Opportunities for Learning (OFL) is a network of free public charter schools offering students a flexible, personalized approach to learning. OFL was established in 1999 by a family genuinely and profoundly interested in the well-being of California’s youth. They saw potential that struggling students couldn’t see in themselves. For over 16 years, OFL and its founders have helped more than 140,000 students find their passion and equip themselves with the knowledge to pursue their dreams. OFL believes in fostering student dreams.
Are you an educator that wants to make an impact in students’ lives? Do you believe that every student should have the opportunity for success? If so, OFL is the place for you! OFL is looking for educators that are warm, outgoing, authentic, passionate and inspiring. OFL places great emphasis on the student-teacher relationship, a critical component to the development of students’ personal, emotional, and academic well-being.
OFL is looking for a Teacher with a California preliminary or clear single subject teaching credential (English credential preferred) as well as an English Learner Authorization (required) to work at their Watts location. The Teacher will have the following responsibilities:
The English Learner Specialist supports and implements the English Language Development program to ensure English Language Learners meet proficiency goals for LCAP, as well as ensuring that charter and academic goals are met. This position will be available to provide direct instruction to students 6 hours a day.
Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*
*Instruct English Learners and Standard English learners with English Language Development support in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, using various teaching methods, audiovisual aids and other materials.
*Manages caseload of targeted students (approximately 50-75) and provides weekly interventions and instruction, as well as assessing and reporting back to regional leadership team the academic progress of each student on the caseload.
*Prepares outline for course of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school.
*Administers CELDT tests to evaluate pupil progress and records results.
*Provides pull-out and additional support to Long Term English Learners (LTELs) in AR and SGI classes for English language development.
*Facilitates professional learning communities to support the work of teachers by providing them theoretically grounded pedagogy and interventions for English Language Learners.
*Track EL enrollment and student progress on a monthly basis and create action plans based on needs at their center.
*Identify students who need to be tested (labeled TBD) and follow up on appropriate assessment and classification for each student.
*Develop an individualized academic plan for each EL student in their center.
*Do initial CELDT assessment within 30 days of enrollment to make Individualized Learning Plans for English Learners that moves them effectively and efficiently to proficiency in English.
*Maintain current CELDT testing results and monitor progress thereof.
*Performs other administrative functions and duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
*Experience working with second language learners and in second language acquisition.
*Ability to prepare and execute curriculum.
*Ability to work independently and efficiently, exercising reasonable judgment, in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with minimal supervision.
*Ability to work effectively under pressure and demonstrate problem-solving skills, while maintaining courtesy, professionalism, and a customer service attitude.
*Strong interpersonal skills.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
*Working knowledge of MS Office and database management.
Education and Experience:
*BA/BS Degree required.
*California preliminary or clear single subject teaching credential required, English credential preferred.
*English Learner Authorization required.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time staff that includes paid time off, holiday and sick time, medical, vision and dental coverage, incentives and an employer-matched 401K plan. OFL provides our staff opportunities to chaperone students on experiential learning trips to amazing places like Italy, Cuba, and China, as well as in-country trips to DC, a ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and a farm in Northern California. We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At our company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make OFL and our students successful. To learn more about our schools, visit us at www.oflschools.org.
Opportunities for Learning embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
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