2024 - 2025 SY Certified: Teacher-ESS (Life Skills)

Job | Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Special Education



TITLE:  Teacher                         FTE:  1.0

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt          WORK CALENDAR: 183 days new hires/180 days returning teachers                              

COMPENSATION:  Certified Teacher Compensation Guide (starting w/Prop 301 monies $58,494)



  1. Creates and designs lesson plans, instruction, and assessment aligned to Arizona Academic Standards

  2. Communicates with parents in a timely manner

  3. Presents accurate information

  4. Is highly qualified to teach the content area

  5. Uses content material appropriate to students, content area, and academic standards

  6. Uses resource materials, procedures, and models related to the lesson

  7. Deals with students in a fair and impartial manner, promoting positive self-image/concept

  8. Models, requires, and promotes a feeling of mutual respect and courtesy

  9. Creates an atmosphere conducive to verbal and or nonverbal activity

  10. Provides constructive feedback/criticism to students

  11. Follows a logical sequence of instructions

  12. Plans instruction and activities which address identified objectives

  13. Relates and or integrates materials to other disciplines

  14. Organize resources to facilitate the achievement of objectives

  15. Provides focus for the students at the beginning of lessons

  16. Obtains responses, assesses learning, and adjusts instruction in order to provide students the best opportunity for academic success

  17. Provides opportunities for students to practice concept skills

  18. Utilizes a variety of techniques and methods to provide instruction at higher levels of thinking

  19. Communicates expectations for appropriate classroom behavior

  20. Ensures that students are supervised at all times

  21. Keeps accurate grade and attendance records

  22. Models professionalism through speech, dress, and actions

  23. Adheres to Arizona Department of Education and District policies, rules, and regulations

  24. Performs other duties as assigned


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required

Education / Certificate
The teacher must have a valid Arizona teaching certificate for the position to which the individual is assigned

  1. The teacher must be able to obtain either a Provisional SEI endorsement, a full ESL endorsement, or a full Bilingual endorsement

  2. The teacher must be able to become highly qualified in the core content for the position to which the individual is assigned

  3. Current and valid IVP Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card


Communication Skills

1.Strong writing, literacy, and communication skills; uses effective communication strategies to interact with a variety of audiences

2. Bilingual communication is beneficial


Computer Skills

1. Must be proficient with technology (i.e. email, Google Suites, grading software, instructional platforms, etc.)



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

  1. Must see and hear on a continuous basis as well as speak frequently

  2. Must be able to vary from standing, sitting, or walking   

  3. Must be able to move quickly when needed  (student safety)



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

1. Must be able to tolerate a high paced working environment

2. Must be able to multitask

3. Must be able to be flexible with work hours


The District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The District expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Posted By

Agua Fria School District

6024 N. Perryville Road , Waddell, AZ 85355

At the following locations

Agua Fria High School

530 East Riley Drive , Avondale, AZ 85323