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English Language Learner (ELL) Assistant - South St. Paul Public Schools

Posted on 9/1/2017 10:33:05 AM

Listing expires 9/29/2017

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Date of Availability: Immediate
Date Closing: Open until filled
Effective immediately, the Human Resources Department will accept on-line applications for the position of English Language Learner (ELL) Assistant to be assigned at Secondary Building.  The position is 6.5 hours per day plus .50 hour duty-free lunch, Monday – Friday, school days only. Salary range is
$17.94 - $18.44 per hour based on the 2015-17 Master Agreement between S.S.P #6 and Local No. 7312.

Reports to:  Building Principal

Job Summary
 
This position is responsible for assisting one or more licensed teachers in providing instructional and/or behavioral support for students whom English is not their first language.  
 
Job Functions
  • Assist students for whom English is not their first language in all academic areas.  This includes implementing curriculum and adapting instructional strategies and materials according to the needs of the student under the direction of a licensed teacher.
  • Support licensed teacher in utilizing a variety of learning and behavioral management techniques as needed.
  • Assist students, as needed, who ride the school bus by meeting them at the bus the first day of class and helping them locate their bus in the afternoon.
  • Assist students with lunch, media center or other school activities, as needed.
  • Complete accurate and timely reporting of services and progress for student report cards, progress notes and/or conferences.
  • Assist classroom teacher in implementing district policies and procedures, including but not limited to emergency procedures, building orientation, confidentiality, student vulnerability, data collection, test administration and classroom management.
  • Understand and maintain boundaries and confidentiality with students, families, and staff.
  • Other Duties as assigned 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Two or four-year degree in a field related to education or pass Para Pro
  • Bilingual skills
  • Understanding of language development and cultural learning needs of a variety of students
  • Possess the skills and ability to reinforce math, reading, and writing skills in elementary and/or secondary classrooms.
  • Self-directed and able to organize small group reading and math activities with resources and assessments provided.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information for all students, staff and parents
  • Ability to work with students in which English is not their first language.
  • Proven teamwork, confidentiality, and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform routine computer functions, including the use of email, Internet navigation and Microsoft Word
  • Models appropriate behavior, neat appearance, and proper grammar usage for all students.  Helps provide a positive learning environment.
  • Demonstrated prompt, regular and reliable attendance 
     
Physical Requirements
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Vision abilities required include close vision.

Application Process:  To be considered for the position, submit online application at www.sspps.org; posting will remain open until filled. 
 


 
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