Middle School Science Teacher

Location
Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted
Apr 27, 2021
Grade Level
Middle School
Job Type
Full-Time

Job Position/Title: Middle School Teacher
Office/Campus: Dan Kong Campus
Reports to:  Middle School Principal
Status: 10 months (exempt)

Primary Purpose:  Instruct students and assist them in developing intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Essential Duties/Functions:

  • Develop and evaluate curriculum.
  • Prepare daily lesson plans, course objectives, and materials for the classroom.
  • Instruct and evaluate students by implementing lesson plans and objectives.
  • Reflect on teaching practices and efficacy. Model lifelong learning.
  • Motivate students to learn both the facts and the application of material.
  • Monitor student behavior and assess student needs.
  • Issue progress reports, interims, and grades in a timely and professional manner.

Other Duties/Functions:

  • Order supplies; equipment; materials.
  • Serve as a Class Advisor (shared duty with grade level team)
  • Coordinate with Department Chari, Counselor, Principal, and colleagues to ensure student success and wellness. ? Attend Faculty meetings and school functions (graduation, open house, etc.).
  • Keep communication with parents to alert them of student progress, issues that arise, and schedule conferences with parents as needed.
  • COVID: Maintain a safe environment and regulate hygiene practices as related to the classroom.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies Required of all HBA Employees 

An employee of HBA must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Christ-like Conduct. Imitate the life of Jesus Christ and take on his behavior, mindset, choices, and character, and apply it to everyday life.  Exhibit love, humility, compassion, and servanthood, and allow God the opportunity to work in us and to manifest His Glory within us.
  • Passion for Our Calling. Respond to God’s passion in our hearts to complete the things He calls us to do. Acknowledge that passion encompasses more than the work, it taps into one’s whole life purpose. Reward of wages and prestige are peripheral to using the God-given gifts and talents to have an effect on the greater good and an impact beyond oneself. Yield passionately to God’s calling to live a life full of joy, satisfaction, and true fulfillment.
  • Teamwork. Promotes teamwork through building consensus to develop mutual trust, respect, and commonality of goals. Supports team decisions, collaborates with others to develop team solutions, builds consensus, and resolves conflict.
  • Customer Focus. Organizes and prioritizes resources to focus on and exceed customer expectations. Make it “easy to do business with” HBA.  Demonstrate understanding, helpfulness, sensitivity, and a concern of the needs and feelings of external and internal customers.
  • Effective Communication. Listens carefully to feedback and others’ views and asks clarifying questions to confirm understanding.  Clearly states views and opinions.  Actively takes responsibility to ensure there is mutual understanding in all viewpoints and communication. Effectively adapts oral and written communication to the needs and interests of the target audience. Openly shares information in a timely manner with others who need that information.
  • Results Orientation. Can be counted on to achieve assigned or promised results in a timely manner by utilizing resources effectively.  Clarifies expectations and measurements of performance. Seeks guidance or other resources needed. Takes personal ownership for results by holding self and others accountable for results. Shows strong desire and drive for success by identifying and overcoming obstacles. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and is persistent in using extra effort to achieve results. Focuses efforts on, and strives to attain, results that are important to the mission of HBA and specific department goals.
  • Practical Thinking and Decision-Making. Identifies, defines, and focuses on specific problems or issues.  Determines information needs; collects, analyzes, interprets, and develops it for use in making decisions.  Makes timely and appropriate decisions driven by the information, the needs of the organization, and the need for innovation and creativity to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Continuous Improvement. Strives to continually improve one’s own job performance and to better the work environment, work quality, results, and how the work is done. Accepts both the need for and positive potential of change in the workplace.  Willing to take managed risk to test approaches that may better satisfy a customer’s needs or to meet HBA’s needs and goals.  Develops alternative and imaginative solutions and approaches to problems.  Actively looks for opportunities to redesign and improve work methods and makes changes to improve operating efficiency and quality of output.
  • Supporting and Leading Change. Participates in all aspects of both the organizational and process oriented change cycles to accomplish the goals set for their particular level of responsibility.  Identifies, plans for, and leads change needed to support HBA’s mission and values.

Working Conditions:

  • Equipment Use:  Computer, digital presenter and computer projector.  Other optional equipment for specialty classes:  Lab instruments and tools, gymnasium and sports equipment, Pug machine (clay mixer), ceramic kiln, air compressor, photo enlarger, potter's wheel (manual and electric).
  • Work Hours:  7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Monday - Friday with occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Mental Demands:  Decision-making, good judgment, alert, attention to detail, concentration, mathematical ability.
  • Physical Demands: Noisy. Wide field of vision, corrected vision, projecting voice.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Spiritual:  Must have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their life and; demonstrate a living relationship with Jesus Christ as described in “The Baptist Faith and Message: the tenets of the Southern Baptist denomination.
  • Skills/Knowledge: Knowledge in subject area, Ability to communicate to students. First Aid Training and CPR. COVID: Must be familiar with or willing to learn Google Suite, including Classroom, Meet, Docs, Drive, and Sheets.
  • Education/Training: Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in area of expertise.         

MS Teacher JD 1/29/21

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