Bilingual Teacher

Posted on: January 31, 2023 | |

Position Title: Bilingual Teacher

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: CICS Prairie, CICS West Belden, and CICS Irving Park

Reports To: School Principal

Start Date: Immediately

Salary: Salaries starting at $65,000 for staff with their PEL and Full Bilingual Endorsement

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Bilingual Teacher must be a passionate advocate for biliteracy and demonstrate a commitment to supporting students in their development of the language skills and subject matter needed to be productive classroom citizens.  This person will:

Create lessons that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of developing bilingual students

Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to provide the most appropriate program based on a student’s native language and readiness for English instruction

Individually assess and monitor students’ skills in their native language as well as English

Create a classroom environment that promotes and appreciates the cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity of students

Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish across the following four domains: listening, speaking reading and writing

Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline

Create a developmentally appropriate, positive, inclusive and safe learning environment

Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth

Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development

Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds

Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students


Bachelor’s Degree

Illinois Professional Educators License

Bilingual-Spanish Endorsement

Spanish Proficiency (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do
We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

25+ Paid holidays & 10 days PTO annually (in addition to summer break for educators/campus positions)

12 weeks family paid leave

Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)

403b match

Fully match up to 3%

50% match up to 5%

Professional development including tuition reimbursement

Gym and wellness discounts

4% pension contribution

Salaries starting at $65,000 for staff with their PEL and Full Bilingual Endorsement

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.