Do you seek to make a difference in the lives of immigrants, refugees, and the under served?
At Asian Human Services (AHS) our holistic approach to human services improves lives now and for generations ahead. Today, AHS serves everyone who seeks our help, regardless of race or ethnicity. While we continue to deepen our mission with immigrant and refugee communities, all are welcome here.
AHS focuses on culturally comprehensive human services that help people become:
Healthy – with Community Health programs and Behavioral Health counseling.
Educated – through skilled learning programs and a charter school for grades Pre-K to 8 that specializes in preparing children to lead in a global world.
Employed – using comprehensive job-related services that place hundreds of job-seekers into full-time and part-time employment every year.
We are seeking an ESL Teacher for our Elementary school.
Passages Elementary School serves families and their students from kindergarten through eighth grade. We welcome all students living in Chicago and are one of the most diverse schools representing over 40 languages. Passages offers a tailored educational program focused on high academic standards and instruction based on students' individual needs.
Basic Job Function:
Under the supervision of the principal and in collaboration with other Passages staff, teacher will provide standards-based, high-quality, and culturally sensitive instruction to students. Teachers with an ESL endorsement will use WIDA standards to increase language acquisition and celebrate language and cultural differences.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities by integrating WIDA standards, common core standards, content objectives, language objectives, and differentiation strategies into lesson plans.
Collaborate with administration, instructional coaches, and other teachers and staff to develop an aligned student curriculum.
Develop and maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to learning and suitable to the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse backgrounds by utilizing a curriculum that reflect the diversity of the students served.
Maintain WIDA certification.
Ensure all school and classroom assessments completed in a timely manner.
Observe, evaluate, and monitor student's performance to maintain an effective classroom management system with Restorative Practices.
Maintain updated grade books and provide timely and appropriate feedback on student class work, homework, tests, and assignments.
Perform other administrative duties as needed.
Meet school-wide student performance goals.
Be an active participant in school-wide professional development and seek out professional development that aligns with teacher professional goals.
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
Collect and document data as needed for MTSS.
Encourage parent and community involvement, obtaining information for parents when requested and promptly returning phone calls/emails.
Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations.
Participate in evening commitments for family engagements and extracurricular activities as required.
Ensure students are always supervised, including transitions in the building and students’ daily arrivals and dismissals.
Follow all emergency procedures when needed.
Report students to counseling services as needed and respond as mandated reporter when necessary.
Communicate at least weekly with parents and families and keep a log tracking those communications.
Follow all policies and procedures prescribed by Passages administration and AHS.
Support the Mission Statement of Asian Human Services.
Always behave and speak in a professional manner.
Set a good example in terms of punctuality and attendance.
Attend staff and team meetings.
Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
BA/B.S degree in teaching or related field from an accredited institution.
Valid ISBE certification with endorsement in ESL.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district, and state.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, effective written and oral communication skills.
Experience with IMPACT/SSM l
Knowledge of Illinois and Federal Special Education Law
Ability to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
About Asian Human Services Passages Charter School
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to immigrants, refugees, and other under served in communities so that they can fully participate in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.