Teacher, Early Childhood (Lic)

Location
Golden, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 22, 2019
Ref
2102
Grade Level
Early Childhood
ABOUT THE DISTRICT


Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!

ABOUT THE SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT

Lawrence Elementary has a long history of providing an educational environment where our students are valued and can achieve their full potential. Teachers use a variety of resources to meet individual student needs. Title 1 funds are used to lower class size and provide academic supports for individual students. Lawrence teachers have worked diligently for the past four years to significantly increase effectiveness through their work by creating systemic practices and increasing community involvement.

ABOUT YOU

No job description available

ABOUT THE JOB

Lawrence will hire one teacher position for this job posting.

HOURS AND DAYS WORKED

Teacher, Early Childhood (Lic)
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00, Hours/Day: 8.00, Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $40,989 - $57,654

RESPONSIBILITIES

SUMMARY: Responsible for the instruction of preschool learners. The teacher will utilize evidence-based data, best practices and frequent monitoring to influence instruction. The teacher will lead the team in ensuring District initiatives are implemented and that licensing regulations are followed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Demonstrate effective support of children's language/reading, math, and social and emotional development, utilizing P-3 Best Developmental Core Practices.

Demonstrate an understanding of creating and maintaining environments that are conducive to child learning (e.g., well- managed classrooms that promote young children's executive functioning, including self-regulation of emotions and behavior).

Establish a safe climate for learning through positive classroom management techniques, utilizing routines and structures to model and communicate behavioral expectations.

Complete observations to evaluate student progress using district approved assessments. Document all observations and assessments in district approved system. Demonstrate increased effectiveness in responding to individual children's development and learning needs.

Work collaboratively with teachers, special education staff, instructional coach, classroom volunteers and all other school employees. Demonstrating common and cohesive instructional practices that are developmentally appropriate and differentiated to meet the needs of all children. Demonstrating a shared language about student learning. Demonstrating knowledge of instructional practices across the full PreK-3rd continuum, not just the age/grade-level for which responsible.

Using observational tools to observe each other's classroom practices and effectiveness, to identify areas of disconnect, and to provide peer-to-peer feedback.

Perceive feedback received (from principals, teachers, instructional coaches, Early Learning Office and others) on instructional effectiveness to be constructive and supportive; use feedback received to improve practice.

Facilitate communication among students, team members (including other teachers, special education team, curriculum coach and principal) and parents.

Participate in continuous improvement; cooperate in implementation of school-wide and department-wide goals.

Demonstrate leadership in identifying, delivering, and evaluating timely content for own professional development. Stay current on licensing regulations, and ensure staff and student files are up-to-date as per district and CDHS requirements.

Perform administrative duties as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS Must hold a valid Colorado Teaching License. Must meet early childhood teacher certification prior to beginning position.

EXPERIENCE Minimum one year successful teaching experience, preferably in preschool. Experience with curriculum, instruction and assessment preferred.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT Excellent communication skills and positive interpersonal skills. Demonstrated expertise in specific content area and best practices for all students ranging in abilities from special needs to accelerated learners. Highly determined and driven to succeed.

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 essential functions.

PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. May also involve above-average levels of activity intermittently that cannot always be anticipated. Ability to meet physical needs of students.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.

SALARY

Jeffco Salary Schedules

BENEFITS

Jeffco Benefits


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs