Full-time Spanish Teacher Grades 4-8: St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale, IL

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Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois
Full-time Spanish Teacher - Grades 4-8
St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale, Il
Available: August, 2022


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
  • in working to assure that we continue to have and enjoy the rights of religious freedom in our country.
Instructional Obligations
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, the Spanish 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 within his or her classroom. 
-create a vibrant Catholic culture in his or her classroom that is emphasized through the candidate's words, deeds, manner of dress, and actions.
-facilitate student success and growth in academics and interpersonal skills.
-implement the diocesan-approved foreign language (Spanish) curriculum with fidelity.
-document teaching and student progress, activities, and outcomes.
-differentiate instruction to address specific educational needs of individual students.
-create a flexible, safe, and optimal learning environment.
-regularly provide feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, and goals.
-plan, design, execute, and assess high quality remote learning lessons as necessary using electronic platforms such as Google Classroom, Zoom, etc.
-integrate technology into teaching to enhance student learning.
Essential Functions
The teacher ...
  • serves as a model of the Catholic faith in words, actions, speech, manner of dress, and demeanor.
  • develops and administers school curriculum consistent with diocesan content area goals and objectives.
  • promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
  • develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences that best utilize available time for instruction
  • differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles and needs.
  • conducts ongoing assessments of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit the individual student's needs, including students with special needs;
  • conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as in administrative regulations and procedures of the Diocese of Joliet.
  • continues to acquire professional knowledge and to learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement, and attendance as required by district and school procedures and applicable laws.
  • encourages parental involvement in students' education and facilitates effective communication with students and parents.
  • insures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and Diocesan policies
  • establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • coordinates with other professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum
  • participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains accurate inventory records.
  • supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
  • understands and follows tenets of the Roman Catholic church.
  • maintains a lifestyle that is in full accord with Church teachings, both within and outside of the school environment, 
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and/or Catholic Schools Office administrators as designated by the Superintendent of Catholic Schools.

Uses standard office equipment as well as SMARTboards, personal computers, document cameras, printers, copiers, fax machines, and telephones.

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and strategies.
  • Knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith.
  • Knowledge of Hispanic cultures.
  • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis procedures, and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to integrate faith and religious concepts in all lessons.
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, 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.
  • Ability to integrate technology into lessons.
Qualifications Profile
  • Certification / Licensure: The candidate must hold a current Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement in Spanish / Foreign Language Instruction.
  • Previous experience in teaching Spanish at the elementary level is preferred.
  • Strong classroom management and communication skills are essential to success in this position.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education, Language Instruction, or a related discipline applicable to the teaching assignment.
This is a full-time (benefited) position.
Application Process:
Apply for this position online through the Diocese of Joliet Frontline Applicant Tracking System. Review of complete applications will begin as these are received. Incomplete or hard-copy applications will not be considered.

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Diocese of Joliet

1555 Glen Ellyn Rd Suite 2, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

At the following locations

St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School

421 S Clay St , Hinsdale, IL 60521