Cedar Rapids Community Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
KCU Supersite Enrichment Leader
Location: Taylor Elementary School
Summary: FIRST POSSIBLE HIRE DATE: March 3, 2018 for Summer 2018
Work closely with the Lead Teacher at a site to provide enrichment opportunities like field trips and themed experiences within the KCU day. The Enrichment Leader will teach five enrichment classes each day for a class of up to 30 students. The Enrichment Leader must engage students in physical activity for the majority of enrichment classes, like a traditional physical education class. The Enrichment Leader is critical in providing the active and fun part of Kids on Course University. Building positive relationships with students is also an important aspect of this position. Someone who is creative and loves to engage kids and tap into their silly side will thrive in this role. The summer program runs from June 18th – August 3rd (no classes on July 4th and 5th ). Student hours will be 8:30 – 1:30 with Enrichment Teacher hours tentatively being 9:30AM – 1:30PM Monday – Thursday and every other Friday (Taylor hours will be 8am – 2pm). Mandatory training is June 14th and 15th from 8:00AM – 1:00PM.
Endorsements: Physical Education, preferred K-5 General Education Teacher, preferred
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Essential Duties must be performed on site. Other duties or tasks may be assigned. Work closely with the Lead Teacher at a site to provide enrichment opportunities like field trips and themed experiences within the KCU day Working as an elementary school employee working with students, PE teacher preferred Teach enrichment classes each day for a class up to 30 students. Engage students in physical activity for the majority of enrichment classes, like a traditional physical education class. Provide the active and fun part of Kids on Course University Build positive relationships with students The summer program runs from June 18th – August 3rd (no classes on July 4th and 5th ). Enrichment Teacher hours being tentatively set for 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
Mandatory training is June 14th and 15th from 8:00AM – 1:00 PM. Assuring behavior of students is managed. Teams with school staff to provide strategies that support and meet students’ needs Provides active communication and positive relationships with parents and community members. Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing Ability to organize and manage details in a thorough manner. Maintains appropriate records and protects the confidentiality of data. Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree In Education
- PE endorsement preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Iowa Teaching Certification with an endorsement in content area required, as appropriate.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, assessment data, professional journals and regulations. Ability to effectively write reports and communications to students, colleagues, parents and staff. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from administrators, teachers, staff and students. Ability to assist students in the areas of language and literacy.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, decimals and fractions. Ability to assist students in implementing these mathematical concepts.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
REQUIRED DISPOSITIONS: 1. Believes that all children can attain high levels of learning.
2. Takes responsibility for the learning of our children and his/her own performance.
3. Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all children.
4. Applies the principles of continuous improvement through the use of quality tools and processes.
5. Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.
6. Won’t shy from today’s educational challenges.
7. Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.
8. Has a track record of success.
9. Works with great integrity.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research as it relates to the support of the Educational Goals of the District. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
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 frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 -24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 - 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.
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. The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. workday. The employee will frequently work in different areas of the classroom including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc. The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures but will work outdoors or when supervising students outside of the classroom.
The information contained in this job description is in 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 individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.
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