Job Title: Resource Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages)                                                                 

Reports to:Supervisor for Curriculum and Instructional Services (ESOL and World Languages) and/or Site Administrator
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP INS

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:INST

JOB GOAL

Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing a comprehensive English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program in one or more schools; training and coaching colleagues, administrators and staff in the use of effective, research-based methodologies leading to English proficiency development and the academic success of English Language Learners (ELL); participating in problem-solving programmatic determinations on behalf of ELLs; identifying staff development needs of the school and providing staff development and follow-up coaching related to English language proficiency development as part of the problem-solving process; and expanding relationships with school and community groups (e.g., Leadership Team, ELL Committee, ESOL Parent Leadership Council/District Advisory Council, Lead Literacy Team, learning communities, etc.) to help English Language Learners reach their highest potential.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Planning

  1. Consult with school personnel in the delivery and analysis of diagnostic assessments for determining the English language proficiency levels of students in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  2. Collaborate with Language Arts, Developmental Language Arts through ESOL, Reading, basic subject area and elective teachers in planning and developing appropriate instruction for ELLs.
  3. Plan with the ESOL bilingual instructional assistant to establish a schedule for providing instructional and heritage language support to ELLs within the classroom setting.
  4. Plan for the design, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive, district model for ELL education and 21st century learning.

Programming

  1. Consult with teachers, guidance counselors and administrators to select and schedule ELLs into appropriate educational courses to meet their social and developmental needs.
  2. Collaborate with school personnel in maintaining appropriate documentation of ESOL instruction and services.
  3. Collaborate with school personnel in determining the eligibility of ELLs referred for staffing.
  4. Coordinate ELL data collection and reporting in collaboration with administrators and data entry operators.
  5. Analyze and evaluate data related to ELL progress, and coach personnel in data-based decision-making for progress monitoring and academic enhancement.
  6. Collaborate with guidance counselors, teachers and other school personnel in scheduling and conducting parent/teacher conferences related to ELL progress.
  7. Serve as a member of the school-based ELL Committee.

Professional Development

  1. Assess school personnel’s needs for professional development related to ELL English language proficiency development.
  2. Assess school personnel’s needs for professional development related to ELL academic achievement.
  3. Assess school personnel’s needs for professional development related to ELL social development.
  4. Assess school personnel’s needs for professional development related to providing for the differentiated instructional needs of ELLs.
  5. Assess school personnel’s needs for professional development in problem-solving related to ELL social, English language proficiency development and academic progress.
  6. Facilitate various ESOL-related staff development sessions.
  7. As a follow-up to professional development, coach teachers, administrators, and staff in the implementation of ESOL best practices for curriculum design, delivery, and assessment.
  8. Model primary Language Arts instruction to ELLs for classroom teachers.
  9. Coach classroom teachers in the delivery and documentation of comprehensible instruction to ELLs in Language Arts classes.
  10. Model content-area instruction to ELLs for classroom teachers.
  11. Coach classroom teachers in the delivery and documentation of comprehensible instruction to ELLs in content-area classes.
  12. Pursue professional growth through reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, membership in appropriate professional organizations, and advanced course work.

Public Relations

  1. Provide communication with families of ELLs in their heritage language when feasible.
  2. Attend and support ESOL Parent Leadership Council, Parent and District Advisory Council meetings.
  3. Provide awareness activities for school faculties and community groups.
  4. Assist in the preparation of an ESOL newsletter and press releases for community media.

Monitoring and Reporting

  1. Monitor the delivery and documentation of Language Arts instruction provided to ELLs.
  2. Monitor the documentation of content-area instruction provided to ELLs.
  3. Coordinate and collaborate with school and district personnel in the reporting of ELL data to local, state, federal and related educational agencies.
  4. Monitor ELL student social progress, English language proficiency development and academic proficiency.
  5. Consult with administrators and registrars in maintaining and monitoring ELL student records.

Leadership

  1. Support and assist in implementing the district vision, school mission and school improvement plan.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and disposition of a change agent.
  3. Apply the process and principles of change toward improved educational practice

Other

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Communicate effectively with students, families, faculty, staff, and administration in written and oral form (including through electronic media) using positive interpersonal skills
  • Utilize effective data-based problem-solving skills
  • Organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Coach teachers in the effective use of ESOL instructional strategies in a variety of content areas
  • Coach teachers in the effective use of strategies for differentiating instruction for ELLs
  • Exhibit understanding of second language acquisition theory and its impact upon the social and academic development of K-12 students
  • Exhibit understanding of acculturation and its impact upon the social and academic development of K-12 students
  • Exhibit knowledge of standards-based curriculum and the design and delivery of equitable instruction
  • Collaborate with teachers on the integration of technology for English language proficiency development
  • Collaborate with school personnel in scheduling and conducting parent/teacher conferences related to ELL progress
  • Participate in workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced coursework which further knowledge of current trends in the TESOL

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, or Foreign Language
  • Minimum of three (3) years successful K-12 or college/university teaching experience
  • Experience working with ELLs
  • Admission to the District School Board of Pasco County ESOL Resource Teacher pool

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida Educator's Certificate with ESOL (K-12) Coverage
  • OR
  • ESOL Endorsement, OR a minimum of three (3) of the five (5) required courses for the ESOL endorsement with an agreement to become ESOL certified or endorsed within one year of accepting the assignment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual skills
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in TESOL or Bilingual Education
  • Valid Florida Educator's Certificate with Reading K-12 Coverage or Reading Endorsement
  • Experience in a like position
  • Clinical educator trained
  • Experience facilitating adult training with successful training evaluations
  • Professional development in the areas of:  
    • Research-based exemplary practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, especially as it relates to differentiated learner needs
    • Classroom management  
    • Peer mentoring, coaching, collaborating, consulting, and conferencing.
    • Leadership development  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Resource Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages)                                                                  ;   EST: n/a;   REV: September 1, 2009;   Board Approved: September 1, 2009