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ESL- Bilingual Teacher

LEARN Charter School Network's commitment to providing underserved communities with a high-quality, college prep elementary education is unwavering.

Since opening our doors as a charter school in 2001, LEARN has grown from one school serving 110 students to a thriving Network of ten charter schools serving 4,200 students in the Chicagoland area, including North Chicago and Waukegan.

Fueled by an ambitious growth plan and supported by some of the most innovative funders in the sector including New Schools for Chicago, the Charter School Growth Fund, and the Walton Family Foundation, LEARN's mission remains crystal clear: To provide children with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree. We have the exceptional opportunity to build a large network of charter schools and change the landscape of public education by graduating more eighth graders to college preparatory high schools and eventually, college.

The purpose of the ESL-Bilingual Teacher is to provide academic instruction to English Learners. S/he will develop and deliver lesson plans to groups and individual students utilizing academic development language standards.

  • Instructs English Learners for the purpose of improving their success in academics and skills
  • Develops lesson plans and delivers group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines
  • Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans
  • Implements LEARN's English Learners program design to fulfill the requirements of support for English learners needing academic content areas including Reading, Writing, Math, and Science
  • Obtains training for and assists with administration of language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student language proficiency (MODEL and/or W-APT and screenings, ACCESS test)
  • Maintains organized records of documentation regarding student achievement in core courses
  • Produces progress reports and report cards on regular and as-needed basis
  • Utilizes evidence-based instructional strategies which support language learning in core content subjects
  • Collaborates with English Learners coordinator and other staff to support students experiencing academic performance challenges related to English language learning
  • Interprets student performance data and implements appropriate support structures
  • Communicates and confers effectively both orally and in written form with students, parents, colleagues and administration
  • Uses audiovisual aids, computers, and or other interactive technology to supplement and support lessons
  • Creates a classroom culture conductive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Keeps informed of and complies with school, Network, and state regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Schedules student groups.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Proof of Proficiency in both English and Spanish (for BILINGUAL certified teachers)
  • Valid Illinois ESL certification
  • Valid Illinois teaching certification
  • Bachelor's degree with experience working in a multicultural setting
  • Ability to make technically correct translations from English to Spanish and Spanish to English with speed and accuracy
  • Knowledge of evidence-based language acquisition strategies

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (i.e., Word, Power Point, Excel, etc.), internet research and database functionality
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Experience in developing and implementing procedures
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities and a diverse workload, while achieving results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to diffuse tense situations and get others organized to meet project expectations
  • High degree of initiative and independent judgment
  • Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with public and staff at all levels in a personable and professional manner
  • A high level of energy and a consistently positive attitude

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
  • Proof of Proficiency in both English and Spanish (for BILINGUAL certified teachers)
  • Valid Illinois ESL certification
  • Valid Illinois teaching certification

  • 3 years of experience in K-8 regular education or bilingual classroom

Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files. Physically demands require the ability to stand, bend, reach high and low, stoop, walk around the classroom and kneel upwards of 60% of the day. In addition walking up and down stairs several times a day, must be able to lift 15 to 20 pounds for short periods of time and push and pull 15 to 20 lbs.

Majority of work performed in a school environment. This role requires participation and attendance at school-sponsored events and meetings.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of LEARN Charter Schools Network. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.

Skills for Chicagoland's Future
Full time
Chicago, Illinois, US