Highline Public Schools
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Job Reference #: 2019-7334
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Position Type: Substitute
Salary: $170.00 - $190.00
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JOB TITLE: GUEST TEACHER
SUMMARY: The position of Guest Teacher is to provide continuity of the learning environment in the absence of a regular classroom teacher. The Guest Teacher will present the lesson prepared by the teacher or provide alternative instruction if lesson plans are not available. Guest Teachers are expected to maintain a level of classroom control that allows student to learn.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: - Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. - Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. - Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. - A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Perform such classroom teaching and other duties related to the school program as may be assigned from the regular teacher or by the Principal or designee. - Teach and follow the recommended District Student Exit Outcomes at each level and subject area. - Integrate a variety of instructional strategies and curriculum content. - Prepare effective plans to meet objectives; motivate student by making lessons interesting and challenging. - Give explanations, reasonable and appropriate assignments, and directions clearly. - Organize the classroom setting to contribute to the learning process. - Work collaboratively and cooperatively with building subject area teachers to develop and align curriculum, instruction, and interdisciplinary projects. - Enlist the assistance of counselors, administration, and other support personnel where appropriate. - Establish clear parameters for student behavior in the classroom. - Discipline student in a firm and controlled manner. - Encourage students to develop courtesy, self-control, respect, and responsibility. - Enforce rules throughout the school. - Develops rapport with students as individuals in a professional manner.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Current Washington State Teacher’s certificate with appropriate endorsement(s)
JOB DESCRIPTION: GUEST TEACHER
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Criminal background clearance
KNOWLEDGE OF: Current trends and practices in education Instructional theory and its application Techniques to motivate student learning via inquiry, discussion, and application of knowledge Organizing the physical and human elements in the educational setting Instructional and non-instructional human dynamics Standards-based instruction and familiarity with Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements ABILTIY TO: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Maintain effective working relationships with other people. Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software. Provide instructional leadership Organize and set priorities Work independently with minimal supervision. Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality. Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills which exist in a classroom. Apply current trends and practices in education Teach in a multi-cultural and mainstream setting Use technology to enhance instruction Be fair and consistent with all students Provide guidance and assistance to students Meet responsibilities in a punctual and reliable manner
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Administrator or Designee
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must deal with angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule.
CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Revised by Human Resources, 02/2011 Created/Updated by Human Resources, 10/05 Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee. Highline Public Schools GS0HEA Guest Teacher (HEA Substitute) Page 2 of 2
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