Teacher - MS Health Science
Company: Austin Independent School District
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Position requires a valid Texas teaching certificate in the
subject and level of assignment. In addition, individuals in core
academic subject areas must meet teacher requirements.
This position requires the ability to apply knowledge of current
education and instructional theories, methodologies, techniques,
principles, subject matter, and knowledge of State, local, and
Federal laws and regulations affecting the lives and education of
students. Incumbent must have an understanding of child and
adolescent development and have the skills to manage student
behavior. Incumbent must have the ability to communicate
effectively using a variety of media, work with others as a team,
organize and maintain records, manage time and resources
effectively and efficiently, and evaluate performance and provide
constructive feedback. This position requires the ability to read,
write, and speak English fluently.
JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, and
presenting instructional lessons contributing to educational,
social, and physical development of students to enhance their
self-worth and equip them with the basic knowledge, skills, and
abilities needed to function in society. Considerable judgment,
tact, patience, sensitivity, and flexibility are required to
interact with students from varied socioeconomic backgrounds and
learning styles. This position requires creativity and adaptive
thinking to match teaching objectives, learning strategies, and
instructional plans with students' abilities. Judgment is required
to interpret broad State, local, and Federal laws, regulations, and
policies affecting the lives and education of students and the
impact of the laws on instructional methodologies or techniques
- Plan lessons, including activities such as preparing learning
objectives and goals, designing tests or exams, studying material,
setting up labs, and preparing exams.
- Prepare lesson materials, supplies, and equipment (e.g., copy
materials, set up technology equipment, arrange lab
- Provide instruction to a class, individual students, or groups
of students using such methods as oral presentation, demonstration,
discussion of homework assignments, answering questions, offering
laboratory directions, and games.
- Facilitate learning in the classroom (e.g., maintain
discipline; encourage participation; consult with parents, school
staff, and other care providers to identify and address social or
- Tutor students to accelerate learning.
- Evaluate student performance.
- Maintain records and document student progress (e.g., record
grades and absences, provide progress reports).
- Perform all duties pertaining to area of expertise as required
(e.g., early childhood, language, music, physical education,
vocational training, safety, and career education).
- Maintain contact with parents in regard to student performance
through activities such as parent-teacher conferences, progress
reports, letters, and special meetings.
- Maintain professional development through such activities as
classes, conferences, seminars, workshops, and professional
journals; provide technical guidance to less experienced
- Perform various administrative activities (e.g., attend faculty
and staff meetings, order equipment and supplies, copy materials,
create bulletin boards, take attendance, obtain permission slips,
and coordinate department activities).
- Monitor student behavior both inside and outside the classroom
(e.g., during class, in hallways between classes, and during
assemblies, extracurricular activity meetings or events, fire
drills, or other group activities).
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:
Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees
are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations
driven by need where a team effort is required.
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Services are generally provided within a standard classroom
environment. Some movement throughout the classroom is generally
necessary to facilitate learning (e.g., standing, walking,
stooping, bending, sitting, and/or kneeling). Light lifting of
materials and other objects associated with a classroom environment
is required (e.g., books, teaching aids, up to approximately 20 -
40 lbs.). Special Education teachers may also be required to pick
up students, restrain students as needed, and spend large
quantities of time on the floor sitting, squatting, and/or
kneeling. Incumbent must maintain emotional control under stress
and be able to work with frequent interruptions. Computer use is
required, and prolonged use may result in repetitive hand motion.
This position may involve frequent exposure to temperature extremes
(hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise, and low or intense
illumination vibration. It is expected that occasional field trips,
district wide, and statewide travel may be made. Incumbent should
be willing to contribute directly or indirectly to the development
of children both inside and outside the classroom, which may
include working hours in addition to the regular school day. This
position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular
attendance is required for this position.
PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
Incumbent receives administrative supervision and is typically
evaluated about three times per year. It is expected that less
experienced incumbents will receive additional guidance on
instructional matters and that those with more experience will
serve as mentors, providing suggestions, guidance, and assistance
as appropriate or necessary. It is expected that some incumbents
will be more involved in planning and coordinating departmental
activities. Supervisor may provide detailed instruction regarding
changes in policies, procedures, or laws or in reference to unusual
circumstances or problems. Incumbent has significant contact with
students, parents, and other school staff to provide instruction,
offer guidance, exchange information, and develop social skills of
students. Incumbent may also maintain contacts within the community
to enrich the content of materials and utilize additional
instructional methodologies (e.g., take field trips, invite guest
Duty Days: 187
Pay Grade: P6
Comprehensive Benefits Package
Employee Discount Program
Closing Date: Until Filled
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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