Position: Alternative Education Teacher
Department: J Bar J Learning Centers
Reports to: Lead Teacher and Academic Director
Under direct supervision of the classroom Lead Teacher, the classroom teacher will serve as a primary instructor in a therapeutic setting. The classroom serves as a mechanism to prepare students academically, behaviorally, and socially for success in their next school or work setting. Opportunities for professional growth in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Hours: Variable, 40 hours per week.
Provide primary instruction to students on a daily basis
Develop lesson plan for the implementation of approved curriculum
Regularly assess and document student performance
Write curriculum guides for courses taught and align with state standards
Maintain education plans and student portfolios
Utilize innovative materials and strategies in daily instructional milieu
Maintain a positive, cooperative attitude and demeanor
Maintain effective communication with students and staff
Assist with School Improvement process
Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Knowledge of secondary mainstream and remedial curriculum theory and teaching practices. Strong high school math skills. Ability to develop curriculum, including goals and measures of assessment. Ability to develop lesson plans, provide instruction and evaluate student performance. Knowledge of standard-based and project-based learning. Ability to work with a diverse student population in individual and group settings. Knowledge of current educational theory as it relates to alternative education. Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff, and to be a cooperative and effective member of a professional team. Must be technology literate.
Experience and Training: B.A./B.S. from an accredited four year college or university; M.A./M.S. degree preferred. Oregon teaching license required. Valid Oregon Driver’s License.
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties for the job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee occasionally is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is not meant to be all inclusive and this job is subject to change.
J Bar J Youth Services/ J Bar J Learning Center is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.