Position Description

(2021-2022) Arizona - ESL Assistant
Location GH Arizona - Phoenix
Job Category Academy - Faculty (Teachers, Asst. Teachers, ESS / SPED)
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ESL Assistant

Great Hearts is a growing, multi-state network of 34 public, open-enrollment charter schools, committed to provide a high-quality, classical liberal arts education to more than 20,000 K-12 students in both Texas and Arizona.

At Great Hearts, our English as a Second Language Teachers and Coordinators are integral members of our faculty and participate in all faculty-wide events and professional development.  Their specialized expertise provides English learners assistance with grade-level curriculum using ESL strategies, enabling students to become academically successful.  Great Hearts aims to serve all students including English learners in a manner that affirms and reflects their dignity and rightful participation within the larger student body and academy. Through small group and one-to-one support, the ESL team provides essential support throughout the school year and with annual state assessment preparation.  Through the state mandated Language Proficiency Assessment Committee identification, monitoring and reclassification processes, ESL Coordinators and Teachers support all English learners at Great Hearts as they develop their academic English language to proficiency.  

The ESL Assistant is a non-certified assistant to the ESL Program at the academy for both general education and special education resource classrooms. The assistant will work to support students in all settings on campus under the direction of and in collaboration with the ESL teachers and General Education teachers. Additional duties may be included, depending on the experience and expertise of the candidate and the specific academy needs.

Required traits:   Candidates will hold an Associate degree or higher, or have completed two years or 60 credit hours of higher education, or obtained a passing score on an appropriate ADE assessment. Candidates will need to pass a background clearance process, including the obtaining of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card.

Desired traits:   Ideally, candidates will have experience in special education, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an interest in reading great books. 

Please send a resume and email stating interest to Tom Doebler tdoebler@greatheartsaz.org

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