Language Learner Specialist

Clark County School District

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Date Posted May 23, 2023
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
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Language Learner Specialist
Position Details
Division: Human Resources
Classification: Certified
Terms of Employment: This is a salaried position assigned to the Licensed Employee
Salary Schedule, 9 Months; Additional hours/days at the contracted rate of pay may be

Position Summary
The person selected for this position will provide support in Clark County School District
Schools specific to English Language Learner (ELL) students. This position will provide
research-based instructional recommendations, interventions, and resources, which
align and support the District-s Language Development Approach (LDA). Specifically,
this position will provide support for instructional practices that support ELL student
groups. This person wil be expected to adhere to the District-s Professional Domains
and Standards for Licensed Employees will be directly responsible to the school-site

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be
1. Supports the vision the District's in the continuing implementation of the LDA at
school sites.
2. Collaboratively works with the English Language Learner Division (ELLD) to
support best practices and resources for all students, including all ELL student
3. Supports teachers in making connections between Understanding Language
Development (ULD) and the Nevada Educators Performance Framework (NEPF)
while supporting the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS).

4. Supports and delivers ULD professional learning content and debriefs sessions,
as requested and collaborates with schools to develop follow-up sessions to
provide in-depth, site-specific professional learning opportunities.
5. Supports teachers with the core competencies needed to teach effectively while
developing content and language simultaneously.
6. Provides coaching and mentoring to teachers and support professional personnel
by conducting demonstration lessons, observing students in educational settings,
and conferencing with ELL Student Success Advocates (SSAs) and/or teachers
to implement strategies addressing the needs of ELL students.
7. Supports schools in data-based decision making by collecting, analyzing, and
sharing data (i.e., MAP i-Ready, Achieve 3000, Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG),
etc.) to improve instructional practices and student outcomes.
8. Engages in ELL instructional rounds to support ongoing instructional practices for
ELLs to improve instruction and support for ELLs.
9. Provides support to teachers and support professional personnel on specific
learning goals for ELL students.
10. Supports parental engagement services such as University of Family Learning
(UFL) courses, Parents Nights, Welcome Centers, etc., to bridge the
parent/guardian-school connection.
11. Assists in the implementation of supports and services to meet the needs of ELL
12. Works as the language development specialist to leverage students' assets and
primary language, provides foundational literacy skills and language
development support, and ensures culturally responsive teaching.
13. Supports teachers and support professional personnel who service ELL students,
including all ELL student groups.
14. Collaboratively works with teachers and SSAs to help incorporate
research-based instructional practices to meet the needs of ELL
student groups.
15. Delivers instruction to ELL student groups; modeling excellent instruction aligned
to the ULD for teachers.
16. Demonstrates purposefully scaffolding learning opportunities to accelerate
academic discourse and literacy skills for ELL student groups.
17. Provides support and facilitates alignment of District initiatives and services (i.e.,
English learner allowable expenditures, reading center requirements) in
partnership with ELLD.
18. Works professionally with administrators, other ELLD project facilitators, school
staff, parents/guardians, and the community.
19. Establishes and maintains a consistent and transparent repertoire of


communication skills (i.e., email, telephone) to listen effectively and build
relationships and trust with administration, SSAs ELLD project facilitators,
teachers, support professional personnel, parents/guardians, and students.
20. Attends professional learning sessions provided by ELLD to continue developing
content knowledge on language development.
21. Ensures assessment regulations, deadlines, and guidelines are followed at all
22. Participates in other job-related duties and activities related to the position, as

Position Expectations
Strong working knowledge of Literacy and Language Development.

Position Requirements
Education and Training
1. An earned bachelor-s degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Currently serving as a regular-status licensed employee of Clark County School
3. Completed five (5) years of successful contracted experience teaching English
language learners (ELL).
Licenses and Certifications
1. Must possess or be able to acquire by time of appointment to the position, a
teaching license issued by the Nevada Department of Education.
2. Hold an English Acquisition and Language Development (ELAD) endorsement or
working to obtain the ELAD endorsement within two (2) years.
3. A valid driver-s license or state-issued identification card.
Preferred Qualifications
1. Hold a Bilingual endorsement.
2. Proficient in more than one (1) language.
3. Knowledge of the LDA.
4. Extensive experience in teaching ELLs.

When applying for a certificated licensed position, candidates must meet the
minimum qualifications as listed on the appropriate position vacancy


AA/EOE Statement
The Clark County School District is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Clark
County School District is committed to providing all applicants and employees equal
employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or
expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or military status
or other characteristics protected by applicable law. Here at Clark County School District
we are a diverse group of people who honor the differences that drive innovative solutions
to meet the needs of our students and employees. We believe that through a culture of
inclusivity we have the power to reflect the community we serve.

Job Revision Information
- Revised: 03/14/23
- Created: 02/15/19