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Long-Term Substitute 5th Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Teacher

Position Type:
Upper Elementary Teaching/Art Education

Date Posted:

Eden Hall Upper Elementary

Date Available:
January 2024

Pine-Richland School District
Position Description

Position Title: Long-Term Substitute 5th Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Teacher
Reports To: Building Principal
Location: Eden Hall Upper Elementary School
Compensation: $244/day + access to medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage at the individual level
Assignment Duration: This assignment is anticipated to begin in January 2024 and last through the duration of the 2023-24 school year.

Responsible for teaching students in grades K-12 in specific subject/content areas of age-appropriate study. Help student learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible young men and women consistent with the Board-approved mission, policies, goals and curriculum. Work schedules vary with the school and teaching assignment. Work may be performed after school hours, as necessary.

  • Plan and implement a program of study based on the curriculum guide. Teachers may employ a variety of instructional techniques consistent with the needs, interests and capabilities of the students.
  • Establish a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Assess student progress on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Teach School Board approved curriculum and participate in regular curriculum review and rewriting processes.
  • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
  • 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.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and - in harmony with the goals - establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Work cooperatively with and special education staff to implement program and student IEP (Individualized Education Prescription).
  • Evaluate student academic progress; keep appropriate records and prepare interim reports, report cards.
  • Available to conference with students and parents for education-related purposes at a mutually agreeable time.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and correct records, as required by law, Board policy and school administrative requirements.
  • Submit reports and grades on a timely basis.
  • Maintain and improve professional competence through staff development activities provided by the school district as well as self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Serve as member of department/building teams or committees, as needed.
M arginal Job Duties: Participate in extra-curricular activities in the school community with students. (This may include volunteers time to work with students on school projects, serving on committees or participating in the sponsorship of student activities, either as a volunteer or by supplemental contract.)

Supervises classroom and students, in accordance with the Discipline Code. May also coordinate the work of classroom instructional assistants. On occasion, supervise the activities of volunteers. Take all reasonable precautions to protect students, district equipment, materials and facilities.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelors' or advanced degree from an accredited institution; successful completion of a student teaching experience. Demonstrated high academic achievement - minimum 3.0 on a 4 pt. scale.

Valid Pennsylvania Instructional Level I or II Elementary K-6, Grades 4-8 or equivalent certification required; current criminal record and child abuse clearances.

Respects and maintains the confidentiality of student records, personal communication and family background at all time.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Foreign Language instructors should be able to demonstrate near-native fluency.

Ability to use and provide basic instruction in a PC or Macintosh environment, while assisting students.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plan and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to work with special needs children. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and school district policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

During a typical workday, teachers are required to stand approximately 30-35% of the day on flat surfaces. Periods of continual standing can be up to 30 minutes at one time, but are at the teacher's discretion. Teachers may change position as desired. While standing, teachers write on the chalk/marker board or instruct students from a central location in the classroom. Standing is performed intermittently with sitting and walking. Teachers walk about the classroom while instructing and throughout the school day.

Lifting/carrying requirements are minimal. Teachers are required to lift books and classroom supplies weighing less than 10-15 lbs.; heavier objects weighing up to 25 lbs. (AV or computer equipment) on a rare basis. Carts are available to transport heavier items. Pushing/pulling - Teachers are required to push/pull file cabinets or desk drawers. Climbing/balancing - No significant amount of climbing or balancing is expected. Stooping, kneeling, bending at waist/knees - not significant; however, teachers may stoop or kneel (such as at a student's desk) while engaged in special projects. Reaching - Teachers may reach on frequent basis while performing typical job functions, primarily between the knee and shoulder levels.

Dexterity - Fine manipulation is a requirement of this position while operating a computer. Teachers must also demonstrate legible handwriting, which can be understood by students and adults. Specific vision abilities required include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff. The employee is directly responsible for safety and well being of students in their charge. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

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