Elementary Teacher (5th Grade)

Job | Posted 2 months ago


·Position Type:        Elementary  Teacher            

·Position Guide:       Certified Personnel
                                   Bargaining Position 
                                   Nine (9) Months

Under the direct supervision of the building principal, the classroom teacher is to create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provided a good foundation in accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.

  1. Professional Educator License with Self Contained General Education Endorsement or Required Endorsement.
  2. Must Be NCLB Highly Qualified. 
  3. Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, public and community relations, academic competence.
  4. Applicants must possess effective behavior management skills.
  5. Applicants must be able to structure a classroom to maximized student learning.
  6. Applicant must be able to establish effective communication skills with a variety of stakeholders.  
  7. Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, public and community relations, academic competence.
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of course outlines curriculum and text used.

  1. To implement all district policies as they relate to the classroom.
  2. Guarantee every student shall receive an equal opportunity for an education.
  3. Teach English Language Arts, social science, mathematics, science, health (art, music and P.E. when applicable) to students in a classroom, utilizing the course of study adopted by the Board of School Inspectors, and other appropriate learning activities.
  4. Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter.
  5. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  6. Uses a variety of instructional strategies to present material to students.
  7. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  8. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  9. Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares reports as needed and required.
  10. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
  11. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping student solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  12. To seek assistance from or through the building principal or other support personnel to improve the instructional program or to solve specific problems.
  13. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and learning centers.
  14. Maintains professional competence through in-service professional development opportunities.
  15. Requisition instructional materials and supplies as required.
  16. Attend all meetings as required such as: faculty, parent teacher conferences, etc.
  17. Prepare for, conduct, and attend parent teacher conferences as required.
  18. Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
  19. Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state and district testing protocols.
  20. Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
  21. Maintain commitment to ongoing professional development.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters when performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.                                                                          
Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines.  The noise level in this environment is quiet to moderate.  Duties are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors.  In-district and out-of-town travel required as necessary for training and/or to carry out duties and responsibilities.

Salary and Benefits: 
Bargaining Agreement Union Position:  The salary schedules for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years are attached as Appendix A.click on link: https://www.joliet86.org/file.aspx?DocumentId=11866
*Maximum 10 years full time Certified Teaching Experience

Application Procedures:  Applications are considered complete when all required materials are submitted including:  1) an on-line application, 2) a letter of interest in the position, 3) unofficial copies of all college and/or university transcripts, and 4) list three  recent references with email address from past or current professional employment.  The District uses an on-line application that will be available at www.joliet86.org.  All required documents should be attached to your on-line application.

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Joliet Public School District 86

406 Burke Drive, Joliet, IL 60433
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



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