Elementary Teacher - Dual Language (Spanish)
Individual employed for this position will work directly under the supervision of Building Principal and administrative team. Individual will be responsible for leading instruction in Bilingual 1st Grade at the school. Teachers work directly with students in providing instructional programs that meet the student's individual aspirations, capabilities, interests, and needs. Teachers work with other teachers, staff and administrators in achieving the district and department goals, objectives and philosophy. They also develop and maintain effective communication with parents. In accordance with school policies as established by the Board of Education, the teachers are responsible for supervision of students and for development and implementation of instructional programs for which they are certified. Teachers are responsible for providing information for the revision and development of new policies regarding the educational programs.
- License: Current valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with Elementary and Bilingual Endorsement
- Required – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education or related field.
- Required –Two (2) years of successful teaching experience working with a diverse population.
- Preferred – Four (4) years of prior successful teaching experience working with a diverse student population in an urban school setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Planning and Preparation – Responsible for demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy, students, and resources. Design coherent instruction and select appropriate instructional activities, and has the ability to assess students learning.
- Classroom Environment – Responsible for creating an environment of respect and repor, establishes a culture for learning, manages classroom procedures, manages student’s behavior, and has the ability to organize physical space.
- Instruction – Communicates clearly and accurately, uses questioning and discussion techniques, engages students in learning, provides feedback to students, and demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness.
- Professional Responsibility – Reflects on teaching, must maintain accurate records, communicates professionally, contributes to the school and district, grows and develops professionally, and shows professionalism.
- Knowledge of subject matter consistent with state certification requirements, knowledge of contemporary principles and practices of teaching, knowledge of classroom and behavior management techniques.
- Ability to modify instruction to meet student needs, ability to cooperate with the school faculty and administration in the development and implementation of an articulated program of instruction, ability to work effectively with pupils, parents and guardians, staff members, and community representatives in providing an appropriate educational program; ability to understand the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional patterns of pupils.
- Skill in the application of contemporary principles and practices of teaching, good oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, skill in exercising sound and professional judgment.
Technical: Candidate must be able proficient in the use of Google apps and programs, must be able to utilize networking printers to perform work.
Interpersonal: Candidate must be able to work collaboratively with a team, must be able to make difficult decisions that impact learning, must be able to work harmoniously with students, parents, staff, and administration, etc. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and staff, and exhibit sound judgment in dealing with people with strong organizational skills.
DISTRICT CORE COMPETENCIES:
1. Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt change;
2. Engage in all job-related interactions and activities, with contacts from within and outside the District, in a courteous and professional manner;
3. Communicate with styles that are approachable and respectful;
4. Participate in professional development and training to become more effective and efficient;
5. Take initiative to manage multiple tasks;
6. Effectively organize work to be as productive as possible.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time teaching position, works a 180 day calendar
SALARY RANGE: Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement
EVALUATION: Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement
This description has been prepared to assist in properly evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, working conditions, etc. It is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and characteristic levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Nor is it intended to limit, or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. Scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate changing school/district needs. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
The North Chicago Community Unit School District #187 is an Equal Opportunity Employer with established policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position, or other legally protected categories. The Superintendent of Schools/designee (847-689-8150) addresses questions regarding student discrimination, and the Director of Human Resources (847-689-8150) answers questions concerning staff discrimination.