Other Bilingual Education Posittion, Teaching K-16, Teaching K-16 for Bilingual Education for ELLs
FTE: 1.0 Contract Status: Regular/Probationary Start Date: 2017-18 School Year Grade Level: K-5 License/Endorsements: Must have current Oregon TSPC license with Elementary and ESOL endorsements. Bilingual is required. Note: Open until filled, with earliest review of June 2, 2017. PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this position is to direct support to instructional staff who support reading instruction; facilitate the reading textbook and research –based interventions implementation with fidelity; facilitate literacy professional development for effective classroom practice; oversee literacy assessments, data collection and assist teachers in using data to plan instruction. A critical role of this position will be to provide support for the successful implementation of Professional Learning Communities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Meets the standards of Competent and Ethical Performance as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 584-020-000 to 584-020-045). The following are examples of principle duties; however, any one position may not cover all duties listed and examples may not cover all duties an employee is expected to perform.
Create and model a respectful learning environment.
Effectively work with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
Design, implement, and support ongoing staff development for staff in reading instruction based on best practice for literacy development.
Design, implement and support ongoing staff development for staff in the use of assessment data to drive instructional decisions.
Design, implement and support ongoing staff development for staff in the use of intervention strategies.
Observe classrooms, small group and individual instruction, and provide feedback, modeling and coaching in reading instruction to enhance teacher practice. (NOTE: The
Instructional Support Specialist will not evaluate teachers or provide ongoing direct instruction to students.)
Support struggling students on a limited basis, not to exceed 25% of assigned time.
Facilitate professional study groups as needed.
Assist teachers in understanding how to administer assessments and interpret data to drive instructional and program decisions.
Stay current with research and best practices in assessment, curriculum, and reading and writing instruction (including interventions).
Collaborate with the school administrator, Assistant Superintendent, Title/ELL/K-8
Curriculum Coordinator& Technology Coordinators to plan and provide professional development.
Attend district literacy trainings and meetings as appropriate, and acts as a liaison between the District Office and the school.
Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, staff and community populations.
Work collaboratively with school personnel in meeting diverse social and academic needs of students.
Assist school staff and administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct, reinforce individual schools’ plans for positive behavior support, develop reasonable rules for classroom behavior and utilize effective, proactive behavior management skills in all school settings.
Maintain accurate, complete and confidential records as required by law and district policy and administrative regulations.
Utilize technology as related to job responsibilities.
Reflect upon own performance and accept and utilize supervisory suggestions and feedback.
Take primary responsibility for pursuing and evaluating own professional growth.
Attend and participate in staff meetings and district inservice meetings.
Participate in activities that are related to school functions and/or the education process that occur outside the regular workday, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
Perform other duties as assigned.
GENERAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Perform duties in a courteous and efficient manner that builds the confidence of staff, students and the public in the Corvallis School District and enhances learning.
Maintain regular attendance at work and work activities, and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedule.
Observe laws, district policies and procedures, and professional standards for this position.
Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, parent and community populations
Carry out work responsibilities with strong organizational skills, effectively under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergency conditions.
Respect confidential information and the privacy of students, staff and parents.
Support students and staff in the district’s career related learning standards to encourage the development of independent work skills through career exploration and community involvement.
Collect, record, store, retrieve, assimilate, organize and utilize information and records electronically and by using traditional methods.
Develop job skills necessary to meet changes in the position.
Maintain personal appearance and hygiene appropriate to the position as defined by the district.
Meet applicable district physical ability/health and safety guidelines for the position.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Valid Oregon teacher’s license
Understanding of human growth and development patterns, learning theory and brain research.
Strong background in reading and writing intervention and instructional strategies.
Five or more years teaching experience at the elementary level.
Familiarity with a wide variety of curriculum structures and instruction and assessment strategies that reflect current research on best practices.
Familiarity with state standards and curriculum frameworks.
Knowledge and experience with differentiated instruction.
Ability to work effectively with adults in a support role.
Experience as a presenter in workshops to teachers desired.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of state and federal education laws and of student and staff rights.
Ability to exhibit professionalism and effective human relations.
Ability to effectively manage and supervise students and their work.
Ability to direct the work of other staff members.
Ability to facilitate meetings and collaboration efforts with staff and community.
Ability to travel among district facilities as needed, and, if driving, the ability to meet
district driving standards.
Standard First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain certification within two months of hire, may be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequent or prolonged standing, walking and sitting.
Possibly moderate to high noise level.
Frequent and prolonged talking/listening in conversations/meetings.
Requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception.
Requires handling and working with variety of materials and objects.
Work may occasionally involve lifting/carrying objects weighing 15-25 pounds.
Exposure to a variety of chemicals comprising instructional supplies and materials.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is primarily performed indoors in school buildings, although some outdoor instruction and supervision are required.
This position involves working in close proximity to groups of children and adults.
Evening and/or extended work hours may be required.
This position may require traveling to multiple work sites.
NOTE: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions, or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify, or delete any aspect of this (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable. Additionally, interviews will be scheduled electronically through TalentEd Recruit & Hire, using the email you have provided on your application. Please be sure to check email and your Recruit & Hire account regularly.
Our district is committed to building relationships of trust and respect, providing inclusive learning environments that are culturally relevant, and igniting student engagement through real-world, experiential learning. The Corvallis School District is one of the best in the state of Oregon and we are proud of our tradition of excellence. Located in a community that values education and life-lon...g learning, our students benefit from our partnerships with Oregon State University, Linn Benton Community College, and other local organizations.