Teacher, Early Childhood (Lic)

Location
Golden, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 22, 2019
Ref
2099
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

The staff at Fitzmorris Elementary School commits to create an enriched educational learning environment that promotes success by addressing academic and behavioral needs of students through Professional Learning Communities and using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). MTSS is a systemic, continuous-improvement framework in which data-based problem-solving and decision making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students.


We support the development of the whole child and offer opportunities for students to engage in a variety of activities including student council, band, orchestra, Fuel Up to Play 60, Science Club, Art Club and more. With the development of Fitzmorris Park and Recreation Center next door, students have the opportunity to be leaders in helping to develop the outdoor environment for our community.

ABOUT YOU

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ABOUT THE JOB

Will hire two teacher positions from this post.

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.

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