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Position Title: Secondary Teacher
Department: Teaching Staff
Reports To: Principal
Salary Range: $31,059 and up, annually
Position Type: Exempt
Schedule: 10 Month School Calendar for teachers
All employment at PSAS is under the PERA retirement plan. By accepting employment at PSAS you agree to participate in automatic payroll deposits and abide by all policies and procedures put forth by the administration of PSAS.
This full-time teacher will work with staff to deliver a Secondary program that meets or exceeds Colorado state standards. The teacher will also coordinate with staff, parents, and the community to integrate and diversify instruction. This position is responsible for monitoring and enforcing building safety, security, and assisting in planning and implementing student programs.
The PSAS culture values characteristics like open communication, inclusiveness, loyalty, honesty, respect, ethical and moral behavior, and a commitment to our mission and vision. Employees are held accountable for their actions to encourage positive outcomes for our students. We require competency and best efforts from every employee as we strive for excellence in education.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the requisite knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. It is determined that to carry out the essential duties and responsibilities an individual must be able to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations; stand and circulate for extended periods; hear and understand speech at normal levels; see up close, at a distance, and have depth perception; communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversations; bend and twist, stoop, kneel, run and crawl; reach in all directions; and lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening, and questioning skillsKnowledge of computer hardware and software applicationsAbility to work with multiple staff members, and support all campuses in PSAS ScopeKnowledge of technologies available for use in an instructional settingDemonstrate aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilitiesExcellent problem-solving skillsAbility to sit or stand for extended periodsDexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle computer components for extended periodsHighly self-motivated and directed
This job may be completed remotely if students are unable to be physically present in school due to school decision, external mandates or orders, or other school closure. Remote work is not otherwise considered a reasonable accommodation for serving students.
In addition to the above essential duties are the following: plan, coordinate, collaborate, and execute an Secondary program anchored in the Colorado State Standards, Paideia Principles, and other PSAS curriculum. Develop activities that support units of instruction including field trips, guest speakers, student exhibitions, cross-grade level or cross-curricular instruction, and community service. The teacher will direct students toward behavior that fosters a positive learning environment for all learners. Support the policies and procedures for students, parents, and staff. The teacher will be held accountable for their actions, convey a professional image, demonstrate initiative, support the mission, have a record of solid time management skills, utilize appropriate decision-making processes, seek appropriate input, demonstrate reliability and dependability, and utilize healthy solutions to resolve issues. The teacher will be asked to demonstrate professional communication, interpersonal skills, effective planning and organization skills, and effective problem-solving strategies that reflect a collaborative posture. Overall work knowledge as a Secondary educator will be demonstrated through the following topic areas: designing of effective instruction that addresses school goals(i.e. standards and assessment, curriculum, building goals, mission statement, etc.) and the needs of diverse learners; implementation of instruction that is effective and actively engages students in the learning process; development and maintenance of a learning environment that promotes student well-being; consistently displays effective relations with members of the learning community; and represents and upholds the characteristics of an educational professional. Finally, the teacher will uphold the promises and commitments of the Paideia model by way of their active involvement in life-long learning through setting professional goals and demonstrating completion of those goals, and seeking professional development.
Collaborate with team members and other units to provide an integrated program that involves planning, communicating with staff concerning plans, follow through with committee members, and meeting deadlines.
Collaboration with families, students, and staff to ensure optimal academic success which may include phone calls to parents, e-mails to parents, communication with team members to discuss strategies for growth, communication with the counselor or other support staff, and the facilitation of family support meetings for students. Communication is fostered through open dialogue with all interested parties for the academic success of all students.
Evaluation and recording of students' grades within the pre-established grading tool, immediate scoring of student work and the recording of student work using an electronic student management system, and inputting documentation, such as student data or special plans, into the electronic data warehouse.
Other duties assigned by the director, principal, or designee.
Note: This position requires the ability to work occasional evenings to support all programs, field trips and to monitor students before/after school or during lunch and recess. You must be able to work these hours to be considered for this position.
Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions;
Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions;
Synthesizes complex or diverse information;
Collects and researches data;
Uses intuition and experience to complement data;
Design workflows and procedures.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
4-year degree from an accredited college or university
Colorado Teaching License;
Previous experience teaching in the Secondary environment;
Previous experience teaching at a charter school
Demonstrated technology proficiencies in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet, Simple Webpage building, Electronic Gradebook, and Email;
Demonstrated ability to work on a team and create instructional units;
Verifiable experience dealing with conflict resolution;
Verifiable experience working in a position that required organizational and planning skills;
Demonstrated implementation and use of instructional strategies to promote student engagement
Health and Life insurance Benefits apply for those working over 30 hours a week consistently
Sick leave is accrued during the 10-month teaching schedule.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Participation in payroll automatic deposit.
PSAS is a public employer that operates under the Colorado General Assembly under Title 24, Article 51 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and all employees are members of the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). For more information visit the PERA website at www.copera.org.
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