Elementary ELL Teacher

FPS has an opening for an Elementary ELL Teacher! Start August 2021. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Apply today at fremonttigers.org!

FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

It is the policy of Fremont Public Schools to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs.  Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the Superintendent.

DEPARTMENT: Teaching

JOB TITLE: English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher

REQUIREMENTS:

Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Certification/Licensure:

  • Nebraska Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement and level for area and grade taught
  • ESL or ELL endorsement required

Experience Desired:

  • Experience working with students, either during college training or from previous teaching
  • Experience working with language-minority students preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required

Other Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to work with students, staff, administration and parents
  • Knowledge of subject are(s) to be taught
  • Ability to individualize and differentiate instruction
  • Ability to plan lessons, teach to an objective, to have lesson at the correct level of difficulty, to check for understanding during the lesson and monitor and adjust the lesson as necessary
  • Strong knowledge of language and child development
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written language/communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective skills in assessment and evaluation
  • Demonstrate effective skills in leadership, human relations, organization problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Ability to operate a computer and an alphanumeric keyboard

REPORTS TO: Building Administrator and Executive Director of Student Services

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The essential functions of each employee’s position includes (1) regular, dependable in-person attendance on the job; (2) the ability to perform the identified tasks and to possess and utilize the identified knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the identified work activities; and (3) the ability to perform the physical requirements on their specific job description.

Basic:

  • To provide specific instruction and academic/social support services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students to help enable them to gain in English proficiency, to achieve academically, and to adjust culturally.
  • Assist the classroom teacher(s) in providing appropriate instruction, curriculum, assessment/evaluation, and classroom activities for the ELL student
  • When applicable, know the curriculum which is to be taught, plan lessons which will result in the curriculum being taught, and include appropriate testing instruments which will test the intended and taught curriculum; participate as appropriate in grade level teams, building instructional teams, and/or departments including the ELL K-12 Department

Frequent:

  • Provide cultural and language assistance to ELL students who are not achieving at a level commensurate with their abilities due to limited exposure to the English language
  • Periodically assess ELL students’ English language ability to assist in determining eligibility for ELL services/program, determine/develop language goals/objectives, determine progress in and appropriateness of content-area classes and determine how/if first language is interfering in second language learning
  • Create, modify, adapt curricular, instructional and assessment materials for ELL students in order to address instruction/learning of content area/standards as well as specific English language learning skills, including oral, written, reading and listening skills
  • Maintain and file test scores, work samples and other documents/reports pertinent to the ELL program for district and state reporting, student evaluation, grade/progress reporting and teaching/learning feedback information in general
  • Assist with arrangement or provision of interpreting/translating services for parent-teacher conferences, IEP meetings and other relevant meetings
  • Develop and maintain a classroom environment which is conducive to effective learning
  • Utilize a paraprofessional (according to Nebraska Guidelines) appropriately for support in provision of ELL services and programs
  • Instruct assigned students and provide regular classroom support services atg the times and locations as designated
  • Serve as a positive role model for students including academic, social and behavioral skills and assist students in learning the American culture including not not limited to:
    • Holidays and customs
    • Appropriate behavior for social/cultural settings
    • Appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior in American culture
  • Collaborate with other teachers and specialists in planning and/or modifying instructional goals, objectives and methods that represent the desired outcomes for the curriculum, essential learning skills and individual student English language-learning goals
  • Assist the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct/activities; develop for the classroom reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure and maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner
  • Supervise and participate in fire drills and other emergency preparedness programs
  • Follow the policies, regulation, procedures and expectations established by the Board and administration.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of attendance, absences, tardies, and other information as required by law, District policy and administrative guidelines/regulations
  • Attend staff meetings, conduct parent/teacher conferences and participate on committees as required
  • Participate in professional growth through an ongoing program of workshops, seminars, conferences, inservices and/or advance course work at institutions of higher learning
  • Complete special projects and perform other responsibilities and miscellaneous duties as assigned (i.e. extra duty supervision at school events, etc.)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

NEVER (0%)

OCCASIONAL (1-32%)

FREQUENT (33-66%)

CONSTANT (67%+)

A. Standing

X

B. Walking

X

C. Sitting

X

D. Bending/Stooping

X

E. Reaching/Pulling/Pushing

X

F. Climbing

X

G. Driving

X

H. Lifting: 50 lb. maximum

I. Carrying: 1-150 ft.

J. Manual Dexterity Tasks

Fingering 33-66%

Grasping 33-66%

Specify (manual dexterity tasks): Ability to operate computer, A/V equipment, copy machines, telephone, plus other equipment as required

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory): Skillful in planning, assessment and adjusting lessons. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrate effective conflict management, problem solving, evaluation, organizational and decision-making skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Inside-Outside-Both: Both

Climatic Environment: Primary work environment is a heated classroom and building, however air-conditioning depends upon the building assignment.

Hazards:  Exposure to communicable diseases, building, classroom, furniture, equipment, etc.

Zone 6

Additional Information

Position Posting:   ELL Teacher  – Howard Elementary

Qualified applicants will have:  Nebraska Teaching Certificate with proper endorsement

Compensation:   Per Salary Schedule

Employment:   2021-2022 School Year

Reports To:   Building Administrator

Applications Will Be Accepted Through:    Open Until Filled

Fremont Public Schools is a progressive Class A district that offers a competitive salary & benefit package & opportunities to help you reach your greatest potential. Fremont, located just 25 minutes northwest of Omaha and 45 minutes north of Lincoln, offers a small town atmosphere and big city opportunities.

Application Procedure:  Interested and qualified applicants are invited to apply at fremonttigers.org. Click on Employment and follow application instructions.

Contact Information

Fremont Public Schools
130 E. 9th St.
Fremont, NE 68025
https://fremonttigers.org

Kate Baker
(p) (402) 727-3016

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants can apply online at fremonttigers.org. Click on ‘Employment’ and follow application instructions.