Teacher, Special Education, 2022-2023

Employer
St Louis Public Schools
Location
St. Louis, MO, US
Salary
Competitive
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Job Description

Position Title: Teacher

Payroll/Personnel Type: 10 Month

Reports to: Building Principal

Position Summary:

SLPS is seeking talented Educators with a broad base of knowledge in curriculum and pedagogy. In this position, Teachers are expected to plan, organize and deliver programs of instruction that support the premise/core belief that all children can learn and implement activities that promote the learning goals and academic expectations. Our diverse student population deserves and appreciates Teachers who are committed and who have a passion for their work.

Essential Functions:
  • Develops lesson plans and appropriate instructional aides stressing laboratory learning methods
  • Demonstrates mathematical concepts using representations such as models, chalk board, overhead projector, and other standard or teacher-prepared instructional aides
  • Design learning activities that will connect the mathematics to the students' physical world, to other content areas, and to prior mathematics concepts
  • Design learning activities that will allow students opportunities to communicate mathematically, orally and written, with others
  • Creates and maintains an inviting, stimulating instructional area with attractive student-centered bulletin board displays, learning centers and projects consistent with the physical limitations of teaching area
  • Supports the program of study, using a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media and technology
  • Analyzes and uses appropriate data to guide instruction and develop assessments
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of the principal
  • Demonstrate an overall knowledge of one's discipline(s) that allows him/her to teach to the student's ability levels and learning styles
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policies and administrative regulations
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  • Communicate expectations, criteria for assessment, student progress, and student strengths/weaknesses to parents and students
  • Assesses students' special needs and collaborates with school services and community agencies to meet those needs
  • Maintain confidentiality of information concerning students, colleagues, and parents
  • Modifies own professional development plan to improve instructional performance and to promote student learning
  • Demonstrate high standards of professionalism and ethics
  • Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board policies
  • Perform other task as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Possess knowledge of district policies and mandates related to parent involvement, discipline and student achievement
  • Possess willingness to interact on a personal level with parents
  • Demonstrate organizational skills related to all Essential Functions listed above
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to create an effective Parent Resource Center
  • Demonstrate patience and compassion with students, staff and parents in a variety of settings
  • Develop trusting relationships with parents, teachers and students
  • Work effectively on a team and with parents
  • Work collaboratively with peers and others
  • Possess knowledge of various cultures' values, behaviors, beliefs and traditions
  • Possess strong and effective written and oral communication and presentation skills with all constituencies
  • Passionate about improving public, urban education and driven to make a difference
  • Demonstrates initiative and problem solving capabilities


Experience:
  • Working with culturally, diverse parents and families in an urban educational setting
  • Collaborating with community agencies
  • Serving effectively in a collaborative team setting


Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education (required)
  • Master's Degree (preferred)
  • Missouri Teaching Certification (required)


Physical Requirements:
  • Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree


Working Conditions and Environment:
  • Work is routinely performed in a typical interior/office environment
  • Very limited or no exposure to physical risk


Disclaimer:

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

If you are not currently fully certified, we would still love for you to apply! However, we ask that you provide very specific information and documentation so that we fully understand your progress towards certification:
  • If you have applied for DESE certification but are awaiting the posting of your certificate: upload a copy/screenshot of your application submission in DESE to your application in the Attachments section
  • If you are currently enrolled in a certification program, ask your university/program supervisor to write a letter to us that includes 1. what program you are enrolled in 2. how many certification courses you have remaining 3. what certification courses you have remaining 4. what exams you still need to take and 5. whether or not your university supervisor recommends you for a provisional or temporary license.


  • Please note that if an offer is extended to you, the following items will be required as part of your on-boarding:
  • Background check
  • TB test
  • Official transcripts
  • Social security card


  • Benefits

    SLPS believes in taking care of its employees. We offer a fully-insured health care plan along with some amazing perks! Here are some of the highlights of our benefits plan and perks, but you'll want to check out www.slps.org/careersfor all of the details.

    • Fully-paid health insurance for self
    • $30,000 of tuition reimbursement (certificated staff)
    • $40,000 group term life insurance
    • Eligibility for federal loan forgiveness programs
    • Pension plan
    • Robust wellness programs


    Please note benefit and perk eligibility may vary by employee status, employment date, and job classification.

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