Teacher - SPARK Program

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Early Childhood Development/Daycare


JOB TITLE:                          Teacher - SPARK

DEPARTMENT:                    Teaching and Learning

REPORTS TO:                      Director of SPARK

FLSA STATUS:                     Non-Exempt

CONTRACT STATUS:          Part-time | 10 months

SALARY SCHEDULE:         $16/hr - $20/hr depending on qualifications

APPROVED BY:                   Director of SPARK

APPROVED DATE:              1/24/2023


SUMMARY:   The role of the SPARK Teacher is to provide childcare to students before school starts and after the normal school day has ended. Their primary responsibilities are the safety and well-being of children in their care, but also to provide instruction or educational support, often working in coordination with the school or district. They will create and implement lesson plans, supervise activities, and work under the direction of the site leader.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

  1. Facilitate core programming to advance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children.

  2. Maintain a safe working environment.

  3. Maintain safe conditions for all students and staff.

  4. Contribute ideas for enrichment activities, arts and crafts projects, and program quality.

  5. Work with the Program Director and Site Leader to make appropriate referrals as needed.

  6. Effectively communicate with parents of students as needed to achieve program goals.

  7. Contribute to the overall success of the program by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.

  8. Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and school site partners.

  9. Assist students with homework, monitor outside recess, and coordinate scheduled activities.

  10. Regularly participate in any staff training/continued education or staff meetings.

  11. Assists with special projects.

  12. All other duties as assigned by the administrator.  




QUALIFICATION:  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. CPR Certification or willing to become certified

  2. First Aid Certification or willing to become certified

  3. Must be at least 16 years of age and have completed 10th grade or above.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:  Great interpersonal skills and exceptional time management; Computer literate; excellent written and oral communication ability; strong knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, and laws applicable to education and special education; expertise in Oklahoma State Department of Education regulations related to curriculum and instruction.  Ability to follow all district policies and procedures.  Demonstrating strong communication skills, orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, team members, and administrators.  Ability to work without supervision, and work as a team player.  Ability to document records accurately.  Ability to manage confidential information in a manner that respects students, families, and employees.  Ability to listen effectively.  Ability to maintain emotional control under stressful situations and when working with students exhibiting non-compliant behaviors.  


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English language.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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 regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, sit, and walk. 


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  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. 


Primarily inside working conditions; some exposure to environmental conditions when observing a student outside on the playground.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must have your own transportation to visit all sites.


Posted By

Owasso Public Schools

1501 North Ash , Owasso, OK 74055

At the following locations

District Wide Service

501 East 2nd Avenue , Owasso, OK 74055