Middle School Spanish Immersion Teacher
Job Details
Experienced
Redlands Christian School/Arrowhead Christian Academy - Redlands, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
None
Education
Description

Summary:  Instructs students in one or more subjects by performing essential teaching duties in Spanish, assuring that the mission of the schools is supported. Commits to professional growth within best practices in the dual-language immersion classroom. Model’s a servant’s heart in working with colleagues and students, promoting Christlike living.

All complete applications will be reviewed on May 9. Interviews will be scheduled by 4pm on May 9. Interviews will take place on May 12, 13, and 16.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Instructs students by lecturing, demonstrating, and using audiovisual aides and other materials to supplement presentations
  • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the school
  • Assigns lessons and corrects homework, quizzes, tests, projects, etc. in a timely manner
  • Administers tests to evaluate student progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress
  • Keeps attendance records
  • Maintains discipline in classroom and demonstrates effective classroom management skills
  • Communicates with parents to discuss student progress and problems
  • Participates in faculty meetings and professional development, educational conferences, teacher training workshops, and independent educational study for growth
  • Seeks out additional support as needed for academic, emotional, spiritual support for students
  • Performs related duties such as recess and after school monitoring, small group leadership outside of the classroom, sponsoring additional activities and student organizations, assisting students in selecting course of study, counseling student in adjustment and academic problems

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience; or fifth year college or university program certificate or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent of education and experience; valid teaching credential.

Credentials, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A certified teaching credential is required. A combination of education and experience may be considered by the administration in lieu of a credential, dependent upon the teacher’s department and duties.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
  • Maintain a positive Christian testimony
  • Be involved in a local church of like faith and practice, consistent with the RCS Statement of Faith
  • Bilingual Proficiency: Must have an Advanced-High+ proficiency in Spanish (C1 and above) and seek to continue to develop their bi literacy.
  • Agree to have language proficiency evaluated as per administration’s request
  • Agree with and adhere to the employee handbook
  • Use strong communication skills, both orally and written
  • Work comfortably with people and engage in substantive conversation
  • Work diligently and independently and make judgments with minimal supervision
  • Problem solve and take the right steps in seeking professional support when needed
  • Ability to use technology; computers, Google Suite, Microsoft Office software, copy machines, manage student licenses online, enter grades and scores on various platforms, etc.

To perform the job successfully, teachers should demonstrate the following qualities:

Spiritual

  • Model a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ in speech, actions, and attitudes
  • Integrate faith, Christ, and God’s word into classroom lessons
  • Show support for the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their children’s education and partners with them in that task
  • Pray for and with other faculty and staff; encourages others in Godly living and excellence; lovingly holds others accountable; actively pursuing ways to encourage members of the school

Instructional

  • Demonstrate mastery of the subject matter
  • Use valid teaching techniques to achieve curricular goals and promote student learning
  • Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, challenging each to do his or her best work while preparing him or her for the next level
  • Use the maximum amount of class time for instruction
  • Use an appropriate amount of homework effectively for drill, review, practicing concepts or project work
  • Assess the learning of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required
  • Communicate student expectations at the beginning of the year and throughout the year clearly
  • Use school-sanctioned tools to post homework and grades regularly as well as communicate important information
  • Keep proper discipline in the classroom, on school premises, at school activities
  • Understand how to reach low-achieving students; uses interventions in the classroom with struggling learners
  • Vary teaching strategies to reach all learning styles
  • Demonstrate attitude of being a life-long learner

Professional

  • Cooperate with the administration in implementing all policies, procedures and directives governing the operations of the school
  • Promote an attitude of respect, teamwork, and professionalism by speaking well to and of other faculty and staff members; supports entire school system
  • Maintain regular and accurate attendance and grade records
  • Keep students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of the deficiencies and gives sufficient notice of failure
  • Maintain a clean, attractive, and well-ordered classroom
  • Accept a share of the responsibility for extra-curricular activities as assigned
  • Show willingness to listen to the counsel of administration, colleagues and parents and is teachable
  • Understand the workflow of the school to know who to report to or get information from when needed
  • Attend and participate in scheduled devotional, committee, and faculty meetings
  • Arrive at work on time and stays until the workday is officially complete
  • Report to all scheduled supervision duties
  • Dress in a professional way that is set apart from students
  • Respond to parental contact within 24 hours of initial inquiry
  • Collaborate with other teachers within the system

Personal

  • Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, humility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, and perseverance
  • Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism
  • Exercise friendliness and consideration, treating students without partiality
  • Submit respectfully and is loyal to constituted authority
  • Develop rapport with students, parents, and staff to promote a positive learning environment
  • Recognize the need for good public relations; represents the school in a favorable and professional manner to its constituency and the public

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None in this position

In addition, to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of additional knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Competencies:                

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Demonstrates research-based understanding of available resources within the local school community; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to parent/student needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve educational experience; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments as necessary; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People – Works as a team in planning, decision-making, facilitating, or process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Makes self available to colleagues; gives positive reinforcement to other aides and teachers they work with

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments; Ability to maintain confidentiality and use independent judgment; Ability to manage and impart confidential information as necessary.

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.   Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Adapts strategy to changing conditions

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

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 the job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands in order to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and is regularly required talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Receipt and Acknowledgment

I acknowledge and understand that:

  • Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind, and that my employment is at-will.
  • The job description provides a general summary of the position in which I am employed, that the contents of this job description are job requirements and, at this time, I know of no limitations which would prevent me from performing these functions with or without accommodation.  I further understand that it is my responsibility to inform my supervisor at any time that I am unable to perform these functions.
  • Job duties, tasks, work hours, and work requirements may be changed at any time.
  • Acceptable job performance includes completion of the job responsibilities as well as compliance with the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

 

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