ESL for Families Instructor (Part-Time) in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 9/3/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Adult Education is a division of BakerRipley that builds on the unique economic and social assets of students, moving them to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Largely supported by Adult Education and Literacy funding from the Texas Workforce Commission, our community-based classrooms engage and connect adult students to their education goals and personal aspirations. We provide a continuum of services including English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, Digital Literacy, Employer-based Workplace Literacy, and Integrated Education & Training Certification classes. In addition, BakerRipley operates Pearson GED Testing Centers at three locations.     


In partnership with Aldine ISD, the ideal candidate will provide contextualized ESL instruction for parents of elementary age students within a school environment, targeting ESL skills needed for parents to assist in their children’s education and integrating a broader awareness of the U.S. education system. The class will be a mix of English language instruction and family literacy activities aimed at increasing the amount of time parents’ engage in reading activities with their children. This is a pilot program between Aldine ISD and BakerRipley and will be a temporary position at time of hire.


  • Support agency adult education initiatives, as well as school initiatives, in respective school environment. Manage students in the program and ensure students are achieving measureable skill gains.
  • Actively recruit parents and ensure classes maintain enrollment. 
  • Teach contextualized ESL and basic literacy to adults in a public school setting.
  • Assist with program evaluation and reporting.
  • Research and maintain knowledge and awareness of U.S. school system, local school structures, and the individual school’s resources for parents.
  • Actively participate in the Agency’s partnership with the Aldine ISD to explore ways of improving the quality of instruction.
  • Attend mandatory trainings/professional development.
  • Follow agency policy and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related field preferred. Texas Teaching Certificate preferred


Minimum of (1) year working in ESL/ABE/ASE Program

Minimum of (2) years working in Adult Education or public school setting


BEST Plus (Oral and Literacy) certifications assessment preferred


Intermediate skill in Microsoft Office and Outlook


  • Complete required agency training at start of employment, as well as 15 hours of educational professional development within a year of hire.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and successful experience working in teams.
  • Knowledgeable of U.S. public school system and trends
  • Knowledgeable of Adult Education data entry systems (TEAMS)
  • Able to work flexible hours including evening and weekends, depending on Adult Education class schedule
  • Knowledgeable in instructional design and technology proficiency


Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred





BakerRipley is committed to the principles of equal employment. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any status protected by federal, state, or local laws. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations.