Generally teaches students in a pullout program focusing on language arts instruction in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary acquisition. Uses appropriate strategies to help ESL learners at each level of development within the program. May work within the classroom in an inclusion model with LEP students who need assistance in understanding English. At the secondary level, teaches specific ESL courses that have been developed in English and in related content areas and /or work with mainstream teachers in a collaborative model.
Essential Job Functions:
· Serves as a resource on ESL-related matters for teachers, school administrators, instructional personnel, parents and others.
· Assists the ESL Liaison in the development of curriculum and collaborates with mainstream teachers to insure inclusion of core curriculum subject matter and SOLs in ESL curriculum.
· Provides appropriate assistance regarding teaching second language learners to mainstream classroom teachers.
· Instructs students in English emphasizing the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading, grammar, vocabulary acquisition and writing skills.
· Evaluates student performance in English for placement at the various levels of ESL instruction. Regularly reviews testing materials to help correlate results with instruction.
· Assists in coordinating testing for and exemption from state mandated tests (SOL tests) for ESL students.
· Assists in coordinating referrals of ESL students for special placements; confers with personnel in early childhood services and special education for continued collaboration; assists with IEP and/or child study teams as requested by building principals and special education staff for ESL referred students.
· Secures translators when possible for conferences, presentations and written translations. Assures communication with parents at all times.
· Communicates regularly with the ESL Liaisons, principals and other ESL teachers via e-mail and telephone in order to optimize effectiveness of service.
· Supervises the instructional aides in the program (elementary level ESL teachers), makes lesson plans and gives direction for their work with ESL students.
· Maintains order within the classroom setting in accordance with division guidelines regarding student behavior management.
· Supervises students in non-classroom time (before & after school, student activities, fire drills).
· Communicates regularly with parents. Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence.
· Assesses student learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
· Uses the curriculum of the district to plan daily instructional activities.
· Performs other duties as established by School Board Policy.
Considerable knowledge of the regulations and policies related to English as a Second Language and of the concepts, principles and methodologies of ESL instruction. Working knowledge of current curriculum development, program implementation, learning theory and recent research in ESL. Working skill in the use of technology to deliver and assess instruction. Demonstrated ability to develop instructional goals to design and deliver instruction and to assess students’ learning. Demonstrated ability to organize, schedule and monitor work assignments; to train and advise teaching staff regarding ESL students; to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability in decision making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships and planning.
- Minimum of 18 years of age.
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accepted institution.
- Possession of the requirements for the applicable teacher license.
In addition to the on-line application, teacher applicants are required to submit:
Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Applicants must submit two (2) references as a part of their application package. Applicants with zero years teaching experience should submit references from their cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Applicants with recent teaching experience must provide references from principals and/or superintendents from all contracted teaching experiences within the past three (3) years. If experience is not within the past three (3) years, references from the last contracted work experience should be provided. The teacher reference form may be accessed via the link below.
Teacher Reference form
Copy of Teaching license
Complete Application Package
Applications for teaching positions will not be evaluated until complete packets, to include transcripts, teaching licenses, teacher assessment scores (Praxis II, etc.), and references are received. To expedite application review, these documents may be scanned and attached to the on-line application. The documents may also be mailed or hand delivered to:
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
9900 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
- State Police Criminal History Investigation
- Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
- Tuberculosis Screening/Test