Elementary and Middle School Teaching Positions

Location
South Bend, Indiana
Salary
Compensation commensurate with experience plus comprehensive benefits
Posted
May 19, 2020
Job Category
Teaching
Job Type
Full-Time

Empowerment Zone Educator 

The Empowerment Zone is hiring a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. If you are an educator who is passionate about transforming education and ready to join a team that is on fire to make change together, this work is for you. 

We are a system of schools that works to eliminate academic and social-emotional opportunity gaps and cultivates the greatness that exists within each child to confidently pursue their dreams in our city, nation, and world. 

POSITION SUMMARY:   

Selected candidates will work hard to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of each child in their classroom. Provide curriculum and strong instruction to students in the area in which they are hired. 

The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of the Middle or Elementary  School Teacher:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of  adolescent development
  • Engages in and promotes culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Has content area expertise
  • Has a commitment to the belief that all students can learn characterized by high content and high expectations for all learners.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use a variety of instructional and behavioral management strategies appropriate to the needs of middle school or elementary school adolescents
  • Utilizes techniques integrating literacy skills and technology throughout the content areas.
  • Has the ability to self-reflect on instructional practices and personal interactions for continuous improvement.
  • Promotes a school culture conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all students

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Principal    

DUTIES 

Provide classroom instruction that is engaging, integrated, and developmentally appropriate

Provide differentiated instruction to support varying levels of performance

Use formative assessment to guide instruction 

Provide supervision of students at all times

Work collaboratively with other teachers and staff to provide academic support for students

Develop and maintain strong relationships and communication with parents

Fully participate in meetings, group planning, professional development, and other staff activities

All other duties of a classroom teacher 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Candidate may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or ability associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the key job elements.)

  • Work collaboratively with other teachers and staff to provide academic support for students
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and communication with parents
  • Fully participate in meetings, group planning, professional development, and other staff activities
  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the needs, interests, and abilities of middle school adolescents to ensure success for every student.
  • On a regular and consistent basis, meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each middle school student to achieve learning objectives.
  • Provides an interdisciplinary instructional program to meet the needs of all middle students.
  • Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of supervisor.
  • Guides the learning process toward the fidelity of implementation of the middle school curriculum.
  • Plans and utilizes interdisciplinary instructional methods, resources, and evaluation techniques that motivate and enable each middle school student to achieve success.
  • Establishes learning objectives consistent with an appraisal of middle school student needs, requirements of the curriculum, and knowledge of adolescent growth and development.
  • Participates in school management and shares responsibility for the total school program.
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
  • Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position
  • Maintain and submit appropriate records (i.e., monthly, semester, and annual enrollment and employment reports) 
  • Provide information and counsel students relative to employment, career opportunities, and further education  

QUALIFICATIONS: Certificates and Licenses: Appropriate state teaching certification.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree required