Elementary School Teaching/Preschool
Garfield Elementary School
Marion City Schools-website
October 12, 2020
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Opening for the 2020-21 School Year
Title: Teacher of Preschoolers with Disabilities
Responsible To: Building Principal/Administrator
Supervises: Educational assistants (para-professionals)/volunteers/student teachers
Qualifications: Must hold a valid Ohio Teaching License and/or the
appropriate Endorsement and Authorization for the assignment.
Bachelor’s Degree in education from an accredited college or
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may
find appropriate and acceptable.
Terms of Employment: Contract, salary, and benefits per negotiated agreement.
The teacher is the primary instructional delivery person in the classroom and plans, implements, and evaluates student learning experiences designed to address a wide range of maturity and skill levels. The teacher helps students develop language, social, cognitive, and motor skills and also encourages parental involvement. Student learning and growth are primarily dependent on the work and efforts of the classroom teacher. The position is demanding, varied and complex. The classroom teacher must have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and be well trained in content knowledge and researched based effective teaching, intervention, and behavior strategies.
Note: Position requires successful completion and periodic renewal of state mandated and service center training requirements (e.g., communicable disease, child abuse, CPR, first aid, and/or behavioral management training).
Note: This position may require a valid driver’s license, access/availability of a reliable vehicle.
- Ensure the safety of students.
- Demonstrates a focus for student learning, with appropriate learning objectives that include
- Instructs assigned classes in the locations and times designated.
- Employs a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques to collect evidence of students’ knowledge and skills and analyzes data to effectively inform instructional planning and delivery.
- Demonstrate thoughtful preparation for each class by constructing clear, detailed and timely lesson plans. Ensures that lesson plans reflect appropriate, differentiated academic content consistent with students’ IEPs and state standards.
- Provides an educational program for students as defined by the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
- Effectively use technology to support high quality instruction and student learning.
- Plans and sequences instruction to include the important content, developmental concepts, and processes in school and district curriculum priorities and in state standards.
- Demonstrates familiarity with students’ background knowledge and experiences and describes multiple procedures used to obtain this information.
- Work collaboratively with intervention, related services, and support service staff to accommodate and/or modify the curriculum as necessary; and to assist with research-based and evidence- based interventions to ensure student learning goals are met.
- Supports the learning needs of students, through a variety of strategies, interventions, materials, and/or developmental pacing that make learning accessible and challenging for each student.
- Maintains positive rapport with students and demonstrates respect for and interest in all students.
- Creates routines and procedures that run smoothly throughout the lesson, and students assume age-appropriate levels of responsibility for the efficient operation of the classroom.
- Provides substantive, specific, and timely feedback of student progress to students, families, and other school personnel while maintaining confidentially.
- Complies with district, Federal and state laws, model policies and procedures, rules and regulations for the education of students with disabilities. Ensures paperwork is accurate, all timelines and deadlines are met (annual reviews, progress reports, etc.), maintains confidentiality, strictly adheres to HIPPA and FERPA, respects personal privacy and maintains confidentiality of privileged information. Submits reports on time. Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
- Lead the preparation of and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for classroom students meeting eligibility requirements. Completes paperwork accurately. Verifies and correctly enters data.
- Trains and collaboratively works with assigned paraprofessionals.
- Evaluates student achievement/performance and prepares periodic progress reportsutilizing appropriate assessment and data collection methods to assess academic and social performance and to inform instruction and progress.
- Collaborates with staff to develop and implement behavior improvement plans. Charts behavior as required.
- Schedules home visits when appropriate to support program goals.
- Adapts to unique circumstances and factors such as travel, extended hours, student behaviors, lifting/transferring students, etc.
- Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and develop reasonable rules of behavior and procedures for the classroom to maintain order in a fair and just manner.
- Uses effective communication strategies with students and families and works effectively with colleagues to examine problems of practice, analyze student work, and identify targeted strategies.
- Meets ethical and professional responsibilities with integrity and honesty. The teacher models and upholds district policies and state and federal regulations.
- Sets data-based short and long-term professional goals and takes action to meet these goals.
- Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the superintendent.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Maintain appropriate licenses/endorsements and training hours as required.
- Comply with applicable District, state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.
- Adhere to all standards established by the Ohio Department of Education for Licensed Educators.
- Maintain good attendance and punctuality.
- Maintain knowledge of academic area, teaching methodology and strategies to engage students.
- Ability to work effectively with others.
- Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Exhibit professional behavior, emotional stability and sound judgement.
- Maintain confidentiality and respect for confidential information at all times.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships.
- Attends meetings, professional development and serves on staff committees as required.
- Interacts in a positive manner with staff, students and parents.
- Refer suspected cases of child abuse immediately to the appropriate child protective services/law enforcement agency as mandated by state law and Board of Education policy.
- Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation.
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect district equipment, materials and facilities.
- Plans purposeful assignments for educational assistants (para-professionals), volunteers and student teachers.
Note: The above lists are not ranked in order of importance.
Each staff member shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance and abuse of any prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.
Marion City Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the Marion City Schools Board of Education that the best qualified applicant shall be selected for each position without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, political affiliation, disabling or military status. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to participate in activities involved in the position or program for which application has been made.
*This job description identifies primary responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and activities. This job description is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, program/curriculum changes as directed by the Superintendent of Marion City Schools.
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How to Apply: Internal
If you are interested in being considered for this position you must apply online at www.marioncityschools.org prior to 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020. Follow links: MCS Professional Capital/Apply at Marion City Schools/View Internal Positions/Elementary School Teaching/Apply Job #13976/Login in to existing account. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Leffler or Kim Burke, Director’s of Student Services via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
How to Apply: External
If you are interested in being considered for this position you must apply online at www.marioncityschools.org prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020. Follow links: MCS Professional Capital/Apply at Marion City Schools/View All Open Positions in Consortium Districts/Sorted by District/Marion City Schools/Elementary School Teaching/Apply Job #13976/Login to existing account or if you do not have an account select Start to begin the process. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Leffler or Kim Burke, Director’s of Student Services via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com