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HS Family and Consumer Studies Teacher

Neah-Kah-Nie High School

Job Title: MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL FOODS TEACHER (Family Consumer Science Teacher)
Reports To: Principal
Evaluated By: Principal or Assistant Principal

JOB SUMMARY: Plans and implements lesson plans which meet the needs of a diverse student population, teach students, correct students’ work and maintains a safe learning environment for students to develop skills and knowledge necessary to meet standards and competencies in Food Preparation and Nutrition.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Provides instruction in Foods utilizing a course of study that focuses on the state content and performance standards and is adopted by the Board of Education.
2. In preparation for instruction, address both short and long-term learning goals using prepared written lesson plans.
3. Provides developmentally appropriate learning experiences, including activities that challenge, motivate and actively involve all students.
4. Adapts and modifies instructional strategies and materials, as necessary, to support all student’s academic progress with collaboration from special services department.
5. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the District and/or in self-directed professional growth activities.
6. Uses a variety of formal and informal assessments to monitor student progress and achievement of the instructional objectives.
7. Maintains a collection of evidence that documents student growth over time.
8. Prepares and maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and District policy.
9. Uses a grading system, which is consistent, fair and supportable.
10. Maintains professional confidentiality concerning individual student data and achievement.
11. Identifies and refers students who need additional services and support.
12. Communicates to students and parents the level of student achievement and progress towards established classroom, District and state standards.
13. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning environment. Notifies and involves parents/guardians regarding a student’s behavior as outlined in school and District policies.
14. Works constructively and communicates regularly with colleagues and others for the purpose of improving the quality of a student’s behavior and academic success.
15. Takes all reasonable precautions to provide a safe, secure learning environment.
16. Takes all reasonable precautions to provide food products that are fresh and wholesome.
17. Provides quality experiences for students, staying within budget allocations.
18. Encourages parents to volunteer on a regular basis and provides them with a variety of constructive tasks to perform.
19. Maintains a high level of professional integrity by adhering to the Teacher Standards and Practices requirements for an Ethical Educator, (as written in the Staff Handbook) as well as Board Policy and State Law.
20. Participates in various meetings (e.g. staff, team, parent conferences, in-service training, curriculum, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information or sharing expertise.
21. Maintains satisfactory attendance as defined in District policy and regulation.

1. Trains, monitors and assigns work to instructional assistants

MARGINAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Makes photocopies
2. Moves classroom furniture and organizes classroom
3. Coordinates and/or supervises at special events and/or field trips

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.
1. Holds a valid TSPC issued Oregon Secondary Teaching license and/or the appropriate endorsements.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of child development and development at each level of instruction.
3. Knowledge of and ability to effectively apply best instructional and assessment practices necessary to assist students in reaching the content and performance standards in Foods Preparation and Nutrition.
4. Possess and effectively apply knowledge of effective behavior management methods.
5. Possess functional computer literacy, knowledge of word processing and an understanding of how computers can assist instruction.
6. Possess current Food Handler’s card from County Health Department
7. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing fluently in English.
8. Ability to respond verbally and in writing to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, regulatory agencies or members of the community.
9. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures governmental regulations and legal documents.
10. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
11. General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use database software, e-mail, internet software, spreadsheets and word processing software.
12. Criminal Justice Fingerprint clearance.

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.
Significant physical abilities include lifting/carrying, reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/accommodation/field of vision. (See addendum for details)

NOTE: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.