Paraeducator, English Language Learners (ELL) 6.5hrs/9mo - MK1707

Meeker Middle School, Kent, Washington

Date PostedAugust 07, 2017
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Meeker Middle School serves 7th and 8th grade students. It is a very diverse school of 675 students located in the northeast corner of the Kent School District. The student population is around 60% minority and 60% Free and Reduced Lunch. Meeker has Professional Learning Communities in all curricular areas that meet to discuss student work and common formative assessments as well as Learning Teams that meet weekly to participate in lesson study analysis. The support teams from ELL and Special Education focus on an inclusion model whenever possible. In addition, Meeker offers intervention courses in reading and math to students who need extra support in these areas based upon assessment data. We do offer advanced courses in Social Studies and English for honors students as well as upper level Algebra and Geometry classes for our advanced math students. A strong co-curricular program, including extensive sports, music, and special interest activities is in place, offering students many opportunities. Meeker is fortunate to qualify for the Century 21 grant which affords us the opportunity to run an after school program for two hours a day Monday thru Thursday. The Meeker staff is dedicated to providing students the education they need for their future.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is part of the KAP bargaining unit.
ASSIGNMENT: Paraeducators assist teacher(s) and students in English Language Learners (ELL) programs. The focus of the position will be the development of spoken and written language. The paraeducator’s duties include small group instruction, one-on-one instruction, preparing materials for a lesson, correcting papers, teaming, collaboration between general education and special education staff.
  1. AA degree or 90 quarter-hour College credits. Transcripts must on file to be considered for an interview. Completion of the ETS ParaPro Assessment test with a score of 461 or higher will be accepted in lieu of college credits. Proof of score must be submitted as part of your application.
  1. Must develop positive rapport with students.
  2. Must possess skills and experience in working with limited English speaking students.
  3. Must possess good English skills.
  4. Must have the ability to communicate with main-stream teachers, principals and parents of students when issues arise based on academics, attendance or behavior.
  5. Candidate with working knowledge of required ELL data and reports desired.
  6. Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community.
  7. Ability to communicate in another language.
  8. Prefer candidate that is a team player, positive, with good communication skills.
  9. Must be enthusiastic, positive and be a team member and able to demonstrate flexibility working with other staff.
  10. Must maintain positive learning environment and have ability to relate to all students, parents, and colleagues.
  11. Desired characteristics are: flexibility; patience; ability to organize ideas, time and materials to accomplish goals; enthusiasm; ability to express ideas clearly and understand concepts being discussed; ability and willingness to develop favorable relationships with students; and willingness to model behavior deemed appropriate by the school district and the community.
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