Spec. Ed Teacher - PK-3rd Grade
Must hold a certificate issued by any agency.
The certificate position area must be in one of the following areas: Computers, Elementary Teacher, Success for All, Title I, Autism, Deaf-Blind, Early Intervention Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment.
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
The certificate status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
The Wilson School District is looking for a highly qualified and certified Spec. Ed. Teacher - PK-3rd Grade to teach for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. College graduates, Student Teachers and Teacher Interns are always encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive hiring salary.
Our hiring salary is $42,504.00 to $43,504.00 per year. Classroom Site Fund/Prop 301 (additional $2,504 is included), up to 10 years of Teacher experience. Teachers with the following education level can earn the additional salary: BA+15hrs ($1,140), BA+30 ($2,280), BA+45/MA ($3,420).
Other possible payment (if eligible) $3,000 for National Board-Certified Teacher, $1,500 for BLE, $1,000 for ESL, $500 for Prov ESL. Performance Pay up to $4,000.00.
We also offer a stipend for hard to fill Teach positions: $2,000 Special Ed Teacher, $1,500 Math Teacher, $1,500 Science Teacher, and $1,000 Speech/Language Arts Teacher (Teachers will be eligible for one hard to fill stipend).
At Wilson School District, we believe that education should be shaped by a sense of purpose. As the Certified Teacher, you help ensure students have access to high quality education by providing direct supervision to those responsible for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implements by instructions and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals, establishes desired student performance objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicates these objectives to students. Assesses student performance to determine whether or not the objectives are being achieved, and refers students for specialized help when necessary. Plans a program of study based on identified student needs. Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives. Evaluates conscientiously and fairly the accomplishments of students and provides progress reports as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation. Maintains accurate permanent academic and attendance records of students. Makes the decision to promote or retain a pupil in grade. Provides a physical and psychological atmosphere conducive to learning, and holds students to strict account for disorderly conduct. Supervises pupils on playgrounds before and after school, during recess, and all other periods of the school day. Upholds and enforces school rules, administrative regulations, and Governing Board policy. Attends and participates in general faculty and department meetings and serves on school and district committees. Confers with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis. Cooperates with other staff members in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods. Enforces the course of study, uses adopted textbooks, and assists in the selection of books equipment and other instructional material. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with others and is actively and harmoniously involved in community activities. Prepares all reports required by law, policy and administrative regulation. Performs other reasonable duties as may be directed by the Principal.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. · Appropriate teaching certificate issued by the State of Arizona.
PREFFERED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
· Bachelor’s degree · Master’s degree
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Basic activities pertaining to the daily supervised activities of the students toward the attainment of their potential for academic, intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth and maturation. Effective classroom management and discipline procedures.
Skilled in: Maintaining accurate, efficient record keeping processes Written and verbal communication
Ability to: Work independently and grade level and prioritize from a variety of tasks. Adapt to changing technology and utilize available tools and resources. Promote a harmonious working environment. Core Competencies:
Communication Teamwork Initiative & Persistence Accountability
At Wilson School District, we believe that education should be shaped by a sense of purpose. We are dedicated to the total personal development of each student in our district. We believe that the ultimate goal in education should be to prepare a stable, yet adaptive student for a world of rapid change. Our instruction will maintain flexibility in adapting to this ever-changing society. Working together with parents and community, we will strive to develop each student’s intellectual, physical, moral, emotional, aesthetic, creative, and social growth so that the student may become a useful and responsible member of home, community, and society while leading a personally rewarding life.
Every member of our Wilson family—from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus—is shaping the lives of our students every day. It’s not just our work; it is our passion!
We are a Pre-K through 8th grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established as the seventh school district organized in Maricopa County in 1879 and named for Mr. W. J. Wilson, a school board member. The district name was changed in the mid-1930’s to Hawkins School. From Wilson to Hawkins to Ward to Skiff, the District was bought by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and relocated to its current location in the early 1980’s and named Wilson Primary and Wilson Elementary, opening on Martin Luther King Day in 1985. The district boundaries cover an area from Roosevelt Street to the north; the Salt River to the south; 40th Street to the east; and 16th Street to the west.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT US:
Our two-school community offers a close-knit feel. We offer job-embedded professional development as well as a variety of career pathways. We have an exciting STEM program with amazing community partners. There’s always something to do or see in the Phoenix area. Whether you enjoy watching sports, touring a museum, or hiking and playing outdoors, you’ll find plenty of enjoyable activities to keep you busy.
The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons. WSD is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Alex Dumas, Human Resources Director, at (602) 681-2204 at least 3 days in advance.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
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 frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms, and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents. Health Benefits
Wilson School District has a variety of benefits that you can take advantage of. Some of these benefits include: A no cost (employee only) District paid Alliance Value health plan, Delta Dental plan, a prescription drug plan, voluntary vision insurance, no cost employee life insurance and accidental and death policy for $50,000, additional voluntary life insurance policy at a reduced cost, 403B and 457C Tax Shelter annuities plan, voluntary short term disability, FLEX spending account for medical expenses and/or dependent care, enrollment into the Arizona State Retirement System.