• ESL Paraprofessional

  • Posted: 11/11/2020

    To work with classroom teachers to provide support in academic areas for English Language Learners. Work with students to comprehend and demonstrate achievement.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Include the following. Other duties may be assigned

    • Work with teachers in team teaching, team planning, and daily routines
    • Provide instructional and language support for ESL students
    • Understand, support and be able to assist in implementing and communicating ESL goals and objectives
    • Assist in preparing classroom materials for Ell students
    • Work cooperatively with teachers, students, parents and school administration
    • Participate on program planning committees, and parent involvement activities
    • Support the staff with phone calls in the parent's home language in reference to school concerns
    • Facilitate communication between school, students, teachers and administration

    Qualifications

    Education/Experience

    60 college hours or pass the Para Praxis

    Fluent in English domains, read, write, listen and speaking

    Prefer Fluent in Spanish

    Desire to work with diverse population of English Learning students.

    Skills and Abilities  

    Language

    Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff or members of the community. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to draft and prepare reports in written and visual formats and speak effectively before groups.  

    Computation

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, proportions and percentages. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

    Reasoning

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, presented in a variety of formats.

    Technology

    Working knowledge of computer usage and ability to use database software, internet software, e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet software. Ability to proficiently use the following programs strongly preferred: PowerSchool, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, PowerPoint, MS Word, and Excel. Ability to type accurately and proficiently.

    Additional Skills and Abilities

    Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Ability to appropriately communicate with diverse staff and others including vendors and other agencies. Ability to exercise good judgment and work in an environment with frequent interruptions.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

    Attendance

    Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

    Conditions and Environment

    Typical office environment

    Occasionally perform work beyond a standard 40-hour work week when workload requires. The work environment is in a standard office setting including standard office equipment (fax, copier, phone, computer, 10-key, etc.)combined with a standard school setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high

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