Dental Assisting Teacher

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Granite School District

Granite Technical Institute – CTE – Dental Assisting Teacher – (1.0 FTE)

This position is for a Health Science/Dental Assisting teacher at Granite Technical Institute for the 2023-24 school year.  The teacher may be responsible for teaching:
-  Dental Assisting
Granite Technical Institute is accepting applications for a Secondary Teaching position in the field of Dental Assisting.  The Dental Assisting instructor will be responsible for teaching the state approved curriculum for the course with an emphasis on supporting students in building skills necessary for further training and/or entry into employment.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Ben Anderson, Principal, at (801) 450-6526 or email 
Required Certification
Requires one of the following:
- a valid Professional Educator License issued by the Utah State Board of Education with a Secondary or CTE License Area of Concentration with a Dental Assistant endorsement
- an equivalent license and endorsement in another state; or
- a dental assistant or dental hygienist certification
-  a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and have been approved for an Associate license in Dental Assisting
- have three (3) years of documented, related, full-time occupational experience (not teaching experience) within the five (5) years prior to application in an approved allied health field (i.e. General Dentistry, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant) .
Required Documentation - Please upload the following document(s) with your application depending on method chosen to validate experience:
- If applying with a license and an endorsement, please upload your license
- If qualifying with a dental assistant or dental hygienist certification, please upload the certificate in lieu of a teaching license
- If qualifying with a bachelor’s degree, please upload transcript in lieu of a teaching license
- If qualifying by experience only, applicant should upload a resume in lieu of a teaching license where applicable experience is listed (see above requirements). A letter or recommendation with job duties, name and specific phone number of business representative will be required during the interview process.
Required Knowledge and Skills
- Ability to maintain a safe, orderly lab environment
- Knowledge of current industry certifications related to areas of instruction and ability to support student in gaining skills to pass these certifications.
- Be willing to involve students in HOSA and prepare them to participate at the district, state, and national levels.
- Have knowledge of and teach about Health Science Career Pathways.
- Integrate best teaching practices and innovate with technology in the health science classroom.
- Provide hands-on learning experiences.
- Collaborate with other health science teachers from across the district, region, and state.
- Be willing to work with industry partners to prepare students for entry-level jobs involved in the health care industry and to provide work-based learning opportunities such as job shadows and internships.
- Ability to use and implement approved curriculum maps.
- Ability to evaluate student academic progress through various formal and informal assessments.
- Ability to communicate student academic progress to parents through various formats.
- Willingness to be an active participant in Professional Learning Communities
- Willingness to implement proficiency-based grading.
- Ability to build a positive working relationship with students, school staff, administration business/industry partners, parents and the community.

Job Title Teacher
Department School
Supervisor School Principal
Salary Schedule Teacher Salary Schedule
Lane Placement A-G
Contract Length 9 Months
FLSA Classification Exempt

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, training, education, responsibilities, and/or abilities required.  Regular presence, attendance, timeliness are essential job functions of this position.
Job Summary
Under the direction of the school principal, the classroom teacher is responsible for creating a positive learning environment where students develop the skills to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, lifelong learners and productive citizens.  Teachers maintain a safe environment; establish rapport with students, parents and colleagues; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for further education and do so in accordance with each student’s ability.   Teachers differentiate curriculum and use effective research-based methods of instruction. Implement Proficiency-Based Grading in Student Evaluations.
Essential Functions
  • Maintain a safe, orderly lab environment following all required safety procedures.
  • Maintain and inventory equipment.
  • Build strong working relationships with industry partners to support alignment of core content to industry needs.
  • Teach the core content area(s) outlined in the USBE’s Core Curriculum, and adopted by the Board of Education, correlated with other approved learning activities.
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the child.
  • Utilize effective teaching techniques in translating lesson plans into productive student learning experiences which best utilize the time available for instruction
  • Utilize computers and other technological classroom support equipment in student instruction.
  • Supervision of students requires both indoor and outdoor responsibilities (e.g. recess duty, gymnasium activities, etc.) in all types of weather and air quality.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom through organization and appropriate discipline strategies.
  • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, maintain appropriate records, and prepare progress reports.
  • Be familiar with and willing to implement Proficiency-Based Learning in evaluating students.
  • Be familiar with and willing to implement the Granite Way.
  • Communicate with parents through conferences, telephone calls, e-mails, student planners, school website, and other appropriate means, to discuss the student’s progress.
  • Communicate and cooperate with other professional staff regarding the student’s academic and personal growth areas.
  • Attendance, physical presence, and timeliness are essential functions of this position.
  • Create an effective learning environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers.
  • Provide and maintain a safe and supportive environment in the classroom and on the school campus.
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Participate in faculty meetings as required.
  • Administer appropriate student attendance policies and procedures.
  • Participate in appropriate educator evaluation procedures as per district guidelines.
  • Administer group standardized tests in accordance with state and district testing procedures.
  • Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
  • Select and requisition books and instruction materials; maintain required inventory records.
  • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, colleagues, and members of the community.
  • Understand and adhere to laws, district policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, school staff, district staff, and members of the community.
  • Demonstrate professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission.
  • Be a positive role model.
Non-Essential Functions
  • Other duties as assigned*
*This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee assigned to this position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong computer and educational technological skills.
  • Works independently with little direct supervision.
  • Works as part of a team.
  • Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain a positive learning environment and handle classroom management issues in a calm manner.
  • Display effective multi-tasking and time management skills
Required Training and Education
  • Requires a Utah State Board of Education (USBE) approved cleared criminal background check.
  • Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Requires a valid Professional Educator License for the State of Utah within the relevant “Licensure Area of Concentration” and if applicable, “Endorsement.”
Working Environment
  • Supervision of students requires both indoor and outdoor responsibilities (e.g. recess duty, gymnasium activities, etc.) in all types of weather and air quality.
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Physical Demands
Requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Ability to reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects. Ability to talk or hear. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to focus. Physical demands require moving and lifting supplies, equipment, etc. up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Physical Requirements – Not limited to the following:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is regularly required to speak and/or hear.  The teacher is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.  The teacher is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • The teacher must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Teachers in P.E., CTE, Theatre and/or Art may be required to frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
Note: This list of essential and non-essential functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.

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