Virtus Academy
Open Position

Teacher, Early Childhood

General Summary

Responsible for providing a stimulating, safe, and developmentally appropriate educational environment where children have the opportunity to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. Provides a block and lesson plan by which classes are conducted. May lead and functionally supervise teacher’s aides or assistants.

Essential Job Functions

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.

General Job Functions

  • Responsible for the supervision of students in the classroom and in out-of-classroom activities during the school day
  • Responsible for classroom materials and supplies
  • Supervises instructional assistants, substitutes and volunteers as assigned
  • Responsible for completing assigned work within the deadlines in accordance with directives, policy, standards and prescribed procedures
  • Responsible for attending and remaining at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding attendance, absenteeism and tardiness, providing adequate notice to administration with respect to vacation time and leave requests

Job Specifications

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree, a teaching certificate or credential which would translate to successful classroom teaching.

Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the methods, policies, procedures and activities of Virtus Academy which pertain to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Knowledge of the records, forms and reports which must be prepared and maintained
  • Knowledge of the materials and information which must be prepared for classroom instructional activities

Skills/Effort

  • Ability to supervise students and maintain order in various classroom and instructional activities and situations
  • Ability to operate general office equipment in the performance of daily activities
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the classroom teacher, other teachers, administrators, other school staff, students, parents, volunteers and the general public

Working Conditions

  • Conducts duties in a school environment with some exposure to environmental conditions
  • Requires ability to work under a degree of stress related to duties that require constant attention and working with students
  • Physical demands include walking or standing and lifting/moving of items related to the job on a recurring basis
  • Occasional local travel is required; overnight travel is not required
  • Job requires the operation of standard office equipment

Responsibility

  • Responsible for the supervision of students in the classroom and in out-of-classroom activities during the school day
  • Responsible for classroom materials and supplies
  • Responsible for completing assigned work within the deadlines in accordance with directives, policy, standards and prescribed procedures
  • Responsible for attending and remaining at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding attendance, absenteeism and tardiness, providing adequate notice to administration with respect to vacation time and leave requests

Evaluation
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the school’s policy on evaluation of certified personnel.

Disclaimer Statement
This job description is not intended as an employment agreement or contract. Job duties may be altered at the discretion of the Principal at any time without notice.