Ibapah Elementary - Goshute Language Teacher (.125 FTE - 5 hours per week position)

Job | Posted 3 months ago
Position Areas
Special Education


Goshute Language Teacher  (Virtual or in Person)
Location: Rural Areas-  Ibapah Elementary 
Grades: Grades K-6 

Position Purpose 
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, follows USBE and Tooele County School District standards and objectives to develop students' skills to develop students' knowledge, skills and abilities in comprehending, speaking, reading and writing with the Goshute language, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the native culture.  This position is for a Goshute Language Teacher in Ibapah Elementary for students in grades K-6 (and may include some virtual Goshute Language instruction for rural Native American students attending Anna Smith Elementary and Digital Education Center).  The candidate can teach from a virtual setting instead of in-person. This is a part-time, 5 hours per week position. 

Essential Functions 

  • Follows performance expectations of the National Standards for Learning Languages, and its alignment to the Common Core State Standards. 

  • Develops and administers foreign language education curriculum consistent with the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Tooele County School District goals and objectives. 

  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning. 

  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction. 

  • Teaches knowledge and skills in a language other than English, including comprehension, grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, composition, vocabulary and proper word usage, colloquialisms, communication and translation of literature. In addition, it is expected that students will be able to speak the language with growing accuracy and fluency, sequencing through the various levels of proficiency; novice, intermediate, and advanced. 

  • Develops student understanding and appreciation of Native American culture(s). 

  • Works with students and others to prepare materials for inclusion in literary publications, contests, etc. 

  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed. 

  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research. 

  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. 

  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and Utah state and school district policies and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. 

  • Uses appropriate books, instructional aids and other learning/teaching resources.

Additional Duties 
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. 
Note:The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone. 
Travel Requirements 
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles. 

  • Knowledge of the identified language, in terms of grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, and literature. 

  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans. 

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students. 

  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed. 

  • Ability to utilize digital tools to involve additional students not attending school in-person via Zoom, Microsoft Meets, or other video conferencing platforms.  

  • Ability to organize and coordinate work. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. 

  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work. 

Qualifications Profile 

The candidate who is pursuing the protocol of teaching an American Indian language course(s) in Utah will be accompanied by the Tribe’s recommendation and supported by the Licensure Department at the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). The Tribe will internally evaluate and process the candidate’s listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and recommend their abilities to the Utah State Board of Education. These skills will be internally evaluated by the Tribe’s Education and Cultural Department for confirmation of the candidate’s competency and proficiency in the language. This recommendation will be sent to the Utah State Board of Education Licensure Department for confirmation and placed in the applicant’s file as one competent to teach in their Native Language. The applicant will also adhere to the fingerprinting process, background check, and other security measures set forth by the Utah State Board of Education.

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Contract:  Part-Time, 5 hours per week (.125 FTE) 
Certified Salary Schedule 
Not Benefit Eligible 

Posted By

Tooele County School District

92 So. Lodestone , Tooele, UT 84074

At the following locations

Ibapah Elementary School

P.O. Box 6087 , Ibapah, UT 84034