New Bedford Public Schools
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Adult Education
New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3213797 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 6, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Job Title: Part-time Adult Education Teacher ABE/English for Speakers of Other Languages: Mornings

Reports to: Adult Education Manager

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Massachusetts Teacher Certification (ABE Licensure preferred)
3. Experience working with Limited English Proficient students.
4. Ability to adapt teaching style and techniques to the needs of adult learners.
5. Sensitive to the needs of multi-cultural, diverse adult learners.
6. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the integration of technology in the ESOL classroom.
7. Certified to administer required ESOL assessments (willing to certify)
8. Familiar with the College and Career Readiness Standards and the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education

Performance Responsibilities:
1. Assesses learner’s initial and ongoing functioning levels.
2. Develops a program of study that meets and accommodates student assessment outcomes, individual needs, interests, abilities and goals.
3. Maintains a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and plans instruction effectively.
4. Makes learning goals clear to students, and communicates high expectations and encourages students to transfer learning to their roles as family members, workers and citizens.
5. Assists learners in developing an individualized Education & Career Plan or Family Action Plan
6. Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies and techniques to increase student learning and confidence.
7. Plans meaningful assignments for volunteer tutors. Incorporates them into the instructional setting to assist learners most in need of support.

8. Maintains and prepares accurate and complete records in a timely manner
9. Participates in Common Planning and works with the Curriculum Facilitator to align curriculum with the College and Career Readiness Standards and the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education.
10. Works closely with Educational & Career Advisors to ensure student perseverance and positive student participation.
11. Actively plans with the technology teacher to devise lessons which integrate technology into the curriculum.
12. Works closely with administrators, Educational & Career Advisors, volunteer-tutors and colleagues to maintain a positive and supportive atmosphere that encourages students to raise issues and take risks.
13. Attends required meetings, participates in staff/program development activities and is receptive to changing program requirements.
14. Maintains collegial relationships with all staff members.
15. Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Manager of Adult Education or designee.


HOURS: 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday through Thursday
(Some Fridays: Common Planning and Assessment)

RATE: In accordance with the N.B.E.A Unit A Contract

REPORTS TO: Adult Education Manager

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements

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.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Bernice Jensen, Director of Adult Education
    181 Hillman St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: (508) 997-4511 x-2420