Jan 13, 2024

English Learner Paraeducator-Algonquin

  • TrulyHired
  • Clinton Twp, MI, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

  • Algonquin
  • 6.5 hrs/day
  • Paygrade 5
  • $16.12/hr
  • Replacing Sarah Duval
  • Effective asap

Position Summary

Supports a positive learning environment by providing additional educational support to English-Learner students while maintaining confidentiality.

Duties and Responsibilities

(These duties and responsibilities are judged to be "essential functions" in terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act or ADA)

    • Supports and works with ESL students individually or in small groups with grade level material under the direction of a classroom teacher to speak and write in the English language.
    • Supports and reinforces reading and comprehension strategies.
    • Records and reports assessment data to teachers and school administrator; completes required forms, reports, and other paperwork.
    • Supports curriculum (reading, writing, math) intervention programs for students.
    • Works with school team and stakeholders to discuss students' goals and progress and discuss additional interventions as needed.
    • Administer assessment tests and interpret results to identify student needs.
    • Attends professional development sessions, training programs and conferences to remain current in the field of literacy.
    • Communicate with community, staff, and students to answer questions, disseminate or explain information.
    • Serves as a key resource to other school personnel on ESL students and their challenges; responds to questions and resolves problems or concerns as needed.
    • Translates oral and written correspondence and serves as a liaison between parents and teachers during and after school hours and during school conferences as needed.
    • Serves as a resource and support to ESL students as they adapt to a new culture as needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.

Education, Experiences, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

(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.)


Two years of study at an institution of higher education, or an Associate's degree (or higher), or successful completion of the Work Keys Equivalency Test (prior to date of application) required.


Experience interacting with children individually and in groups in an instructional/educational type setting preferred.

  • Knowledge of school policies and safety regulations, required.
  • Knowledge of a different language and cultures, may be required.
  • Knowledge of reading, writing and mathematics, required.

  • Good oral and written communication skills, required.
  • Basic computer skills, required.
  • Fluent in the English language, required.
  • Accuracy and fluency in speaking, reading and writing a second language is preferred. Preferably one of the following: Arabic, Spanish and/or Albanian.

  • Assist classroom teachers in instructing, reading, writing and mathematics, required.
  • Ability to read and interpret the English language, required.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, required.
  • Ability to be caring, understanding, and friendly towards students, required.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with students, staff and parents, required.
  • Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form, required.
  • Ability to read and interpret school policies and handbook, required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and community and those of different cultures, required.
  • Ability to grasp position-specific software with minimal training, required.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds of files and material. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on a computer screen and small numbers.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties of the job.

Title: English Learner Para-Educator-Grade 5 FLSA: Non- Exempt

Reports to: Director of State and Federal Grants/Principal Updated: March 2021

It is the policy of Chippewa Valley Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (including but not limited to sexual orientation, gender identity), religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, height, weight, genetics, or marital status in its programs, services, activities, or employment. Inquiries related to nondiscrimination policies, questions, concerns or to file a complaint should be directed to: Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources, Chippewa Valley Schools Administration, 19120 Cass Avenue, Clinton Township, MI 48038 Phone: 586-723-2090 Email: [email protected] / Nondiscrimination inquiries related to disability should be directed to: Section 504 Coordinator, Director of Special Services, (same address) Phone: 586-723-2180 Email: [email protected]. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for employment must notify Chippewa Valley Schools of their need in writing within 182 days. Civil Rights and Title IX inquiries can also be directed to the Department of Civil Rights at (800)482-3604 or [email protected].

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