PARAPROFESSIONAL, ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

Omaha Public Schools

Omaha, NE ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3370795
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 23, 2020

Job Description

POSITION/JOB TITLE: English as a Second Language (ESL) Educational Paraprofessional

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Paraprofessional’s primary responsibilities include assisting the classroom teacher(s) and other support personnel with instruction.  The Paraprofessional also helps monitor student progress and performance by collecting data and maintaining records. 

 

MINIMUM JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS

  • An Associate's degree, OR completion of 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours at an institution of higher learning, OR demonstrated proficiency in the ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing and mathematics via state or locally approved competency test.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English and Spanish proficiently
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality regarding student and staff information.
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, twist, balance, stoop, climb steps and reach overhead

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Committed to helping all children learn - assist students and reinforce learning concepts for individual or small groups
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and in-service trainings
  • Regular daily attendance is essential
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and handle situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly and professional manner
  • Possess the manual dexterity, physical ability and stamina for a full day of various physical activity

OTHER INFORMATION:  

Work Schedule:  183 duty days

Duty Hours: 6.5 hours per day, Monday through Friday

Salary: Wages are administered consistent with negotiated agreement or board adopted salary schedule

 

JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by certified staff. 
  • Model appropriate behaviors for students.
  • Develop and maintain a professional rapport with classroom teacher and other staff.
  • Assist students at arrival and dismissal of school. 
  • Assist in the supervision of students during lunch and recess periods.
  • Assist with grading and reviewing homework as instructed by the classroom teacher.      
  • Assist teachers in monitoring, collecting data and maintaining records regarding student performance and progress.
  • Ability to perform routine classroom management and maintenance duties.
  • Performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods and recess periods.
  • Ability to organize and retrieve materials and organize schedules according to guidelines.
  • Knowledge of computers with the ability to assist students with educational technology to include software.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

  • NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

     

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Aligned with the mission of the Omaha Public Schools is the commitment to educational equity for all students, staff and patrons of the school system.  In all places and in all activities of the Omaha Public Schools, it is expected that every individual will be treated in a fair and equitable manner.  All conduct will reflect a belief in the dignity and value of each person regardless of the individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizenship status, or economic status.

    • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > ELL / ESL / SEI / TESOL
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Employer Description

    About Omaha Public Schools

    Omaha Public Schools: where every child is known, loved, and inspired! As a large urban public school district, our mission is to prepare all students to excel in college, career and life. Our programs are just as diverse as the students we serve. Our district consists of 63 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 7 high schools, 1 virtual school, and 13 alternative programs. We enroll more than 53,000 students from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. We serve more than 17,000 English Language Learners. Our student population speaks 120 different languages. We meet all students where they are. We work with our gifted and talented students by providing a wide array of enrichment programs. Students have opportunities for advanced studies in essentially every subject area, including all core curriculum, music, art and physical education. Students across all grade levels have optimal educational opportunities. Our magnet schools offer special instruction in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), dual language, college readiness, law and global studies. We offer more than 20 career academy programs ranging from urban agriculture and natural sciences to health occupations, culinary arts, zoology, automotive technology, digital video production and welding. We also offer a wide array of programs in visual and performing arts from opportunities like pottery and 3D-design to show choirs and marching bands. We are innovators in the world of educational technology. We are the first district in Nebraska certified to teach digital citizenship. During the 2016-2017 school year, we established the first virtual K-8 school in the state of Nebraska and have since expanded this to K-12. Through online and face-to-face learning opportunities our students are empowered to take ownership of their learning. A well-rounded athletic and physical education program has produced professional athletes and Olympic gold medalists, while instilling in all students the importance of "fitness for life." Our students learn to work and play side-by-side, sharing discoveries and solving problems together. Omaha families value education and expect a great deal from their children and their schools. Our test scores exceed the national average for large school districts. Students have consistently improved test scores on their Nebraska State Assessment (NeSA) tests throughout the past six years. Omaha Public Schools is the third largest employer in the state, with more than 8,000 full-time employees who are involved in the daily operation of our schools. Our teaching staff has an average of 10 years experience and nearly 60 percent hold advanced degrees. Internationally known financier Warren Buffett, annually listed among the wealthiest Americans, has established a coveted award, the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award, to honor teachers in the Omaha Public Schools. Many of our teachers have won Nebraska Teacher of the Year Awards, Presidential Excellence awards and other national, regional and local citations. For further information, visit our website at district.ops.org or contact us at 531-299-0240 Learn more about us...


    Location Description

    WHY OMAHA?
    Omaha, nestled in the central mid-west has a strong and vibrant business community and the city is home to five Fortune 500 companies. In 2008, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine named Omaha the nation's third best city to live, work and play. One voice united for strong economic growth, new jobs and investment, and widespread prosperity throughout Greater Omaha.

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    Contact Information

    • OPS Human Resources
    • 3215 Cuming Street
    • Omaha, Nebraska 68131-2021

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