ESL Teacher - Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Requisition #: req6123
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)
*** This position is eligible for a $1500 signing bonus***
Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.
The UC TFC Teacher is primarily responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing the appropriate instructional program in a pre-school, elementary, or secondary learning educational setting that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.
This position is expected to function effectively with moderate supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning;
- Plan, schedule, and facilitate educational curriculum in compliance with federal, state, and agency requirements;
- Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment;
- Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities;
- Prepare classroom for class activities;
- Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities;
- Effectively utilize relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction;
- Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the program;
- Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development;
- Observe and evaluate the child's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health;
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order during educational sessions;
- Participate in school activities, staff, and treatment team meetings;
- Effectively communicate the necessary information to the assigned case manager, clinician, foster parents, and supervisor regarding student progress, concerns, or needs on a regular basis;
- Complete other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's level degree in a related field of study from an accredited college;
- Active certification by the relevant governing authority, Teaching English as a Second Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certification, or other appropriate accrediting body and additional training to meet the special needs of UC;
- Must be CPR, First Aid, and AEC certified upon hire or within 60 days of hire;
- Bi-lingual English and Spanish;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish;
- Demonstrates ability working with students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds;
- Demonstrated ability to teach students English and all other basic educational topics;
- Must be flexible and creative in a diverse work setting;
- Excellent attention to detail and highly organized;
- Highly motivated and self-managed;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;
- Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends, as needed;
- Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage;
- Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
- Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment.
We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic. We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.