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English Language Development (ELD) Instructional Assistant

Company: Envision Education
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Envision Education is seeking a highly talented individual to serve as the Student Services Instructional Assistant for our schools in the San Francisco Bay Area WHO WE ARE The mission of Envision Education is to transform the lives of students - especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college - by preparing them for success in college, career, and life. We accomplish our mission through our nationally replicated Portfolio Defense assessment model, which authentically measures the most important things students need in order to succeed in college and career: academic content, leadership skills, and deeper learning competencies such as reflection and growth mindset. Portfolio Defense uniquely prepares students, particularly those who are historically underserved, to get into college and then to persist until they earn a degree. Envision is also differentiated by a focus on whole-child education that integrates rigorous academics, high-quality social-emotional learning, and critical cultural literacy. Read about our approach here. We operate three high schools and two middle schools, serving approximately 1,500 students in the San Francisco Bay Area: 70% are low-income; 94% from communities of color; and 75% first generation college bound. 100% of our graduates are accepted to 2- or 4-year colleges, with 78% accepted to 4-year institutions. What's more, our students persist in college once they enroll. Our college persistence rate is 87% from first to second year, compared to the national average of 74%. We also operate Envision Learning Partners, a coaching and training division working with schools across the country to adapt and adopt the Portfolio Defense model. ELP is working with more than 1,000 educators in 30+ school networks and reaching more than 200,000 students. Envision Education has made an explicit commitment to becoming an exemplar network of schools with an instructional and cultural vision rooted in an anti-racist and pro-Black framework. We believe that targeted universalism-focusing on the needs of a group that has historically been marginalized-will support not only that group, but everyone, and that being explicitly anti-racist and pro-Black is essential to changing the status quo for all of our students. JOB SUMMARY: The ELD Instructional Assistant will provide support for students who are English Learners. The ELD Instructional Assistant may work with a specific student, or with small groups of students within the general education classroom to support academic progress. The ELD Instructional Assistant works as part of the school intervention team. REPORTS TO: English Language Content Specialist and/or the Director of Special Education ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Provide support to English Learners (primarily) in the general education setting in small groups or one on one support * Assist in the preparation of and organization of ELD materials for instruction to students with varied English skills; assist students with basic oral and written skills * Assists Learning Specialist and general education teachers to support students who are dual identified (students who are English Learners and who have IEPs.) * Follows and implements intervention plans or processes to provide service and support to students who are English Learners * Assists with collecting and recording observational data related to academic progress and/or behavior management * Organization of student services files, student learning records, data entry, and assists with record keeping * Attends meeting and conferences for students who are English Learners * Assists with screenings or assessments, including formal documentation, preparing materials and performing clerical support * Documents student progress towards meeting established objectives * Assists with communication related to implementing intervention strategies or compliance * Learns and utilizes basic methods and procedures in instructional settings * Understands and communicates the mission, goals, standards, policies procedures, confidentiality standards, operating instructions, values of Envision Schools * Performs other related duties as required and assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: (Required knowledge, skills & abilities) * Knowledge of child and/or adolescent growth, development and behavior characteristics; concepts of cognitive development and different learning styles * Commitment to anti-racist and pro-Black pedagogy. * Ability and willingness to support every student with learning needs and to implement students' learning plans * Ability to assist students academically and emotionally in various subject areas * Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions; ability and good judgment to take initiative to modify activities * Strong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to collaborate with general education and special education colleagues, parents and community * Ability to collect objective data and implement positive academic and/or behavioral reinforcement systems * Solid technology skills including proficiency in Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets),Word, Excel, or other database programs, and Internet search * Desire to work and learn as part of an innovative school team * Ability and willingness to reflect and improve EXPERIENCE: * Must have prior experience working with elementary or secondary students with learning needs and a diverse student body * Prior experience working with behavior de-escalation, CPI, or functional behavior analysis preferred. * Bilingual;Fluent in Spanish preferred EDUCATION: * Bachelor's Degree or ELD experience preferred COMPENSATION: Competitive benefits, pay commensurate with education and experience range $18 - $22/hourThis is a non-exempt, 40 hours per week position. TO APPLY: Please submit your application, including a thoughtful cover letter at Envision Careers As an equal opportunity employer, we believe deeply in diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all people. Envision recruits, employs, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and the many other characteristics that make us diverse. FOR MORE INFORMATION :Visit the Envision Education website: www.envisionschools.org

Keywords: Envision Education, Oakland , English Language Development (ELD) Instructional Assistant, Other , Oakland, California

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