Crosby Elementary School ( learn more )

Harvard Community Unit School District 50

Harvard, Illinois ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3954036
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : July 7, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Character Education Teacher will work with all classrooms on a weekly basis to build a strong foundation in character education, bullying prevention, and mindfulness. The curriculum is designed to promote school success, self-regulation, and a sense of safety and support. The class will focus specifically on skills for learning, empathy, emotional management, and problem-solving.  



Professional Educator License (PEL)

Social Work endorsement preferred but not required.



Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Staff.


Reports to:

Building Principal and/or designee


Terms of Employment:

This is a 9-month position. Salary and benefits as established by the Board of Education.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitates students’ learning in correlation with the Illinois Learning Standards 
  2. Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration.
  3. Instructs and motivates students for the purpose of improving their success in academics and establishing a foundation for learning in accordance with each student’s ability.
  4. Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  5. Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, lesson plans following scope and sequence, correspondence with parents and students, examinations and quizzes, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  6. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest/subject centers.
  7. Cooperates with general education teachers, special education teachers, bilingual education teachers, and related services personnel to accommodate and/or modify the curricula for special education students.
  8. Implements each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) as written.
  9. Assists and provides support to students struggling with social-emotional and behavioral concerns through the MTSS framework.
  10. Incorporates cultural diversity and appreciation within the curriculum.
  11. Use technologies appropriately in the teaching/learning process.
  12. Participates in a professional learning community with a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to instructional staff, other school personnel, parents, and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
  13. Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  14. Performs other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the superintendent and/or Board of Education.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must demonstrate a record of effectiveness in their own teaching
  • Must have excellent planning and organization skills
  • Must have the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Must have strong verbal communication skills
  • Must model a desire and willingness to continually learn

Physical Demands:

The physical demands of this position include frequent sitting and standing for extended periods of time. Dependent on class/student assignment the employee may occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 50 pounds. Repetitive bending at the waist as well as kneeling, stooping, crouching to assist students is also required. Employees may reach overhead as well as above the shoulders and horizontally.



The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


This job description is intended to describe minimum qualifications and duties and responsibilities performed by employees assigned to this position and is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.  The District reserves the right to amend and change the position responsibilities to meet District needs as necessary.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1

Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Vicki Larson , Assistant Superintendent
  • 401 N. Division St.
  • Harvard, Illinois 60033

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