High School English Language Teacher
South Sioux City Community Schools South Sioux City, NE Full-time Education
Posted on March 5, 2023
HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER
Reports to: Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Days according to school calendar as approved by board policy
Compensation: Reviewed and established annually by the Board of Education
EMPLOYEE CHARACTERISTIC REQUIREMENTS
- Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Job requires being honest and ethical.
- Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
- Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
- Inside offices and classrooms.
- Outside for activities with students and student supervision.
- Participate in team meetings for the development of IEPs and 504 Plans and implement provision of IEPs and 504 Plan accommodations for the teacher’s students.
- Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of activities as assigned.
- Participate in professional activities and staff development as assigned and as needed to maintain professional competence and to perform duties.
- Adhere to all district policies, rules, regulations, and supervisor directives.
- Adhere to the code of ethics of the District and the code of ethics set forth in NDE Rule 27.
- The teacher must serve as a positive role model for other staff and students.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
- Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the State and the school district.
- Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
- Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
- Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work. This includes organizing esteem building activities and social behavior learning activities.
- Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. This includes: adapting course of study to meet student needs, assessing educational potential or need of students, converting information into instructional program, developing course or training objectives, instructional materials and teaching aids, organizing educational material or ideas, preparing audio-visual teaching aids, selecting teaching materials to meet student needs, teaching students with disabilities, and using classroom management techniques.
- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. This includes: using interpersonal communication techniques, inventory control procedures, knowledge of multi-media technology, motivational techniques in education, oral or written communication techniques, public speaking techniques, special education techniques, and teaching techniques.
- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. This includes: ensuring correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. This includes: resolving behavioral and academic problems.
- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. This includes: communicating student progress, communicating visually or verbally, conducting parent conferences, and making education presentations.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
- Maintain all pertinent documentation including:
- Maintaining records in student record system
- Maintaining current student and parent information o Assessing and addressing student language and content learning needs; with focus on language arts (ELL and LA NE Standards), in addition to other language and related needs to support language acquisition and content learning. ESL teachers support learning needs primarily as related to development of reading, writing, speaking and listening activities, as related to educational progress in the general curriculum, in addition to supporting acculturation o Work in leadership capacity in teams at building level for supporting ESL student needs, in collaboration with other teachers, building administrators and others
- Manage caseloads including:
- Working in collaboration with district staff and building teams to provide appropriate identification of ELL students, provision of appropriate learning supports, given evolving student needs, and exiting students according to Rule 15 criteria, working with building teams to assure appropriate learning supports.
- Insuring that:
- ESL services are provided in compliance with Rule 15 guidelines and with district inclusive practices
- ESL status is recorded accurately and all records are kept accurate and upto-date
- Provide services in inclusive manner to the maximum extent possible to support current and evolving needs of English Language Learners, in collaboration with general education and other teachers. ELL students are provided maximum possible equal access to core instructional program.
- Develop a working knowledge of students on case load as it pertains to providing ESL services
- Document parent interactions (phone calls, notes, etc.)
- Supervise paraprofessionals as appropriate/assigned
- Conduct formal and informal diagnostic observations and evaluations
- Consult with general education teachers and building administrators to support ongoing language development needs of ELL students after exiting ESL program
- Communicate with district and outside agencies as needed
- Attend regularly scheduled and other announced ESL meetings
- Comply with NDE Rule 15 guidelines
- Utilize Rule 15 Guide for Implementation for support of
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Must possess at all times during employment a Nebraska Teaching Certificate with such endorsements as required by NDE Rule 10.
- ESL Endorsement appropriate for the instructional responsibility assigned to the teacher (grade level and disability) as required by NDE Rule 15, or, as allowed by Rule 15 guidelines, ongoing professional development in lieu of ESL endorsement
- Additional endorsement in core academic subject areas or HOUSE approval as required by the teacher’s assignment to be NCLB qualified
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Regular, dependable attendance on the job, the ability to perform the identified tasks and to possess and utilize the identified knowledge, skills, and abilities and to perform the identified work activities; and the ability to perform the following identified physical requirements:
ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- #22-Occasional-up to 33% of time
- Must be able to fulfill restraint training procedure