Jan 13, 2024

Bilingual Teacher (Junior High School Math) - Anticipated

  • TrulyHired
  • Joliet, IL, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

POSITION: Bilingual / ELL Education Classroom Teacher

Certified Personnel
9 Months
Bargaining Unit Position

Non - Exempt

1. State of Illinois Professional Educator License with

a. Self-Contained General Education and/or required Endorsement for Grade Level
b. Bilingual Endorsement and/or Educator License with Stipulations (Bilingual)
2. Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, academic competence, public and community relations.
3. Fluency in the language of the target population as well as in English.
4. An understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity.
5. The familiarity of Bilingual and ESL coursework, and curricula.
6. Competent in "Best Practice" teaching methodology.


Building Principal
Assistant Principal
Program Coordinator-ELL
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction


District Administrators
Special Education Coordinators
Other faculty and staff
PTA, B-PAC and Community Groups

JOB SUMMARY: To instruct English Language Learner students in a bilingual learning environment in order to motivate, stimulate and inspire them to learn and develop the necessary skills and knowledge of the subject matter to their greatest potential.
Special Note:
The Transitional Bilingual Education program provides (1) courses or subjects which a child is required by law to receive and which are required by the child's school district which shall be given in the native language of the children of limited English speaking ability who are enrolled in the program and also in English, (2) in the reading and writing of the native language of the children of limited English speaking ability who are enrolled in the program and in the oral comprehension, speaking, reading and writing of English, and (3) in the history and culture of the country, territory or geographic area which is the native land of the parents of children of limited English speaking ability who are enrolled in the program and in the history and culture of the United States. (Source: P.A. 95 793, eff. 1 1 09.)

1. Implement the Bilingual Education program according to state guidelines in the classroom within the objectives and policy structure of the district.
2. Direct and supervise the conduct of all students assigned in the classroom.
3. To implement all district policies as they relate to the classroom.
4. Instruct students in their native language and culture as well as in English.
5. Inspire and motivate students to achieve their potential in the learning of new skills and to absorb knowledge.
6. Encourage each child and help them to develop a sense of worth, dignity, and purpose, with an emphasis on bilingualism and biculturalism as particular educational assets.
7. Guarantee every student shall receive an equal opportunity for an education.
8. Teach English Language Arts, social science, mathematics, science, health (art, music, and P.E. when applicable) to students in a classroom, utilizing the course of study adopted by the Board of School Inspectors, and other appropriate learning activities.
9. Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
10. Use a variety of instructional strategies to present material to students.
11. Translate lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
12. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
13. Evaluate students' academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare reports as needed and required.
14. Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students' progress and interpret the school program.
15. Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping a student solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
16. To seek assistance from or through the building principal or other support personnel to improve the instructional program or to solve specific problems.
17. Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and learning centers.
18. Maintain professional competence through in-service professional development opportunities.
19. Requisition instructional materials and supplies as required.
20. Attend all meetings as required such as faculty, bilingual department, parent-teacher conferences, etc.
21. Prepare for, conduct, and attend parent-teacher conferences as required.
22. Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
23. Administer group standardized tests in accordance with state and district testing protocols.
24. Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
25. Maintain a commitment to ongoing professional development.


Students assigned to the classroom.
Paraprofessional (if applicable)
Student Teacher
Hallway, lavatory, playground, bus, etc. as directed.

1. Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
2. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure the appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts, and feedback.
3. Ability to compose correspondence, reports, and/or other required written materials.
4. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
5. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions, inquiries, and/or complaints.
6. Displays courtesy, tact, and respect when dealing with others.
1. Ability to perform basic math using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals consistent with the duties of this position.
1. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
2. Ability to identify and define the problem(s), collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
1. Maintains appropriate confidentiality.
2. Promotes a harassment-free environment.
3. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; demonstrates a commitment to teamwork.
4. Ability to learn and utilize office equipment, computers, and software especially as systems are updated.
5. Ability to react well under pressure, handle and balance multiple demands at one time, work with frequent interruptions, and perform duties and tasks at expected levels of professionalism.
6. Extensive knowledge of and ability to perform duties in compliance with all district, Board, state and federal laws, methods, requirements, policies, procedures, and activities pertinent to the duties of this position.
7. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
8. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate files and records.
9. Ability to meet strict deadlines.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters when performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines. The noise level in this environment is quiet to moderate. Duties are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors. In-district and out-of-town travel required as necessary for training and/or to carry out duties and responsibilities.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.

Salary and Benefits:
Bargaining Agreement Union Position: The salary schedules for the 2012-2025 school years click on the link: https://www.joliet86.org/file.aspx?DocumentId=13421

*Maximum 10 years full time Certified Teaching Experience
Application Procedures: Applications are considered complete when all required materials are submitted including 1) an online application, 2) unofficial copies of all college and/or university transcripts, and 3) list three recent references with an email address from past or current professional employment. The District uses an on-line application that will be available at www.joliet86.org. All required documents should be attached to your on-line application.

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