Social Science Teacher (Karns Innovations Academy)

Geary County USD 475

Job Description

 

Classification:                        Certified

Division/Department:             Secondary Education

Job Category:                        Teacher

FLSA:                                     Exempt

 

Title:                                       Social Science Teacher – 8th Grade Magnet Program

 

Qualifications:                        *Current Kansas Teaching Certificate with endorsement appropriate to the assignment on file in the Devin Center

                                              *Health certificate on file in Devin Center

                                              *Highly Qualified according to state of Kansas requirements

                                               

Reports To:                             Building Principal

 

Supervises:                             Students

 

BASIC FUNCTION/PURPOSE                                                

To provide instruction in the Social Science Curriculum in the HD Karns Academy Program.  To help 8th grade students develop the skills needed to complete the classes assigned to be successful in high school, graduate, and to enter post-secondary education and/or the workforce.  The teacher will provide support, both academic and interpersonal, to students. The teacher will be a mentor and a resource manager.

CRITICAL SKILLS:

  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.
  7. Show respect for students and believes that everyone can learn.
  8. Possess a willingness to learn and implement a new educational paradigm.
  9. Display excellent classroom management capabilities.
  10. Displays the ability to work with students to guide them in creating their own solutions
  11. Views the classroom from a highly organized perspective.
  12. Possesses a proficiency with computer literacy.
  13. Values students working in pairs and in small groups.
  14. Displays the ability to provide instruction from a variety of methodologies and instructional materials.
  15. Possesses subject area expertise.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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 the essential functions.    

The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

            1.  Planning and preparation based upon students’ needs

                        Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy, content, and students

                        Select instructional goals

                        Demonstrate knowledge of resources

Insure students are in the learning mode and assess student learning using appropriate measures

            2.  Classroom Environment

Create a classroom environment of respect, relationships, responsibility and regulation in a trauma-sensitive classroom.

                        Establish a culture for learning

Establish and maintain classroom procedures

Establish expectations for and manage student behaviors based on the district wide Safe and Civil Schools program.

                        Organize space for learning

            3.  Instruction based upon state standards, district curriculum, and student needs as well as industry standards

                        Communicate clearly and accurately

                        Use a variety of instructional strategies and techniques

                        Engage students in learning

                        Provide timely feedback to students

                        Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to student needs

            4.  Professional responsibilities

                        Follow contractual responsibilities

                        Engage in reflective practice

                        Maintain accurate records

                        Communicate with families

                        Engage in professional development activities

                        Maintain appropriate licensure

                        Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal

                     

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

1.      Be on time to work; regular attendance is an essential function of your job.

2.      Submit required reports in a timely manner, participate in staff, department, committee, and team meetings.

3.      Obtain instructional resources and materials through processes outlined by the Principal and/or the department of Teaching & Learning.

4.      Keep informed regarding new technologies and research-based teaching practices that facilitate and support student learning.

5.      Support the vision and mission of the HD Karns Innovations Academy Program; and work to develop and sustain the climate and culture of the program.

6.      Participate as a team member with the both licensed and non-licensed staff in a comprehensive evaluation, review, and re-evaluation process.

7.      Communicate clearly and accurately with administrators, staff, parents, students and support agencies.

8.      Be an active member of the professional learning community: student, committee meetings, as well as assist in early recognition and prevention of educational problems.

9.      Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state, and federal laws.

10.   Attend/assist with school events; supervise students in all activities related to classroom and student publications

11.   Strive to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed.

12.   Uphold and enforce Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules, and federal and state regulations including but not limited to:

Consolidated Plan for Federal Programs

Acceptable use of technology

Sexual and racial harassment

Child abuse reporting

13.   Perform other duties assigned by the principal or other building or district administrators.

Term of Employment:             Teacher Contract

 

Salary Range:                         Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.

 

Evaluation Frequency:           Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with state regulations and the terms established in the negotiated agreement.

Updated 6-3-2019

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS, Delta Dental, Group Employee Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance, Group Short Term Disability, Group Vision Health Insurance, Individual Cancer Plan, Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Tax Sheltered Annuities, KPERS Retirement, 10 days leave, Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule. per negotiated agreement
Job Start Date: January-6-2020
Applications Due By: December-20-2019

Job Contact Information

Dawn Toomey - dawntoomey@usd475.org - 785-717-4000

Employer Information

Geary County USD 475 www.usd475.org

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 13 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies and early childhood programs.   We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events. 

We invite you to find out more about our district by viewing this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yw99Q9HleI

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 


Employer Address: 123 North Eisenhower Dr. Junction City, Kansas


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