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English Language Learner (ELL) Interpreter SPA III

North Santiam School District 29J
Job Description
English Language Learner (ELL) Interpreter - SPA III JobID: 1827 
  • Position Type:
      Class Support Staff/SPA III - English Language Learner (ELL) Interpreter
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
      Stayton Elementary School
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    English Language Development (ELD) Assistant and English Language Learner (ELL) Interpreter 
    Special Program  III - 7hrs/day
    Stayton Elementary School
    POSITION TYPE: Classified
    WORK DAYS: 185 (pro-rated for the remainder of the school year)
    PAY: For the 2023-24 school year, the pay is $16.65 - $21.32/hr, depending upon prior experience

    North Santiam is a PBIS District


    Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) focuses on creating an environment that supports the educational environment.  PBIS schools use school-wide and classroom positive reinforcement to promote expected behavior, teach behavioral expectations like academic skills, and use data-based information to guide intervention and management.


    This position is subject to a funded budget based on staffing needs.  Specific assignment is subject to change. 

    JOB GOAL:                    
    Under the direct supervision of a licensed teacher or administrator, the Special Programs Assistant III will provide support to students in our ELD program in the students’ native tongue. Positions may be contingent upon available federal funding, and needs of given student(s).
    Positions assigned to the Special Programs Assistant III classification are distinguished by the responsibility to provide, under teacher supervision, direct instruction and support to students who are English Language Learners, and assist with the development of teaching materials.
    To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to execute each requirement satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability needed for the position.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent as required by OAR 581-37-030, Oregon Department of Education
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Pass a District-approved language assessment (speak, read, write) in the language spoken by the majority of students with whom the Special Programs Assistant works. 
    • Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents and staff
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of students and their records
    • Ability to supervise individual student or groups of students in an instructional setting without constant teacher oversight; work in a team situation
    • Demonstrate standards of moral character and behavior to serve as an effective role model for students
    • Ability to work harmoniously with school age children and/or exceptional students of all ages and abilities
    • Ability to explain and present ideas, orally and in writing, to others in a clear manner
    • Ability to operate instructional equipment
    • Ability to perform routine record keeping tasks
    • Knowledge of business English, spelling, math, office practices and procedures, and computer skills
    • Ability to direct and respond appropriately to students
    • Such alternatives to the above requirements as the School Board or Administration may deem appropriate and acceptable
    1. Assist ELD teaching staff in typical tasks: administer prepared lessons to small groups of students; administer a teacher-prescribed program designed to increase student skills on a one-to-one basis; answer student questions concerning assignments; demonstrate and assist students in use of equipment and resources (e.g., reference materials, computer lessons, video viewers, and tape recorders); guide students in activities that help develop the English language
    2. As required by the specific job assignment, assist special education teaching staff in communicating with teachers and parents on students' progress.
    3. Assist with recordkeeping to monitor students’ daily and monthly data on instructional and behavioral progress.
    4. Assist ELD teacher in diagnostic testing and reporting.
    5. Prepare and teach a unit of instruction under the supervision of a teacher.
    6. Perform clerical duties such as typing, computer entry, duplicating, and recordkeeping.
    7. Supervise student(s) in buildings or other school areas and school-related activities (e.g., hall duty, assemblies, lunch and playground areas, or school buses as required).
    8. Assist the classroom teacher in maintaining class and student records.
    9. Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students and staff.
    10. Participate in in-service programs as assigned.
    11. Act as a friendly ambassador of the North Santiam School District
    12. Perform such other tasks, including tasks of SPA I or II, as deemed appropriate by the Board or Administration.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions with routine exposure to the weather, including seasonal heat and cold. Subject to frequent loud noises in the environment.
    Valid First Aid card as required
    1. HQ Paraprofessional
    2. District-approved language assessment
    3. Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance
    4. Bloodborne Pathogen Training/ Hepatitis B Shot Series Training as required

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