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571 Bilingual Resource Specialist

POSITION TITLE: Instructional Resource Specialist
Bilingual Services Department

RECRUITED BY: Director of Bilingual Services

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Bilingual Services
Building Principal

Candidate should have the ability to understand and accept the Mission of the South Bend Community
School Corporation in reference to the education of English Language Learners (ELLs).
Candidate should have basic knowledge of second language acquisition and its terminology.
Candidate must be able to work with a linguistically and culturally diverse group of individuals.

• 60 college credits or Associate’s Degree, preferred
• Able to pass English Language Proficiency Assessment (oral, if applicable)
• Pass ParaPro Assessment (if applicable)

• Bilingual required (English/Spanish, English/Other)
• Have good organizational skills and initiative. Use positive approaches appropriately
and consistently Have ability to exercise tact and discretion when dealing with people
• Excellent oral communication and written communication skills
• Ability to instruct students individually and in small groups

• Assist in supplemental English Language Development instruction (vocabulary and language development,
guided interaction strategies, reading comprehension strategies, use of modeling, realia, graphic
organizers and visuals, etc.) under the direction of a certified classroom teacher
• Assist in identifying students for tutoring
• Tutor students as assigned based on their specific language development skill needs and/or homework
• Relay student progress information in English Language Development to the certified classroom teacher
on an ongoing basis
• Participate in professional development activities that support supplemental English Language Development principles
and strategies
• Assist with translations, written documents and interpretations (oral), for students and their families (if applicable)
• Assist with parent/teacher conferences when needed
• Attend all Bilingual Services Department staff meetings and building meetings
• Carry out policies and procedures of the South Bend Community School Corporation
• Use time effectively
• Complete Time/Task logs daily and submit to the Program Coordinator in the BSD on the last day of each month

The position requires a flexible scheduling of work responsibilities and, at times, evening work.
Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break - not to be taken during the first or last hour of the workday.
Works in standard office and school building environments.  Must be able to handle stress.

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