Middle School Science Teacher (Science)

Paramount Brookside
Job Title: Middle School Science Teacher Job Category: General
Department/Group: Academics  Job Code/ Req#: 0018
Location: 3020 Nowland Ave., 46201 Travel Required: Occasional
Level/Salary Range: 35,000-50,000 DOE Position Type: Full Time 
HR Contact: Chief Academic Officer Date posted: As Needed
Will Train Applicant(s): Yes Posting Expires: When Filled
External posting URL: IDOE
Internal posting URL: Paramountindy.org
Applications Accepted By:
Fax or E-mail:

(463) 800-1895 or tpalacios@paramountindy.org

Subject Line: Job Application

Attention: PSOE HR Department

Mail:

PSOE HR Department

1203 E. St. Clair Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Job Description
Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the team lead/elite teacher, the PSOE Classroom Teacher is responsible for direct instruction through curriculum implementation, lesson planning, data disaggregation, and classroom management. Additional responsibilities include maintaining compliance with individual student Education Plans, Section 504 Plans, etc. They will ensure operational and functional knowledge of best practices in education, state and federal education law, FERPA and FAPE law, parent relations, behavioral management, documenting and reporting, and process-driven accountability.

At PSOE, Middle School Science Teachers should demonstrate inspirational and creative qualities in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, classroom management, professional responsibilities, professional relationships, family involvement, and school community. In addition, Science and Math Teachers should: 

Curriculum:

  • Possess proficient understanding of integrated projects based instruction
  • Possess proficient understanding and use of the Core Knowledge Sequence
  • Science Teachers:
    1. – Possess a strong understanding of the scientific process, particularly hypothesis formation and testing
    2. – Possess a strong understanding of the life, physical, earth, and space sciences and how to integrate them
    3. – Demonstrate an interest in and understanding of the science program
    4. – Keep current with issues, events, problems, or topics of importance in science

Responsibilities

  • Provides direct instruction in whole-class, small group, and individual settings. 
  • Utilizes data-driven instruction and PSOE educational frameworks to ensure delivery of standard’s driven instruction to all students.
  • Completes assessments, grading, planning, and conferences with students, staff, and families within appropriate timelines.
  • Utilizes oversight by team lead, Elite Teachers, Special Education Director, school counselor, and other subcontracted professional staff/outside agencies as needed to identify and understand strategies for support and instruction of students with exceptional needs.
  • Ensures appropriate classroom implementation of BIP’s, FBA’s, IEP’s and 504 programs. 
  • Completes any additional reporting as requested by Special Education Director or counselor.
  • Model science thinking for students, especially the skills of scientific inquiry, curiosity, openness to new ideas and data, and skepticism that characterize science
  • Participate in school-wide activities such as a science fair, science museum, nature center, etc.
  • Integrate writing with the science curriculum
  • Develops and maintains regular family communication and community partnerships.
  • Completes reports and follow-up documentation as required by administration.
  • Keeps updated and documented cumulative folders as ongoing case files for all current students. 
  • Contributes to a strong school education team: serves on school and/or community committees; seeks participation and involvement with direction for ongoing local operations.
  • Acts as a professional advisor to the team lead/elite teacher on all aspects of school classroom activities.
  • Abides by all PSOE frameworks as approved by the CEO and as noted in the staff handbook.
  • Maintains ongoing, consistent, and supportive communication for the classroom as noted in the school’s frameworks.
  • Be cognizant of the ethics of science and address this in instruction
  • Assumes all roles as delegated for a variety of school functions for the purpose of managing the team workload more efficiently. 
  • Utilizes effective systems as delegated to troubleshoot problems, track progress, and regularly evaluate workflow components, so as to measure progress in a way that can be effectively communicated to the team lead/elite teacher.

Program planning and management

  • Contributes to the organization’s mission and reflects the priorities of the school.
  • Is prepared to assist in the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects.

Human resources planning and management

  • Establishes a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations including FERPA, FAPE, Section 504, and Special Education.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The Classroom Teacher will be thoroughly committed to the PSOE mission. Prior successful full-time education experience in a similar setting is preferred. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Valid Indiana State Teaching License or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of education.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and production.
  • Excellence in organizational management and data disaggregation, with the ability to manage multiple tasks, and set and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, grit, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

Preferred Skills

  • Proficiency in technology.
  • Prior experience in charter schools.
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization.

Additional Notes

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: 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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead. 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The Classroom Teacher usually works in standard classrooms, but will frequently be required to complete tasks in a wide variety of locations within the school campus. The Classroom Teacher works a standard workweek, but additionally may work evenings, weekends, and any additional hours necessary to accommodate activities such as committees, fundraisers, public meetings, and representing the organization at public events.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. Paramount Employees will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or appropriate administrator. Paramount Schools of Excellence reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.

 

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Job Type
Full-Time
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Grade Categories
Classroom Teacher
Job Subjects
Science/Technology