Job Summary :
Teachers will help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.
Essential Functions : Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.
This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned :
Instructs assigned classes in the location and at the time designated
Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
Creates a positive and nurturing class environment that is developmentally appropriate and conducive to learning
Prepares for assigned classes, and shows written evidence of preparation at the request of the supervisor
Sets and maintains standards of classroom standards of classroom behavior, and upholds district wide discipline policies
Guides the learning process, through the use of established clear objectives, toward the achievement of district curriculum goals
Employs a variety of instructional techniques consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
Strives to implement, through instruction and example, the district’s philosophy of education
Assesses student accomplishments on a regular basis, and provides progress reports as required
Seeks the assistance of district specialists when learning disabilities are suspected
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Maintains accurate and complete records required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
Assists the administration in the development and implementation of rules and / or policies governing student conduct
Makes provision to be available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the regular instructional day when such encounters are required or requested under reasonable terms
When assigned a teacher assistant, student teacher, or volunteer, plans and supervises assignments and activities for that person or persons
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence
Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
Performs other duties as assigned or required
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS :
Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures
Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures
Knowledge of appropriate teaching strategies and methods
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Must hold a current teaching certificate issued by the Arizona State Department of Education.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS :
Specialized teaching assignments may require additional training and / or certification.
Must be Highly Qualified according to state and federal standards to fill the position.
Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check.
Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona driver’s license.
May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
May be required to lift students weighing up to 60 pounds
May be required to work outside normal working hours
May be required to travel to perform work functions