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Science & Math Teacher

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Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools

Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools is located in a rural setting, outside of Dallas and Monmouth, in the beautiful Williamette Valley. LVCS serves students in grades K-8 on two campuses, Bridgeport and Pedee. Salary and Benefits: LVCS offers a generous competitive salary and benefits package which includes, health insurance, PERS retirement employer-paid pick-up. LVCS offers an innovative, collaborative work environment with a 4-day a week school and work schedule. (Monday-Thursday) There are a few Friday mornings 8:00-11:30 dedicated to professional development.

Job Description 1.0 FTE Middle School- Pedee Campus possibility of a permanent position for 2021-2022 school year.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To teach math and science to students grades 7-8 and may include teaching one elective focused around teacher expertise and interests.

•Model and teach respect with an awareness of diversity.
•Effectively work with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
•Establish clear objectives and create long- and short-range plans for instruction to meet the needs, abilities, and interests of students.
•Develop and carry out clear, organized lessons and learning activities suitable for students’ developmental levels and aligned with instructional objectives.
•Vary and pace classroom strategies to accommodate different learning styles, actively involve students and maximize student engagement in meaningful learning.
•Diagnose the instructional needs of all students and devise appropriate learning activities for each student.
•Use current body of knowledge in cultural diversity issues in teaching and curriculum development to design and adapt individual/group academic and behavior/social programs in all school settings.
•Implement school and state curriculum standards and ensure that instructional activities are clearly related to school/state curriculum standards.
•Assure that every student has ample opportunity to demonstrate proficiency with school and state standards.
•Use a variety of approaches to assess, record, and provide feedback promptly and often to students on their progress and assignments.
•Participate in the development and implementation of individual student plans (e.g., IEP, 504).
•Assume responsibility for adapting and modifying classroom instruction for students identified as needing specialized instruction.
•Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, staff, and community populations.
•Work collaboratively with school personnel in meeting the diverse social and academic needs of students.
•Establish and maintain open lines of communication with all students and with parents/guardians concerning both academic and behavioral progress of students.
•Assist school staff and administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct, reinforce individual school’s plan for positive behavior support, develop reasonable rules for classroom behavior and utilize effectively, proactive behavior management skills in all school settings.
•Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential records as required by law, school policy, and administrative regulations.
•Assume responsibility for assigned duties, e.g., hall, lunchroom duty.
•Utilize technology as related to job responsibilities.
•Reflect upon own teaching performance and accept and utilize supervisory suggestions and feedback.
•Take primary responsibility for pursuing and evaluating your own professional growth.
•Attend and participate in staff meetings and district in-service meetings.
•Participate in activities that are related to school functions and/or the education process that occur outside the regular workday, in accordance with the contracted agreement.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

GENERAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
•Perform duties in a courteous and efficient manner that builds the confidence of staff, students, and the public.
•Maintain regular attendance at work and work activities, and be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedule.
•Observe laws, school policies, and procedures, and professional standards for this position.
•Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, parent, and community populations.
•Carry out work responsibilities with strong organizational skills, effectively under the pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergency conditions.
•Respect confidential information and the privacy of students, staff, and parents.
•Collect, record, store, retrieve, assimilate, organize and utilize information and records electronically and by using traditional methods.
•Develop job skills necessary to meet changes in the position.
•Maintain personal appearance and hygiene appropriate to the position as defined by the school.
•Meet applicable school physical ability/health and safety guidelines for the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Valid Oregon teacher’s license with Health and Physical Education endorsements, OR be able to secure both endorsements. Some financial assistance would be provided.
•Understanding of human growth and development patterns, learning theory, and brain research.
•Content knowledge in subject areas taught.
•Familiarity with a variety of age-appropriate instructional, assessment, and classroom management strategies that reflect current research on best practices.
•Familiarity with state standards and curriculum frameworks for high school levels.
•Knowledge and experience with differentiated instruction.
•Effective oral and written communication skills.
•Knowledge of state and federal education laws and of student and staff rights.
•Ability to exhibit professionalism and effective human relations.
•Ability to effectively manage and supervise students and their work.
•Standard First Aid certification
EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated bi-annually in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of members of the Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Frequent or prolonged standing, walking, and sitting.
•Possibly moderate to high noise level.
•Frequent and prolonged talking/listening in conversations/meetings.
•Requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception.
•Requires handling and working with a variety of materials and objects.
•Work may occasionally involve lifting/carrying objects weighing 15-25 pounds.
•Possible exposure to bodily fluids due to student injury or illness.
•Exposure to a variety of chemicals comprising instructional and art supplies and materials.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•This position involves working in close proximity to groups of students and adults.
•Evening and/or extended work hours may be required.
•Due to the nature of our small school, (55-65 students) you may be required to assist with small group math instruction and an elective of your choice.