K-12 English as a Second Language Teacher
Homestead, PA 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is seeking a K-12 English as a Second Language Teacher professional for its English as a Second Language Program to work with clients throughout the Allegheny County. We are looking for an experienced and motivated person to join our team of professionals who make a positive difference in children's lives every day. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced professional environment, this is the position for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Start a career at the AIU!

Job Title: K-12 ESL Teacher

Position Summary:
The position provides English as a Second Language instruction to English language learners in kindergarten through 12th grade, enrolled in contracting school districts in and near Allegheny County.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of second language acquisition, linguistics, teaching content English to English Language Learners, and sensitivity to cross-cultural aspects of teaching and learning are necessary.
  2. Coordinate, facilitate, and document the screening test and state English language proficiency test to determine ELL student language proficiency levels to provide informed assessment criteria to the ESL Office for placement into instruction.
  3. Maintain a schedule for student instruction and adhere to that schedule, arriving on time for instruction and remaining at each school for the established time period. Any variations to schedules must be approved by an ESL Administrator.
  4. Facilitate daily lesson plans that provide sound educational and language developing academic achievement for the students that are based on the ELP Standards and state academic standards. The teacher will also incorporate regular use of formal and authentic assessment into the daily curriculum which will be recorded in a cumulative grade book.
  5. Track his /her collaboration with content area teachers through the completion of a collaboration log. ESL teachers are also required to complete all necessary paperwork by established due dates, which would include but is not limited to mileage forms, time sheets, teaching schedules, and professional development requests.
  6. Communicate in a collaborative manner with other school personnel to ensure compliance with policies of the student's building principal or designated representative. Working as an integral member of the student's instructional team, the ESL teacher is required to participate in a collaborative manner in planning, decision-making, and conferencing concerning assigned students.
  7. Responsible for providing English as a Second Language instruction to assigned Limited English Proficient students in a manner that ensures development of English language skills by addressing: student's language proficiency, development of literacy and academic language competence, providing support and information to help the student adjust to and become integrated into his/her new culture, and on-going assessment through monitoring and documenting student progress.
  8. Communicate with parents/ guardians concerning student's program and progress with sensitivity to language and cultural similarities and differences.
  9. Maintain professional growth by taking part in staff development, actively seeking and developing effective approaches to instruction through the application of best practices in pedagogy.
  10. Promote proactive communication with ESL Administration and staff, and contribute to program effectiveness and development
  1. Valid PA ESL Program Specialist certificate required
  2. Valid PA certificate in Elementary K-6 and either English 7-12 or Communications 7-12, or Reading Specialist K-12 required
  3. Experience teaching ESL and/or experience teaching at the elementary or secondary level or teaching English preferred
  4. Excellent organizational skills, initiative, and an ability to work with limited supervision
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  6. Self-motivator, independent, cooperative, flexible, creative, and responsible
  7. Ability and experience working as a member of a team
  8. Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to experiment and work with new technologies

Additional Requirements:

  1. Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
  2. School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.

Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Sitting for extended period of time
  2. Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling 35 pounds
  3. Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle teaching materials and supplies
  4. Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner
  5. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly when communicating with limited English speaking customers
  6. Hearing clearly
  7. Adequate vision to perform duties

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.

Reports To: Program Director

Department: ESL

Position Schedule: August - June, 190 days

Salary: Per the AIUEA Contract

Benefits: Per the AIUEA Benefit Guide (Health, Dental and Vision, Paid Entitlement Days, PSERS, Tuition Reimbursement, etc)

To Apply: Create an on-line application and upload a cover letter, resume and transcripts at .

Please send any questions to:

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its educational programs, services, facilities, activities or employment practices as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, Section 204 Regulations of the 1984 Carl D. Perkins Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any other applicable federal or state statute.

Primary Location: US-PA-Homestead
Work Locations:
Central Office
475 East Waterfront Drive
Homestead 15120
Job: English as a Second Language
Organization: Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time
Day Job
Job Posting: Jan 13, 2023, 4:00:51 PM

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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