Bilingual Educational Assistant - Vacancy ID: 171566

Vacancy Details

Bilingual Educational Assistant
Sparta High School
Open until filled


Erik Forde

Position Details

$16.52 per hour
7:15-3:15 school year only
Full Time
Duties of the Position: Encourages and promotes academic and personal/social development using Spanish language to assist students with bilingual and bicultural needs, in classrooms and small group EL settings. This position is full time at Sparta High School. Special Skills Required: Fluent in Spanish is preferred, but not required. QUALIFICATIONS: -High School Diploma or equivalent -Post high school course work in childcare, child development course work; and or significant instruction/experience with like aged children is preferred. -Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. -Computer, telephone and organizational skills. -Special education educational assistants shall be certified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the position. -Meet the requirements of a highly qualified educational assistant as defined and required by district and state definitions. -CPR/First Aid certified (preferred). -Additional training may be required depending on position provided by the district. REPORTS TO: Building educational assistants should communicate problems or concerns with the teacher or team/unit leader to whom they are assigned. If it is not resolved, then to the building principal, and if still not resolved, with the District Superintendent. Educational assistants assigned to special education programs, in the event of a problem or concern, should first communicate with the special education teacher to whom they are assigned. If it is not resolved then to the building principal, followed by the Director of Pupil Services and then the District Superintendent. SUPERVISION/EVALUATION: The primary supervisor is the Building Administrator. Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Sparta Administrative Rule. JOB GOALS: -Creates and maintains a positive learning environment by relating and working effectively with children. -Creates and maintains a positive, professional relationship with educators, administration, parents and community members. -To assist in the achievement of a deeply held partnership with the community that actively supports parents, students and families. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a specific set of tasks that are representative of most frequently anticipated responsibilities. These should not be interpreted as the only responsibilities performed. Workloads may necessitate temporarily performing responsibilities typically assigned to others in the same department. -Assist the teacher(s) in preparation of assignments, including homework -Monitor student academic and behavioral progress -Effectively maintain accurate and complete records as assigned by teachers or administrators -Communicate the needs of students to teachers and administrators -Assist in lunchroom, hallway, playground, and bus supervision -Assist the teacher by accompanying class or group of students on field trips -Being an active member in monitoring and implementing building, classroom, and individual behavior policies and plans -Diapering, toileting, student transferring, feeding of students may be required -Perform head lice checks on students -Treat student and personnel information as confidential -Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change to the demands of the job to meet the needs of the students -Participate in CPI nonviolent crisis intervention training -Will be required to complete DPI approved training in the administration of prescription and non-prescription medication. May be required to administer prescription and non-prescription medication to students in accordance with approved district procedures. -Other similar duties as assigned by teacher or building principal. In addition, ESL Teachers shall: -Organize and coordinate state testing of ELL students testing to determine language proficiency of ELL students. -Shall help develop curriculum in their area of teaching and methodology, carry out curriculum work cooperatively with their colleagues in the building and district. -Coordinate, with the Director of Pupil Services, the activities of ESL educational assistants to best serve the needs of ELL students. -Maintain discipline by proper methods and shall consult with the classroom teacher and principal/administrator in special cases. -Use discretion and good judgment in all matters involving political and religious issues. -Shall report to the assistant secondary principal or elementary principal, any case of truancy that comes to their attention. -In case of illness or injury of any pupil, make a reasonable attempt to contact or to have some other responsible person contact the parents or guardian of the pupil promptly, and shall see that arrangements are made for giving required medical care to the pupil. A report of the illness or injury shall be made to the principal on the same day as the occurrence.

Candidate Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation