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  2023-10-24     Lutheran Services in Iowa     1308 S Cleveland St, Sioux City     $20 - $22.23 hour  

LSI is seeking a Teacher in our Immigrant and Refugee Community Services in Sioux City to serve as a substitute for afternoon weekday classes between 12-5pm at the Dakota City, NE Tyson plant. Morning substitute hours as well as regular teaching hours may be available in the future.


The Teacher supports the Immigrant and Refugee Education Program in LSI's Sioux City office by teaching classes as assigned, participating in professional development, developing research-based curriculum and providing innovative, high-quality instruction on language, literacy and culture to the Program's students. The Program offers language and cultural training to newly arrived and former refugees in Sioux City and the surrounding area, including English language instruction, employment-readiness training, Citizenship preparation, and community-based language and literacy classes.


  • Examine and respond to the needs of refugee and immigrant learners in our community by creating relevant educational programming and student-centered curriculum.
  • Work with a co-teacher to plan and instruct English language and cultural topics to diverse learners.
  • Facilitate classroom volunteers.
  • Perform relevant opening and closing duties at the assigned site.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records of attendance, student assessment, and progress reports.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities and become members of a learning community to identify and model best practices in refugee education.
  • Provide and facilitate transportation needs of clients as needed to attend programming.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Education or related field.

In addition, preferred applicants will have one year or more experience working in the refugee community teaching beginning level ESL and/or literacy and language skills to meet the needs of the community served.

This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

At LSI, competitive compensation goes far beyond an hourly rate. For eligible employees, LSI pays for a portion of employee health premiums, offers a monthly wellness discount on health insurance premiums, and contributes to your health savings account each paycheck. LSI will reimburse you for mileage, offer a 401k match contribution, and provide ongoing professional development training. In addition, LSI offers a generous paid time off package. As a non-profit employer many employees also can qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

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