Paraprofessional-Interpreter for ESL

Employer
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Location
Baton Rouge, LA, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 31, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, ELL / ESOL / ESL Teacher, Support Staff, Paraprofessional, Translator
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Position Type:

Classified- Paraprofessional

Date Posted:

9/8/2021

Location:

Instructional Resource Center

Date Available:

09/20/2021

Closing Date:

09/18/2021

Process for Applying:
Online Application
Resume
2 Letters of Professional Reference (within the last year)
Copy of TABE/ParaPro scores or Proof of Credentials

Summary
Assists with interpreting, translating and tutoring in all subject areas to limited English proficient students and parents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
*Functions as a liaison between school administrators, counselors, teachers and bilingual students by interpreting communications within the school and with the parents.
*Translates notes, forms, and letters to a specific home language.
*Assists students in the development of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in their first or second language.
*Tutors the content area concepts in the native language in an individual or group setting.
*Coordinates with the ESL department and/or content teachers in arranging a schedule of native language content area tutoring.
*Administers test for native language literacy proficiency.
*Assists the teacher in maintaining discipline and a classroom climate conducive to learning.
*Attends appropriate professional development conferences and meetings as requested by the ESL department.
*Assists in the necessary record keeping required by the school and the ESL department.
*Assists the teacher in coordinating parent volunteer activities.
*Abides to the Code of Ethics for interpreters and translators.
*Performs assigned limited non-instructional duties such as lunchroom supervision, playground supervision, bus duty and other tasks assigned by the principal, as long as it does not interfere with instructional time.
*Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Must meet definition of highly qualified status by earning 48 college credit earned hours that includes 15 hours of general education requirements such as English Composition (3), English/Reading (6) and Mathematics (6), obtaining an Associate's Degree from an accredited university or college, or by passing the Paraprofessional Exam with a score of 450 or above. The paraprofessional must also be certified as an interpreter or translator.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System and all of its entities (including Career and Technical Education Programs) does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Andrew Davis, Director of Risk Management (ADavis6@ebrschools.org), - phone (225)929-8705. The Section 504 Coordinator is Elizabeth Taylor Chapman, Director of Exceptional Student Services (ETaylor@ebrschools.org) - phone (225)929-8600.
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