Teacher - ABE - Adult Basic Education

Location
Waterbury, CT, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Ref
1949
Position Type:
Adult Education

  • Date Posted:
    1/13/2021

  • Location:
    Adult Education

  • Date Available:
    Immediately After Hire

  • Closing Date:
    Until Position is Filled

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    Waterbury Public Schools

    JOB CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

    JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE
    Teacher (Adult Basic Education)

    DEPARTMENT
    Teaching and Learning

    INCUMBENT NAME
    Grant Funded

    BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION
    Non-Union

    REPORTS TO:
    Receives administrative direction from the Principal or other administrative official of a higher grade

    FLSA DESIGNATION
    10-Month; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday;
    $33.00 per Hour. Note: This is a non-union, part time, grant funded position with no benefits that exists as long as funds are available.

    PART I - SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION

    This class is accountable for facilitating learning, academic achievement and personal development by providing instruction to out-of-school youth and adults, in remedial education classes, literacy, or preparatory classes for the General Educational Development examination.

    PART II - MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    General Experience:
  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Valid Connecticut Teaching Certification REQUIRED.
  • Endorsement 107 – External Diploma Program/Non-Credit Mandated Programs.

  • Special Requirement:
  • In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.

  • B. CREDENTIALS:

    C. LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate/endorsement(s) appropriate to the teaching assignment.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

  • D. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

    E. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Considerable knowledge of core curriculum areas for which the teacher is responsible for instructing, including specialized knowledge in certain fields such as reading, mathematics, science, business, music, art, languages, and so forth, as appropriate;
    • Considerable knowledge of educational philosophy, teaching methods and approaches, and currently researched best practices and strategies;
    • Knowledge of child development;
    • Knowledge of classroom management techniques;
    • Knowledge of instructional technologies;
    • Knowledge of learner outcomes;
    • Knowledge of learning theory, students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective, and theories of multiple intelligences;
    • Knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts;
    • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);
    • Some knowledge of community resources;
    • Excellent listening skills;
    • Skill in classroom management and organization;
    • Skill in classroom presentation;
    • Skill in human relations, mediation, conflict management and interpersonal interactions;
    • Skill in maintaining and developing reports;
    • Ability and flexibility to interact effectively with students, parents, and other school staff, the administration, and community members of diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds;
    • Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations;
    • Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
    • Ability to evaluate student performance and to present these evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement;
    • Ability to multi task and be flexible;
    • Ability to plan and implement lesson plans based upon District and school goals, as well as the objectives, needs and abilities of students;
    • Ability to provide appropriate instruction in core subjects;
    • Ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology, as appropriate;
    • Ability to work in a cooperative learning environment;
    • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

    PART III - POSITION SUPERVISES
  • May direct the work of paraprofessionals.

  • PART IV - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.
    • Advises, assists, and supervises students, as appropriate, with internships, volunteering and community service projects, securing training stations and employment including employment forms, and regarding various District, State and national competitions;
    • Applies current research-based strategies for classroom instruction, including but not limited to, differentiated instruction, STAR strategies, CANME numeracy methodologies and College Career Readiness Standards (CCRS);
    • Evaluates student performance through examinations, homework assignments, and other methods, promoting student achievement, maintaining the required student records, and, submits required reports, including report cards, to the principal, assessing students' academic, behavioral and vocational needs, determining student mastery of subjects, and facilitating District-wide testing of students;
    • Follows the curriculum guidelines to plan and teach small groups and individualized instruction to facilitate optimum learning through a variety of learning styles, ability levels, and educational/linguistic backgrounds;
    • Implements the competency-based education system, CASAS competencies, and CASAS assessments;
    • Implements the goals, objectives and standards of the District, the school, and the specific program or department, following a prescribed course of study as delineated in curriculum outlines and authorized by the principal, developing, adapting, and updating curriculum, and developing and implementing lesson plans;
    • Maintains contact and communications with parents of students, and works with them in the development of each student, scheduling and holding parent conferences, as well as conferences with county workers, as appropriate, recruiting students into classes and specialized programs, and enrolling students and maintaining classroom databases on students;
    • Maintains professional competence through participation in professional development activities provided by Adult Education, ATDN, CAACE, and self-selected professional growth activities;
    • Participates in staff development and professional growth activities, as required;
    • Performs classroom management duties, enforcing school rules governing the conduct of students, taking appropriate disciplinary action regarding students not adhering to school rules, ensuring the safety of students, and maintaining an appropriate classroom-learning environment, including displays;
    • Performs other related duties such as enforcing District and school guidelines regarding health and hygienic conditions and practices, as they may affect the physical and mental health of students;
    • Provides instruction in the core and age-appropriate curriculum, assessing initial knowledge or skills, making appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies, including computer technology, developing and implementing instructional activities for students, developing and coping instructional materials, and, orders instructional materials and supplies, collaborating with other teachers, staff resources, and volunteers regarding instructional and program activities; providing for remediation, when necessary, revising teaching methodology to accommodate students, maintaining instructional equipment, as appropriate; and team teaching, when appropriate;
    • Works collaboratively with ABE/GED team teachers to evaluate student progress regularly and revises individual educational plans (IEPs) as needed;
    • Performs related duties as requested.


    PART V - Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements

    Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required.

    Frequency: Place an "X" in each box that is appropriate to your job. NEVER (N) OCCASIONALLY (O) FREQUENTLY (F) CONSTANTLY (C) 0 % of Shift 1-33% of Shift 34-66% of Shift 67-100% of Shift Working Conditions N O F C Working Conditions N O F C Physical Demands Depth Perception X Standing X Color Distinction X Walking X Peripheral Vision X Sitting X Driving X Lifting X Physical Strength: Carrying X Little Physical Effort (-10 lbs.) X Pushing X Light Work (-20 lbs.) X Pulling X Medium Work (20-50 lbs.) X Climbing X Heavy Work (50-100 lbs.) X Balancing X Very Heavy Work (100+ lbs.) X Stooping X Environmental Conditions Kneeling X Cold (50 degrees F or less) X Crouching X Heat (90 degrees F or more) X Crawling X Temperature Changes X Reaching X Wetness X Handling X Humidity X Grasping X Extreme Noise or Vibration X Twisting X Exposure to Chemicals X Feeling X Exposure to Gases and Fumes X Talking X Exposure to Unpleasant Odors X Hearing X Exposure to bodily fluids X Repetitive Motion X Exposure to dampness X Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination X Confinement to Small or Restricting Area X Visual Acuity/Near X Mechanical Hazards X Visual Acuity/Far X Physical danger or abuse X
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.

    Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.

    Prepared on: November 7, 2019
    Updated August 31, 2020
    Updated January 21, 2021

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