JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE
BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION
Waterbury Teachers’ Association CEA-NEA
Receives administrative direction from the Principal or other administrative official of a higher grade
PART I – SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION
This class is accountable for facilitating learning, academic achievement and personal development by providing instruction to students. This class also develops and implements curriculum and lesson plans, utilizes technology to facilitate learning, and demonstrates understanding the varying learning styles and the needs of a diverse student population.
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:
- State of CT Teaching certificate with 305 endorsement (1-6)
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Motor Vehicle operator’s license.
D. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Considerable knowledge of core curriculum areas for which the teacher is responsible for instructing, including specialized knowledge in certain fields such as reading, mathematics, science, business, music, art, languages, and so forth, as appropriate;
- Considerable knowledge of educational philosophy, teaching methods and approaches, and currently researched best practices and strategies;
- Knowledge of child development;
- Knowledge of classroom management techniques;
- Knowledge of instructional technologies;
- Knowledge of learner outcomes;
- Knowledge of learning theory, students’ learning styles and needs, both academic and affective, and theories of multiple intelligences;
- Knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts;
- Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);
- Some knowledge of community resources;
- Excellent listening skills;
- Skill in classroom management and organization;
- Skill in classroom presentation;
- Skill in human relations, mediation, conflict management and interpersonal interactions;
- Skill in maintaining and developing reports;
- Ability and flexibility to interact effectively with students, parents, and other school staff, the administration, and community members of diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds;
- Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations;
- Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to evaluate student performance and to present these evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement;
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.
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.
About Waterbury Public Schools
Waterbury, like many districts around the country, is faced with the challenge of increasing the representation of minorities in the educator workforce and recruiting and retaining culturally and linguistically diverse educators. With a student population that is nearly 80% minority, the district is committed to recruiting and retaining teachers of color. Waterbury is uniquely positioned to make significant gains toward increasing minority representation among teacher and administrator hires by thoughtfully creating and carrying out a fresh, comprehensive, multi-faceted approach. This includes a “Grow Your Own” next generation of teachers program focusing on high school students who have an interest in becoming teachers. Second, providing professional development to existing minority teachers and having courageous conversations on topics of interest to them as they progress along the career trajectory. Finally, connecting with institutions of higher learning and establish relationships to support student internships and field experiences, while exposing our students to college life and expectations.
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