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30 May 2024

Teacher Bilingual Dual Language Teacher Elementary Eiber Elementary

Jefferson County Public Schools
 Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Eiber Elementary is a small neighborhood elementary school tucked in the north-central part of Lakewood, Colorado, in the Eiber neighborhood. We serve roughly 350 students from our neighborhood and some who are choice enrolled. Our Free and Reduced lunch rate hovers between 89-94%, which provides us additional resources through Title I funding, and we also have Universal (free) Breakfast for all students, regardless of their F/R status. Free full day kindergarten helps our students get off to a strong start and we have 2-3 classrooms at each grade level, K-5. We host a strong team of support staff, and two instructional coaches who provide embedded professional development on a daily basis.

Eiber is the proud home for a diverse community of learners. Approximately 37% of our students are English Language Learners and we are privileged to be one of six elementary schools with a Spanish One-Way Dual Language program. Our Title I resources afford us the opportunity to provide additional learning resources for our students in the area of literacy and math. Through collaboration and our strong PLCs, we demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement of both the teaching and learning experience; striving to meet the individual needs of each student.

 

HOURS AND DAYS WORKED

Desired Start Date: 08/08/2024Teacher Elem One Way DL
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00000 , Hours/Day: 8.000 , Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE – Professional – 185 days , L01, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $52,625.00 – $70,506.50 Effective as of: 08-16-2023Compensation schedules for Jeffco Schools can be found here. Starting salary for non-licensed roles is based on the candidate’s relevant work experience and education. Additional considerations may be given for job-specific certifications and skills. Applicants should submit all relevant and verifiable education, training and work experiences at the time of application. Starting Salary for licensed educators is based on the step and lane schedule found here.

RESPONSIBILITIES

SUMMARY The One-Way Dual Language Classroom Teacher is committed to instructing and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse students on their pathway to becoming bilingual, bi-literate, and multicultural. The teacher will provide instruction in English and Spanish following the language allocation model provide by the district to deliver a cohesive curriculum in both languages. The teacher will create lesson plans and instruct students in all content areas – science, social studies, reading, writing, and math based on the state standards and grade-level expectations using district curriculum and resources.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach according the language allocation model following the district’s one-way dual language model.

Collaboratively plan with grade level and vertical team members as well as Instructional Coaches, ESL Teachers or Resource Teachers, and Digital Teacher Librarians utilizing student data, Colorado Academic Standards, and district curriculum and instructional resources.

Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities for multilingual learners.

Create a warm, welcoming, and positive educational climate for students.

Analyze student data to implement appropriate instructional strategies for differentiated instruction to ensure student access to grade-level instruction.

Participate in school and district professional development.

Communicate consistently and effectively with parents through both oral and written communication in the parent’s preferred language.

Demonstrate flexible thinking and exhibit a growth mindset.

Reflect upon and refine teaching craft through participation in coaching cycles.

Collaborate with all stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, instructional coaches, administration at school and district level) to support student achievement.

Administer school, district, and state assessments.

Implement current best practices and research-based instructional strategies.

Integrate state standards, content, and language objectives and success criteria into lesson plans.

Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities and provide feedback to students to reach expectations.

Manage student behavior with culturally responsive and appropriate strategies while building positive relationships with students and families.

Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE Understanding of, or experience teaching in a dual language program (preferably one-way/developmental bilingual) at the elementary level. Knowledge of curriculum and development of elementary age children. Knowledge and experience using a variety of assessment tools and analyzing data. Previous experience teaching multilingual learners with appropriate scaffolds for differentiated instruction.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Qualifying teacher education program or B.A. in Elementary Education. CLDE or LDE endorsement preferred or must be willing to obtain. Science of reading professional learning hours for K-3 must be obtained within a year of hire.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, OR REGISTRATIONS Valid Colorado Teaching License. Must meet elementary content qualifications, which could include the elementary license endorsement, degree in the content area, Colorado State Board of Education approved content exam, or 36 credit hours as determined by the District. Must demonstrate high levels of literacy and oral language proficiency in both Spanish and English.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of curriculum and development of elementary age children. Knowledge and experience using a variety of assessment tools and analyzing data. Understanding of ELD and sheltered instruction strategies preferred.

The physical requirements, mental requirements and work environment factors described below 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Regularly required to use hands to handle and feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Must be able to access shelving and storage areas. Must be able to lift 25 pounds unassisted. Specific vision requirements include close and distance vision (with corrective lenses). Must be able to direct or lead students to safety in the event of an emergency or drill.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to read and comprehend curriculum; polices and procedures; standards; benchmarks; behavior plans; and implementation strategies. Ability to make sound decisions on a day-to-day basis on appropriate communication with students and families/caregivers; and classroom room management. Ability to read, interpret, follow, and instruct others on safety rules. Ability to modify instruction appropriately for the needs of individual students. Ability to evaluate and provide constructive feedback on both academic performance and student behavior. Demonstrate mature judgement in exercising appropriate supervision and expectations of students. Ability to speak effectively before groups.

WORK ENVIRONMENT Primarily working inside in an elementary school classroom. Typical elementary school building may also contain libraries, computer labs, and kitchens. May be exposed to outside elements during activities such as bus duty, recess duty, drills, or field trips.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions

Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.

BENEFITS

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

How to Apply

Search for the Eiber Elementary Dual Language One-Way Primary and Intermediate job postings. https://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/careers    

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 15 days.