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Alternative School Science Teacher

Helensview School, Multnomah Education Service District


Dual license in Science and Special Education preferred.

Bilingual preferred.

Days per Year: 195
Hours per Week: 40
Annual Hours: 1560
Salary Range: $40,274-$60,907
A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided. We offer a generous benefits package including: medical/dental/vision/RX plan, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program (EAP), paid holidays, paid time off programs, basic & voluntary life insurance, STD/LTD & employer paid contribution into PERS (Oregon Public Employees Retirement System). We support our employees’ continued education through our Tuition Reimbursement Program.

REPORTS TO: School Principal


Providing direct instruction to pupils.


This position is subject to Board policies, administrative rules and procedures, department regulations and applicable State and Federal statutes. This position carries no administrative authority or responsibility.


Cooperate with other staff members to establish and maintain program goals and requirements. Including but not limited to - partner development with related programs, cultivate opportunities with organizations for benefits to students, and cross-curriculum courses with teachers.
Develop and implement lesson plans and learning objectives to ensure educational and behavioral progress.
Utilize relevant information to assess and identify students’ educational, psychological, physical and social needs.
Sequence learning activities and modify instruction based on individual student needs.
Provide applied learning activities that are active, student directed, project based and integrated.
Evaluate students’ educational progress utilizing a variety of assessment tools and methodology (i.e. student portfolios, student demonstrations, criterion referenced and standardized tests).
Identify and utilize resources within the school and community to meet students’ educational needs. Including but not limited to - school field trips, guest speakers, career path development and CTE related programs.
Communicate and confer with support services and community personnel to address individual student needs.
Implement systems and strategies to facilitate student learning at community sites, which may involve writing learning objectives and supervising student progress.
Communicate, cooperate and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, supervisors, community members and others.
Maintain records, meet timelines.
Follow policies of the District, and procedures of the Alternative Schools Department.
Plan a science program involving student experiments and projects in environmental science and general science.
Provide individual or small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects and experiments are being worked on simultaneously.
Instruct students in proper use, care and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and animal life.
Provide for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools. Make minor adjustments and request repairs to equipment as required.
Select and request books, instructional aids, science equipment, chemicals, and supplies and maintain inventory records as required.
Perform other related duties, as assigned by the Principal or which are indicated, to assure the physical and emotional well being of students.

Ability to establish and implement behavior management guidelines for students consistent with program needs.
Knowledge of large group, small group, and individual instruction; and cooperative learning and peer tutoring strategies.
Ability to integrate workplace readiness skills into content area instruction.
Knowledge of career related opportunities for students, and experience based education.
Knowledge of Oregon Benchmarks, Common Curriculum Goals, and the Oregon Educational Act for the 21St
Ability to develop science curriculum aligned with skills/content standards.
Knowledge of child development.
Instructional knowledge of General Science and Environmental Science.


Current Oregon Teaching License, with endorsements in at least one of the following subjects: integrated science, biology, chemistry, or physics.