Bilingual Teacher Sy

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week $63,771 - $80,352 Per year TX 7031 S New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78223, United States
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Overview

Under general direction, is responsible for planning and implementing activities that promote the social, physical, and intellectual growth of four-year old children enrolled in the City's Pre-K 4 SA program at the Education Centers. Responsibilities include motivating students and their parents/guardians to develop the child's communication abilities, attitudes, skills in math and reading and knowledge needed to provide a foundation for further education. 

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This position is funded by sales tax that has been approved by the citizens of San Antonio for a limited time period. This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission.  This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Work Location
Various Education Centers 

Work Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Essential Job Functions

  • Implements early age curriculum that is supportive and a language and numbers-rich classroom environment that sparks children's imaginations.
  • Plans and delivers engaging lessons, according to early childhood students' needs that showcase high quality teaching and learning.
  • Assesses developmental needs of children and works to incorporate individual students learning, physical, social, and emotional needs.
  • Presents academic content through a variety of engaging and rigorous instructional strategies, including conducting large-group and small- group activities.
  • Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of all students.
  • Engages early childhood students in the learning process by interacting at eye-level.
  • Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment..
  • Assesses student progress on objectives, expectations, and/or goals to provide feedback to students, parents and administration; keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
  • Directs teacher aides to provide an effective classroom program and address needs of individual students.
  • Organizes age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities to ensure student participation in learning activities.
  • Communicates regularly with parents by means of parent meetings, newsletters, electronic communication such as a parent portal, and/or individual parent conferences.
  • Maintains high standards of student conduct using guidance skills appropriate for young children, and enforces discipline as necessary, according to Board policy.
  • Works with Center staff and parents to address the needs of the whole child, including emotional, academic, physical, social, and nutritional needs.
  • Participates in all staff meetings, including those scheduled after school and during the summer.
  • May be required to lift and position students with physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, and assist non-ambulatory students.
  • In the case of an emergency situation, may be required to lift and carry students weighing up to 50 pounds to move students during dangerous situations.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education or related field.
  • Valid teaching certificate with required endorsements to teach early childhood education from any State's Educator Certification Department and the ability to obtain certification in Texas.
  • Valid Class 'C' Driver's License.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching certifications to include English as a Second Language EC-12, Bilingual Education, or Bilingual Generalist.
Application Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of teaching.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and activities.
  • Knowledge of theory and practice of student learning styles.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software.
  • Skill in use of classroom and instructional equipment.
  • Ability to actively engage with young children.
  • Ability to prepare lesson plans and organize a meaningful instructional program.
  • Ability to assist children with meals and snacks.
  • Ability to assist children with gross motor skills inside Center and in outdoor playgrounds.
  • Ability to conduct and participate in current or long-range planning projects.
  • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose best solution and solve problems.
  • Ability to provide after-school care sessions.
  • Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position, with or without accommodations.
  • Working conditions are in a classroom environment.
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