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Social Studies Teacher

Summary Information:
Employer: Reading School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Social Studies
School / Org: Reading Intermediate High School
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: 219
Posting Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Details:
Reading School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Social Studies Teacher

Position Goal:
To develop in each student an appreciation of American ideals and cultural heritage; to develop proficiency in the use of social studies inquiry skills and concepts; to motivate each student to understand and exercise his rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a citizen, to develop understanding of the geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors which influence the development of world regions; to encourage students to develop sound opinions based on study of facts concerning operation of political and economic systems.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:

1. Teaches courses in social studies, history, geography, American government, political science, or humanities to secondary students, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.
2. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
3. Develops a balanced social studies program involving factual background material, material on current events, discussion time, and other appropriate activities designed to encourage students to develop skills and attitudes, draw conclusions, achieve improved interpersonal relationships, and make value judgments based on scientific methods of inquiry.
4. Develops knowledge of the purpose, structure, and operation of the American Governmental and economic system, and the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.
5. Makes current material from the mass media available to students; plans and guides discussions of current problems against background of geographical environment and history of area being studied
6. Develops an understanding of the contributions of racial, religious, and political groups to American culture.
7. Develops knowledge of political and economic systems of other nations and their influence on personal freedom, education, and living standards.
8. Encourages students to become aware of the complexity and interrelations of local, state, national, and world problems.
9. Maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
10. Maintains professional competence through in-service education.
11. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids, and maintains required inventory records; may request resource speakers and field trips.
12. Communicates with parents and school counselors to discuss student progress.
13. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
14. Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
15. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
16. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities.
17. Participates cooperatively with the principal or his designee to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
18. 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:

Bachelors or Masters Degree

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Pennsylvania Instructional Teaching Certificate

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to speak clearly and distinctly.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively with other employees, students and parents.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

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.

REASONING ABILITY:

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.
Ability to travel to more than one work location in the course of the day as assigned.

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 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.

EVALUATION:

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.

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