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New Bedford Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3168342
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 3, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

OBJECTIVE: The ESL teacher provides specialized instruction in designated schools and teaches English as a Second Language to English Language Learners (ELL) for the purposes of developing the students’ ability to effectively perform courses of study in English and acquire the English language.

REPORT TO: School Principal/Headmaster and English Language Learners & Family Welcome Center Manager.


1. Provides individualized and small group English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to English Language Learners.
2. Plans, develops, and implements ESL instruction and Massachusetts English language proficiency standards (WIDA).
3. Provides effective ESL classroom techniques and instruction to enhance second language acquisition and to gain academic language.
4. Demonstrates effective techniques of classroom management, behavioral interventions, and communication to engage students.
5. Demonstrates cultural proficiency and use of effective and cultural relevant instructional practices.
6. Collaborates and communicates with the ELL students’ content teacher(s) to align instruction. Support to ELL students’ English language acquisition and classroom instructional needs (instructions, academic vocabulary, reading, writing support, and clarification of assignments).
7. Assists with the oversight and delivery of Massachusetts state test (ACCESS) and administers screening tests for initial identification of ELL students.
8. Prepares for and assists with organization of ELL students reclassification meetings for monitoring and for those ready to transition out of ELL services.
9. Attends professional English Language Acquisition meetings as well as serves on building or district committees.
10. Understands and complies with the state policies, rules, and regulations regarding English Language Learners.
11. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Position Type: Full-time
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    New Bedford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements


      1. Bachelor’s Degree (Advanced educational preparation in the area of ESL preferred)
      2. Valid Massachusetts Certification as an English as a Second Language teacher.
      3. SEI Endorsement Massachusetts state approval.
      4. Knowledge and understanding of ESL instruction and second language acquisition.
      5. Experience supporting bilingual/bicultural students and students with special needs.

      WORK YEAR: Teacher work year

      SALARY: Appropriate step on teachers’ salary schedule

      EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the Teacher Evaluation.

      This position follows the UNIT A contract.

      The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Warley Williams , Principal
    • 225 Hathaway Blvd
    • New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    • Phone: 508-910-0900
    • Fax: 508-996-2040
    • Email: click here

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