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JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE

Teacher (Family and Consumer Science)

 

DEPARTMENT

Teaching and Learning
 

INCUMBENT NAME

BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION

Waterbury Teachers’ Association CEA-NEA

 

REPORTS TO:

Receives administrative direction from the Principal or other administrative official of a higher grade

 

FLSA DESIGNATION

Exempt

PART I - SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION

This class is accountable for teaching family and consumer science courses and creating a classroom environment that develops skills in family and consumer science. 

 

PART II - MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

General Experience:

  1. Possession or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.  

Special Requirement:

  1. In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.  

 

B. CREDENTIALS:

 

C. LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate/endorsement(s) appropriate to the teaching assignment.

  2. Home Economics, PK-12 (045) or Vocational Home Economics, PK-12 (046) endorsement. 

  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Motor Vehicle operator’s license. 

 

D. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Teachers in this job class must complete all State CEU requirements for re-certification.
     

E. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Considerable knowledge of core curriculum areas for which the teacher is responsible for instructing, including specialized knowledge in family and consumer science;

  • Considerable knowledge of educational philosophy, teaching methods and approaches, and currently researched best practices and strategies;

  • Knowledge of child development;

  • Knowledge of classroom management techniques;

  • Knowledge of instructional technologies;

  • Knowledge of learner outcomes;

  • Knowledge of learning theory, students’ learning styles and needs, both academic and affective, and theories of multiple intelligences; 

  • Knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts;

  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);

  • Some knowledge of community resources;

  • Excellent listening skills;

  • Skill in classroom management and organization;

  • Skill in classroom presentation;

  • Skill in human relations, mediation, conflict management and interpersonal interactions;

  • Skill in maintaining and developing reports;

  • Ability and flexibility to interact effectively with students, parents, and other school staff, the administration, and community members of diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds;

  • Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations;

  • Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; 

  • Ability to evaluate student performance and to present these evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement;

  • Ability to multi task and be flexible;

  • Ability to plan and implement lesson plans based upon District and school goals, as well as the objectives, needs and abilities of students;

  • Ability to provide appropriate instruction in core subjects;

  • Ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology, as appropriate;

  • Ability to work in a cooperative learning environment;

  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

PART III - POSITION SUPERVISES

  1. May direct the work of paraprofessionals.

 

PART IV - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.

  • Adapts family and consumer science material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students. 

  • Administers testing in accordance with District testing practices; 

  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress; 

  • Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and activity/learning centers; 

  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the District’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course standards; 

  • Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas; 

  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment; 

  • Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary; 

  • Evaluates each student’s progress in meeting the course standards for family and consumer science skills; 

  • Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative policies and procedures of the District; 

  • Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities; 

  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities; 

  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities; 

  • Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including PTA, student clubs and afterschool activities; 

  • Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students; 

  • Supervises students in assigned out-of-classroom activities during the working day; 

  • Teaches content and skills in family and consumer science courses, utilizing curriculum designated by the District;

  • Performs other related duties as required; 
     

PART V - Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements

 

Employees appointe to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required.

 

Frequency: Place an “X” in each box that is appropriate to your job. 

NEVER (N)

OCCASIONALLY (O)

FREQUENTLY (F)

CONSTANTLY (C)

0 % of Shift

1-33% of Shift

34-66% of Shift

67-100% of Shift

Working Conditions

N

O

F

C

Working Conditions

N

O

F

C

Physical Demands

Depth Perception

X

Standing

X

Color Distinction

X

Walking

X

Peripheral Vision

X

Sitting

X

Driving

X

Lifting

X

Physical Strength:

Carrying

X

Little Physical Effort (-10 lbs.)

X

Pushing

X

Light Work (-20 lbs.)

X

Pulling

X

Medium Work (20-50 lbs.)

X

Climbing

X

Heavy Work (50-100 lbs.)

X

Balancing

X

Very Heavy Work (100+ lbs.)

X

Stooping

X

Environmental Conditions

Kneeling

X

Cold (50 degrees F or less)

X

Crouching

X

Heat (90 degrees F or more)

X

Crawling

X

Temperature Changes

X

Reaching

X

Wetness

X

Handling

X

Humidity

X

Grasping

X

Extreme Noise or Vibration

X

Twisting

X

Exposure to Chemicals

X

Feeling

X

Exposure to Gases and Fumes

X

Talking

X

Exposure to Unpleasant Odors

X

Hearing

X

Exposure to bodily fluids

X

Repetitive Motion

X

Exposure to dampness

X

Hand/Eye/Foot Coordination

X

Confinement to Small or Restricting Area

X

Visual Acuity/Near

X

Mechanical Hazards

X

Visual Acuity/Far

X

Physical danger or abuse

X

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.

 

Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.

Posted By

Waterbury Public Schools

236 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702
 
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Amount per Student

$17,568

State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students

13%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

13.53

State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

19%

State Average: 14%

FTE

2,785

State Average: 479