ESL Teacher
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Shirley, MA

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Instructs inmates at all levels of ESL and Literacy development. Provides one to one or small group individualized instruction. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of inmate’s progress and attendance. Each day, calls appropriate staff person to report inmate absence from class. Counsels inmates on progress toward education goals. Reviews, and if necessary, adapts curriculum to the changing needs of a changing inmate population. Participates in all scheduled staff meetings. Participates in in-service and professional development courses for a minimum of forty (40) hours per year. Prepares and distributes all statistical data needed by the institution and the Division. Performs other related duties, as required.
Qualifications: Please see Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications: Massachusetts Teacher certification. Teaching experience.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques of teaching; the principles of general and educational psychology; the psychology of learning; the principles and practices of curriculum development; motivation and reinforcement techniques; training methods and techniques; the methods used in the preparation of charts, graphs, and tables; the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, spelling, sentence structure, word meaning and punctuation; the methods of technical and general report writing; the factors, trends and problems in providing educational services to special client groups such as the disadvantaged young people; minorities and the handicapped. Ability to: motivate others, read, write and comprehend the English language; deal tactfully with others; establish rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds; interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress; establish and maintain a harmonious working relationship with others; make effective oral presentations; communicate effectively in writing; read and interpret statistical reports; understand, apply and explain the provisions of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards, and guidelines governing assigned unit activities; plan training/instructions; prepare and use charts, graphs and tables; exercise discretion in handling confidential information; prepare narrative reports; use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling; assemble items of information; analyze and determine the applicability of educational data, to draw conclusions and to make appropriate recommendations; gather information; give written and oral instructions; maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency situations; exercise sound judgment.

Knowledge of the types and uses of psychology tests for determining individual interests, aptitudes, skills and occupational preference. Knowledge of the types and symptoms of mental and/or emotional disorders. Knowledge of the types and availability of public or private community based resources for treatment or rehabilitation of the retarded or emotionally disturbed. Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities. Knowledge of the types and uses of agency forms.
Comments: This is a 4 hour per week part time contract position with no benefits. Options to renew.

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