Bridges is seeking is seeking to hire a part-time ELL / ESL Teacher. The position is a 10 month positions. Bridges mission is to provide an exemplary educational program that includes all students. Our developmentally appropriate, student and family-centered educational approach nurtures students to expand their developmental skills, in order to build a foundation for life-long learning. Bridges Public Charter School is expanding into an elementary school program. We will add a grade level each year reaching capacity at 5th grade in the 2017- 2018 school year.
ELL Teacher (Part-Time) Position Summary
The English Language Learner Teacher at Bridges PCS provides instruction to Kindergarten and/or First Grade students in the ELL Program. This position reports to the ELL Coordinator.
- Must be "highly qualified" in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; Bachelor's degree and passing score on the ESOL Praxis exam, Bachelor's or Certification in ESL instruction, or Master's in TESOL or related field. Master's degree preferred.
- Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
- 6 months /1 semester minimum experience working with special needs children in an elementary school setting.
- Have a track record of being a team player and community-minded.
- Be committed to their own learning.
- Excellent time-management skills and ability to work independently.
- Citizenship, residency or work visa in United States required.
- Fluency in spoken and written Spanish desired, but not required.
The ideal candidate has 1 to 2 years of successful experience teaching in an elementary school English Language Learner (ELL) program; exhibits superior organizational and communication skills (verbal and writing); is compassionate; is willing to collaborate; and is knowledgeable about recent research in pedagogy in the field of second language acquisition and ELL education. 2 or more years of teaching experience is preferred.
- Support ELLs in elementary school through one or more instructional models.
- Comply with all laws and regulations relating to ELL students.
- Administer required language proficiency and academic achievement tests.
- Participate in the creation of individualized language acquisition support plans (ELL Plans) for all ELL students; work with ELL Coordinator and classroom teachers to implement and amend plans.
- Work with classroom teachers to support differentiated instruction.
- Compile and maintain a profile summary (record of achievement and progress) for each student.
- Promote research-based pedagogical practices among staff.
- 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.
- Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours, such as Back-to-School Night and home visits.
- Other duties as assigned, which may include providing Staff Development pertaining to ELL students and facilitating workshops for parents.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Contracts will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Limited benefits: paid vacation and sick days, no health insurance.
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume via email to Anika Harris, ELL Coordinator / Teacher to email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the subject line: "ELL Teacher (Part-Time)".
Bridges Public Charter School
1250 Taylor Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
Fax (202) 545-0517
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.
Spanish-speakers and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
1250 Taylor Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20011, United States