English Language Learner Assistant
PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ELL) ASSISTANT/TUTOR
This position provides tutoring services to English Language Learners.
Reports to Executive Director of Student Services
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Administers and evaluates Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA) oral and writing/reading tests upon entry, continuation and exit of program. Designs specific activities and lesson plans for ELL students. Maintains records of student progress related to individual and program goals.
- Collects and records pre- and post-test data necessary for student and program evaluation.
- Relates concerns and cultural differences of students and parents to program and school staff; serves as a resource person in activities intended to promote cross cultural understanding.
- Tutors individual students or groups of students in various curriculum assignments of enrichment activities; monitors and/or independently supervises student behavior in the work area; administers discipline as needed. Works either in the student’s classroom or in a pull-out setting.
- May participate in staffings when ELL students are a focus.
- Participates in parent-teacher conferences for ELL students at the request of the supervisor or parent; sets up appointments with school counselors for students and parents.
- Knows community agencies and serves as a resource to parents of ELL students.
- May participate in presentations on the ELL program at district and building meetings; explains American School System to students and parents.
- Attends workshop meetings, training sessions, conferences or other staff development or inservice activities related to ELL.
- Travels between multiple buildings within district boundaries.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
School environment; requires flexibility in schedule and driving to several schools each day. Exposed to infectious diseases carried by students.
Education & Experience
High school graduation or equivalent and experience working with English Language Learners required. Bachelor’s degree and minimum three years providing direct academic support to English Language Learners in grades K-5 preferred. SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) training plus additional training in the support and instruction of ELL students including: Training in Guided Language Acquisition theory and strategies (GLAD-based), ELD Standards and Content and Language Objectives Training, Common Core Training to Support ELLs and Comprehension Toolkit Training for ELLs highly desired.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Experience administering the WELPA and WELPA placement test and interpreting results.
- Experience interpreting peer analyses for ELLs; participates in staffing meetings.
- Understands best practices for ELL instruction.
- Experience coordinating and facilitating meetings among translators, parents, and staff.
- Understands ELL accommodations in the classroom and for testing procedures.
- Ability to advocate for ELL students to improve communication with families and for improved resources.
- Knowledge of basic subject areas, such as spelling, writing, reading and math.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to maintain accurate files and records.
- Ability to attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to organize tasks and set priorities within established parameters.
- Ability to remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations.
- Ability to organize activities.
- Ability to follow instructions through to completion.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, administrators and parents.
- Must complete training in first aid and CPR as required by the district.
- Must have valid Washington State Driver’s license.