Job Title: Graduation Enhancement Resource Teacher

Reports to:Site Administrator
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 Hours
Bargaining Unit:INS USEP

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:INST

JOB GOAL

Responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where at-risk students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth and for organizing and implementing an instructional program that results in students achieving academic success in accordance with District policies and state laws.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Planning

  1. Develop, implement, and evaluate the curriculum, schedule, philosophy, goals, and objectives reflecting school, District and state goals.
  2. Assist the principal and guidance counselor with student placement.
  3. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner.

Programming

  1. Assist students with setting short term and long-term learning objectives to meet deadlines for completing assignments.
  2. Implement instructional activities that contribute to a positive environment where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
  3. Orient students to instructional programs, including online credit recovery programs, virtual courses, and other software programs.
  4. Provide instructional support, coaching, and interventions to assist students in the completion of online and classroom curriculum.
  5. Provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  6. Use formative and summative assessments in order to differentiate and improve instructional practices and strategies.
  7. Assist in the administration of required assessments, as assigned by the site administrator.
  8. Use a variety of programs and software applications, as appropriate, to complete instructional and administrative tasks.
  9. Assist students and parents with technical support requests relating to online course interface and student information systems.
  10. Escalate requests for technical support in a timely manner.

Professional Development

  1. Demonstrate continued professional growth through self-directed, as well as defined professional development opportunities, which may include additional training, professional learning communities, outside research, and reading professional literature.
  2. Assist with school-wide data analysis, as part of a professional development needs assessment.
  3. Participate in teacher induction training as scheduled by the site administrator.
  4. Attend all meetings required by the site administrator.
  5. Maintain contact with other instructional staff.

Public Relations

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills and tools matched to the needs of various audiences and purposes.
  2. Clearly articulate deadlines, schedules, and procedures to students and parents to ensure that students complete coursework in a timely manner.
  3. Provide direct consultation and guidance to students and parents on matters relating to courses, procedures, and learning strategies.
  4. Work with all stakeholders in a positive, proactive manner.
  5. Collaborate with the instructional team concerning student educational needs as requested.
  6. Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to interact while.
  7. Participate in community-based extracurricular activities as requested.

Monitoring and Reporting

  1. Evaluate student performance on a regular basis and provide feedback to students and parents.
  2. Monitor student academic performance and use data to develop a plan for intervention, when needed.
  3. Ensure that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program classification.
  4. Assume responsibility for meeting his/her course and school-wide student performance goals.
  5. Refer students who are not complying with course or program policies to the appropriate staff for necessary interventions.
  6. Complete appropriate reports for local, state, federal and educational agencies.
  7. Maintain effective and efficient recordkeeping procedures.
  8. Meet program expectations for progress monitoring and parent/student communication.
  9. Maintain records of parent and student contact.

Leadership

  1. Support and assist in implementing the district vision, school mission and school improvement plan.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and disposition of a change agent.
  3. Apply the process and principles of change toward improved educational practice.

Other

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Exhibit knowledge of standards-based curriculum, instructional programs, and best practices for middle and high school levels
  • Highly skilled at implementing exemplary educational practices resulting in demonstrated student academic achievement gains
  • Ability to use effective strategies in differentiating instruction
  • Demonstrate effective data-based problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of Internet and Web-based related technologies
  • Ability to effectively integrate technology for classroom instruction and assessment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience working with students who have been identified as at-risk
  • Experience in successfully integrating technology into classroom instruction

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate in a coverage at the appropriate level of instruction

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience in a like position
  • Minimum of three years of successful K-12 classroom teaching experience
  • Professional development in the areas of:
    • Research-based exemplary practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
    • Communication skills
    • Monitoring for student achievement
    • Student and parent conferencing skills

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Graduation Enhancement Resource Teacher;   EST: September 1, 2009;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: September 1, 2009