Teacher Bilingual Teacher
The Bilingual Teacher leads classroom instruction and supervises the classroom environment, including students and instructional assistants. This position develops and actualizes school curriculum within self-contained classroom environment. The Bilingual Teacher is a grant position.
- Prepares lesson plans in six academic subjects;
- Leads classroom instruction in large group and small group formats;
- Establishes collaborative relationships with colleagues, consultants, therapists, and administrators;
- Supervises an instructional assistant as well as collaborating youth care workers and volunteers in the classroom;
- Maintains the required educational certifications and training required of all Maryville Academy employees;
- Participates and contributes to in-service trainings and staff development opportunities and providing input and suggestions for future topics and directions;
- Interacts with students in a supportive, professional manner;
- Documents all progress and completion of student work in a timely manner;
- Documents Significant Incident Reports in line with agency policy and procedures;
- Ensures zero tolerance of sexual abuse in the school and recreational environment;
- Maintains appropriate confidentiality regarding all information about students;
- Keeps materials and assigned space in a neat and orderly condition;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education from an accredited college or university required; or a BA in another field plus Illinois licensure (Master’s Degree preferred)
- Minimum of 1-2 years’ teaching experience.
- Licensed to teach in Illinois with a Professional Educator License (PEL) or Transitional Bilingual License with stipulations.
- Bilingual English/Spanish language competency required;
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with students, supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, support agencies, and a variety of internal, as well as external, consumers;
- Basic computer proficiency including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
- Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.
- Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop, walk and drive for extended periods; ability to walk up and down stairs;
- Required to occasionally lift/move objects and/or youth weighing in excess of 40 pounds;
- Must possess the ability to provide physical restraint for students threatening to harm themselves or others;
- Must have the visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.
Environment and Scheduling:
- Work is performed year-round;
- Work is performed during school days and hours;
- Work is performed in classroom settings and in an administrative office setting;
- Duties include teaching students at varying skills and reading/language levels.