Job Description

Position Type: Instructional Support (Campus)
Location: Uplift Williams Middle School, 75235-2308
Date Posted: 7/12/2023
Date Available: 07/26/2023

Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.

Primary Purpose:
The ESL Intervention Specialist provides English as a Second Language (ESL) intervention and/or classroom supports for students that are designated as English Learners by the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC).  In conjunction to fostering a multilingual community amongst the campus. 


  • Instructional and EL Support Responsibilities
    • Provide individualized and small group instruction (push-in classroom support and/or pull-out) in order to meet the needs of the English Learner. 
      • Assess, analyze, and respond, to the needs of EL students by selecting appropriate materials and implementing appropriate programs.
    • Instruct students in basic English Language foundational skills to facilitate their transition into the regular instructional program, supporting them as needed daily.
    • Ensure EL students have appropriate curriculum accommodations, acceleration, resources etc.; working collaboratively with teachers for ELs to accomplish their language proficiency goals.
    • Implement an ongoing assessment of the EL scholars in the program and make adaptations based on the results.
    • Meet with parents, classroom teachers, and administration regularly to provide update on scholar’s performance.
    • Attend or assist with LPAC meetings, participate in parent conferences and staff meetings as needed.
    • Collaborate with all staff in a school and support on-going staff development and leadership.
    • Serve as a consultant for purposes of referrals to other programs such as Title 1, Special Education, SST, Gifted and Talented and others to assure neither the under nor over representation of EL students.
  • Classroom/Small Group Management and Organization
    • Prepare classroom/intervention space to enhance learning and to aid in physical, social and emotional development of students.
    • Support student behavior in agreement with the scholar code of character.
    • Ensure necessary and reasonable measures are taken to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
      • Maintain ESL materials for English Learners only
    • Provide input on Tier I book, equipment and material selection to support language development in the classroom. 
  • Documentation and Law
    • Support the EL identification process led by the Coordinator of EL Compliance, including review of student information and testing of students.
    • Support the gathering, managing, and digital reporting of records and other documents required by Chapter 89. 
    • Abide by all policies established by federal and state law that apply to charter schools and ESL/bilingual programming.
    • Support teachers in obtaining their ESL certification. 
  • Competencies: To perform the job successfully, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Self-motivated, team player
    • Ability to proactively manage multiple, critical deadlines
    • Ability to adapt quickly and confidently in a fast-paced environment
    • Detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful
    • Continuous learner; seeks out new information, knowledge and skills
    • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent planning and logistics skills: the ability to envision a project’s holistic work-steps and properly sequence those activities in order to streamline implementation
    • Process oriented and experience with process flow development
  • Reporting Structure
    • This position will report to and be managed by the specified campus administration.
    • This position falls under the English Learner Programming (ELP) department, in which:
      • 90% of the assigned duties should be spent directly on instructional support with English Learners
      •  The ELP team will provide resources and training throughout the year, this includes but is not limited to the Coordinators of English Leaners and the CMO ELP management staff
  • Other Duties as Assigned
    • Modification of duties and essential functions: Uplift Education retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time, while maintaining 90% of the work being instructional support for English Leaners. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.

Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s)
  • Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree (B. A./ B.S.) from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree is preferred but not required.
  • Experience Requirements: Applicants should have minimum 2 years teaching experience in subject area.
  • Special Skills/Certifications: Must have a valid Texas Teacher Certification with endorsement in bilingual education or ESL.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Communication Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to set priorities. Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel, students, and parents.
  • Bi-lingual Sills: Preferred bilingualism of the language most represented by the students (Spanish at most schools).
  • Technology: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Ability to use basic office equipment. The ability to learn and use other software as necessary.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Physical Demands: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
Work Environment: The work environment is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Travel to respective campus for job duties is required.  Additional travel might be asked for professional development purposes.  The environment requires proximity to other employees, frequent interruptions, extended periods of time viewing a computer screen, and noise levels from moderate to high. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.  There may be time spent outside to support with campus duties. 
Starting Salary: $60,000
Application Procedure:
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.  

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