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Community Education Project Pre-ESOL/Spanish Native Language Literac in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Pre-ESOL/Spanish Native Language Literacy Instructor REQUIREMENTS: -Master's Degree with ABE classroom teaching experience-preferred -Bachelor's Degree with 2 years teaching experience-minimum -Bilingual: Spanish/English Native Spanish Speaker -Awareness and sensitivity to low income minority communities -Ability to work independently and cooperatively DUTIES: -Works with Education Counselor to assess students for appropriate class placement and orientation of incoming students. -Meets and instructs assigned classes in Spanish in the locations and times designated. (currently fully remote due to COVID) -Plans a program of study that meets individual and group needs, interests, and abilities of students. -Creates a respectful, responsive and cooperative classroom environment based on a learner centered participatory pedagogical model. -Prepares and documents lesson planning. -Holds high expectations of students, both academically and socially in the classroom. -Sets goals and establishes clear curriculum objectives in collaboration with students, aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Adult and Community Learning Services Division College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. -Teach two levels of Pre-ESOL Literacy/Native Language Literacy in Spanish classes: GLE 4-8 and GLE 9-12; (content areas include: math, reading, writing, history, science, social studies). -Incorporates scheduled instructional time to teaching digital literacy. -Provides instructional preparation for successful attainment of Massachusetts High School Equivalency credential (Spanish HiSET). -Works with students to set and meet goals toward college and career readiness. -Employs a variety of instructional techniques, including computer technology and media; based on students varied learning styles and abilities. -Works to support learning challenges and disabilities of students. -Implements Adult Basic Education philosophy of education and instruction. -Assesses student progress regularly and meets with students for educational support as needed. -Designs assessment tools and encourages student evaluation and feedback regarding effectiveness of teaching content and style. -Maintains clear and accurate records of student attendance, assessments, and achievement of goals. -Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities. -Maintains complete and accurate records as required by law, agency and funders guidelines. -Assists administration with policies and rules governing student behavior in the classroom in a fair and just manner. -Writes letters of recommendation for tutors as appropriate. -Participates in professional development opportunities in English, in line with State standards, to strengthen instructional skills and to share information with colleagues. -Participates in collaborative projects as needed. -Certified to administer and score BEST Plus and TABE or ability to become certified within 90 days of employment -Other duties as assigned by Executive Director. SALARY: $25.00/hr; 30 hours/wk; In person schedule post COVID: Monday-Thursday daytime hours. Occasional evening hours. Pro-rated benefits: personal, sick and vacation days. This is a grant funded position with potential to decrease/ increase in hours. Interested candidates should complete the required assessments, submit their resume with a cover letter to: Rose Egan, Executive Director Community Education Project Email: regan@@cepholyoke.org. In order to be considered for candidacy, applicants must address their ability/preparedness for teaching adult learners in cover letter and resume. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

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