Literacy Specialist

Recruiter
Hamden Public Schools
Location
Hamden
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 06, 2016
Closes
Oct 19, 2016
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Employee Qualifications:

* Valid State of Connecticut TESOL/Bilingual teaching certificate

* Five years of teaching experience

* Such alternatives or additions to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skills and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reports to:

Director of World Language/ELL and/or School Principal

Job Goal:

To provide instruction that results in improved academic performance for students receiving ESOL services.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:

* Attends regularly and is punctual

* Collaborates effectively with EL tutors, teachers, school and district-based administrators, and parents

* Travels between schools as necessary

* Administers all annual LAS Links Tests

* Coordinates purchase of instructional supplies, equipment and materials with Director of World Language/ELL

* Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of district curriculum and instructional strategies

* Keeps current with the developments within the department and plans professional development for teachers, tutors and administrators

* Evaluates the achievement and placement of students in assigned curricular area(s) in consultation with the Director of World Language/ELL

* Collaborates with the Director of World Language/ELL in preparing and administering the department's budget

* Develops lesson plans and delivers instruction utilizing a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies.

* Provides individualized and/or small group instruction to students as necessary.

* Provides coaching and modeling for tutors and teachers as necessary

* Develops a Language Development Plan (LDP) for all level 1 & 2 students

* Develops EL tutor schedules

* Supervises and observes EL tutors

* Administers and scores Pre LAS, LAS Links, LAS Placement & LAS Benchmarks

* Supports SBAC testing accommodations for students receiving ESOL services

* Attends professional development as required by the Director of World Language/ELL or the building principal

* Facilitates ongoing home-school communication

* Attends school and district-based meetings as necessary (i.e. Data Teams, PPTs, SRBI meetings)

* Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of World Language/ELL and or the building principal