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Brilla Public Charter Schools Elementary Multilingual Language Learner Specialist in Bronx, New York

  • Brilla Public Charter Schools

    Multilingual Language Learner Specialist Job Description

    About Brilla Public Charter Schools

    Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of K-8th grade schools that currently serves nearly 1,600 students from Mott Haven, University Heights and other neighborhoods in the Bronx. The network plans to grow from a current four elementary and one middle school to five elementary and five middle schools educating some 4,000 students in the Bronx and Paterson, NJ. Core to our mission is that our students become young men and women of good character and spirit and be prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond. Brilla combines a classical approach to education -- an emphasis on virtue formation, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, and direct instruction of a content-rich curriculum that has stood the test of time -- with co-teaching practices and individualized online learning. We approach the formation of our students holistically and also set high academic expectations. Ours is a joyful community that honors the dignity of each student, family member and staff.

    Position Overview

    Under the supervision of the principal, the Multilingual Language Learner Specialist (MLL) provides legally mandated services to identified English Language Learners, as well as students who are identified as needing at-risk interventions. The MLL specialist pulls out small groups of students and works collaboratively in a teacher team model with the general education teachers using the Hand on English curriculum. The MLL Specialist  works with the school administrators to implement school procedures and policies and communicates with students’ parents, guardians, and/or caregivers.The MLL Specialist holds primary responsibility for designing and implementing direct MLL instruction and collaborating with teachers to provide English language support in other content areas.

    Core Competencies

  • Create a joyful work environment that honors the dignity of all scholars and adults while still pushing them to achieve more than they think possible

  • Forge and maintain productive, collaborative, and collegial working relationships with leaders, community partners, teachers, staff members, parents, and related service providers

  • Contribute to a positive network and school culture and environment through consistent implementation of behavior management strategies, attendance at Brilla-sponsored culture events, and regular, professional communication

  • Attend regular, mission-critical programming including summer development sessions, data days, parent workshops parent-teacher conferences, and other opportunities

  • Maintain and ensure team members keep accurate and complete student files and academic records

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds

  • Organize and manage time and commitments efficiently to maximize productivity and intentionality throughout the school day and school year

  • Embody courage, justice, wisdom, and self-control, while championing a positive, flexible attitude and solution-based approach to challenges

  • Reflect and seek to understand both individual strengths and areas for growth, committing to continuous personal growth and professional development as an individual, teacher, mentor, and leader

  • Seek to grow both professionally and personally as an educator of students with varying learning needs by deepening content mastery, independently reading current literature, and improving in leadership competencies

  • Visibly live the Brilla Mission through consistent professional dress, modeling of core virtues, execution of professional norms, and enthusiastic, regular engagement in ongoing professional development and community-building

    Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates knowledge of grade-level content curricula to engage students in all content areas and differentiate curriculum and instruction to support all MLLs.

  • Co-plans prepares and facilitates daily standards-based lessons that utilize a variety of MLL instructional strategies which differentiate teaching based on the diverse and individual needs of all students.

  • Co-teaches with general education teachers and supports student learning through modeling, lesson planning, team teaching, data analysis, and ongoing feedback through dialogue and reflections.

  • Manages both regulatory and instructional requirements as an MLL  teacher.

  • Administers Home Language Questionnaires and administers NYSITELL to determine student eligibility for ENL services.

  • Administers NYSESLAT test annually.

  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices to create a classroom culture of data-driven decision-making to close the achievement gap for all students including general education, students with disabilities, and MLLs.

  • Creates a classroom environment of respect and rapport to ensure a safe, caring, and orderly school environment which nurtures the unique needs of each student.

  • Participate in collaborative curriculum and professional development, professional learning communities, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.

  • Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and challenge areas and communicates effectively with parents.

  • Evaluate, determine goals for, and track progress of individual English language learners, and communicate with faculty, students and families.

  • Maintain MLL records.

  • Advise teachers on modifying/accommodating curriculum for ENL students and share best practices to ensure high quality instruction.

  • Build a warm and inclusive classroom environment, implementing the practices of Responsive Classroom

  • Create and maintain strong relationships with students and families

  • Actively participate in grade-level meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual summer institute

  • Accept ultimate responsibility for the academic progress of his or her students, and work to actively overcome setbacks

  • Review and comply with guidelines of students’ IEPs, attend IEP meetings, follow IDEA reporting requirements, and provide information about student performance and services received

  • Participate in meetings, designated school functions outside of school hours, and opportunities for individual and school-wide professional development

  • Supervise out of classroom settings such as arrival, transitions, lunch, recess, dismissal, and field trips


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required

  • New York State teaching certification in Students with Disabilities, Special Ed, or ESL preferred

  • Teaching or student teaching experience in a school required

  • Experience with and interest in working with high needs students preferred

  • Bilingual extension , ESL/ENL certifications, or TESOL certification required

    The base pay range for this position is $68,625 - $98,742 per year. Pay may vary within the stated range, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus for some roles may be provided as part of the compensation package subject to executive leadership approval, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, depending on the position offered.


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