Career and Life Readiness Teacher (Grades 6-8)

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Career and Life Readiness Teacher (Grades 6-8)

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students' skills in career investigation in accordance with the provisions of 8VAC20-131-140.

Essential Performance Responsibilities 

  • 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 to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
Ensure that students in grades 6-8 will:
  • identify the relationship of course content, educational achievement, and career choices,?
  • Identify personal preferences, skills, and interests that influence career choices and success,
  • understand the effect of career choices on quality of life,
  • understand that behaviors such as punctuality, courtesy, proper dress and language, and hard work are essential to success in the job market,
  • demonstrate employability skills such as individual initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, and communicating,
  • use research skills to locate, evaluate, and interpret career and educational information, and
  • demonstrate awareness of educational, vocational, and tech nicely training opportunities available in high school.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.
    Maintains familiarity with district and Virginia State standardized tests for the purpose of adaption curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the education 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 procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional materials and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                        Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.   It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, work usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability or 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.
Qualifications Profile
  • Certification/License:  Current Virginia Teaching Endorsement
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Successful prior teaching experiences.

Posted By

Middlesex County Schools

P.O. Box 205 , Saluda, VA 23149

At the following locations

St. Clare Walker Middle School

2911 General Puller Highway , Saluda, VA 23149

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801