Adult Education - ESL Classroom Assistant

Danbury Public Schools District
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Scope of work: To serve as an integral member of the WERACE instructional team to provide services to students who demonstrate the need for ESL support services.

Reports to: Adult Education Director

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Work with individual students or small groups of students under the supervision of a certified teacher to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced by the teacher.

* Assist the teacher in devising learning experiences to reinforce skills based on the language developmental level of the individual students.

* Guide independent study, enrichment work and remedial work set and assigned by the teacher.

* Works with students in small group or individually on mastering concepts and vocabulary in the target language

* May work in a particular classroom assignment or work in a variety of classrooms throughout the day, based on programmatic needs.

* Alert the teacher(s) regarding any problem or special information related to an individual student.

* Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and sensitivity of information about students as is expected of a certified teacher.

* Participate in professional development training programs, as required.

* Approach student proficiency in English with patience and support

* Perform other related duties, as assigned

Working Conditions: Monday - Thursday day and evening hours to be determined according to class schedules and student needs. Not to exceed 10 hours per week.

Salary: $ 12.83 hourly

Employee Group: Paraeducator Union


* Exhibits a clear understanding of techniques and strategies for working with ELL students and uses them when applicable

* Must possess the skills necessary to work productively with adult learners.

* Demonstrated ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions effectively.

* Exhibits proficiency in basic reading, math, writing, and speaking English and preferably Spanish

* Preference given to individuals who are fluent in Spanish or other targeted language, based upon openings

* Utilizes and maintains ethical practices for confidential communication about students.

* Must exhibit good judgment, patience, tact and courtesy.


* Must possess a high school diploma.

* Must meet NCLB compliance requirements, as applicable. Candidates must possess an Associates Degree or 60 college credits OR successful completion of the Parapro Assessment Examination.

* Must possess or be willing to acquire the skills necessary to support needs associated English language learners

* Experience/training in working with adult learners preferred

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