Elementary Teacher 2019-2020 (#303559)
Job Title: Elementary Teacher Contract Length: 192 contract days FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Summary Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment to develop competencies in assigned grade level and an understanding of the structure of the assigned grade level; to motivate each pupil to apply the grade level’s knowledge, understanding and skills; to prepare each student to meet the Virginia SOL standards.
Essential Duties • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school. • Lectures, demonstrates, and uses audiovisual teaching aids to present subject matter to class. • Prepares, administers, and corrects tests, and records results. • Teaches rules of conduct. • Maintains order in classroom and on playground. • Counsels pupils when adjustment and academic problems arise. • Discusses pupils’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents. • Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school. • Coordinates class field trips. • Works cooperatively with the total staff. • Assumes responsibility for the care of materials, equipment, and facilities. • Assumes responsibility for a neat, orderly environment for students committed to their care. • Practices and promotes positive interaction with and among students. • Encourages self-direction and self-motivation in students. • Demonstrates knowledge of the subject being taught. • Exhibits evidence of effective lesson plans. • Utilizes a variety of appropriate materials and resources.
Job Specifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty 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, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required) Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field. Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Collegiate Professional License or Postgraduate Professional License with appropriate endorsement to teach in assigned area. Must possess ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.
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. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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Supervision Exercised: Dependent on grade level and subject; may include instructional assistants, volunteers, tutors.
Supervision Received: Principal
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The applicant will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or appropriate administrator. Accomack County Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise, or change this job description and related duties at any time. “We are an equal opportunity employer.”