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Middle/High School Teacher

at Nobel Learning Communities, inc.

Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Reference #: 10684

Job Description

Paladin Academy

Pembroke Pines, Florida

We are looking for a dedicated, creative educator with experience in teaching courageous learners! Paladin Academy is a small, private school with a long-standing team who support each other to support our students and families. Currently, we have a Middle/High School Science and Math teacher opening. We need you to create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. Participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote rigorous learning opportunities, the general well-being of the school, and collective/ individual interest of its staff and student body. Actively participate in professional development, practice self-assessment, reflective practice and strive for continuous improvement. Act as an advisor to students while preparing them for opportunities in advanced education and the job market. Contact me for a tour of the school - jody.miller@nlcinc.com 954-431-4224

JOB DUTIES:

Planning & Preparation:

  • Create standards based weekly plans with clear objectives for upcoming instructional period: then modify, as needed, based on feedback gained through implementation and evaluation processes.
  • Prepare assignments and needed materials before the beginning of each activity.
  • Relate instructional objectives to SEG course curriculum standards and use data to inform decision-making concerning instructional goals.
  • Determine students’ performance using informal and formal testing, formative assessment, and anecdotal data when appropriate.
  • Uses data to create, monitor and implement a personalized learning plan for each student.
  • Implement recommendations from Quality Assurance Reviews (QAR) and School Improvement Plan (SIP) as required by administration.
  • When present, implement recommendations from Parent Assurance Reviews (PAR) or Parent Surveys as required by administration.
  • When present, implement the goals, objectives and accommodations from Individual Program Plans (IPP) while ensuring alignment with course standards.

The Classroom Environment:

  • Maintain a physical environment (indoors and outdoors) which is safe, healthy, neat, attractive, clean, appropriate for students and conducive to learning.
  • Develop and implement an appropriate classroom management system, including classroom routines and orderly transition strategies for students, which aligns to the instructional philosophy of the school.
  • Aid students in developing self-confidence and a positive self-image by providing an environment of acceptance and support for each student.
  • Encourage initiative and a sense of responsibility for learning in students.
  • Provide opportunities for creating learning.

Instruction:

  • Effectively implement SEG curriculum standards and best practice teaching strategies that include technology and attention to the 21st Century skills while ensuring completion of necessary course benchmarks.
  • Present material utilizing a variety of techniques in alignment with the school’s instructional philosophy.
  • Present directions, material and assessment verbally, visually and tactilely when appropriate.
  • Present lessons in a clear, well-organized and logical structure, using a clear, easily understood voice that embraces enthusiasm and optimism.
  • Provide students with teacher modeling, guided practice and scaffolding and support that allows students move toward demonstrating skills and competencies independently.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of subject matter and integrate technology to support student learning.
  • Model Standard English speech and correct grammar at all times.
  • Use a variety of instructional text and materials including reading and math programs to support standards based instruction rather than drive your lesson planning.
  • Provide rigorous learning activities that engage students in learning tasks that align to SEG curriculum goals.
  • Use inquiry and higher order questions and probes to elicit student responses at various cognitive levels.
  • Provide time and attention equitably among all students while circulating freely and spontaneously around the classroom.
  • Provide visual and auditory prompts and charts within the classroom environment to support student learning. 
  • Reflect an attitude and behaviors that value diversity and a growth mindset.
  • Provide for varied levels of student performance including multi-level teaching and accommodations, when appropriate.
  • Provide stimulation and reflect flexibility to spontaneous developments during instruction.
  • Employ strategies that motivate, encourage and promote high performance in all students.
  • Exhibit teacher/student interactions that reflect politeness, warmth, praise, and cooperation.
  • Create a community within the classroom based on cooperation and collaboration among students.
  • Practice awareness of student’s emotional, social and educational needs.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate records, both digital and traditional.
  • Communicate with families.
  • Provide ability to instruct classes at the pre-secondary (5-8) and secondary level (9-12).
  • Actively participate in all professional learning opportunities and implement new strategies and skills into the daily routine.
  • Work with colleagues as an active member of your professional learning community to grow and develop as an educator. 
  • Complete and implement a professional growth plan annually.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, children and families as well as SEG management and operations.
  • Exhibit professionalism in daily activities and communication with staff and families.
  • Use a variety of strategies to determine and monitor student progress and level of achievement.
  • Use results of formal testing and a variety of other assessments to evaluate student progress and instructional effectiveness, as required.
  • Modify instructional techniques based on students’ needs and feedback from progress monitoring.
  • Provide for varied levels of student performance.
  • Evaluate students’ growth in light of individual progress and inform students, parents, other teachers and administrators of students’ progress as necessary.
  • Follow SEG policies regarding classroom purchases prior to it being made on behalf of the school.
  • Attend local or regional training and development sessions as required.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education field, subject matter or equivalent.
  • Previous teaching experience with special learning needs preferred.
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail and Internet resources required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency with technology and commitment to the unique role it plays in the educational arena of the 21st Century.
  • Ongoing compliance with state and local regulations relating to background checks and credentials.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills. Create a responsive and productive working relationship with parents, children, teachers, other staff and the local community by remaining accessible and communicating clearly and concisely.
  • Utilize technology to effectively communicate with staff, parents and the administrative team.

The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V encouraged to apply.*