Position: Teacher, Elementary
Work Site: Assigned School
To provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each student assigned to the classroom.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the content area(s) and approved curriculum.
- Differentiate instructional methods and resources in each area taught.
- Recognize student diversity and create an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of positive student involvement and self-concept.
- Demonstrate a willingness to examine and implement change.
- Communicate accurately and effectively in the content area and maintain a professional rapport with students.
- Comprehend the principles of student growth, development and learning, and apply them appropriately.
- Obtain feedback from and communicate with students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding.
- Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught. Use appropriate techniques, strategies, and materials to achieve the desired instructional goal. Understand and apply learning theories.
- Encourage the development of student involvement, responsibility, and critical thinking skills.
- Manage classroom to ensure the best use of instructional time. Develop and implement appropriate classroom management strategies while maintaining high expectations for student behavior.
- Create an atmosphere conducive to learning, self-discipline, and development of realistic and positive self-concepts. Encourage cooperation among students.
- Maintain accurate and complete records as required by the school district, and report progress or lack thereof to parents in a timely manner.
- Take precautions to protect equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Work productively with administration, colleagues, parents, and community.
- Prepare for instruction and show written evidence of preparation (lesson plans)
- Complete duties (hall, bus, etc.) as assigned.
- Leave adequate preparations for a substitute.
- Use current technology for instruction and management.
- Use diagnostic data to improve instructional programs.
- Report suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Be responsible for students on field trips.
- Act as a good role model within the context of the school.
- Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as necessary.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence as available.
- Accept other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the supervisor, in accordance with board policy and New Mexico state statues.
- Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines and local, state and federal laws.
- Support district and school efforts to keep CCSD safe and secure
- Support and comply with grant, program and/or funding source requirements
- Adhere to NM Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession (NMAC 184.108.40.206)
- Perform additional tasks as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related program, Master degree in Education preferred
- Valid New Mexico teaching license
- NM PED Endorsements as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of Dine language, culture, and history preferred
- CPR/First Aid certification within the first 3 months of employment
- CPI Training certification within the first 6 months of employment preferred
- Ability to work well with children, parents and administrators
- Ability to remain calm and be professional at all times
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Ability to multi-task
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, reaching, kneeling, driving a vehicle, traveling long distances, writing, typing, work processing, reading, researching information and effective communication skills.
Safety and Health:
- Completed and cleared background check
- Pass drug test if required for position
- Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions
- Knowledge and compliance with district and school safety plans
- Multimedia equipment, including current technology
- Equipment/materials relevant to job responsibilities
- Valid driver license and insurable by district if necessary
- Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality
- Work interruptions
- Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision
- Must complete applications and assignments within the timeframes allowed
- Extended work hours, on occasion
Terms of Employment:
- One-year contract
My signature signifies that if selected for the position:
- I have reviewed the contents of the job description and I am aware of the expectations of the position.
- The job description is meant as a guideline and, in the absence of specific direction, I understand that I must make reasonable decisions and must act on those decisions to ensure that the District, school and department goals are met.
- I understand that I will be evaluated in accordance with the District’s evaluation guidelines and the job description will be included in the evaluation process.
- I am able to perform all the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation(s) and agree that I will notify the Human Resources Department if I wish to request reasonable accommodation(s).
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