Middle School Teaching
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JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE
Teacher (Computer Education)
BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION
Waterbury Teachers Association
Receives administrative direction from the Principal or other administrative official of a higher grade
PART I – SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION
This class is accountable for instructing students and facilitating their learning in the absence of the regular teacher.
Guidelines for Usage: The substitute will be assigned to an elementary, middle or high school to cover for absent teachers in the assigned school. The Principal or designee may also assign the substitute to non-instructional duties normally performed by the absent teacher.
PART II – MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
- In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.
C. LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate with one of the following endorsement code: 010 (Business).
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Motor Vehicle operator’s license.
D. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
E. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of and respect for the diverse backgrounds (cultural, linguistic, environmental) of students and how these characteristics affect the student’s life and learning;
- Knowledge of relevant laws, rules, regulations, and Board policies and District procedures;
- Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);
- Knowledge of Social Emotional Learning (SEL);
- Knowledge of the similarities and differences between cognitive, communicative, physical, social, and emotional needs of students and the factors that influence these different needs;
- Interpersonal and social skills;
- Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Intervention (SRBI);
- Ability to be sensitive and respectful in communications regarding all children and families, regardless of differences in cultural heritage, lifestyle, values, and home environment;
- Ability to effectively employ strategies that reinforce positive behavior;
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with students;
- Ability to prepare and organize materials to support teaching and learning, as directed by a licensed teacher;
- Ability to reinforce the development of student social skills by using appropriate strategies to modify the environment;
- Ability to use ethical practices for confidential communication about students;
- Ability always to communicate using correct grammar;
- Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations;
- Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, staff, and parents through oral and written communication;
- Ability to implement lessons based on school objectives and student needs and abilities;
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and to understand abstract and concrete variables;
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret lesson plans, technical procedures, and textbooks;
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
- Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts;
- Ability, both orally and in writing, to present information effectively and respond appropriately to questions and concerns from individuals, administrators, parents, and students.
- Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
PART III – POSITION SUPERVISES
PART IV – ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.
- Reports to the Principal or designee at the beginning and end of the school day.
- Follow the teacher’s lesson plans and daily schedule in accordance with the District’s philosophy, goals and objectives;
- Records absences on the attendance sheet;
- Maintains the established standards of classroom management;
- Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and school district policies including social media, as stated in the Substitute Teacher Training Handbook.
- Takes all reasonable and feasible precautions to protect students, materials, equipment and facilities;
- Collects all assignments.
- Leaves the classroom in a neat and orderly fashion at the end of the day. Performs related duties as requested.
PART V – WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination may be required.
Frequency: Place an “X” in each box that is appropriate to your job.
0 % of Shift
1-33% of Shift
34-66% of Shift
67-100% of Shift
Little Physical Effort (-10 lbs.)
Light Work (-20 lbs.)
Medium Work (20-50 lbs.)
Heavy Work (50-100 lbs.)
Very Heavy Work (100+ lbs.)
Cold (50 degrees F or less)
Heat (90 degrees F or more)
Extreme Noise or Vibration
Exposure to Chemicals
Exposure to Gases and Fumes
Exposure to Unpleasant Odors
Exposure to bodily fluids
Exposure to dampness
Confinement to Small or Restricting Area
Physical danger or abuse
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.
Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.
Prepared on: June 17, 2019