Bilingual Teacher (North Side 2020-21 School Year)

Chicago, IL, US
May 12, 2020
Position Type:
Elementary School Teaching/Bilingual Education-Spanish

Date Posted:

Distinctive Schools Network

Date Available:
September 2020

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Position Title: Bilingual Teacher (2020-21 School Year)

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: Chicago, IL (North Side)

Reports To: School Director

Start Date: Fall 2020

To Apply: Distinctive Schools

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Bilingual Teacher must be a passionate advocate for biliteracy and demonstrate a commitment to supporting students in their development of the language skills and subject matter needed to be productive classroom citizens. This person will:
  • Create lessons that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of developing bilingual students

    Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to provide the most appropriate program based on a student's native language and readiness for English instruction

    Individually assess and monitor students' skills in their native language as well as English

    Create a classroom environment that promotes and appreciates the cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity of students

    Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish across the following four domains: listening, speaking reading and writing

    Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline

    Create a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive and safe learning environment

    Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth

    Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development

    Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds

    Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Illinois Professional Educators License

    Bilingual-Spanish Endorsement

    Spanish Proficiency (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:
  • We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

    We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

    We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

    We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

    4% pension contribution

    Salaries starting at $50,000 for licensed teachers

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

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