ADULT ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) INSTRUCTOR

Framingham Public Schools

Framingham, MA

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Job Description

FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

FRAMINGHAM ADULT ESL PLUS

 

TITLE:

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Plus Instructor provides reading, writing, speaking, listening, and computer instruction to students 17 and older with limited reading, writing, speaking, or comprehension skills in English. Duties include planning and delivering lessons, monitoring and assessing student progress on an ongoing basis, participating in the intake process as requested, and collecting, recording, and reporting all necessary information related to students in a timely manner.  NOTE: through FY2021 all Adult ESL instruction is remote.

 

OUR MISSION:

Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value, embedded in the district’s philosophy and goals, is that “all children will learn”. Offering equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest quality teachers in every school and classroom.  

 

Diversity among teachers and staff undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing, and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.  

 

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives, and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued, and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

 

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Teaching Certification is preferred. 


TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in the area of major study. Experience leading online instruction. Experience/training with students at this grade level; experience/training in sheltered English instruction; experience with MA Curriculum Frameworks for ESOL and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education; Experience/training with non-native speakers; and experience/training working with adults learners. Bilingual.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITY:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in the educational field; to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, and the general public; to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations; to write reports and correspondence, as needed; to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action; to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to use professional literature, evidence-based research, and continuing education content to make practice decision; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community; to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously; to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Framingham Public Schools policies; to work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner that bears to witness to cultural proficiency; to maintain appropriate confidential records; to react professionally and objectively to unpredictable situations (e.g. environmental changes, behavior/aggression, seizure activity, etc.);  to operate and/or acquire skills to operate a computer and related software including but not limited to Google; and ability/willingness to plan, coordinate, conduct and participate in ongoing professional and staff development.

 

Experience evaluating student skills and writing reports to interpret/summarize findings. Strong collaborative, teaching, coaching, and leadership skills to support student programming and work in a team setting. Strong problem-solving skills to support student success. Strong data-collection skills to help to inform decisions for students. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills to balance the demands of a multi-tasking position. A proactive and solution-focused approach to meeting student needs. Knowledge of specialized content area as well as any related laws and procedures.

 

A reliable computer with stable access to the internet. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

  • Plans, organizes, and provides instruction in English aligned to the FAESL Curriculum.
  • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
  • Creates and develops curriculum, lesson plans, and teaching materials to aid students in developing skills and confidence in basic academic areas.
  • Maintains Google Classroom for the class.
  • Maintains a Zoom link and posts it to the GC site.
  • Leads robust, dynamic online instruction via Zoom.
  • Provides appropriate asynchronous learning opportunities that align to the lesson plan.
  • Monitors and assesses students’ progress on a regular basis. Differentiates instruction as needed. 
  • Collects, records, and reports all necessary information related to students in a timely manner.
  • Assists in gathering and reporting data for reporting requirements and other required reports
  • Assists in developing appropriate curriculum to help ELL students acquire the English language.

Other Duties:

  • Participates in staff meetings.
  • Participates in professional development as appropriate to the position.  
  • Actively participates in planning to assure participants’ needs are being effectively addressed.
  • Contributes productively to the school as a whole.

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about and may be required to traverse occasionally throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is expected to lift at least 20 lbs (i.e. books, school supplies, etc.). The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. Occasionally s/he operates a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer). The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members in person and on the telephone. In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently to provide instruction. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces. The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students.

 

REPORTS TO:  

Director of Adult ESL Plus

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

 

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) CLASSIFICATION:

This position is classified as Non-Exempted.

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Covered under Framingham School Committee Policy.

 

Schedule: T and Th, 6:45-9:00 PM;  or T, W, Th a.m. 8:45 - 11:00 AM. Prep time flexible.

 

Pay rate includes prep time and time for student counseling = 10.25 hours per week at $30.20.  This position does not include benefits.

 

This is a grant-funded position and as such is dependent upon the availability of grant funds. Instructors are hired for one semester with the possibility of renewal.

 

HELPFUL LINKS: 


Framingham Policies & Procedures Handbook 

Only online applications will be accepted. Click here to apply!  

 

Framingham Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Framingham Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the District has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Framingham Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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