Elementary Teacher

Hot Springs County School District #1   Thermopolis, WY   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 5, 2023
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ELEMENTARY TEACHER (Grade 5)
Purpose Statement
The job of Elementary Teacher was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.

This job reports to Principal.

Essential Functions
•     Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address the needs of individual students' within established lesson plans.
•     Administers developmental testing programs and/or subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning goals.
•     Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
•     Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
•     Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of school/community resources (e.g. BIT team meetings, IEP meetings, etc.) for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes and achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
•     Counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues.
•     Directs student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
•     Facilitates student learning for the purpose of achieving success in academic, social and daily living skills through defined lesson plans.
•     Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
•     Models conversation, manners, cleanup activities, listening skills, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate behavior.
•     Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, nap times, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
•     Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. BIT Team meetings, faculty meetings, IEP meetings, seminars, workshops, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
•     Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
•     Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Education Code and school policies.
•     Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.

Job Description: Elementary Teacher     
•     Responds to inquires from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
Other Functions
•     Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and
create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.

Responsibility
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; and tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization's services.

Working Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 10% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.

Experience: No job related experience is required.
Education: Bachelors degree in job related area.
Equivalency: None Specified
Required Testing: None required  
Certificates & Licenses: PTSB Teaching Certificate
Continuing Educ. I Training: As required to maintain State Certification     
Clearances: Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance