participates in the assessment of the English proficiency of pupils whose native language is other than English; helps to identify pupils eligible for bilingual education and/or English as a Second Language programs or other services designed to improve English language proficiency. Assesses pupil academic progress, English proficiency and personal growth toward stated objectives of instruction. Assesses annually to determine pupils ready to exit the bilingual/ESL program. Maintains records of pupils' educational progress in class record books and/or board approved forms and summarizes these marks for reporting purposes. Identifies academic and support services needs of limited English proficient pupils and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and resolving learning problems. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a classroom climate conducive to learning for English as a Second Language (ESL) students / English Language Learners (ELL). Budgets class time effectively. Devises written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned. Maintains good relations with parents Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to inform them about the school program, discuss pupil progress and encourage their involvement in the development and review of program objectives. Works cooperatively with the charter school's bilingual parent advisory committee. Other Maintains professional competence and continuous improvement through inservice education and other professional growth activities. Participates in school-level planning, faculty meetings/committees and other school system groups. Makes effective use of community resources to enhance the instructional program. Upholds and enforces school rules, administrative regulations and board policy. Notifies the school principal promptly with information relevant to orderly charter school operations, such as observations about gang activity, signs of student depression, or signs of child abuse. Performs other duties within the scope of his/her employment and certification as may be assigned.