Job Title: ESL Instructor I
Department: Workforce Education and Innovation
Supervisor: Adult Education Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared Date: 4/9/2021

Mission and Values The mission of the Latino Center of the Midlands is to enhance the lives of the Heartland Latino Community by supporting the education and development of our youth and adults; promoting comprehensive engagement of our families in all facets of their lives; and by fostering leadership through a variety of services and activities. 

Summary
Provides instruction to adult learners with varying levels of academic knowledge in the basics of reading, writing, talking, and understanding the English language by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Prepares lesson plan and assembles material to be presented.
Presents lectures and discussions to groups to increase students’ knowledge in vocabulary development, fluency, articulation and comprehension of the content language. Ties lesson plans to U.S. culture and social norms.
Tutors and supports students in areas of basic level English.
Establishes and communicates clear learning objectives for all learning activities.
Assesses student progress with specific, measurable behavioral objectives and timeframes.
Maintains up-to-date records regarding student roster, attendance, payments and donations, and grades.
Assists in the coordination of ceremonies, events, and activities to celebrate student successes. 
Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.
Incorporate specific, measurable, behavioral objectives and timeframes.
Utilize various instructional methods, including tactile, visual, and aural learning preferences.
Promote active classroom participation.
Provide quarterly academic reports.
Assist in the recruitment of participants, including participating in community outreach programs.


Supervisory Responsibilities 
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies 
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills.
Adaptability – Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 
No certificates, licenses, registrations required.

Physical Demands
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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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