Curriculum Resource Teacher - CRT

Position Type:
TEACHER/MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER

Date Posted:
7/1/2019

Location:
HOPKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Richland County School District One, South Carolina
Classification Description

Classification Title: Curriculum Resource Teacher
FLSA: Exempt
190 days
Salary Range: $35,887.32 - $77,278.13

General Statement of Job

Under limited supervision, collaborates with teachers in the instructional program of the elementary school to plan and implement effective instructional strategies and materials; analyzes assessment data and serves as the school staff development coordinator. Reports to the assigned Principal.

Essential Job Functions

Assists the principal in assessing, coordinating and improving the instructional program of the assigned school.

Serves as a resource to the principal, teachers, parents and others concerned with the instructional program by aiding in selecting and evaluating instructional methods and materials, suggesting methods appropriate to individual needs, and answering questions about the school program and instructional policy matters.

Coordinates and conducts staff development on the school and district level.

Plans and implements new programs or procedures on the school and district level.

Encourages teachers to use new methods and materials through demonstrations and/or modeling.

Works with teachers in assessing problem areas and finding appropriate solutions.

Develops and coordinates a system of distribution for curriculum resource materials.

Assesses students for appropriate placement.

Conducts or assists teaches with the diagnosis of students who appear to have special needs.

Interprets tests results to teachers, parents and students, and uses data for strengthening the instructional program on a school, class and individual student level.

Instructs and assists teachers in incorporating the computer and other technology into the instructional program.

Serves as contact person for textbook evaluation on the school and district level.

Serves as contact person for Student Accountability System.

Coordinates and/or participates in special programs, projects or events as required.

Attends staff meetings and serves on various staff committees as required.

Operates various types of machinery and equipment including a computer, printer, copier, laminating machine, fax machine, audio-visual equipment, tape player, book binder, various curriculum-specific equipment or instruments, etc.

Additional Job Functions

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Training and Experience

Requires a Bachelor's degree in early childhood or elementary education supplemented by a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in the elementary school, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience working with children in an educational setting is desirable.

Special Requirements

Requires possession of a S.C. certification in early childhood or elementary education.

Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Physical Requirements : Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which involves some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 20 pounds).

Data Conception : Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communication : Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors.

Language Ability : Requires the ability to read a variety of policy and procedure manuals, curriculum materials, texts, computer manuals, etc. Requires the ability to enter data into computer and prepare reports, records, teaching materials, correspondence, etc., with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Must be able to speak with poise, voice control and confidence and to articulate information to others.

Intelligence : Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Requires the ability to make independent judgments in the absence of supervisor; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information and the ability to comprehend and implement basic office machinery functions.

Verbal Aptitude : Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying ages and educational/cultural backgrounds and using the terminology applicable to the subject area(s) taught.

Numerical Aptitude : Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to determine percentages and decimals, to determine time. Must be able to use practical applications of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion.

Form/Spatial Aptitude : Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination : Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using automated office equipment and communications machinery.

Manual Dexterity : Requires the ability to handle a variety of items including computer keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination : Does not require the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament : Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal levels of stress when confronted with an emergency or tight deadline. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a slight degree, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Physical Communication : Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through a telephone.

Performance Indicators

Knowledge of Job : Is knowledgeable in the methods, policies and procedures of the Richland County School District One pertaining to specific duties of the Curriculum Resource Teacher. Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Has knowledge of the organization of the department and of related departments and agencies. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related information. Has knowledge of and skill in developing effecting instructional strategies and materials for early childhood and elementary programs. Is able to analyze and interpret norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests. Is able to demonstrate a variety of instructional delivery approaches. Is able to establish and maintain positive relationships and work effectively with adults and students. Is able to recognize signs of learning, physical, mental and social disabilities and take appropriate action. Is able to provide assistance, support and/or skills development opportunities to parents as required. Is able to perform job tasks professionally in an environment where discrimination and other public issues are constant concerns. Has knowledge of and is able to use modern office practices and equipment, including computers. Has knowledge of proper English usage, vocabulary, punctuation and spelling; has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Is skilled in applying a responsible attention to detail as necessary in preparing records, reports and correspondence. Is able to read and interpret various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job. Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Is able to use independent judgment in performing tasks. Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Is able to offer assistance to fellow employees as necessary. Knows how to maintain effective relationships with co-workers, personnel of other departments, parents, students and members of the public through contact and cooperation. Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the industry. Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations. Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.

Quality of Work : Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interaction with internal and external entities with whom the position interacts.

Quantity of Work : Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work which consistently meets established standards and expectations.

Dependability : Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work. Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Attendance : Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.

Initiative and Enthusiasm : Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates proper and acceptable action for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Judgment : Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice where appropriate and researches issues, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Cooperation : Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with established policies or procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation intra- and inter-departmentally.

Relationships with Others : Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships inter- and intra-departmentally, and with external entities with whom the position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints in order to establish and maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.

Coordination of Work : Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion of work elements and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.

Safety and Housekeeping : Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards. Ensures such standards are not violated.

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