Job Title: Licensed School Teacher

$2,500 sign-on bonus / mileage stipend

POSITION PURPOSE
The School Teacher teaches children by creating a flexible program and an environment favorable to learning and personal growth. Provides students with experiences which integrate the affective dimensions of learning by establishing effective rapport with students and their parents and by assisting students in developing positive feelings toward themselves and others.

Essential Duties, functions & Responsibilities
Plans and implements a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and complies with HCA’s education standards the POA Board of Education goals and objectives

Guides the learning process toward the achievement of HCA’s curriculum goals
Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, assignments, units and projects in harmony with curriculum goals and communicates the objectives to students

Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives

Establishes and maintains standards of appropriate student behavior and discipline to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom and assists in its maintenance campus wide

Evaluates the learning progress of students on a regular basis

Prescribes effective learning programs and initiates referrals to appropriate personnel when concerns arise

Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required

Administers group standardized tests in accordance with the district testing program

Establishes and maintain open lines of communication with students and parents concerning students’ academic, social and behavioral progress

Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.

Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated

Selects and requests appropriate books and instructional materials and maintains required inventory record

Provides directions and materials for substitute teachers

Plans for and supervises classroom aides, guests and volunteers

Cooperates with staff and support personnel in assessing and helping students with health, attitude, learning and behavioral problems

MINIMUM qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Education

·         Current New Mexico teaching certificate in specified field

·         Current endorsements dependent upon specific positions may be required

·         Additional requirements may be applicable for specific positions or temporary waiver

·         Valid Level 1 New Mexico Education license

·         Working knowledge of school-based programs and activities

·         Ability to communicate effectively to multiple audiences

·         Able to perform all tasks identified in this job description

·         Positive youth development and effective management techniques

·         Demonstrate extensive knowledge in core academic subject matter

·         Knowledge of State and District content standards and Core Curriculum

·         Currently highly qualified according to the No Child Left Behind Act at the level of the position (elementary,            mid or high school)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal classroom conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from moderate to high. Evening, weekend, and/or holiday work may be required.  Limited overnight travel may be required from time to time.

Physical demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear. There may be prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with Tribal Members, employees, vendors and staff.

Mental demands:
There are a number of deadlines associated with this position. The employee must also multi-task and interact with a wide variety of people on various topics and, at times, complicated issues.

INDIAN PREFERENCE
Haak’u Community Academy has implemented an Indian Preference Policy. It is the policy of Haak’u Community Academy to give preference to any qualified person who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribe.

The application of Indian Preference is not automatic. Applicants requesting consideration for Indian Preference must provide valid Tribal enrollment documents certifying his/her Indian blood quantum.

Aside from employment preference as provided in this section, Haak’u Community Academy shall not discriminate because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, medical disability or political affiliation 88-352 (78 Stat. 241)

Disclaimer: The information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employees will be asked to perform other duties as needed.

To apply, email the Department of Education human resources at d.dekker@haakuca.org. All applications will be given consideration, however not all applicants will be called for an interviewed or contacted. Haak’u Community Academy is a drug free workplace.

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