Third Grade Teacher

Philip's Academy Charter School

Paterson, NJ, USA Remote

Full time

Administration

Elementary School Teacher

Sep 6

Nature and Scope of Job: Under the supervision of the Assistant Principal, the Elementary School Teacher will be the instructional leader of their classroom. The teacher will create, manage, and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that enhance student development and mastery of learning objectives. Philip’s teachers participate in extensive professional development, collaborate with other faculty and staff, promote rigorous learning opportunities, and look out for the collective and individual interests of Philip’s students as well as the schools’ greater community.

JOB GOAL:                   

  1. To provide an approved Elementary School education program and establish a class environment that fosters learning and personal growth;
  2. To help pupils develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education; and
  3. To maintain good relationships with parents and other staff members.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develops lesson plans and classroom learning activities

  1. Works to achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and district educational goals and objectives by promoting active learning in the classroom using a board‑adopted curriculum and other appropriate learning activities.
  2. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  3. Sets specific objectives wherever possible in lesson preparation and weekly lesson plans and carries through presentation to effectively achieve these objectives.
  4. Plans class activities and lesson presentations that are age‑appropriate for the class and meet the individual needs, interests and ability levels of all pupils.

Instruction and pupil contact

  1. Monitors pupil academic progress and personal growth toward stated objectives of instruction.
  2. Maintains records of pupil's educational progress in class record books and/or board approved forms and summarizes these marks for reporting purposes.
  3. Identifies pupil needs and provides instruction appropriate to those needs.
  4. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a classroom climate conducive to learning.
  5. Budgets class time effectively.
  6. Devises written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts.

Contact with parents and community

  1. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to inform them about the school program and to discuss pupil progress.
  2. Makes effective use of community resources to enhance the instructional program.

Professional contacts and activities

  1. Cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and resolving learning problems.              
  2. Maintains professional competence and continuous improvement through in-service education and other

professional growth activities.

  1. Participates in school-level planning, faculty meetings/committees and other school system groups.

Other

  1. Upholds and enforces school rules, administrative regulations and board policy.
  2. Performs other duties not limited to but including lunch duties, recess duties, and others within the scope of his/her employment and certification as may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Valid New Jersey Instructional Certificate and Elementary School Education/ Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization Endorsement or eligibility
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching methods and developmentally appropriate classroom activities
  • Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status
  • Current residency in New Jersey approved residency waiver or candidate agrees to obtain residency within one year of employment
  • 1-2 years of teaching experience preferred.
  • Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students.
  • Shared dedication to Philip’s Academy’s philosophy and mission.
  • Excellent teamwork, work ethic, and organizational skills.
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and verbally. Bilingual is a plus.
  • Possess excellent integrity, a gentle spirit, and demonstrate strong moral character and initiative.
  • Demonstrate technological abilities: word processing, data management, and informational retrieval.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development.
  • Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire.
  • Complete a Tuberculosis test and physical and provide a physician’s documentation of both.
  • Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry students up to 70lbs.
  • Have dependable transportation.

 TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Work year and salary to be determined by the board.

Annual evaluation: The performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with New Jersey State law and the provisions of the board’s policy on the evaluation of certified staff.

NOTE: Pursuant to NJSA 18A:25-3. Teaching etc., on holidays not required “No teaching staff member shall be required to perform his duties on any day declared by law to be a public holiday and no deduction shall be made from such member's salary by reason of the fact that such a public holiday happens to be a school day and any term of any contract made with any such member which is in violation of this section shall be void.”

Philip’s Academy Charter Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

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