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Bilingual Teacher (North Side 2020-21 School Year)

F.T.E: 1.0
Location: Chicago, IL (North Side)
Reports To: School Director
Start Date: August 2020
The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.
Position Description:
A Distinctive Schools Bilingual Teacher must be a passionate advocate for biliteracy and demonstrate a commitment to supporting students in their development of the language skills and subject matter needed to be productive classroom citizens. This person will:
  • Create lessons that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of developing bilingual students
  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to provide the most appropriate program based on a student’s native language and readiness for English instruction
  • Individually assess and monitor students’ skills in their native language as well as English
  • Create a classroom environment that promotes and appreciates the cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity of students
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish across the following four domains: listening, speaking reading and writing
  • Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline
  • Create a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive and safe learning environment
  • Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth 
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Illinois Professional Educators License
  • Bilingual-Spanish Endorsement
  • Spanish Proficiency (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:
  • We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students
  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way
  • We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city
  • We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)
  • 4% pension contribution
  • Salaries starting at $50,000 for licensed teachers
Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.