Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Programs
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Full Time

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.

We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families torn apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants.

Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to our continued growth and we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment, professional development, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off including 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave, company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 4% match, Family Building benefits for reproductive procedures, adoption/foster care assistance, and an annual wellness benefit that can be customized to support your personal needs including funding enrichment classes, gym memberships, and healthy eating plans (to name a few) all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.

The Teaching Assistant will be primarily responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in the planning, organizing, and implementation of the instructional program in a preschool, elementary, or secondary learning environment. This individual must function in a manner that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.


  • Assist in the planning, preparation, and delivery of lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
  • Assist with the delivery of lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.
  • Assist with the instruction and monitoring of students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Effectively use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Effectively manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the program.
  • Provide student's the appropriate feedback on work.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely in alignment with ORR requirements.
  • Participate in school activities, as well as staff and treatment team meetings.
  • Supervise children during field trips and in the classroom.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to Case Manager(s), Clinician, foster parents and the assigned supervisor regarding student progress, concerns, or needs.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Assist the teacher in the delivery of classroom activities.
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • Assist or lead classrooms if necessary.
  • Serve as a backup to the teacher and provide instruction to students.
  • Assist the teacher with creating lesson plans and classroom curriculum.
  • Attend internal and external trainings and apply newly gained knowledge on the job.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's level degree in Education from an accredited college, or some college coursework in Educational Instruction.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Prior work experience teaching ELL/ESL, preferred.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity, preferred.
  • Must possess an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in Spanish and English with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Must be able to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Must be CPR, First Aid, and AEC certified upon hire or within 60 days of hire.
  • Must be flexible and creative in a diverse work setting.
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Highly motivated and self-managed.
  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions.
  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage.
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries.
  • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners; commitment to refugees and immigrants.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Apply Now

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Share This Page