Bilingual Instructional Teacher Assistant
Esperanza Elementary is a K-6 chartered public school located in West Valley City, Utah—Esperanza provides a unique environment that gives each student what they need to thrive, to become biliterate and academically successful. Esperanza’s Spanish-English dual-immersion language component is school wide, all day, in every aspect of the school operation. All Esperanza staff are bilingual and bi-literate in Spanish and English. JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of Esperanza’s Executive Director/Principal and working directly under classroom teachers, instructional staff assistants perform a variety of pedagogical functions such as reviewing, reading, re-teaching, tutoring, mentoring, and role modeling for students. All applicants must be fluent in Spanish and English. Applicants may apply online at www.teachers-teachers.com (include a cover letter) or by email directly to the Esperanza’s Executive Director/Principal Eulogio Alejandre. Submit a cover letter and a resume that clearly outlines your education and experience, plus contact information for references. Letters of recommendation may be included. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants may call for information at 801-305-1405 X 304.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following description may not include all the tasks that will be required of this position. Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts. Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations. Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods. Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers. Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips. Conduct demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts. Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students. Distribute tests and homework assignments, and collect them when they are completed. Enforce administration policies and rules governing students. Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage. Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress. Organize and label materials, and display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills. Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development. Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems. Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs. Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas, and submit outlines to teachers for review. Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities. Take class attendance, and maintain attendance records. Recordkeeping/Database Management Keep records as requested by teacher or administrator. NEW POSITIONS OPEN Esperanza Elementary School will hire one part-time instructional teacher assistant to support 3rd-6th grade teachers with content specific interventions.