English Learner Paraprofessional (assignment within Secondary Schools)
Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, the Multilingual English Learner Paraprofessional will support students learning English by providing individualized instructional and social/emotional support. The MLEL paraprofessional will also be involved in administering language proficiency assessments to determine students’ performance levels and to identify language acquisition needs. Spanish speaking skills are valued in this position but is not a mandatory requirement. The MLEL Paraprofessional will support secondary schools with higher English Learner populations (specifically Tooele High School, Tooele Jr. High, Clarke N. Johnson Jr. High, and/or Stansbury High School) and will be assigned placement for school(s) support annually by the Director over Federal Programs.
Essential Job Functions
- Works collaboratively with MLEL Specialist to ensure that English Learners’ academic and social-emotional needs are being met by working in conjunction with general education teachers, specialists, counselors, administration, and/or other school personnel.
- Meets individually with students to check on academic progress (grades, homework, attendance, etc.) based on referrals or at-risk determinations. Provides organized documentation of visits and of students’ progress.
- Assists MLEL Specialist(s) with English proficiency assessments such as WIDA screenings and WIDA ACCESS testing processes.
- Provides Newcomer students (e.g. recently entered the country with limited English proficiency) with social/emotional support while navigating the new school system and with participating within school functions.
- Assists MLEL Facilitators within ELD I and II (English Language Development) courses to ensure that beginning level English proficiency students have extra reinforcement and support within Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing activities.
- Supports school-wide efforts to communicate and involve MLEL families. May include translation support for school meetings and/or events.
- Use standard office equipment when necessary, such as school device/computers and copiers.
- Travel between schools may be required during a work-day but will most likely involve one assigned school per work day (to limit traveling to multiple schools within a work day)
- Ability to carry out instructions provided in written or oral form. Also, ability to report work orally or in written form to supervisor is essential.
- Ability to check email daily and respond via email when necessary.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and continually maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, and EL families.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees, and others.
- Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with English Learner students.
- Works in standard office and school building environments.
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge level for successful performance would be acceptable:
- High School Diploma
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Successful completion of college level coursework (transcript documentation needed at time of hiring)
- If hired to work in a Title I school, federal law requires a paraprofessional to take and pass the Para-Pro Exam unless proof of college level coursework has been submitted (equivalent of an associate degree: 60 semester or 90 quarter credits).
- 29 hours per week, student-contact days (approximately 173 days), Time Card
- Support Professional Employees Salary Schedule Lane 1
Not Benefit Eligible