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ESL Paraprofessional

at Academy District 20

Posted: 8/13/2019
Job Reference #: 1154111860
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Job Description

Academy District 20 Mission Statement

The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.

Job Goal

Assists the licensed (English as a Second Language) ESL staff in meeting the goals of students within the classroom setting.

Job Description: Essential Position Functions

The job description information below is under review by the Human Resources Department and may not necessarily contain all elements of the position. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time. This information does not create a contractual relationship with the staff member and includes such duties, services, activities, tasks, and related assignments that shall generally be assigned by an administrator as part of the functions of this position.

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
  • Accompanies and assists student(s) while in the classroom setting
  • Accompanies the student(s) to whom assigned on trips to the office or to the school nurse as necessary
  • Assesses student abilities in the area of English as a Second Language
  • Assists in preparation, production, and maintenance of materials and equipment as assigned
  • Assists in the evaluation of software
  • Assists teachers in locating materials for classroom, and assembles materials for teachers’ use as directed
  • Attends meetings and conferences as required
  • Attends pre-job training, ongoing training, and meetings as required during the school year in order to remain up-to-date on job procedures
  • Carries out instructional programs and lessons in various learning environments as designated in the lesson plan
  • Collects data for assessment and monitoring purposes
  • Completes daily paper work (i.e. attendance reports, detention slips, student referral slips, various student passes, etc.)
  • Coordinates completion of assignments with regular classroom teachers
  • Develops and implements games and teaching aids
  • Keeps up-to-date in current curricular standards and instructional practices as they relate to ESL methodologies
  • Maintains student files; updating information as appropriate
  • Maintains, orders, and organizes inventory of supplies and materials in an effective manner
  • Monitors behavior contracts and reward systems for students
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical duties as assists other staff members
  • Proctors test-taking when requested by teachers
  • Provides instruction for students in consultation with an ESL licensed teacher
  • Provides reference assistance to students and staff
  • Serves as a resource person to the student personnel evaluation team concerning an assigned student
  • Supervises students in the use of the ESL programs on the computer
  • Tutors students in various subject areas
  • Under supervision of a teacher, works in one-to-one/groups of students to reinforce material initially introduced by the teacher
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to be flexible in work demands
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use telephone, computer, copier, and other office/classroom support equipment
  • Ability to work well with students and parents from diverse populations
  • Knowledge of country customs and traditions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.

  • The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
  • The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
  • The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
  • The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.
  • Work is generally performed in a classroom setting.

Physical Demands: The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions

  • Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
  • Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
  • Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
  • Conducts activities involving climbing, stooping, kneeling/bending, crouching/squatting, twisting, and reaching

Cognitive Functions: The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.



Salary/Pay: Refer to D20 salary schedules at www.asd20.org: About Us > Financial Transparency > Salary Schedules or Policies Hours per Week: 37.5 Additional Information:

New Applicants: Please note that if you are hired by District 20, fingerprinting is required. You will be responsible for the cost of fingerprinting.

All custodial positions require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to push/pull burdens up to 100 pounds.

All special education positions require the ability to safely lift 50 pounds each in a two person lift.

How to Apply:
Current District 20 Staff:
Current District 20 staff members should complete a transfer request form and return it to the Human Resources Office. The transfer request form and important transfer information can be found on the District 20 Intranet site: Click on Resources and Forms, click on Forms and Documents, click on 20Net Human Resources Documents, click on HR_Other_Forms_Miscellaneous, and click on the document name HIRING - Transfer Request Form.
New Applicants:
New applicants must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete the online application.
Please identify your interest in specific positions on the Preferences page of the online application.
Since school administrators will be able to access your completed online application, please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.
Email Contact: victory.molina@asd20.org

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