BILINGUAL ESL/ELL TEACHER
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
- New Jersey Department of Education Standard Certificate, Certificate of Eligibility (CE), or Certificate of Eligibility with Advance Standing (CEAS). Certifications MUST include one of the above in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
- Valid New Jersey Teacher of ESL certification or eligibility
- Must also posess a current and valid teaching certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Education
- Spanish speaking preferred
- Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made for their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
- Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.
2. Evaluates student progress on a regular basis and prepares progress reports.
3. Participates in the assessment of the English proficiency of pupils whose native language is other than English; helps to identify pupils eligible for bilingual education and/or English as a Second Language programs or other services designed to improve English language proficiency.
4. Identifies academic and support services needs of ELLs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and resolving learning problems.
5. Provides individual, small, and/or large group instruction, whenever appropriate, in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual and special abilities.
6. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide and orderly and productive environment.
7. Selects and requisitions books, instructional materials, equipment, aids, and maintains required inventory records.
8. Develops instructional plans and organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction; co-teaches with other staff members as required.
9. Develops and maintains professional competence through participation in in-service education activities provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities.
10. Supervises out-of classroom activities for pupils during the assigned working day, as required.
11. Plans and coordinates the work of aides, teacher assistants, and other paraprofessionals.
12. Identifies pupil’s needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
13. Communicates with parents and pupil personnel staff members on the individual pupil’s progress and development.
14. Maintains attendance accounting and business service as required.
15. Develops and participates in the sponsorship of student activities and faculty committees.
16. Acts as a resource person on an interdepartmental level to relate appropriate aspects of his/her subject area to other subject areas
17. Works to establish and maintain open lines on communication with students and their parents concerning the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.