Secondary Teacher Social Studies

Stroudsburg Area School District   Stroudsburg, PA   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 25, 2024

JOB INFORMATION

 

Title:

Secondary Teacher - Stroudsburg Area S D

 

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

 

Terms of Employment:

In accordance with the professional collective bargaining agreement on file.

 

Employee Group:

Professional

 

Location

Building

 

Last Edited On:

5/19/2021 11:53:13 AM

 

ORGANIZATION

 

County:

Monroe

 

Entity:

Stroudsburg Area S D

 

Department:

Curriculum

 

Reports To:

Principal

 

Supervises:

No supervisory duties

 

JOB GOAL

 

To create a flexible secondary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish appropriate, effective rapport with students; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for furthering the student's education, in accordance with each student's ability; establish appropriate, effective relationships with parents and other staff members; and to fully implement the curriculum using an effective instructional method.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

Teaches specified curriculum to students in a classroom using the curriculum adopted by the Board of School Directors and other appropriate learning activities. 

 

Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law, district approved curriculum, and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.

 

Develops lesson plans and instructional materials, utilizes technology to enhance instruction, and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.

 

Demonstrate understanding of and abides by federal, state, and local school laws and regulations, mandated programs, District policies and administrative regulations.  Reviews and abides by Pennsylvania Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators.

 

Develops lesson plans and implements them into meaningful learning experiences for students, maximizing the available time for instruction.

 

Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a safe and inspiring learning atmosphere in the classroom. 

 

Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.

 

Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss student’s progress and interpret the school program.

 

Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve social, emotional, behavioral, and academic issues.

 

Creates an effective environment for learning through a functional and an attractive classroom environment.

 

Maintains professional competence through professional development activities provided by the district or through self-selected activities.

 

Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day and on field trips when necessary.

 

Administers group standardized assessments in accordance with district assessment program and state and local guidelines.

 

Participates in curriculum development programs, faculty committees, and the sponsorship of student activities as required.

 

Maintains required inventory records of instructional aides and supplies.

 

Uses technology and research based instructional methods to facilitate instruction.

 

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

Performs in accordance with school policy, administrative regulations, state and federal laws.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education

Education Level

Education Details

Req

Pref

 

Bachelors Degree

 

X

 

 




Work Experience

Experience

Experience Details

Req

Pref

 

 

Licenses and Certifications

Enter Licenses/Certifications

Lic/Certification Details

Req

Pref

 

Secondary Teacher Certification

 

X

 

 

 

SCOPE

 

Analytical Demands

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Occasional analytical demands.  Analysis involves simple comparisons between numbers, letters, etc. (e.g., sorting, tallying, simple tabulating, and the like).

 

Supervision

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No supervisory duties.

 

Sensory Abilities

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Visual acuity and auditory acuity.

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Ability to communicate effectively in all aspects of the job.

 

Temperament

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Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.

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Ability to make judgments and work under high level of stress.

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Must be cooperative, congenial, and service oriented.

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Ability to work as a coordinator and a member of a team.

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Must be courteous and able to effectively manage job responsibilities.

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Must be cooperative, congenial, service oriented, and promote these qualities.

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Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions.

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Ability to be respectful and empathetic.

 

Cognitive Ability

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Ability to communicate effectively.

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Ability to organize tasks.

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Ability to exercise good judgment.

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Ability to follow written and verbal directions, to read and write, to communicate effectively, to organize tasks, to handle multiple tasks, and to exercise good judgment.

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Ability to establish and maintain rapport with students, parents, athletic staff, alumni, Board members, booster groups, staff, co-workers, and general community.

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Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately.

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Ability to recognize areas of concern and propose or recommend appropriate solutions to problems.

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Maintains productive working relationship with immediate supervisor.

 

Specific Skills

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Demonstrates effective classroom management skills.

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Must possess active listening skills.

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Plans and prioritizes assignments effectively. Able to handle several ongoing tasks and projects at once.

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Able to adjust to changes in the work environment.

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Reports to work on time, gives a full day’s work and makes effective use of time while on the job.

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Maintains a good attitude toward administration, fellow employees and the public.

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Demonstrates the ability to acquire the skill required to operate new and existing software and hardware.

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Proofreads work for grammar and spelling accuracy.

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Ability to compose clear, concise sentences and paragraphs.

 

Workplace Expectations

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Acknowledges individuals’ requests and handles them in a friendly and courteous manner.

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Promotes a positive team environment through active cooperation with others.

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Maintains awareness of the School District’s policies and procedures. Follows the chain of command.

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Shows initiative and works with minimal supervision.

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When appropriate, incorporates progressive ideas/concepts into daily responsibilities.

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Responds appropriately to supervision and direction.

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Dresses appropriately for job environment.

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Ability to work independently and make work-related decisions.

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Ability to exercise good judgment in prioritizing tasks.

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Ability to use computer technology efficiently including word processing, presentation/webpage software, PowerPoint and Excel software applications.

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Ability to appropriately handle confidential information in accordance with District policies.

 

Standard ADA Settings

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.

 

Standard ADA Selection 

 

  

Office

X

Classroom

  

Other(to include Physically Demanding Positions)

This factor measures the strength and stamina required in areas such as lifting, standing, and the frequency of doing these as necessary to perform the particular duties of the job.

 

Physical Demands

 The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Physical Demand

Rarely

Occasionally

Frequently

Constantly

Weight

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Sitting

 

 

 

X

 

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Standing

 

 

 

X

 

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Walking

 

 

 

X

 

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Talking:  On the phone; person-to-person, and in groups

 

 

 

X

 

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Hearing: On the phone; person-to-person, and in groups

 

 

 

X

 

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Vision: Near, midrange, far, peripheral, depth and color

 

 

 

X

 

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Driving Requirements (personal vehicle, and/or company vehicle):

X

 

 

 

 

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Machines or tools used: Computer:

 

 

X

 

 

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Machines or tools used: Telephone

 

 

X

 

 

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Pushing/Pulling/Lifting(Enter Weight)

 

X

 

 

25 lbs

 

The school recognizes that reasonable accommodations must be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability or disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

 

Working Environment

 

Working Condition

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Subject to inside environmental conditions

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Typical classroom environment