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FTE: 1.0 FLSA: Licensed (Professional) Contract Status: Regular/Probationary Start Date: 2019-20 School Year Calendar: 190 Days Notes: There are several position open at multiple locations for the 2019-20 school year. Please indicate which grade level you prefer in your letter of interest. This is a brief description/summary of the position. Please view the attachment for the full job description.
Purpose: The primary purpose of this position is to instruct and supervise a diverse group of children by establishing a positive, respectful learning environment, providing ample and varied learning opportunities and promoting high standards of performance for all students regardless of their background and developmental levels.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Meets the standards of Competent and Ethical Performance as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 584-020-000 to 584-020-045). The following are examples of principle duties; however, any one position may not cover all duties listed and examples may not cover all duties an employee is expected to perform.
Model and teach respect with an awareness of diversity.
Effectively work with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
Establish clear objectives and create long- and short-range plans for instruction to meet needs, abilities and interests of students.
Develop and carry out clear, organized, sequential lessons and learning activities suitable for students’ developmental levels and aligned with instructional objectives.
Vary and pace classroom strategies to accommodate different learning styles, actively involve students and maximize student engagement in meaningful learning.
Diagnose the instructional needs of all students and devise appropriate learning activities for each student.
Use current body of knowledge in cultural diversity issues in teaching and curriculum development to design and adapt individual/group academic and behavior/social programs in all school settings.
Implement district and state curriculum standards and ensure that instructional activities are clearly related to district/state curriculum standards.
Assure that every student has ample opportunity to demonstrate proficiency with district and state standards.
Use a variety of approaches to assess, record and provide feedback promptly and often to students on their progress and assignments.
Participate in development and implementation of individual student plans (e.g., IEP, 504).
Assume responsibility for adapting and modifying classroom instruction for students identified as needing specialized instruction.
Work as part of the school team to fully implement Response to Intervention (RTI).
Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, staff and community populations.
Work collaboratively with school personnel in meeting diverse social and academic needs of students.
Establish and maintain open lines of communication with all students and with parents/guardians concerning both academic and behavioral progress of students.
Assist school staff and administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct, reinforce individual school’s plan for positive behavior support, develop reasonable rules for classroom behavior and utilize effective, proactive behavior management skills in all school settings.
Assume responsibility for assigned duties, e.g., playground, lunchroom duty.
Utilize technology as related to job responsibilities.
Train and act as lead worker for Educational Assistants.
Reflect upon own teaching performance and accept and utilize supervisory suggestions and feedback.
Take primary responsibility for pursuing and evaluating own professional growth.
Attend and participate in staff meetings and district inservice meetings.
Participate in activities that are related to school functions and/or the education process that occur outside the regular workday, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
Maintain accurate, complete and confidential records as required by law and district policy and administrative regulations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Valid Oregon teacher’s license with appropriate endorsement and grade level authorization. Must be highly qualified or able to become highly qualified in area assigned according to NCLB laws.
Understanding of human growth and development patterns, learning theory and brain research.
Content knowledge in subject areas taught.
Familiarity with a variety of age appropriate instructional, assessment and behavior management strategies that reflect current research on best practices.
Familiarity with state standards and curriculum frameworks for elementary grade levels.
Knowledge and experience with differentiated instruction.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of state and federal education laws and of student and staff rights.
Ability to exhibit professionalism and effective human relations.
Ability to effectively manage and supervise students and their work.
Ability to direct the work of other staff members.
Standard First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain certification within two months of hire, may be required.
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