Anticipated Career Exploration Teacher Grant Funded (Grades 6-8) (2022 - 2023) $2,500 SIGNING BONUS

Job | Posted 12 days ago
Position Areas
Career and Technical Education


Title: Career Exploration Teacher (grades 6-8) – Grant Funded

Reports To: Principal

FLSA: Exempt

Summary: To prepare students for careers in information technology / cybersecurity, automation / robotics, advanced manufacturing / engineering, and health / medical sciences and provide instruction in the various technical and vocational subjects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

1. Counsel students about their career options, postsecondary plans, labor market trends, and personal and career development.

2. Educate students about the opportunities for employment in non-traditional fields.

3. Support and advance the development of life skills that enable students to experience quality growth and maturity and achieve personal goals.

4. Demonstrate a sound approach to career exploration and development which incorporates the core disciplines in the school curriculum, knowing
     how to select from among the concepts  and skills related to applicable disciplines.

5. Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge related to the various technical career options available in the Career Exploration Lab including new developments, findings, technology, and 
    industry certifications. 

6. Incorporate workplace readiness skills, all aspects of industry, and internet safety into the curriculum.

7. Include all essential competencies / standards in each course in the appropriate discipline(s).

8. Design coherent instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.

9. Differentiate instruction to accommodate the learning needs of all students.

10. Use materials, technology, and resources that promote the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

11. Select, evaluate, and adapt multiple methods and instructional strategies to engage students and enhance student learning.

12. Use appropriate verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster positive interactions in the classroom.

13. Communicate specific performance expectations and use a variety of assessment strategies to plan and deliver instruction, to monitor and document student progress,
      and to use the data to plan and modify instruction and assessment as necessary.

14. Relate content and activities to real-world experiences and interests.

15. Facilitate students’ active learning through projects, collaborative work, multimedia, oral interpretation and presentation, work-based learning experiences,
      and assessment where appropriate.

16. Create a safe and positive environment for students both in the classroom and where applicable on work-based learning sites.

17. Document the classroom and career experiences relevant to safety training and workplace preparation skills.

18. Manage classroom procedures to ensure continuous student engagement through maximized learning time.

19. Create a supportive learning environment that encourages social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation for all students.

20. Work in partnership with families to promote student learning at home and in school.

21. Collaborate with administrators, colleagues, families, and community members to promote and support student success.

22. Reinforce a collaborative effort with business and industry through the use of advisory committees where necessary.

23. Reinforce, through recruitment efforts, the benefits of career exploration in collaboration with appropriate school personnel (i.e. administrators, school counselors, etc).

24. Collaborate with core academic teachers to develop and utilize integrated lesson plans with real world examples and applications.

25. Collaborate with teachers of special education to meet the learning needs of all students.

26. Model professional and ethical standards as well as exhibit personal integrity in all interactions.

27. Continually reflect on, evaluate, and seek to improve the profession and update knowledge and skills based on new business and industry trends
      and technology and educational pedagogy.

28. Take responsibility for and participate in meaningful and continuous processes of professional development including membership / participation in
      appropriate professional and/ or community organizations.



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 to perform the essential functions.

1. Holds a Bachelor’s Degree 
2. Holds a valid Virginia Professional Certificate with an endorsement in grade level(s) assignment

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Have an understanding of the Go-TEC Career Exploration Lab grant as well as the pathways that lead to industry certification.

1. Holds a Professional Certificate in the assigned grade level(s)
2. Holds a valid Virginia driver’s license

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 talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.

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.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Ten month employment.  Salary to be determined by the School Board.

Performance of the position will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the Prince Edward County School Board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.

Posted By

Prince Edward County Public Schools

35 Eagle Drive , Farmville, VA 23901

At the following locations

Prince Edward Middle School

Zion Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89107, USA 35 Eagle Drive, Farmville, VA 23901