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ESL / EL Teacher SY 22-23

Company: Bridges Public Charter School
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The English Language Learner Teacher at Bridges PCS provides instruction and support to students Pre-Kindergarten - 5th grade students in the ELL Program. The goal of this position is to guide English Language Learners toward gaining proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. This position reports to the EL / ESL Coordinator.100% mask wearing policy for students & staff. Daily health screening, social distancing, and regular sanitization. COVID-19 vaccine required for school staff. School follows DC Dept. of Health's safety guidelines and requirements for schools.*EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: ** Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in TESOL (or related field), passing score on the ESOL Praxis exam, and D.C. Certification in ESOL K-12. Masters degree preferred.* Fluency in spoken and written Spanish desired, but not required.* Citizenship, residency or work visa in the United States required.* Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population that includes students with special needs.* 6 months /1 semester minimum experience working with special needs children in an early childhood or elementary school setting.* Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.*IDEAL CANDIDATE: *The ideal candidate has experience teaching EL students in a United States elementary school. The ideal candidate has experience working with classroom staff, can help with lesson planning and can consult with teachers about best practices. The ideal candidate is willing to collaborate and is knowledgeable about recent research in pedagogy in the field of second language acquisition and EL education. Additionally, the candidate should possess sensitivity to the developmental stages and well being of children and have a willingness to be flexible in terms of teaching assignment within the school setting.*RESPONSIBILITIES: ** Provide EL push in and/or pull out instruction to students* Assist in administering required language proficiency and academic achievement tests for determining placement, ongoing monitoring of student progress and determining when student is to be exited from program.* Assist in developing language acquisition support plans (ELL plans) for all ELL students and work with classroom teachers to implement plans.* Work with classroom teachers to support differentiated instruction.* Work with establishing relationship with ELL parents, including those who don't speak English.* Willingness to be flexible in terms of teaching assignment within the school setting.* Employ a variety of instructional techniques and teaching strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students, including whole group (co-teaching)/ small-group or individual learning.* Assist in compiling and maintaining a profile summary (record of achievement and progress) for each student.* Assist in gathering and reporting data for reporting requirements and other required reports (to the State, Dept of Education, census, grant applications, annual report, etc.).* Establish and maintain communication with parents of students in the program.* Engage parents and families in their student's learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.* Contribute productively to the school as a whole.* Participate in in-service and staff development activities and staff meetings as required or assigned.* Attend IEP, Section 504, or other related meetings necessary for student assessment and/or compliance with federal and/or state law.* Attend and participate in established traditional school-sponsored activities (i.e, back-to school night, open house, and other activities customarily attended by classroom teachers and/or faculty members), which may be outside of regular school hours.* Maintain ongoing program of professional growth that satisfies personal expectations as a professional.* Other duties as assigned.*SALARY & BENEFITS*Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Employment agreements will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k) or the continuation of the DCPS retirement plan._To ensure safety for all students, all staff members may be fingerprinted. Background checks will be conducted on all school staff prior to their service as employees. Bridges is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law._Job Types: Full-time, ContractPay: $47,500.00 - $73,500.00 per yearBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Professional development assistance* Retirement plan* Tuition reimbursement* Vision insuranceSchedule:* Monday to FridaySupplemental Pay:* Signing bonusCOVID-19 considerations:100% mask wearing policy for students & staff. Daily health screening, social distancing, and regular sanitization. COVID-19 vaccine required for school staff. School follows DC Dept. of Health's safety guidelines and requirements for schools.Ability to commute/relocate:* Washington, DC 20011: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education:* Bachelor's (Required)Experience:* English as a Second or Foreign Language Tutors: 2 years (Preferred)License/Certification:* Teaching Certification (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Bridges Public Charter School, Washington DC , ESL / EL Teacher SY 22-23, Education / Teaching , Washington, DC

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