THE POSITION BELOW IS VACANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
POSITION TITLE: Secondary School Teacher
LOCATION: St. Thomas - St. John District
Interested persons should contact: DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Deadline for applying: Until Filled
Classification: American Federation of Teachers - AFT
A secondary school teacher provides instruction at the junior or senior high school level in a specific content area. The teacher uses various teaching methods, including lecture and demonstration, audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations with the ultimate objective of preparing students for advanced education and/or the job market. Certification in the academic subject area is required. This is a ten-month position. Teachers are represented by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)
- Prepares course objectives and outlines for course of study following the curriculum guidelines and requirements of the territory and school;
- Prepares materials and classroom for class activities;
- Assigns lessons and corrects homework;
- Administers tests to evaluate pupil progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress;
- Keeps attendance records and maintains accurate and complete student records as required by law, district policies, and administrative regulation;
- Maintains discipline in classroom and enforces all administration policies and rules governing students;
- Meets with parents/guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine priorities and resource needs for their children;
- Confers with parents/guardians, other teachers, counselors and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems;
- Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops;
- Performs related duties, such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting pupils in selecting course of study, and counseling student in adjustment and academic problems;
- Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects, and communicates those objectives to students;
- Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests;
- Observes and evaluates students’ performance, behavior social development and physical health;
- Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question and investigate;
- Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks;
- Guide and counsel students with adjustment and/or academic problems, or special academic interests;
- Instructs and monitors students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage;
- Prepares for assigned classes, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors;
- Uses computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations;
- Prepares objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements
- of states and schools;
- Meets with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress;
- Prepares and implements remedial programs for students requiring extra help;
- Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence;
- Confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved
- Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation and revision of secondary school programs;
- Prepares reports on students and activities as required by administration;
- Selects, stores, orders, issues, and inventories classroom equipment, materials and supplies;
- Plans and supervises class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guides students’ learning in those activities;
- Administers standardized aptitude and achievement tests, and interprets results to determine students’ strengths and areas of need;
- Sponsors extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests;
- Attends staff meetings and serves on committees as required;
- Performs administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading;
- Performs tasks and assumes duties as required by the school principal or designee.
FACTOR I: KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of instruction in a specific content area;
- Knowledge of a variety of instructional strategies;
- Knowledge of the education laws, policies, rules and regulations of the United States Virgin Islands;
- Knowledge of the principles of teaching and classroom control;
- Ability to isolate behavioral and adjustment problems and to recommend methods of helping to solve the problems;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all persons contacted during the course of the work;
- Ability to plan lessons, coordinate resources, and manage time on task;
- Ability to create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students;
- Ability to cooperate and share professionally with members of the administration and other staff;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality about students in accordance with state and federal law.
FACTOR II: SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
- Works under the direct supervision or assignment of a Principal, Assistant Principal or as assigned by the principal;
- Work is controlled by routine review and reporting to or consultation with supervisor;
- Work is reviewed through class visits, reports and achievement of objectives.
FACTOR III: GUIDELINES
- Federal safety and privacy laws, including HIPPA, and Departmental policies, guidelines and procedures must be followed.
FACTOR IV: COMPLEXITY
- Work requires advanced judgment and ingenuity: Plans and performs complex work which involves new or changing conditions; Involved in strategic planning to carry out Department policies, objectives and programs for teaching and learning. Makes decisions that involve a great deal of responsibility.
FACTOR V: SCOPE AND EFFECT
- Is responsible for the planning and implementation of instructional programs so that students achieve individual maximum potential to redound to benefit of the student and the community.
FACTOR VI, VII: PERSONAL CONTACTS AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
- Personal contact is made with students, fellow employees, supervisors, administrators, and parents/guardians for the purpose of obtaining, clarifying, or giving facts or information to aid in accomplishing daily tasks and long term objectives for students and the Department..
FACTOR VIII: PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
- Stand for long periods of time with intermittent walking, standing, sitting, and bending;
- Talk and hear within normal range;
- Reach with hands and arms;
- See to read fine print;
- Lift/push/pull up to 70 pounds.
FACTOR IX: WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Requires performing regular job functions in a typical classroom environment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree, inclusive of thirty (30) semester credits in Education, and at least 30 semester credits in core academic area; or
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in the core academic area and thirty (30) semester credits in Education; and
- Virgin Islands Board of Education certification eligible.
No person shall be discriminated against in employment or in any other educational program or activity offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on account of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, or age.”
Interested persons should apply by visiting our website at www.vide.vi and select the appropriate application for submission procedures.
Send your complete application package to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Application documents required: (1) Completed Application, (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Official College Transcripts, (5) Certifications, (6) Licensures, (7) Three Letters of Recommendation, (8) Police Background Check and (9) Doctor’s Statement of Good Health.
Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.