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Watervliet Public Schools

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WPS Job Posting: English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Position Open

Job Summary:

To provide direct services to qualifying English Language Learning students in an alternative learning program setting, and to assist them with language deficiencies that interfere with their ability to engage the curricula. To assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing an appropriate learning environment for students.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

Must meet all of the following requirements:

NS endorsement on teaching certificate

Previous experience as a teacher of language development or language arts

Preferential consideration  will be given to applicants who also have a certification as a Spanish World Languages teacher (FF endorsement)

Major Job Responsibilities

Plan, organize, and provide instruction in English that meet state and federal standards

Provide instruction that is consistent and coordinated with the district’s/school’s instructional program so as to ensure that students meet and exceed learning targets

 Develop and deliver lesson plans that utilize a broad range of appropriate teaching techniques and strategies

 Address all aspects of communication through appropriate instruction that develops each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in the appropriate content area

 Administer academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student progress for meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition

Maintain complete and accurate records of student progress and evidence of growth and progress

Provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment that encourages student responsibility and incorporates challenging instructional strategies

Adapt curriculum to provide individual, small group, and/or remedial instruction as to meet the needs of individual students and subgroups of students

Establish and maintain standards of student behavior required to run an orderly and productive classroom environment

Employ a variety of instructional techniques and strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students

Manage allotted learning time to maximize student achievement

 Oversee assigned out-of-classroom activities during the school day, as needed.

 Maintain confidentiality of student information (FERPA/HIPPA).

 Carry out responsibilities with little or no prompting.

Demonstrate professional behavior in manner and appearance.

Work cooperatively with building staff.

Regular, timely and predictable attendance.

Be responsible to the designated supervisor(s) for assignments and directions at what, how, when and to whom specific aide duties are to be performed.

Carry out other duties assigned by the building principal to assist in the smooth operation of the school.

Application Procedure:

To be considered as a candidate, please apply online at Hire Enterprise - Berrien County Schools Consortium at Berrien County Consortium - Employment

Include a letter of application/resume, three letters of reference, and a copy of your transcripts, and or credentials.

 Deadline for applying:                 June 15th, 2021

 Starting Date:                                 August 20th, 2021

 Salary & Benefits:                        Per master contract

It is the policy of the Watervliet Public Schools that no person shall, on the basis of sex, religion, age, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, weight, height, or handicap be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in employment or any of its programs or activities.


In accordance with state law and board policy, no person shall be hired to work in contact with children prior to being fingerprinted and passing a criminal records review.