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Science Teacher-Middle School

Company: Chester Community Charter School
Location: Chester
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Openings as of 3/16/2020

  • Science Teacher-Middle School JobID: 288
  • Position Type:

    Middle School Teaching/Grades 6, 7, 8

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    Chester Community Charter School (CCCS)

    Position Title: Middle School Teacher: Science

    Terms of Employment: 10 Months

    Reports To: Principal

    To Apply: Please visit the Chester Community Charter School website and

    click on Staff - Employment Opportunities

    Job Summary:

    Plans and teaches his/her subject area, following scope and sequence of all courses. Provides instruction to students in a variety of planned topics. Provides the use of real life applications and simulates to instruct students in the analysis and interpretation of materials being presented. Implements the school's mission to empower students as learners. To do this she/he must determine where each student stands in relation to the curriculum, assess the students learning potential, and match methods of instruction to the student's individual learning style in order to assist the student in making expeditious progress through the curriculum. In addition, the teacher is responsible for maintaining a well-managed, orderly, positive, classroom environment conducive to learning.

    Essential Functions:

  • Develops daily and unit lesson plans and a scope and sequence that are thoughtful, goal-oriented and aligned with curriculum and integrate technology; maintains pace of learning and provide opportunities for student differences; and check for student understanding and convey appropriately high expectations for students
  • Carefully plans for substitute teachers when unable to attend school and relates lessons to the state content standards in the core content areas as well as in specific content area
  • Creates and maintains a classroom environment to encourage all students to be engaged and work toward meeting the standards; maintains accurate, thorough records of student achievement and behavioral performance; and completes progress and grade reports promptly and as scheduled using automated systems
  • Promotes a high rate of student interest and provide prompt and specific feedback in a constructive manner and opportunities for active participation; demonstrates fairness and consistency in dealing with students; and speak and write clearly, correctly, and at an appropriate level for student understanding
  • Complies with policies, regulations and procedures of CCCS; communicates effectively with parents and work collaboratively with staff
  • Displays high-level professional conduct and image at all times; establish and maintain an acceptable attendance record; and participates in extra-curricular activities and/or leadership roles outside the classroom

    • Continues to grow as a professional educator with classes/workshops for professional development in specific areas of interest and/or need and coaching and feedback from administrators and peers
    • Performs other related duties as assigned

      Minimum Requirements:

      • Bachelor's Degree in Education from an accredited college or university
      • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check Clearance
      • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
      • FBI Criminal Background Clearance

        • Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate I, preferably Instructional Certificate II

          Demonstrated Knowledge of:

          • Mastery of the necessary content knowledge and skills to successfully teach assigned content area(s) and grade level(s) and deliver exceptional standards-based instruction in assigned content area(s) and grade level(s) that ensures academic growth for all students, including those with special needs
          • Proficiency in automated student information systems for progress and grade reporting and class work documentation and ability to integrate technology into instructional delivery
          • Exceptional classroom management, organization, planning, instructional delivery, leadership, and technical skills and the ability to utilize differentiated instructional methods to engage students in positive learning experiences
          • The principles, practices and methods of grade level education
          • Subject-specific expertise
          • The contents, materials, methodologies and practices utilized within education at the respective grade level, with an emphasis toward enrichment education
          • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
          • Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTII)

            • Critical thinking methodologies and problem-solving techniques
            • Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards

              Demonstrated Ability to:

              • Motivate and build relationships with students and parents to promote student achievement and strengthen community partnerships

                • Assess students' needs and learning styles and to design appropriate differentiated instruction to meet their needs
                • Use and apply simulations and technological innovations in the classroom in pursuit of instructional strategies
                • Facilitate inquiry-based learning as well as whole class, small group and individual instruction, driven by student needs
                • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
                • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, administrators, supportive staff, parents and students

                  • CCCS has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

Keywords: Chester Community Charter School, Philadelphia , Science Teacher-Middle School, Education / Teaching , Chester, Pennsylvania

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