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ESOL Aide

Purpose: The ESOL aide will effectively work and communicate with language minority students, their parents, and school personnel.
Responsible to: Classroom Teacher and Building Principal
Payment rate: According to Classified Salary Schedule
Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the central office (after employment offer is made).
Desire to continue career improvement by enhancing skills and job performance.
Preferred understanding or fluency (speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing) in one of the target student languages (Spanish) and English.
Essential Functions:
Provide individualized and small group tutoring to target students to reinforce and/or support skills taught by the classroom or ESOL teacher.
Follow instructional plans as provided by the ESOL or classroom teacher.
Familiarize and reinforce students with Code of Conduct, school rules, and classroom rules.
Provide support to target students as they adjust and adapt to the mainstream classroom environment.
Assist in the selection, development, and implementation of culturally sensitive materials and programs that foster multicultural understanding among all students and staff.
Attend professional development training sessions as needed to acquire the necessary skills to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
Facilitate or provide translation, provide information about parental involvement activities, and assist target families and staff in workshop activities sponsored by the district.
Assist in assessment of students in the native language when necessary.
Any other duties related to the instructional needs of the target population.
Assist in developing the personal, social, and intellectual development of target students.
Assist in establishing a positive learning environment, and respond to the individual educational needs of target students.
Ensure all activities conform to district guidelines.
Communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with members of the school district and community.
React to change and frequent interruptions in a productive and positive manner, and handle other tasks as assigned.
Operate all classroom equipment.
Work to implement the vision and mission of the district.
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:
Must work in noisy and crowded environments, with numerous interruptions.
Requires stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, and turning.
General Responsibilities:
Monitor student progress.
Prepare instructional materials and supplies for use.
Attend staff meetings and general staff meetings.
Assist in the maintenance and inventory of materials.
Work effectively with target students, teachers, parents, community agencies, and other groups.
Implement and follow all school district policies during all activities.
Keep current on new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
Keep student information and records confidential.
Respond to information requests in a cooperative, courteous, and timely manner.
Implement and follow all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as assigned by the instructor, principal, or other administrative staff.
Term of Employment: At will.
Evaluation: Performance effectiveness will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Board of Education Policy.



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