K-5 Teaching Position

Posted 4 months ago
Start Date
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Applications are being accepted for anticipated full time K-5 teaching positions at Ossian Elementary School.

Email Andrea Larkey, Principal, if you have any questions.  andrea.larkey@nwcs.k12.in.us                                                           

                   JOB TITLE:  Northern Wells Community Schools Classroom Teachers


­SUMMARY:  Serves as a classroom teacher who holds the necessary state certification for the job assignment and who creates a program and environment favorable to learning and the personal growth of each student by performing the following duties:

REPORTS TO: Building principal

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following:


1.      Implements the Northern Wells Community Schools approved curriculum

a.       Teaches the curriculum based on the Indiana Standards

b.      Teaches mandatory curriculum required by state statue

c.       Aligns student assessment and classroom instruction with the approved curriculum

d.      Uses instructional materials approved by the school corporation and other supplementary materials consistent with the Indiana  Standards to facilitate the instruction of his/her content area curriculum

e.       Previews all instructional materials, including assigned Internet sites, to determine their educational value and age appropriateness before using them

f.       Plans instruction based upon thorough knowledge of subject matter, the students, the values of the community, and curricular standards and benchmarks


2.      Focuses on continuous student achievement

a.   Uses research-based instructional strategies that promote students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

b.   Uses an understanding of individual and group learning needs, styles, interests, and behavior to create an effective learning environment

c.   Develops and implements a variety of formal and informal assessment instruments that serve as an accurate means of measuring continuous student achievement

d.   Uses student achievement data to determine the most appropriate instructional strategies to promote student achievement

e.   Communicates with guidance personnel in an effort to resolve academic, behavioral, and personal problems that students might experience that would inhibit their academic success

f.    Informs parents verbally or in writing when academic or behavioral problems surface that would inhibit their child's progress

g.   Is available for parent conferences during regularly scheduled school-wide parent teacher conferences or at a time convenient for the teacher and the parent or guardian

h.   Collaborates with grade-level, team or department members; other staff members; and the community in order to ensure continuous school improvement

3.      Maintains effective classroom management

a.   Exercises disciplinary tools that are outlined in the student and faculty handbooks

b.   Administers student discipline in a respectful manner (refrains from yelling, using profanity) that does not demean students

c.   Refrains from physically touching students when administering discipline

4.   Fulfills professional responsibilities

a.   Maintains accurate student records as required by the building principal

b.   Uses appropriate technology to maintain, receive, and transmit information

c.   Maintains confidentiality, as defined by FERPA, in terms of student behavior and academic progress

d.   Utilizes teacher preparation time for lesson planning, grading, or other tasks that are related to instruction

e.   Maintains up-to-date lesson plans that include learner objectives, instructional strategies, assessments, and standards taught in all subject areas

f.    Provides written lesson plans, seating charts, or other pertinent information to substitute teachers

g.   Attends regularly scheduled faculty, grade-level, team, department, or committee meetings

h.   Communicates problems or sensitive situations to the building principal

i.    Submits reports, progress reports, grades and other information by requested deadlines

j.    Issues and collects textbooks and supplemental materials and maintains accurate records

k.   Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect, students, equipment, materials, and facilities

l.    Ensures that all equipment is secured when not in use and that dangerous and/or expensive equipment is secured where it is not accessible to students

m.  Cooperates with the custodial staff to maintain a classroom that is clean and suitable for learning

n.   Supervises students in the hallways during passing time, in restrooms, at assemblies, at pep rallies, and assumes additional supervision when assigned during the teacher day. Teachers may, on occasion, have some after school duties that require their supervision.

o.   Dresses in a professional manner

p.   Is on time to school, meetings, and in the classroom or other areas of responsibility

q.   Adheres to all corporation and school policies and procedures

5.   Continues to grow professionally

a.       Participates in regularly scheduled staff development activities

b.      Attends workshops or conferences that provide additional training

c.       Continues to grow professionally by keeping abreast on educational innovations and research-based instructional strategies.



QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reason­able accommo­dations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

            Valid teaching license.


            LANGUAGE SKILLS:

            Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of children, parents, employees, and members of the School Board.


            Ability to work with mathematical concepts and use multiple measures of student data to determine student progress. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



            Ability to analyze and solve problems and to interpret and implement a variety of instructions and/or strategies in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

            OTHER SKILLS:

            Ability to utilize equipment, technology, and work aids appropriate to the functions of a classroom teacher.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabili­ties to perform the essential functions.

            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell.

            The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth percep­tion, and the ability to adjust focus.


CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES:  The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance abuse in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the Corporation. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The work environment is smoke free.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Salary and benefits to be determined by the contractual agreement between the Norwell Classroom Teachers Association and the Board of School Trustees of Northern Wells Community Schools.

EVALUATION:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the contractual agreement between the Norwell Classroom Teachers Association and the Board of School Trustees of Northern Wells Community Schools.                                                    

Posted By

Northern Wells Community Schools

312 N. Jefferson , Ossian, IN 46777

At the following locations

Ossian Elementary School

213 North Jefferson Street , Ossian, IN 46777