Education: Bachelor’s degree required; with reading endorsement preferred
Preferred: Teaching experience with adult population(s)
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Experience that demonstrates a commitment to delivering quality instruction, a caring attitude and manner, and a willingness to go the extra mile to meet the needs of students. A strong desire to work with a variety of people on a daily basis is required. Teaching experience is a must and working with adult populations is preferred. Training experience with teachers/colleagues would be beneficial. Strong organizational skills are required. Experience that demonstrates strong problem-solving abilities experience that illustrates successful collaborations with co-workers on a regular basis to achieve common goals is required. Experience using standards-based instruction, lesson plans/units of instruction required. Experience in examining, evaluating and selecting curriculum preferred. Must certify in order to administer State and program required post-tests and evaluations. Must meet and adhere to State, college and program policies and procedures. Instructor will be responsible for pursuing, attending and sharing professional development updates in course area(s).
- Build student rapport
- Evaluate and analyze assessment results and determine competency-based needs of class
- Work with and pursue implementation of College and Career Readiness Standards in class(es); may include creating lesson plans using template identifying CCR Standards and CASAS Competencies.
- Digital literacy: determine needs of class, select/design appropriate curriculum
- Develop lesson plans accordingly
- Teach reading, writing, social studies, and science skills (through high school level) to adult learners at various educational functioning levels
- When appropriate, use online courses (Essential Education / HiSET Academy)
- Use variety of instructional strategies including but not limited to explicit/ direct instruction, large group, small group, one-on-one situations
- Assist in student retention efforts with follow-up calls, emails, other methods of communication
- Follow State and local program guides pertaining to required certifications for electronic management system including assessment administration and entering of data in a timely manner (annual re-certifications required, hours of instruction entered into TE system monthly, etc.
- Administer posttest to students with minimum 40 hours of targeted instruction
- Maintain up-to-date syllabi (s) for each class/ or class outline or schedule as appropriate
- Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth oriented work environment.
- Attend professional development and growth activities, reflecting at least 6-12 hours of professional development per year;
- Attend staff meetings as scheduled
- Upgrade skills and knowledge relevant to teaching field or discipline
- Maintain confidentiality regarding students and colleagues.
- Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, such as: providing syllabi at the start of class, maintain accurate and up-to-date attendance records, entering of data into the TE system
- Other duties as assigned
- Create lesson plans integrating college and career readiness standards, goals and objectives in lesson development.
- Incorporate real-world context into classroom settings.
- Promote active classroom participation.
- Integrate digital literacy into instructional plans.
- Teach reading and writing skills to various levels of adult learners.
- Use variety of instructional strategies including but not limited to explicit instruction.
- Use interactive and participatory methods to empower students.
- Understands the importance of using data to guide instruction.
- Models and coaches teachers on effective literacy strategies.
- Assists in the establishment and development of school reading curriculum
- Proficiency and comfort in use of technology in the classroom.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS (Skills & Abilities):
- Must be proficient in diagnosing problem areas in reading abilities, and prescribing the skills to be taught
- Designing appropriate lessons and teaching skills, strategies, techniques including but not limited to phonemic awareness, decoding, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
- Knowledge and skill in educational theory and methodology related to the adult learner.
- Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
- Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise independent, sound judgment when making decisions.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators and other contacts.
- Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
May require prolonged standing or sitting. May require frequent bending, stooping or stretching. May require light lifting. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires ability to distinguish letters, numbers and/or symbols. Requires the use of office equipment such as desk-top computers, lap-top computers, calculator, telephone, faxes, scanners and copiers.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is routinely performed in a classroom environment. Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.
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