The Instructional Assistant is responsible for supporting teachers, students, staff and administration and ensuring that all students are supported in meeting the academic learning gains. The Instructional Assistant's primary responsibility is to provide direct instructional assistance to students of limited English proficiency while maintaining all company policies and procedures with regard to English for Speakers of Other Languages. RequirementsPrimary Responsibilities:
Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
- Enrolls students in the regular school program or in the ESOL Program based on which Home Language Survey questions are answered "Yes".
- Assures that Language Proficiency Tests are administered and that the scores are documented at the times specified in the program procedures.
- Notifies the student's teacher(s) of the student's ESOL status, provides information regarding theresults of the Language Proficiency Tests and provides any other information regarding the student's educational background that may be helpful to the teacher(s).
- Assures that parents of students are notified and invited to participate at the times specified in the program procedures.
- Assures that students are enrolled with eligible teachers and parents are informed of this placement.
- Collects required data for each student's plan and provides for data entry into the computer.
- Accesses prior school records to assist in developing the English Language Learner Plan.
- Assures that an ELL Plan is developed for each student who has been determined to be an English Language Learner.
- Reviews each student's progress and identifies students who may be ready to exit the ESOL Program.
- Assesses and properly documents student's limited English Proficiency if not exited within three(3) years so that the student is eligible for funding for a fourth, fifth, and/or sixth year.
- Reviews the progress of the former English Language Learner students and refers those who are consistently under-performing to the ELL Committee.
- Assists with communication between school and parents of ELL students.
- Observes confidentiality of students and student records at all times.
- Maintains documentation, records, files and reports of ELLs in compliance according to district/state guidelines.
- Provides home language tutorial assistance in basic subject areas under the teacher's direction and/or Assistant Principal.
- Works collaboratively with teachers, staff and building administrators to fulfill the school's mission by ensuring orderly day-to-day operation, inside and outside of classrooms.
- Performs clerical duties, such as making copies, filing and/or displaying student work, answering telephones during instructional sessions.
- Assists with arrival and dismissal procedures during each session.
- Assists with the attendance procedures, including collection of student signatures, verification of student attendance data, and making attendance calls.
- Assist in all initiatives to ensure school meets defined FTE enrollment and attendance goals.
- Assists in delivery of the orientation process as needed.
*Performs all other duties as deemed necessary by building administrators, which are aligned in accordance with company policies and procedures to ensure that student educational goals and objectives are achieved while communicating company mission, philosophy, policies and procedures effectively to students, parents and larger community.Job Requirements and Prerequisites:
- Associates degree is required.
- Previous experience working with or the ability to work with over-age and adult learners.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Written and oral proficiency in a language other than English.
- Sensitivity to the special needs of language - minority students.
- Interest in and respect for a variety of cultures.
- Experience in customer service preferred.
- Ability to foster positive behavioral models to young adults.
- Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
- In schools with 15 or more students who speak the same language, the paraprofessional must be a speaker of that language.
Opportunities abound at ALS Education LLC, a leading provider of non-traditional programming for students who are at-risk of dropping out of high school or who have already dropped out and are seeking a second chance. Serving students in some of the largest school districts in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, ALS Education LLC manages 21 schools (17 in Florida, 3 In North Carolina, and 1 in Georgia). ALS Education LLC is currently seeking outstanding teachers, leaders, and staff who are committed to helping our students aged 16-21 who have dropped out and need a unique learning environment to thrive and be successful.
Our schools provide students the opportunity to get back on track in their learning by building basic skills and meeting requirements for graduation. Looking beyond graduation, we provide extensive career and college readiness training to prepare students with the skills and planning for life after high school.
We have an increased need for teachers interested in teaching reading, math, science, special education, and English as a second language in an innovative High School Setting.
If you are seeking an opportunity to be part of a mission-driven organization and impact the lives and legacies of students and families, apply now!
- Growing organization with growth opportunities for interested and high performing employees
- Significantly smaller typical student load than a traditional high school (average 50 versus 150 in a traditional high school)
- Minimal daily lesson planning as the core curriculum is computer-driven
- Opportunity to spend instructional time supporting the individual needs of students
- Minimal non-instructional assignments (ie. no cafeteria coverage; afterschool sports or activity supervision)
- 401K with company profit sharing match
- Daily opportunity for additional hourly stipends for the extended school day
- Ability to support students from the beginning to the end of their journey (students don't change teachers year-over-year)