Spanish Dual Immersion Educator - One position - 6th grade Educator and One position- 7th/8th Grade Educator
ICSD Human Resource Services
Certified Employee Job Description
Department: Elementary School Date Prepared: 12/2020
Job Title: Spanish Dual Immersion Educator
- One 6th Grade Educator Position available
- One 7th/8th Grade Educator Position available
Classification (FLSA Status): Exempt
Lane/Salary Grade: Educator
Location: Cedar MIddle School
Under the direction of the school principal, the Spanish Dual Immersion Teacher is responsible for the education of assigned students and will create a flexible program and class environment favorable for learning and personal growth. The teacher will teach Spanish literacy skills and identified content subjects to students through the exclusive use of the Spanish language and using the Utah Foreign Language Dual Immersion Model. The teacher will team with an English-speaking teacher to provide instruction to students. Professional relations will be developed and maintained with other staff and parents.
Job Title: Spanish Dual Immersion Educator
Supervisor’s Title: School Principal
Jobs Reporting to this Title:
Aides that are assigned to teacher
Summary and Overall Objective:
The educator is responsible for the education of all assigned students
Essential Functions Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides learning experiences and teaches lessons to meet objectives by following the approved curriculum map provided by the District and the Utah Dual Language Immersion consortium, which follows the Utah State Core Curriculum.
Teaches assigned subjects exclusively using the Spanish language for the purpose of creating fluency in foreign language while teaching basic subjects in a dual immersion setting.
Facilitates active learning experiences fluently in Spanish for the purpose of engaging learners at the optimum level.
Immerses students in the Spanish language, literature, and culture while teaching assigned core subjects for the purpose of maximizing the language learning experience.
Develops and uses instructional materials suitable for verbal and/or visual instruction of students with wide range of mental, physical and emotional maturity.
Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and motivate students.
Establishes and maintains standards of student control required to achieve effective participation in all activities.
Evaluates academic and social growth of students and keeps appropriate records.
Communicates with parents through a variety of means.
Holds parent conferences to discuss the individual student’s progress and interpret the school program.
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays such as bulletin boards, interest centers, etc.
Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the District and/or professional growth activities and university courses.
Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop action plans and goals based on a completed evaluation summary.
Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records.
Cooperates in school-wide supervision of students during out of classroom activities.
Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Provides accurate attendance information in accordance with the procedure established by the school where the teacher is assigned.
Cooperates with the custodian(s) for the general housekeeping needs in the area(s) for which the teacher is assigned.
During times of state or district emergency, all employees may be required to perform additional duties that are not required on a normal basis in support of educational and operational priorities. e.g. Performs general cleaning and sanitizing of work areas, provides remote assistance to students and staff, and any other reasonable duty as needed.
Teachers are expected to dress in good taste and be well groomed, befitting to members of a respected profession. Cleanliness of self and attire, neatness, and attractive grooming are stressed and expected. Teachers should always dress in a manner that professionally sets them apart from students. Exceptions to the dress limitations are school approved special events or activities.
Competencies (Knowledge, skills, abilities):
Must be fluent in Spanish and English.
Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English at a level required for successful job performance.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from parents, community, and staff members.
Ability to effectively present information to parents, community, and students.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out essential duties of this position.
Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems involving concrete variables situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs
Ability to plan and implement lessons based on grade level objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication.
This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; and any licenses or certifications required.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from four-year college or university.
Must have or be eligible to obtain a World Language Endorsement for Spanish AND a Dual Immersion Endorsement with a highly qualified status.**Applicants Eligible for an INTERNSHIP will also be considered**
Preferred Education and Job Related Experience:
Experience working in a K-12 environment.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Active Utah Early Childhood Education or Utah Professional Elementary Education K-6 Teaching License with proper endorsements authorizing areas assigned. ESL Endorsement would be beneficial.
Iron County School District expects all employees to practice high standards of moral and ethical conduct which are consistent with the values taught in our schools.
All employees are expected to be law abiding, ethical and honest; and demonstrate respect for the dignity of all students, colleagues, parents and members of the community.
All employees are expected to adhere to all district policies while employed.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Machines, Tools, Equipment Used:
Classroom Technology Tools (i.e., projector, document camera, etc.)
Contact with dissatisfied individuals
Expected Work Hours:
7 hrs/day during regular school hours
Some local and out of town travel may be required
Personal transportation to and from work is required
Terms of Employment:
Full-time 190 Contract Days
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Iron County School District is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law.