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2024 Explore Early Childhood Special Services Educator

Springfield R-12 Public Schools
Springfield, MO, US

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Job Title: 2024 Explore Early Childhood Special Services Educator

Department: Choice Programs and Summer Learning

Pay Grade: Hourly

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director of Choice Programs & Summer Learning

Length of Service:

Tentative Training Days: May 28 & 31

Tentative Session Days: M-Th 6/13 through 6/27 - Hours 8 to 12 noon

*All seated teachers and support staff are required to work an additional 30 minutes beyond the instructional day to assist in supervising during arrival/dismissal. This site principal will decide and communicate whether the 30 minutes will be tacked on before or after (or split between) the instructional day.

Teachers must remain in the mode of delivery (seated/virtual) of the original offer accepted. No changes will be allowed.


The Explore Early Childhood Special Services Educator K-12 - Explore Summer Program will deliver and provide support to the instructional program with specific responsibility for developing student success in academics and/or skills; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; collaborating with teachers, professional staff and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.


Administers subject specific assignments to teach the course listed in the contract following prescribed curriculum guides for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes and achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.

Participates in a Summer School Orientation meeting (TBA) at assigned Summer School site and weekly building meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform the job's functions.


Education and Experience

Job related experience, preferred

DESE Missouri Substitute Certificate required; if applicable to the position, sixty (60) college hours may be required.

Bachelor's degree in job-related area, preferred

Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required

Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements

DESE Missouri Substitute Certificate, required

Missouri Teaching Certification, preferred

Ability to gain and maintain "Highly Qualified" status as defined by Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; personnel processes; standard business practices, teaching strategies; working with families; and stages of child development.

Knowledge of algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information; write technical materials; and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.

Skill to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.

Skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job, including: operating standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects and programs; overseeing program financial activities; developing effective working relationships; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and administering personnel policies and procedures; and coordinating with other agencies.

Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate analyze and/or classify data; to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Department and programs.

Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals under a wide variety of circumstances.

Ability to analyze issues, data, create action plans and ensure that success of Department and District strategic objectives.

Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Ability to apply critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes.

Ability to maintain confidentiality; set priorities; meet deadlines and schedules; work with detailed information; and adapt to changing priorities.

Ability to set high expectations for self and others; set and monitor progress toward goals; and utilize and offer effective feedback to continuously improve.

Ability to work as part of a team; adapt to changing priorities; and apply logical processes and analytical skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 35% walking, and 35% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Work environment is primarily inside, where the noise and temperature levels are moderate.

The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.

Must possess the physical ability to work primarily with fingers, perceive the nature of sounds, make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes, express or exchange ideas by the spoken word, substantial movements (motions) with the hands, wrists, and/or fingers, and discern letters or numbers at a given distance.

Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, grasping, hearing, manual dexterity, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motions, speaking and visual acuity and walking.

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