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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3044523
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 21, 2019

Job Description



TERM:                         Ten month work year


REPORTS TO:            Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction




  1. Valid New Jersey Instructional Certificate.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching methods and developmentally appropriate classroom activities.
  3. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment.
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in use of educationally appropriate technology. 


  1. Provide academic instruction to students.
  2. Implement student IEP requirements.
  3. Establish a class environment that fosters learning and personal growth.
  4. Help students develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education.
  5. Maintain good relationships with parents and other staff members.


  1. Maintain excellent attendance for contractual work schedule, including:  

         a)  appearing to work on time;

         b)  providing advance notice of absence to permit adequate coverage;

         c)  limiting absences to earned Personal and Sick days.


     2.  Perform instructional duties in a professional manner, including:


         a)  developing weekly lesson plans and instructional materials;

         b)  adapting the curriculum to the needs of each student;

         c)  effecting lesson plans through presentation to achieve objectives;

         d)  ensuring class activities and lesson presentations are age-appropriate for the  

              class and meet the individual needs, interests and ability levels of all students;

         e)  setting specific objectives wherever possible in lesson preparation and weekly

              lesson plans; 

         f)  devising written and oral assignments, tests and other related assessments

              to include appropriate integration of technology that require analytical and

              critical thinking as well as the utilization/recall of facts and appropriate data;

         g)  maintaining records of students’ educational progress in class record books,

              electronic-digital grade books and parent portal; summarizing marks for

              reporting purposes;

         h)  developing proficiency in the school grading system;

         i)   preparing grades, report cards and progress reports;

         j)   utilizing functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and learning centers to 

              create an effective environment for learning;

         k)  providing extra help to students.


     3.  Provide specialized instructional need to address students’ disabilities, including:


         a)  implementing student IEPs;

         b)  implementing the Behavior Intervention/Modification Plans;

         c)  assessing pupil academic progress and personal growth toward stated objectives 

              of instruction;

         d)  identifying student needs and cooperating with other professional staff members

              in assessing and resolving learning problems; 

         e)  providing individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the 

              curriculum to the needs of each student;

         f)  establishing and maintaining standards of student behavior to achieve classroom

             climate conducive to learning;

         g)  obtaining proficiency in CITW, McRel, Orton Gillingham, NWEA, Frontline Direct IEP

              and all other programs implemented at the school;

         h)  communicating with parents through conferences, weekly telephone calls and other means (i.e., electronic media                   including teacher pages on parent portal, email, web posting and phone/written communication) about the school                   program and to discuss student progress.


     4.  Exercising authority in the classroom, including;


         a) supervising Instructional Aide/Assistant;

         b) budgeting class time effectively.


     5.  Supporting student transition, including:


         a) writing private school recommendations.


     6.  Supporting non-academic programs of the school, including:


         a) supervising students in out-of-classroom activities as assigned;

         b) chaperoning class trips.


     7.  Enhance educational environment and opportunities available at the school



         a) participating in school-level planning, staff meetings/committees and other school

             system groups;

         b) making effective use of community resources to enhance the instructional


         c) participating in discussions relating to grade level/subject area curriculum and  

             instructional methodology;

         d) participating in curriculum and materials need assessment activities and curriculum

             update and revision;

         e) being well-versed in the social decision-making and problem solving curriculum/

             social thinking curriculum and all other social-emotional programs at the school.


     8.  Maintain and enhance professional competency, including:


         a) maintaining professional competence and continuous improvement through in-

             service education and other professional growth activities;

         b) participating in professional development programs;

         c) keeping current on the latest educational and behavioral strategies.


     9.  Uphold and enforce school rules, administrative regulations and Board policy.


     10. Maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor.    


     11. Collaborate with other professional staff members to elicit the very 

           best from students.


     12. Be punctual and prepared for all meetings.


     13. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor of Curriculum &  



EVALUATION:            At least once annually by Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction

  • Position Type: Full-time

Contact Information

  • Regina Peter
  • 1000 Cellar Avenue
  • Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076

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