Resource ESL Teacher

Resource ESL Teacher

Summary: The position provides instruction within the guidelines established by the Organization and specific departments within this group. Work hours are on an as needed basis without commitment to a minimum. The purpose is to serve within an “on call” basis for coverage of regular staff and temporary shortages. A resource pool worker may work on average 10 hours per week. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides instruction: Follows the curriculum and class plan of the regular teacher or as provided by the supervisor or manager. Teach students from newly arrived refugees with very basic or no prior English through immigrants needing to practice for work or citizenship.
  • Keeps attendance at each session and may record individual and group progress as dictated by contract compliance and professional standards.
  • As schedules allow, may perform level testing of new students or students ready to move up a level; may assist in administration in any down time between classes on a given day.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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.

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience with teaching or tutoring preferred. Must be sufficiently flexible in background and demeanor to pick up a class in progress and adjust to diverse populations and skill levels.
  • Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: ESL training required (certification preferred).
  • Language Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated competency in public speaking and strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange; Windows operating systems; and other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.

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.

  • Frequently required to stand, sit, and walk.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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.

  • The employee may be required to remain on Organization premises during breaks and/or meal periods and may be required to stay on Organization premises until their replacement arrives.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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