Adult Education - ESL Classroom Paraeducator

Danbury, CT, US
Aug 21, 2019

Scope of work: To serve as an integral member of the WERACE instructional team to provide services to students who demonstrate the need for ESL support services.

Reports to: Adult Education Director

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students under the supervision of a certified teacher to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in devising learning experiences to reinforce skills based on the language developmental level of the individual students.
  • Guide independent study, enrichment work and remedial work set and assigned by the teacher.
  • Works with students in small group or individually on mastering concepts and vocabulary in the target language
  • May work in a particular classroom assignment or work in a variety of classrooms throughout the day, based on programmatic needs.
  • Alert the teacher(s) regarding any problem or special information related to an individual student.
  • Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and sensitivity of information about students as is expected of a certified teacher.
  • Participate in professional development training programs, as required.
  • Approach student proficiency in English with patience and support
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned
Working Conditions: Monday - Thursday day and evening hours to be determined according to class schedules and student needs. Not to exceed 10 hours per week.

Salary: $ 13.13 hourly

Employee Group: Paraeducator Union

  • Exhibits a clear understanding of techniques and strategies for working with ELL students and uses them when applicable
  • Must possess the skills necessary to work productively with adult learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions effectively.
  • Exhibits proficiency in basic reading, math, writing, and speaking English and preferably Spanish
  • Preference given to individuals who are fluent in Spanish or other targeted language, based upon openings
  • Utilizes and maintains ethical practices for confidential communication about students.
  • Must exhibit good judgment, patience, tact and courtesy.

  • Must possess a high school diploma.
  • Must meet NCLB compliance requirements, as applicable. Candidates must possess an Associates Degree or 60 college credits OR successful completion of the Parapro Assessment Examination.
  • Must possess or be willing to acquire the skills necessary to support needs associated English language learners
  • Experience/training in working with adult learners preferred

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