Native Language Teacher - Part Time

Riverton, WY, US
Jul 31, 2020
Job Type
Position Type:
High School Teaching/Language-Native Language

Date Posted:

Riverton High School

Native American Language Teacher
Job Description

  • Have or be able to acquire a Native Language Teacher Permit via the WY Professional Teaching Standards BoardWritten Approval from the appropriate Tribal Council CommitteeHigh school diploma or equivalentStrong verbal communication skills

Reports To: Principal or designee

Supervises: None

Job Status: Partial contract to equate to number of courses taught

Job Goal: The role of a Native language teacher is to teach courses in a specific language. Native language teachers are masters of their language, demonstrating a high proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the language that they are teaching. With these skills, instructors create an environment for students to learn effectively. Language teachers may need to teach several levels concurrently, from beginning speakers of the language to students who are approaching fluency. Instruction in Native languages includes vocabulary, grammar, and accent as well as spelling and other mechanics of language.
Performance Responsibilities:
  • Teach students how to interpret, and communicate in, the Native American language.Teach students how to read, write, and understand the Native American language.Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities.Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year. Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activitiesUtilize various curriculum resources. Coordinate these activities with the other teachers to support the school-wide curriculum.Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.Provide instruction in literature and cross-cultural studies.Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.Create positive educational climate for students to learn in.Observe and evaluate student's performance.Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.
Other Functions
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: providing classroom instruction, applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

Knowledge is required to perform the instruction of all assigned content areas, read technical curriculum information, compose a variety of documents, participate and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific 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.

Ability is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.

Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; and tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. Responsible for the daily safekeeping of students in their charge; must have ability to escort assigned students off school premises in emergency situations.

Working Environment
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 40% sitting, 20% walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.

Experience: Job related experience is required.

Clearance: Must submit and obtain clear background check as detailed in District Policy #5048.

Terms of Employment: Designated by Contract and Board Policy
Evaluation: The building principal or designee will evaluate the performance of this position.

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