Part-Time Physical Education / Health Teacher - K-8: Mother Teresa Catholic Academy; Crete, IL

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Diocese of Joliet
Part-Time Physical Education / Health Teacher - K-8
Mother Teresa Catholic Academy; Crete, IL

Position available: August, 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 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.
Instructional Expectations
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, the PE 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 in his or her classroom or teaching area.
-Create a vibrant Catholic culture in his or her classroom that is emphasized through the candidate's words, deeds, and actions
-Facilitate student success and growth in academics and interpersonal skills
-Develop and administer diocesan PE curriculum consistent with diocesan goals and objectives.
-Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and translate lesson plans into learning experiences that best utilize the available time for PE and Health nstruction.
-Incorporate age-appropriate learning activities.
-plan, design, execute, and assess high-quality At-Home Learning lessons as necessary using a variety of electronic platforms, including Google Classroom, Seesaw, etc.
-Conduct ongoing assessment of student skills and learning in artistic techniques and expression, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.    
-Conduct individual and small group instruction as needed.
-Evaluate each pupil's performance and growth in PE / Health, and prepare progress reports and report-card grades.
-Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in art by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
-Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by school and diocesan procedures and applicable laws.
-Encourage parental involvement in students' education and ensure effective communication with students and parents.
-Ensure that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and diocesan policies.
-Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a safe and functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
-Coordinate with other school professional staff members, and actively participate in faculty meetings and on school committees.
-Understand and follow all tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.
-Maintain a lifestyle, both within and outside of the school environment, that is in full accord with Church teachings.

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and Catholic Schools Office administrators as designated by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. 

Use standard office equipment such as SMARTboards,  personal computers, printers, copiers, and fax machines.. 

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current instructional teaching methods and educational pedagogy in the areas of Physical and Health.Education.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction based upon student learning styles and/or needs.
  • Knowledge of PE / Health curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use available technology to enhance lessons.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • 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 including (but not restricted to) school administration, the pastor, parish priests, peers, colleagues, school families, and prospective parents.
Qualifications Profile
The candidate must hold a current Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).
An endorsement in PE / Health is preferred, but is not required.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in an education discipline applicable to teaching assignment. 

Successful teaching experience at the elementary (PS-8) grade levels is a plus. 
Excellent communication and classroom management skills are essential to success.

Work Schedule
This is a part-time (unbenefitted) position.. Work hours may not exceed 29 hr./ week. This individual will work 5 days each week as per a schedule developed by the Principal and will assist with student supervision during lunch and recess periods..

To apply for this Position
Apply online through the Frontline Applicant Tracking System. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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Diocese of Joliet

24201 S Kings Rd, Crete, IL 60417