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Alternative Education Program Teacher

Summary Information:
Employer: Zuni Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Alternative Education
School / Org: Twin Buttes Cyber Academy
Location: Zuni, New Mexico
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2019

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Zuni Public School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Alternative Education Program Teacher

Location: Twin Buttes Cyber Academy

Reports to: Principal

FLSA: Exempt

Contract Length: 9 month

Purpose: To develop, implement, and instruct program based on the needs of alternative educational students in activities designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth in the subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible men and women.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelorís Degree;
- Must have a Valid NM PED Teacherís License;
- Ability to complete requirements of No Child Left Behind regulations;
- Experience with computers with the ability to enter data in computers Microsoft Office programs(s);
- Ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned;
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with students, peers and parents;
- Ability to communicate with students both orally and in writing in English Language;
- Ability to write reports, correspondence and procedures manuals;
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to question from groups and one-on-one student, parents, staff, and the general public;
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations;
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
- Ability interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form;
- Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program;
- Ability to be confidential;
- Able to perform the following essential duties, physical and mental functions and utilize the essential equipment of the position with or without reasonable accommodation;

Essential Duties:
- Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students;
- Works with each respective Principal and Assistant Principal regarding their students who are placed at the Detention Center;
- Prepares for classes assigned, to include instructional materials such as presentations, media, duplicating, preparing hand-outs, etc.;
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities;
- Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved;
- Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and Ė in harmony with the goals - establishes clear objectives for all lessons, unit, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students;
- Follows all policies and rules governing student life and conduct and for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner;
- Assesses the accomplishment of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports and report cards;
- Evaluates pupilsí academic growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports and report cards;
- Encourages students to set and maintain standard of classroom behavior;
- Diagnoses the learning deficits of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialist as required;
- Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations;
- Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.;
- Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes;
- Provides before and after school duty as assigned;
- Reviews and analysis data to evaluate the students progress and areas of needed improvement;
- Serves on District Committees and Functions as assigned;
- Meets the NMSDE Competencies for Teachers;
- Ensure the required testing is done on a timely basis;
- Perform assigned duties in a timely basis.

Physical Functions:
Frequently required to stand, talk, hear and sometime walk and sit;

Occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds; may lift up to 75 pounds with the help of another employee;

Hand and eye coordination in operating computer, grading papers, and writing assignments etc;

Usually works on even surfaces, may walk on uneven surfaces outdoors;

Usually works in a confined area due to security;

Exposed to various degrees of noises (talking, attending games, assemblies etc.). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;

May work in close proximity of other individuals;

General vision, corrected to 20/20, reads a multitude of records, correspondence and data. Ability to adjust focus from various school tools to include: (SMART boards, computer, written assignments, typed material, lab equipment, art tools and equipment, etc.).

Mental Functions:
Must be able to:
- apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program;
- plan and implement lessons based on department and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned;
- read, analyze and interpret curriculum, test, evaluations and bilingual material;
- interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form;
- deal with students and parents in such a way to maintain their goodwill;
- respond appropriately to student behavior and discipline;
- respond appropriately to supervision and accept recommendations;
- communicate both orally and in writing, in English;
- effectively present information and respond to questions from students; parents, peers and supervisor.

Essential Equipment:
Equipment available for the job will include: projectors, copiers, phone, fax, computer, calculator, printer, scanner, etc;

Large files, paper, writing utensils, staples, art supplies, lab equipment and related classroom materials;

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