This position is for the 2018-19 school year.
Bryant School District
Secondary School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Department: Middle School or High School
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Principal
Amount of Travel Required: Varies
Job Type: Regular
Positions Supervised: None
Work Schedule: 190-day contract. Teachers are on-duty for 7 hrs., 40 minutes per day but may periodically be required to attend after-school or evening events as a normal expectation of their position.
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the middle school or high school level.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
• Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
• Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
• Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
• Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
• Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
• Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
• Instruct and monitor students in the use of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
• Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
• Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons that promote learning, following approved curricula.
• Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
• Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary school programs.
• Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.
• Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
• Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and professional development sessions to maintain and improve professional competence.
• Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine students' strengths and areas of need.
• Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
• Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
• Select and use appropriate resources.
• Exhibit knowledge of content and content-related pedagogy.
• Exhibit knowledge of adolescent development.
• Exhibit knowledge of individual students' knowledge, skills, and special needs.
• Adhere to student Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 plans.
• Plan assignments for teacher assistance, volunteers, and substitutes.
• Respond appropriately to student behavior.
• Plan and set sequential outcomes with rigor and high expectations.
• Plan and implement appropriate learning activities suitable to meet all students' needs.
• Demonstrate care and respect when interacting with students.
• Manage classroom procedures with limited loss of instructional time.
• Ensure students are actively engaged in learning.
• Provide timely, consistent, high-quality feedback to students.
• Develop and administer assessments of rigor that match standards of learning.
• Reflect on practice and make adjustments for professional growth.
• Maintain professionalism with staff members.
• Report to the proper authorities any cases of suspected child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
• Adhere to all policies of the District.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal or other administrators.
• Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
• Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
• Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
• Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
• Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
• Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
• Creative - Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.
• Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following district procedures.
• Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
• Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
• Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task.
• Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
• Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
• Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
• Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
• Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
• Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
• Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
• Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
• Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.
• Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
• Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.
• Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present information publicly.
• Regular attendance - Exhibiting regular attendance in order to perform duties in a satisfactory manner.
• Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
• Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
• Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
• Tactful - Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.
• Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.
• Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Correlated to teaching assignment
Master's Degree Preferred, Field of Study: Correlated to teaching assignment
If teaching Advanced Placement class, teacher must meet academic qualifications set by the associated college or university.
Experience: No prior experience necessary
Computer Skills: Shall be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency with computers and programs associated with the position.
Certifications & Licenses:
1. Must have current Arkansas teaching license for the grade level or subject area assigned to.
2. Must be able to document highly-qualified status under state and federal law/regulations (where applicable).
1. Successful completion of pre-employment background checks.
2. Appropriate personal and professional conduct at all times around students, other staff members, and the general public.
Most job responsibilities for this position are performed in an indoor school environment that is temperature controlled (heated and cooled) according to the season. Noise levels are mostly low to moderate.
The Human Resources Department has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Bryant School District reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the District may deem appropriate.
It is the policy of the Bryant School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.
Bryant School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
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