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Elementary ESOL / Newcomers Teacher

Summary Information:
Employer: Wichita Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Elementary
English as a Second Language
School / Org: Jefferson Elementary School
Location Wichita, Kansas
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN12107
Posting Date: 24 October 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Details:
Wichita Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Elementary ESOL / Newcomers Teacher

Location: Jefferson Elementary School

Position Function: The Elementary ESOL teacher is self-motivated, demonstrates a passion for learning, and has the ability to facilitate a successful learning community for English Language Learners (ELLs).

Essential Performance Responsibilities:
- Self-motivated teacher
- Collaborate and plan with ESOL and classroom teachers, collaboratively designing curriculum and delivery of instruction based on student data
- Assist all ESOL and/or classroom staff members to incorporate effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing strategies into all content areas
- Provide support and coaching to ELLs through direct instruction and differentiated instruction, co-teaching, observing, and giving follow-up support, ongoing communication and support of the assessments regarding to the ELL students
- Administer LAS/KELPA assessment to ELL students as needed

Additional Duties: Assists with additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Equipment: This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.

Travel: Limited travel between schools and central offices may be required.

Physical and Mental Demands: Will work in a school environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate both verbally and written in order to communicate with others inside and outside of the organization for the purpose of giving and obtaining information
- Ability to communicate effectively with a Supervisor when their discretion is needed
- Ability to perform as an effective team player
- Ability to plan, organize, make decisions and prioritize work to meet the daily demands of the building
- Exhibit a professional manner and a positive attitude
- Use good judgment to make decisions on recurring assignments
- Display a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality
- Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance
- Knowledge of company’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them

Interrelations:
- Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service

Employee Punctuality and Appearance:
• In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
• Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.
• All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position.

Qualification Profile:
- KS Elementary teaching certificate
- ESOL endorsement
- 6 months to 1 year prior teaching experience preferred

FSLA Status: Exempt


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