Newcomer Specialist, Title III- Immigrant

Elizabeth Public Schools | Elizabeth, NJ


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Posted Date 7/24/2023
Expiration Date10/04/2023


TITLE: Newcomer Specialist, Title III- Immigrant


  1. Valid New Jersey Bilingual and/or ESL certifications.
  1. Minimum of three (3) consecutive years of Bilingual/ESL teaching experience.
  1. Minimum of three (3) consecutive years of Bilingual/ESL curriculum writing.
  1. Proficient in a language other than English, preferably Spanish.
  1. Proficient in technology programs and platforms.
  1. Required criminal history background check and proof of S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.

REPORTS TO: Director of Bilingual and ESL Education

Supervisor of Bilingual and ESL


  1. Works collaboratively with immigrant newcomer students and their families, general education teachers, ESL teacher, Bilingual content area teachers, and administrators, to develop effective and consistent use of evidence-based pedagogy in literacy and English language instruction.
  1. Provides enhanced and supplemental instructional small group opportunities to newcomer students to ensure they meet the same challenging grade level and graduation standards as all students.
  1. Provide training to teachers on WIDA Can do descriptors.
  1. Assist teachers in creating lesson plans and delivers effective high quality model lessons in ESL that address the specific needs of immigrant newcomer students.
  1. Provides direct feedback to teachers and opportunities to reflect on their teaching practice to support ELD and content area for immigrant newcomer students.
  1. Plans and delivers effective professional development to all teachers to meet the needs of immigrant newcomer students.
  1. Coordinates supplemental instructional services and interventions that enhance opportunities for growth.
  1. Communicates and provides immigrant newcomer families with information on community and District resources. Develops a system of support for immigrant newcomer students and families.
  1. Coordinates events that support and strengthen opportunities for cultural and linguistic integration.
  1. Meets regularly with school administrators and teachers, to analyze data and further communicate and strengthen instructional support to school staff.
  1. Verify appropriate placements of ELLs.
  1. Create and provide professional development on the various components of native language literacy for teachers and parents.
  1. Expand instructional resources and strategies with a focus on students with interrupted formal education.
  1. Study, disaggregate, analyze, and draw conclusions about ELL performance on district, state, and federal assessments.
  1. Adept in the usage of all of the department’s technological resources and platforms.
  1. Design and review curriculum to ensure that native language skills are included.
  1. Ensure that curriculum implementation in all BL/ESL classrooms is carried to fidelity.
  1. Train new teachers on curriculum, curriculum updates, best teaching practices, access to district technology, and protocols of the Bilingual & ESL Department.
  1. Assist the Bilingual and ESL department with federal and state requirements.
  1. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the superintendent.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Eleven (11) Month tenurable

Annual Evaluation: Evaluated by the Director of Bilingual and ESL Education, consistent with statute, code and collective negotiations agreement.

Approved: July 19, 2023

Legal References:

N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1 Criminal history record; employee in regular contact with pupils; grounds for disqualification from employment; exception

N.J.S.A. 18A:6-10 Dismissal and reduction in compensation of persons under tenure in public school system

N.J.A.C. 18A:7F Comprehensive Education Improvement and Financing Act

N.J.S.A. 18A:16-2 Physical examinations; requirement

N.J.S.A. 18A:25-2 Authority over pupils

N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1 Citizenship of teachers, etc.

N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1.1 Residence requirement prohibited

N.J.S.A. 18A:26-2 Certificates required; exception

N.J.S.A. 18A:27 Employment and contracts

N.J.S.A. 18A:28-3 No tenure for noncitizens

N.J.S.A. 18A:28-5 Tenure of teaching staff members

N.J.S.A. 18A:28-8 Notice of intention to resign required

N.J.S.A. 18A:37 Discipline of pupils

N.J.A.C. 6A:7 Managing for equality and equity in education

N.J.A.C. 6A:8 Standards and assessment

N.J.A.C. 6A:9 Professional licensure and standards See particularly:

N.J.A.C. 6A:9-3 Professional standards for teachers and school leaders

N.J.A.C. 6A:9B State board of examiners and certification

N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-5 General certification policies

N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-8 Requirements for instructional certificate

N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-9 Instructional certificates

N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-11.3 Authorization

N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-11.6 Supervisor

N.J.A.C. 6A:9-13 Acting administrators

N.J.A.C. 6A:9C-3 Required professional development for teachers and

school leaders

N.J.A.C. 6A:14 Special education

N.J.A.C. 6A:16 Programs to support student development

N.J.A.C. 6A:17 Students at risk of not receiving a public education

N.J.A.C. 6A:30 Evaluation of the performance of school districts

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-6 School employee physical examinations Immigration Reform and

Control Act of 1986, 8 U.S.C.A. 1100 et seq.

Every Student Succeeds Act, Pub. L. 114-95, Title 1, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq.

Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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