Reading School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:
Position Goal: To create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade education, in accordance with each studentís ability; to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members. .
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties may be assigned.
The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:
Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, and music to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education, and other appropriate learning activities.
Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Evaluates studentís academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss studentís progress and interpret the school program.
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
Maintains professional competence through in service educational activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
Administers group standardized tests in accordance with district testing program.
Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee. This job description does not constitute an exhaustive list of responsibilities and management may revise it at any time.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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 and/or EXPERIENCE:
Possession of appropriate degree
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Pennsylvania Instructional Teaching Certificate
Ability to speak clearly and distinctly.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively with other employees, students and parents.
Ability to apply basic arithmetic calculations.
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.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions for practical situations.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff.
Ability to develop and maintain required records and reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the community.
Good knowledge of procedures, practices, materials, and equipment required to provide appropriate learning experiences for students to whom assigned.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Must be courteous and able to deal effectively with people.
Must be cooperative, congenial and service-oriented.
Ability to maintain personal self-control in stressful situations.
Ability to operate a personal computer and software.
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 walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Some driving is necessary; light lifting Ė up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints.
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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but may be moderate to loud at times. The employee is frequently required to interact with the parents, public and staff during and after the normal workday. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and exhibit good human relation skills including courtesy, tact and patience.
The employee will be formally supervised and evaluated with regard to his/her duties on a regular basis by the Building Principal.
The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of the employee to inform the school district administrator designated as immediate supervisor of the position, of any and all reasonable accommodations that will be required. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
The Reading School District is an equal opportunity employment, educational and service organization.
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