Indianapolis Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
MS Language Arts Teacher
Location or Department: H.L. Harshman
Summary of Essential Job Functions: Teaches Language Arts to secondary level students.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information.
Design - Translates concepts and information into images.
Project Management - Develops project plans.
Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Professionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
License: Valid Indiana Teacher's License in English or Language Arts. Ability to meet Highly Qualified Status according to IDOE guidelines.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Instructs students using District-approved resources. Instructional methods include: modeling, guided practice, lecturing, cooperative learning, integration of technology.
- Prepares daily lesson plans focusing on Indiana English Language Arts standards, course objectives, student performance and student assessments. Lesson plans should follow curriculum guidelines and requirements of the State, District and School.
- Administers frequent formal and informal assessments to monitor student learning. Examples include: District Assessments, classroom exams, homework, projects, essays, classroom discussion.
- Analyzes data to make instructional adjustments to improve student learning.
- Communicates with students and parents concerning their progress.
- Enters daily student attendance on District system.
- Maintains a positive classroom learning environment and records/reports discipline concerns via the District system.
- Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to find, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Disclaimer: The above job description is designed to denote the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.
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