Elementary Teacher

Payette School District Southwest / Boise Elementary Primary Full Time Posted 20D ago

About this job

TITLE: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TEACHER

QUALIFICATIONS

Idaho teaching certificate with an appropriate endorsement, such as Standard Elementary Certificate, Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate (K-3 only), or Generalist Endorsement (K-12)
Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
Strong background in curriculum and Idaho Core Standards
Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
Works well with students, staff, and the public
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work under deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO

Building Principal

JOB SUMMARY

To provide an elementary education program to help pupils develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education. To promote academic, social, and citizenship development through leadership and classroom supervision.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Instruction

Prepare for assigned classes
Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Implement the Idaho Core Standards, as well as the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives, in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning, and assessments
Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis
Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing
Display command of the subject matter
Budget class time effectively
Other Duties to Students

Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Elementary Education

Promote active learning using structured and unstructured activities that foster the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development of young pupils
Observe children in a variety of settings and evaluate the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills of pupils
Maintain records of student progress toward the stated objectives of instruction
Assist in facilitating smooth transitions from preschool, kindergarten, and early primary grades programs
Professional Contacts and Activities

Attend and participate in faculty meetings
Attend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as needed
Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods
Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis
Other

Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules
Maintain accurate and complete records as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Input data in a timely fashion
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned
COMPENSATION

Salary based on experience and skills. The position qualifies for benefits which include health, dental, vision and life insurance, PERSI retirement, paid vacation as well as access to optional ancillary insurance and retirement products.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues.

Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Positions are open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette 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.