Teacher – English to Speakers of Other Languages (2018-2019 School Year)

Company Details

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EXTERNAL ONLY

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

 

POSITION:                   Teacher – English to Speakers of Other Languages

LOCATION:                  To Be Determined

START DATE:              August 2018

WORK YEAR:               10 Months

COMPENSATION:         Refer to Current Teachers Salary Scale

 

POSITION GOAL:

To create and sustain an educational environment conducive to the fulfillment of the District’s Mission and Vision so that maximum positive impact on the education of children can be realized.  A teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, and delivering instruction based on the approved curriculum and Delaware Common Core State Standards to help students move toward proficiency.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Must be eligible or hold State of Delaware Certification in English to Speakers of other Languages K-12.
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Education.
Proficient in Technology; Microsoft Office Applications, Children’s Educational Software, etc.
Demonstrates sensitivity to issues impacting various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
Shows evidence of knowledge regarding practices known to be effective in promoting student learning while increasing student achievement.
Demonstrates understanding and ability to perform job related tasks.
Acceptable Criminal Background Report and no entries on Child Abuse Registry.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities related to the District.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.     Delivers instruction based on the general education curriculum & Delaware Common Core State Standards

a.     Develops weekly lesson plans that contain all of the required components.

b.     Understand language as a system and demonstrates a high level of competence in helping ESL students acquire and use English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for social and academic purposes

Delivers instruction utilizing appropriate resources, computers, audio-visual aids, equipment, materials, technology and instructional strategies to supplement instruction and presentations.
Provides differentiated instruction based on the student’s individual level of functioning and preferred learning modalities.
Plans and supervises paraprofessionals, volunteers, class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities and guide students in learning from those activities.
Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provide students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
2.     Develops & implements a classroom management system

Provides a positive role model of appropriate and respectful interactions with students and staff.
Develops, teaches, and reviews clear and concise classroom rules, routines, procedures and expectations.
Follows the strategies and requirements for effective behavior management, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Trainings.
3.     Assesses students in assigned certification area

Administers appropriate and required informal and formal assessments based on student needs and State Regulations
Collects and interprets data and utilizes it to modify instruction, content, and to report progress to parents and school district.
Summarizes assessment results and provides information to other staff members and administrators for IEP development and/or periodic reviews.
4.     Designs an instructional program based on core curriculum & adapted to meet individual needs

Uses assessment and progress monitoring data, designated subject area curriculum as well as the DE Common Core State Standards, Benchmarks and Eligible Content (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening) to develop each student’s instructional program.
Prepares and implements remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
Works with the IEP team (for identified students) or the Alternative Education review team to decide what specially designed instruction and accommodations are needed for the student to be successful.
Incorporates research-based programs and strategies into the instructional program which includes Professional Learning Communities, Learning Focused Solutions, and Response to Intervention.
5.     Collaborates /communicates with related service providers, parents, and school district staff

Follows the appropriate protocols when questions, issues, and/or concerns arise.
Apprises all parties who have a legitimate educational interest in the student of meetings, concerns, progress, and other issues.
Confers with parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, specialists, and administrators to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
Establishes and maintains a cooperative and professional relationship with peers, support staff, parents, administration, agency staff and school district personnel.
6.     Complies with Federal, State and Local Regulations and Policies

Accurately completes all required paperwork within the designated timelines.
Utilizes all available resource materials (i.e. Employee Handbook, District website, Collaborative Agreement, Professional Code of Conduct, Administrative Procedures, School District Board Policies, etc.) to complete required paperwork, maintain professionalism and to avoid potential violations/noncompliance.
Cooperates with Federal, State and Local Agency Personnel during Alternative Education and/or Special Education Compliance Monitoring and/or dispute resolution activities.
Remains current in certification, research, instructional strategies, & technology

Attends in-service programs, mandated trainings and self-selected workshops, conferences, courses, etc.
Reads journal articles, investigates internet resources and collaborates with other professionals and/or mentors.
Keeps certificate current and active by monitoring status, including Clock hours, on the DEEDS website.
Shall perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as may be assigned.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities 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 is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may apply by completing an employment application via AppliTrack at http://applitrack.com/colonial/onlineapp  no later than 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above. A cover letter and resume are required for external candidates and preferred but not required for internal candidates.

 

Applicants needing special accommodations in the application process of this vacancy announcement may contact the Human Resources Division at 302-323-2712.

 

Note:  Incomplete Application Packages will not be considered.