2nd Grade Teacher
Job Details
Elementary School - Kansas CIty, MO
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Education
Summary
Classroom Teacher
 
The Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools serves 1400 students ranging from PreK-12 and is a free, open-enrollment public charter school. Over 92% of our students are Latinx. Our school system consists of Guadalupe Centers High School, Guadalupe Centers Middle School, and Guadalupe Centers Elementary School. Our system grew out of Guadalupe Centers educational programming. Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously operating agency serving the Latinx community in the US since 1919. Our roots in our community run deep.
 
There are many benefits to working at GCCS with some of them being:
  • Student and Families: GCCS teachers strive to form strong relationships with our students and their families. Our organization grew out of Guadalupe Centers, the longest continuously operating agency serving the Latinx community in the US. These community ties are integral to who we are.
  • Staff Autonomy: Teachers at GCCS appreciate having the autonomy to try proven and new approaches in their classroom and are encouraged to innovate. The experience of teachers is valued and they are given space to collaborate and share their best practice with each other.
  • Coaching and Development: Staff at GCCS collaborate with their leaders on their growth and development. GCCS teachers set a professional development goal in collaboration with their coaches, colleagues, and in-district initiatives. All staff is aligned on working on their development over the course of the year.
Additional benefits include, but are not limited to: Competitive compensation and benefits, a qualifying relocation stipend upon hire, a bilingual (Spanish) stipend upon hire, and tuition reimbursement. GCCS has also expanded our benefits around well-being and mental health.
 
A Classroom Teacher must be goal-oriented, hardworking, and enthusiastic about fostering children in their academic and social growth. The ideal candidate has a passion for working with children from diverse backgrounds in an urban setting.
 
Reports To: Building Principal
 
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Create a safe and positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a positive climate where students are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Implement ESL strategies and scaffolding for student understanding (Listening & Reading), student interaction, and student production (Speaking & Writing) across all WIDA levels to increase the achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs) across all content area standards.
  • Identify instructional resources and strategies to address the needs of individual students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
  • Maintain effective and efficient record-keeping procedures for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance the implementation of the established curriculum.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, colleagues, and community members.
  • Serve as a positive role model for the purpose of demonstrating professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, colleagues, and community members.
  • Assess student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or standards for the purpose of determining gains in student performance and providing feedback to students, parents, and administration.
  • Participate in professional growth opportunities.
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits and other related duties for the purpose of ensuring an effective work environment. Attend all meetings with parents and give input concerning the creation of an Individual Education Plan or a 504 Plan
  • Ensure implementation of all modifications and accommodations for students with Special Needs (IEP/504)
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement of professional practice, cultural competence, and ability to meet the specific instructional needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Manage student behavior with the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety Perform other related duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods standing and walking throughout school and classroom.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the school and other facilities as needed.
Application Process:
Please complete an application which may be found at www.guadalupecenters.org/workforgccs/ . If a position requires a degree, please upload a copy of transcripts and/or degree certification to your application. Other attachments such as a cover letter or resume can also be uploaded and attached to the application.
GUADALUPE CENTERS, INC. conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
Qualifications
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Committed to working with under-served students.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education.
  • Missouri State Certification in Elementary or Secondary Education.
  • Two to four years of experience working in a classroom setting.
  • Experience in an urban school setting is preferred.
  • Bilingual ability, English required and Spanish preferred.
  • Highly Qualified Status (this status requires the following)
    • Bachelors Degree.
    • Appropriate certification for the course/grade level being taught.
    • Documentation of content expertise in the area being taught.
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