JobID 2252 : Part-time Grade K-8 Music Teacher: St. Rose Catholic School; Wilmington, IL (#1996220)

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Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois
Part-Time Grade K-8 Music Teacher 
St. Rose Catholic School; Wilmington, IL
Position available: January, 2020

Ministerial Expectations
It is understood and expected that the work of the Catholic Church, its agencies and institutions, has characteristics that differentiate it from the work of other secular and non-Catholic agencies and institutions as a specifically religious institution performing a religious function and mission. Teachers working in a Catholic School agree to work diligently to support and strengthen the Catholic Church and its value system.  By word and example teachers support all the official religious teachings of the Catholic Church throughout their personal and professional lives. Teachers agree to play a substantial role in conveying the Catholic Church’s message and carrying out its mission. The ministry of teachers embraces the following purposes:
  • To teach and witness to the tenets of the Catholic faith
  • To integrate learning with faith
  • To instill a sense of Christ’s mission, charity, and service to others
  • To draw the school community into worship
  • To pass on the Catholic Christian faith to each student
  • To build, support and maintain Catholic identity throughout the school
  • Teachers in a Catholic School accept their roles as ministers in a faith community. Their teaching ministry extends to the formation of the whole person.
Teachers in a Catholic School accept their roles as ministers in a faith community. Their teaching ministry extends to the formation of the whole person. Teachers are expected to act and speak in public in a way that supports the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings including our belief: 
  • in the life and dignity of every human person, regardless of age, status, or condition.
  • in the centrality of the family for a good society and in Christian marriage defined as the lifelong union of one man and one woman open to participating in the power of God’s procreative love.
  • in the call to witness and proclaim the Catholic faith and its social and moral teachings in public dialogue, and working to assure that we continue to have and enjoy the rights of religious freedom in our country.
Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, the teacher will:
-serve as a positive role model and support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church at all times.
-create a faith-focused learning environment within his or her classroom and school. 
-create a vibrant Catholic culture in his or her classroom that is emphasized through the candidate's words, deeds, manner of dress, and actions.
-facilitate student success and growth in faith formation, academics, and interpersonal skills.
-implement diocesan-approved curriculum with fidelity.
-integrate religion within and throughout his or her content area.
-document student progress, activities, and outcomes.
-actively participate in building committees and/or Professional Learning Communities.
-differentiate instruction to address specific educational needs of individual students.
-create a flexible, safe, and optimal learning environment
-regularly provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
-Accompany students at the school's weekly School Mass and lead the children in song.

Essential Functions
The teacher...
  • serves as a model of the Catholic faith in words, actions, speech, dress, and demeanor.
  • Integrates religion in all lessons.
  • develops and administers school curriculum consistent with diocesan goals and objectives.
  • promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
  • develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates these plans into learning experiences that best utilize available time for instruction.
  • differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles and needs.
  • conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit the individual student's needs.
  • conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as in administrative regulations and procedures of the Diocese of Joliet.
  • continues to acquire professional knowledge and to learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops and professional meetings.
  • organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement, and attendance as required by diocesan and school procedures as well as applicable laws.
  • encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents..
  • ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and with Diocesan policies.
  • establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom..
  • coordinates with other professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum.
  • actively participates in faculty meetings, PLCs, and committees.
  • selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional resources, supplies, and equipment.
  • maintains accurate inventory records.
  • administers standardized tests in accordance with Diocesan assessment programs.
  • utilizes available technology to enhance instruction.
  • understands and adheres to principles and tenets of the Catholic faith
  • maintains a lifestyle that is in full accord with Church teachings.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and/or Catholic Schools Office administrators as designated by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, copy and fax machines, and telephones..

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy.
  • Knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith.
  • Knowledge of the Liturgical Calendar as this impacts liturgy and the selection of sacred music.
  • Knowledge of elementary school music curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis procedures, and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and reflectively evaluate work.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Qualifications Profile
  • Licensure: The candidate must hold a current Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education, Music Education, or a related discipline applicable to his or her teaching assignment.
  • Previous experience in teaching General Music at the elementary level is preferred
  • Experience in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students is preferred.
  • Strong classroom management and communication skills are essential.
  • This is a part-time (unbenefited) position. Work hours will not exceed 29 hours per week.
  • Compensation will be in accordance with the candidate's education (Category) and years of service (Step) on the current Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schoools Office Scales for Ready Reference salary schedule.
  • The Music Teacher will be responsible for planning and presenting musical performances for the following events: Veterans' day assembly, Christmas program, Graduation, Spring Fine Arts Festival, and weekly School Masses.