Job Description

ESL Specialist

Office:San Antonio Metro Area
Location:San Antonio, TX

BASIS San Antonio is seeking qualified candidates for an ESL Specialist to start immediately!  

BASIS.ed School teams offer an incredible opportunity to be deeply involved in an academic community that is dynamic, exciting and unpredictable. You'll join others in a highly social, supportive and collaborative environment. 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • BASIS Curriculum Schools uses the English as a second language/content-based program model of instruction for ELLs. Must provide instruction to integrate English as a second language with subject matter instruction that focuses not only on learning a second language, but using that language as a medium to learn academic subjects.
  • Advocate for the academic and personal/social needs of English Language Learners.
  • Support classroom teachers in the consistent implementation of programming, best practices, and recommendations for ELLs.
  • Provide intervention support during academic times (especially Literacy and STEM times) in K-5 classrooms.
  • Plan and collaborate with K-5 teachers to design and implement engaging instruction that leads to English language fluency in all content areas.  Attend weekly planning sessions with classroom teachers to plan lessons, projects, and expeditions. Suggest accommodations and appropriate lesson structures to support identified and unidentified ELL students.
  • Conduct, organize, and analyze on-going assessments of student performance using multiple assessment tools.  Develop a process to assess ELLs' academic progress.
  • Identify students who require English Language support and determine the level and nature of services for each student.
  • Assist and support the development of a successful learning environment for ELL students in each classroom by providing school-wide support to teachers by facilitating clear planning around student needs and learning goals, differentiated instruction, and classrooms that support student success.
  • Model best teaching practices for teachers with the goal of developing their capacity to support specialized instruction, differentiation, and classroom accommodations to support ELL students.
  • Assist the development of curriculum to support ESL learners and facilitate their access to the world class education offered by BASIS.ed.
  • Meet regularly with School Directors and other professionals as needed to discuss student progress and the performance of ELLs.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences as needed in support of ELLs.

Job Qualifications:  

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and a Texas state ESL Certification. 

Preferred Qualifications: Subject matter postgraduate work (Master's or Ph.D.) is preferred or a combination of subject matter undergraduate degree with a Master's in Education. Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence. Critically, an applicant must possess a high GPA in his/her major, excellent recommendations, experience working with children, not necessarily in the classroom, and be open to new ideas in teaching. 

Additional Job Information: 

Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS.ed offers a comprehensive benefits package.

NOTE: All employees of BASIS.ed are required to obtain and maintain a valid fingerprint clearance. 

Note: BASIS (collectively, BASIS.ed, BASIS Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public Charter School, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BASIS Independent Schools, LLC, BASIS Global LLC, and BASIS Educational Ventures, LLC), is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment are recruited, hired and assigned without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status or any other classification protected by law. BASIS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment.  

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