Overview of PositionThis position serves as a Middle School Teacher, teaching 8th grade Geometry, as well as a CTE Teacher, teaching Computer Science, Robotics, and STEM Innovation Lab.For the CTE position, a CTE STEM Technologies (V141000) endorsement is required. Applicants without the endorsement will be able to acquire a conditional certificate if they have 5,000 hours of STEM industry experience or five years of middle/high school math and/or science experience. Those applying for the conditional CTE certificate will need to take seven CTE courses at South Seattle college at a rate of at least one course per year.
A classroom teacher fosters and enhances an effective learning environment; facilitates the development or revision of curriculum and instructional materials; establishes learning objectives and standards based upon general District guidelines; provides instruction; counsels, disciplines, and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students, and evaluates student performance and progress.Essential Functions
- Fosters an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned students; plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups which may include at risk or special needs youth; prepares lesson plans.
- Uses necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and/or curriculum involved; implements established program or curriculum objectives; attends in-service training and continues to improve professional growth through study and experimentation to remain current in methods and techniques for instruction.
- Establishes and implements, in a positive and supportive manner, classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate.
- Confers with students, parents or guardians, and other staff, maintaining an open positive relationship as appropriate to provide guidance and evaluation, and to encourage student achievement.
- Establishes classroom goals and objectives, in conformation with courses of study specified by State and School District statutes, regulations and guidelines; evaluates and records student progress; prepares reports for parents or guardians.
- Collects and interprets a variety of data; provides reports for administrative purposes.
- Directs the activities of assigned non-certificated personnel.
- Attends or participates in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional achievement.
- Serves on staff committees as required.
- Participates in a variety of activities to enhance personal and professional skills.
- Performs related tasks consistent with the scope and responsibility of the position.
Reports to the building principal.WORKING CONDITIONS
Required to deal with a wide range of student achievement and behavior; required to remain flexible to meet students immediate needs; required to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize; may experience frequent interruptions; may occasionally deal with distraught or difficult students; potentially exposed to ordinary infectious diseases carried by students; in some positions the necessary and appropriate instructional methods may require specific positions and movements, and sufficient stamina and exertions, to demonstrate techniques properly for student safety, or to conduct or direct students; in some positions precautions may need to be taken to prevent or lessen exposure of self and/or students to various materials, fumes, equipment, cutting edges or hot surfaces; may teach in a classroom without telephone communication.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Subject areas appropriate to assignment
- Effective behavior management techniques
- Effective instructional techniques
- Rules and procedures for student safety
- Proficiency in reading, writing, and oral communications
- Effective communication with parents or guardians in a diverse community
- Designing and implementing lesson plans for students having a wide range of achievement
- Deal with students in a positive and confident manner
- Be fair and consistent when working with a culturally, racially, and economically diverse student population
- Adapt to change and remain flexible
- Organize activities
- Manage student behavior
- Use good judgment to maintain a safe learning environment
- Provide instruction and demonstrate techniques
- Use necessary equipment, computers, machinery, tools, or software
- Direct assistants
- In some positions, administer first aid and CPR
- Establish and maintain effective, positive working relationships with students, parents or guardians, staff and administrators
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by those assigned to his position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. District employees are not authorized to make promises of employment for a particular period of time, or promises of a particular level of compensation or benefits to job applicants for certified or classified positions, and that any such agreement must be in writing and signed by the Superintendent. Any verbal or written statements to that effect by District employees other than the Superintendent are null and void.
Additionally, nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.Typical QualificationsEDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree; academic preparation for or experience in teaching a culturally, racially and economically diverse student population in an urban school system. Specific programs may require additional academic preparation or professional experience, including; working with bilingual students and assisting them in the transition to regular classrooms; implementing programs designed to prevent the dropout of "at risk" students; and, teaching multi-level, open-concept, and main streamed classes.LICENSES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate; some positions may require valid first aid and CPR certification; some positions may require a valid Washington State driver's license and/or a Class II driver's license.
Criminal justice and fingerprint check.
Seattle Public Schools benefits are administered by the Washington State Healthcare Authority (HCA) under the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). Click HERE
for an overview of available benefit options.
Eligibility for benefits is determined by the number of hours employees are anticipated to work during the school year (September 1 through August 31). Any employee who is scheduled to work 630 hours or more in a year is eligible for benefits. Salary Schedule
Please find the salary schedule associated with this role and others like it HERE
Please check ALL endorsement(s) that appear on your Washington State certificate.
- Agricultural Education
- Arts: Visual
- Bilingual Elementary
- Bilingual Secondary
- Business and Marketing
- Deaf Education
- Early Childhood
- English Language Arts
- English Language Learners
- Environmental and Sustainability
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Gifted Education
- Health and Fitness
- Humanities: Middle Level
- Library Media
- Library Resources
- Mathematics: Middle Level
- Music: Choral
- Music: General
- Music: Instrumental
- Science: Earth and Space
- Science: Middle Level
- Science: Physics
- Social Studies
- Special Education
- Special Education: Early Childhood
- Technology Education
- Traffic Safety
- World Languages: Arabic
- World Languages: Chinese
- World Languages: French
- World Languages: German
- World Languages: Hindi
- World Languages: Japanese
- World Languages: Korean
- World Languages: Latin
- World Languages: Spanish
Are you a current Seattle Public Schools employee with a certificated contract for the 2022-23 school year?
Are you a current Seattle Public Schools certificated substitute?
Do you have a CTE Teacher Certificate OR 5,000 hours of STEM industry experience OR five years of math/science teaching experience?
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