Speech / Communication Teacher

Emmett School District Southwest / Boise Classroom Teacher Secondary Full Time Apply no later than 8/1/2022Posted 1M ago

About this job

Secondary Speech/Communication Teacher
School Year 2022/23

Job Summary:
The overall responsibility of this position has several components: plans and implements an instructional program that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students, consistent with the District’s approved curriculum and teaching methodology; guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, and in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects by establishing and maintaining classroom lesson plans as well as substitute lesson plans.  This includes the instruction of students through lecture, demonstration, discussions, projects, practical activities, experiments, assignments, excursions, taking into account the differences in individual students; adaptation of teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests; and remaining current with researched-based teaching methodology and implementing such where appropriate in the classroom setting.   The teacher is responsible for creating a purposeful learning environment that is appropriate to the maturity and interest of students; organization of classroom materials such as handouts, audio-visuals, and computer-related lessons; organization of desks, bulletin boards, and student work areas; and for setting positive examples for students and colleagues. 

The teacher assesses the accomplishments of students on a formal and informal basis and provides progress reports as required; assigns related assignments; develops and administers formal testing and informal testing to ascertain student progress; grades classwork and informal and formal testing of student progress; and administers individual and group standardized testing activities as required by the District and the State of Idaho.  

Through communication and collaboration with colleagues, students, and parent/guardians on a regular basis, the teacher actively listens in order to address the needs of students, is patient in dealing with students with differing abilities, cultures, etc., and participates in parent-teacher conferences, making oneself available to communicate with parents/guardians regarding student-related issues.  In supervising students, the teacher assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and Board Policy; establishes rules for classroom discipline; observes student conduct and maintains classroom order and discipline; addresses observed inappropriate student conduct both within the classroom and in other school settings; and will confer with parents, guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.  

The maintenance of accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation include student attendance records, progress records, and records of classroom materials, supplies, and textbooks.  The teacher takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities and is responsible for the knowledge of school evacuation procedures and lock-down procedures and the ability to implement those procedures independently in emergency situations.  This position reports to the principal; may supervise assigned classroom aides and volunteers, and performs other duties as assigned.

Must have proper certification, as required by the State of Idaho, for position to which the teacher is assigned;
Must be capable of accomplishing identified Performance Responsibilities;
Must be able to communicate proficiently in English including both verbal and written communication with adults and students;
The ability to read and understand work-related materials;
The ability to speak and communicate clearly in lessons to students as well as communications with peers, supervisors, patrons, and parents/guardians;
Must be able to accomplish simple mathematical concepts including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division;
The ability to observe and monitor student activities and conduct throughout the instructional day.

Application Procedure:
Apply online www.emmettschools.org/jobs

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Emmett 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.