Jan 13, 2024

2024-2025 Reading Exploratory Teacher (Part-time)- Carver Middle School

  • TrulyHired
  • Springfield, MO, USA
Part-time Teaching

Job Description

Job Title: Teacher - Secondary

Department: Learning - Secondary

Pay Grade: Teacher's Salary Schedule

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Principal


This position is responsible for providing support to the instructional process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for ensuring secondary age students' success in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living. Supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group an individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other
professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.

Essential Functions
  • Instructs students improving their success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through a defined course of study.
  • Monitors students in a variety of educational environments providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Manages student behavior providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
  • Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
  • Counsels students improving performance, health status, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues.
  • Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments providing an effective program that address individual student requirements.
  • Directs student teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers and/or student workers providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Facilitates student learning achieving success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through defined lesson plans.
  • Maintains a variety of manual and electronic documents files and records providing up-to-date information and/or historical reference in accordance with established administrative guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings and workshops conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Prepares a variety of materials documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Reports health and safety issues to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies maintaining students' personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
  • Responds to emergency situations resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.

Qualification and Requirments

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required.
Certificates, Licenses and OTher Special Requirements
  • Possession of K-8, 1-8, Special Reading, or English 5-8 Missouri Teacher Certification.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues, draw conclusions and create action plans.
  • Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.
  • Skill to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
  • Skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job, including: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records
  • Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment.
  • Ability to work with others under a wide variety of circumstances; working with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods.
  • Ability to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; set priorities; meet deadlines and schedules; work with detailed information; and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to set high expectations for self and others; set and monitor progress toward goals; and utilize and offer effective feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work as part of a team; adapt to changing priorities; and apply logical processes and analytical skills.
Work Environment & Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 20% sitting, 5% walking and 75% standing.

The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

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