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Duties: The primary duty of the the ESL/Bilingual teacher is to provide basic academic instruction in subjects to identified students requiring specialized instruction, using research based programs to improve academic levels. 


Responsibilities: The ESL/Bilingual teacher is responsible for but not limited to: 

  1. Administer achievement tests and evaluates test results 
  2. Provide assistance to classroom teachers on bilingual techniques, methods and materials 
  3. Collaborates with school staff for the purpose of planning and developing appropriate instruction 
  4. Facilitating and attending meetings related to the academic success of students 
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills 
  6. Completing appropriate reports 
  7. Plans, organizes and provides instruction in English and in native language of students in the State Standards for Illinois and English Language Proficiency Standards 
  8. Administers academic and language assessments for the purpose of screening and evaluating student’s progress in meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition 
  9. Maintains complete and accurate records of student’s progress and evidence of growth and progress 
  10. Understands and complies with the policies, rules and regulations regarding the education of bilingual education students 
  11. Advocates for the program needs that are required to meet the learning needs of bilingual students 
  12. Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated 

13.Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students 

  1. Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior 
  2. Encourages students to set and maintain appropriate standards of classroom behavior
  3. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved 
  4. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required 
  5. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities 
  6. Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day 
  7. Facilitates frequent and effective home-school communication by coordinating: conferences, written communication, parent trainings, and other meetings/events 
  8. Strives to maintain and improve professional competence 
  9. Attends staff meetings and serves on building/district committees 
  10. Analyze student performance, program effectiveness and make appropriate recommendations. 
  11. Assumes responsibility for other duties as assigned. 

District 155 expects candidates to be child-centered professionals with a high degree of energy, flexibility, and initiative. Expectations are that paraprofessionals are clear verbal and written communicators, have well-developed interpersonal skills, practice reflective teaching, and seek continuous self-improvement.


Qualifications: Current and valid license or appropriate endorsement.


Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with salary scheduled and experience as defined within the teacher’s contract.  Competitive benefits package.

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