Teacher - Temp. positions, 1 year, Pandemic Recovery Instructors and Associates - Elementary, K-6

Benton Community School District
Van Horne, IA

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3543181
  • Application Deadline: Posted until filled
  • Posted: May 24, 2021

Job Description

Benton Community School District has 1-year temporary Teacher AND Associate openings for working with students who have been impacted by COVID-19 and school closures.  We anticipate hiring 3-4 teachers AND a few Associate positions who will work with students to accelerate their learning.  Teachers AND Associates will be on a temp. 1-year contract and follow the same calendar and professional development schedule as all teachers.  

Also interested in possible background with social work, intervention work, counseling.  

Mentoring and Induction for new teachers will not be implemented with Grantwood however, in-house mentoring will occur with our instructional coaches and teacher leaders.  

Anticipated salary for teaching positions = BA Step 1 - $39,860, 191 day contract 
Employees must follow the master contract as well as all procedures and policies in our Handbook and Board policy.  
Positions require appropriate Iowa Board of Educational Examiners teacher licensure.  
Please plan to submit  your license in this application.  

Associate wage to be discussed with hires.  



General role(s) for our Pandemic Recovery Instructors:


Focus on learning loss

Improvement of proficiency levels - accelerate student learning (academic and social emotional) - all related to the impacts of the COVID19 school closures

Elementary Implementation 

(K-6)

Elementary: Identification for students being served by the position would be data driven and connected to the current MTSS structures already in place. Using the Child Study/Impact Team process to work through the intervention plan for identified students will be a priority. The Child Study/Impact Team will develop the plan, identify how to monitor the plan, assess fidelity of the instruction, and collaborate on progress. The Intervention System Guide flowchart will be the guide for this work. The position will support the process by leading, consulting, or directly delivering the evidence based intervention. This could be in an academic area or social, emotional support. A data driven approach will be used to ensure the interventions implemented will support all students, particularly those students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. This includes using the data analysis tools offered in the Intervention System Guide and analysis and monitoring features within Student Success. 

Secondary Implementation 

(7-12)

Secondary: Identification for students being served by the position would be data driven and connected to the current MTSS structures already in place. Using the Student Assistance Team process to work through the intervention plan for identified students will be a priority. The Student Assistance Team (SAT) will develop the plan, identify how to monitor the plan, and collaborate on progress. The position will support the process by leading, consulting, or directly delivering the evidence based intervention. This could be in an academic area or social, or emotional support. A data driven approach will be used to ensure the interventions implemented will support all students, particularly those students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. This includes using the data analysis tools offered in the Intervention System Guide and analysis and monitoring features within Student Success, Schoology, and our Student Information System. 

Position Title: Pandemic Recovery Instructor

These positions are temporary (1 year contract for 2021-2022) due to being funded by ESSER III (federal and state dollars through the American Rescue Plan: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund). The position title is intended to transparently communicate the temporary nature of the position being related to the pandemic. 



Postions require 



Sample Job Description (will be adjusted depending on elementary vs. secondary position)
Elementary Classroom Teacher - Kindergarten


Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.
Essential Functions
  • Develops and administers school elementary curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the c school system.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.
  • All other duties as assigned
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
                Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Job Duties for this position.

Qualifications Profile
  • Certification/License:  Iowa licensed teacher
  • Endorsement areas:  to be discussed during interview
Education
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
Experience
Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade levels - a plus.

FLSA Status:       Exempt
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories:
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary

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