POSITION TITLE: High School Teacher – Math
EMPLOYER: Student Choice High School Peoria Campus
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: $45,000-$55,000 DOE annual salary plus performance pay eligibility; Full Time – 12 Months/208 work days (Work Calendar B)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Performance pay ($5,000) is awarded dependent on successful completion of established goals. Full Time employees receive benefits including participation in ASRS (Arizona State Retirement System), medical and dental coverage, as well as a monthly $250 employer-paid contribution to an HSA account. For positions outside Maricopa County, travel and overnight stay will be required for participation in district-level, onsite professional development, training, and meetings at designated locations within the Greater Phoenix area. Compensation will be provided for travel, food, and lodging.
JOB SUMMARY: The role of the Teacher at Student Choice High School serves alongside leadership and staff as a champion for students needing wrap-around services and an alternative pathway to their high school diploma. This is a dynamic individual that understands alternative education and who strongly advocates for under-privileged and under-served youth and young adults. Utilizing the National Alternative Education Association’s Exemplary Practices as the standard for excellence, the Teacher promotes and enhances the overall mission, vision, and culture of the organization; engages in professional development and program evaluation with all stakeholders to foster continuous improvement; adheres to all policies and procedures benefiting the success of the organization and all stakeholders; performs tasks in the development and continuous implementation of a high school program, which promotes the educational well-being of each student in the school. Teachers will help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following:
- Instructs assigned classes in the location and at the time designated
- Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
- Creates a positive and nurturing class environment that is developmentally appropriate and conducive to learning
- Prepares for assigned classes, and shows written evidence of preparation at the request of the supervisor
- Sets and maintains standards of classroom standards of classroom behavior, and upholds district wide discipline policies
- Guides the learning process, through the use of established clear objectives, toward the achievement of district curriculum goals and state standards.
- Employs a variety of instructional techniques consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
- Strives to implement, through instruction and example, the district’s philosophy of education
- Assesses student accomplishments on a regular basis, and provides progress reports as required
- Seeks the assistance of district specialists when learning disabilities are suspected
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
- Maintains accurate and complete records required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
- Assists the administration in the development and implementation of rules and/or policies governing student conduct
- Makes provision to be available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the regular instructional day when such encounters are required or requested under reasonable terms
- When assigned a teacher assistant, student teacher, or volunteer, plans and supervises assignments and activities for that person or persons
- Strives to maintain and improve professional competence
- Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures
- Knowledge of applicable District and departmental policies and procedures
- Knowledge of appropriate teaching strategies and methods
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district
- Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Valid Arizona Teacher Certificate (Secondary-Grades 6-12 Certificate, STEM Certificate, Subject Matter Expert Certificate, CTE Certificate, or Alternative Teaching Certificate)
- Passing score on approved Subject Knowledge Exam (Math or ELA)
- Valid Az IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.
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