Seeking an EL / ESL Teacher for Latino Youth High School

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary varies based upon education and experience



Start Date



2001 South California Avenue
United States


Pilsen Wellness Center's Latino Youth High School (LYHS) offers Chicago area students a second chance to obtain a high school diploma. Our charter school incorporates a student-centered approach emphasizing individualized instruction coupled with additional support services such as parenting groups for young mothers, counseling, and leadership development. LYHS provides a safe and respectful environment for young persons who have not found success in larger, more traditional schools. Latino Youth is a campus of the Youth Connection Charter School (YCCS) with additional funding and services provided by the Alternative Schools Network (ASN).


Position Summary: Under general supervision, the English Language Teacher, also known as the EL Teacher, serves as a specialist for students who are learning English as a second language. The EL teacher works in a program designed to provide direct English Language Development instruction in the classroom, small groups and/or individual student settings. In addition to this specific individualized instruction, the EL teacher will assist general education classroom teachers with selection of appropriate curricula and the development of appropriate strategies to meet the unique needs of English Learners. 

Position Requirements:

•      Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.

•      Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students as developing English learners.

•      Demonstrates native-like and academic language abilities in Spanish and English across the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).

•      Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

•      Knowledge of English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies.

•      Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.

•      Coordinates and administers all EL screenings and ACCESS testing.

•      Tracks the progress of all current and former EL students and works with the administration and general education classroom teachers to meet the unique educational needs of all students in the program.

•      Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation. 


Education / Experience: A valid Illinois Professional Educator’s License with an endorsement in either Bilingual Education (Spanish) or English as a Second Language (grades 9-12) and fluency in both English and Spanish is required.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and Spanish required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format to our HR department at A screenshot of your ISBE endorsements from ELIS is preferred but not required.