The job of "Teacher" is done for the purpose/s of developing students' academic and interpersonal skills through implementing District approved curriculum and/or the appropriate presentations of courses of study; documenting teaching and student progress/ activities/ outcomes; addressing specific academic needs of students; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and, providing feedback to students, parents/guardians and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.
Essential Job Functions:
- Delegates specific instructional tasks to be performed for individual students or groups of students in accordance with the skills and abilities of each instructional assistant.
- Trains the assistant in the instructional tasks to be performed under the teacher’s supervision.
- Supervises and assesses the performance of delegated instructional tasks and adjusts delegated tasks as necessary.
- Assumes full accountability for effectiveness and safety of tasks delegated to instructional assistants.
- Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of supporting teacher's expectations, developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
- Collaborates with other teachers, school personnel, parents and appropriate community agencies for the purposes of implementing curriculum, improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
- Demonstrates methods required to perform assignments and/or skills (e.g. lab experiments, musical techniques, etc.) for the purpose of providing the students with the necessary skills to perform the tasks safely and/or accurately.
- Prior success in job-related experiences (may include successful supervised student teaching).
- Skills to motivate students, communicate with individuals from varied educational and cultural backgrounds, direct support personnel, evaluate performance.
- Knowledge of age-appropriate teaching methods, state and district curriculum standards, credit and grading requirements (when applied), appropriate instructional subjects.
- Abilities to perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks, maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents/guardians, other school personnel, meet schedules and deadlines. Significant physical abilities include mobility in the classroom, lifting/carrying, reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/ accommodation/field of vision.
- University degree in the field of education and/or State of Oregon requirements for a teaching license.