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2nd and 3rd Grade Multi Age Classroom Teacher

Company: Rivendell School of Northern Colorado
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description: Middle Kids Teacher in elementary school (2nd and 3rd Grade Multi Age Classroom)Reports To: Rivendell PrincipalPrepared by: Rivendell School of Northern ColoradoTo apply for this position, please submit the Rivendell Application, your resume, letter of interest, and references to Rivendell School of Northern Colorado. The position will be closed by May 31st 2022 > Job Summary:A Middle Kids teacher will support and implement Rivendell's individualized education philosophy while creating and implementing engaging and meaningful learning experiences for students in 2nd and 3rd grades. Rivendell teachers demonstrate a passion for working with children and are responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and quality of education for all students within the school's care. Strong communication skills, as well as skills in strengthening family partnerships, are required of all teachers. The ability to differentiate for individual learning styles and needs is essential. Rivendell supports multi-age classrooms, so there will be a variety of academic and affective needs in the classroom. The ability to apply child development theory in daily classroom activities and adapt the learning environment to children's individual needs is essential.As a Rivendell teacher, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children by providing them with a safe and nurturing environment that encourages their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. You will work with a talented team of diverse teachers to design and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum while working collaboratively to maintain positive relationships with parents, children, and coworkers. The Middle Kids teacher will report to the Principal and the Board of Directors or its designee.
Work Period: Academic School Year (August 15, 2022 - May 25, 2023) and required summer preparation and coaching (10 hours in June, 10 hours in July, and 10 hours in August before the 15th)
Education and Experience:Bachelor's Degree Paid Time Off 7 days in addition to paid holidays that align with the school calendar.
Pay:Pay Range $37,000- $47,000 Depends on education and years of experience.Benefit Eligibility:All salaried employees working 30 or more hours per workweek are considered full-time and eligible to receive the benefits. Medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance and 401(k) plan are available.Required Qualifications:Valid Colorado Teaching License
Instructional Practice:Plan and execute appropriate activities for studentsMeet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the children in the program each day. The Middle Kids teacher must understand and implement Rivendell's philosophy of individualization.
Developmentally Appropriate Educational and Instructional Responsibilities:Understand and implement Rivendell's individualized education philosophy. Each student works on an individualized reading, writing, and math curriculum.Plan and implement daily learning experiences in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.Create learning experiences that infuse creativity, inquiry, and content mastery.Provide opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth.Assess student growth through qualitative and quantitative measures.Utilize best practices of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies.Instruct students in large, small, and one-on-one situations.Facilitate group discussions.Manage a classroom where students can work independently, in small groups, and in a whole group.Assist children in resolving conflict with others. Knowledge of the 'Love and Logic' approach and intervention is desirable.Implement positive discipline when required.
Professional and Team Responsibilities:Accept responsibility for the classroom's maintenance and necessary housekeeping duties and common use areas.Maintain a professional attitude, attire, and work behavior.Observe all rules and regulations of Rivendell School and the local, state, or national regulatory agencies pertaining to children's health, safety, and care.Complete all necessary company employment and payroll forms.Promote and participate in a positive, supportive, and cooperative team environment.Meet weekly with Middle Kids teaching teams to plan and develop lessons for the week and/or unit of study.Attend staff meetings, in-service training, other school functions, etc., as requested by the Principal.Plan with the Principal and/or other teachers for all required parent-teacher conferences and student evaluations.Assist in other capacities as determined by the Principal.Accept that the hours of this job will occasionally extend beyond the normal school day.
Organization and Classroom Management:

  • Create clear and consistent classroom expectations that support students in being able to work independently and with other students.
    • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
      • Implement positive discipline when required.
        • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand.
          • Integrate special needs children positively and respectfully.
            • Ensure children are supervised at all times.
              • Provide various experiences and activities for children, including songs, games, and story-telling.
                • Comfort children.
                  • Observe children and note their progress to be communicated to the parent.
                    Knowledge and Skills:The Middle Kids teacher must have proficient knowledge in the following areas
                    • Child development and early education theories and practices.
                      • Phonetic approach to literacy.
                        • Love and Logic.
                          • Safe and appropriate activities for children.
                            • Individualized learning.
                              • Policies and procedures to ensure that children are supervised and safe.
                                Required Skills:
                                • Team building skills.
                                  • Supervisory skills.
                                    • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
                                      • Decision-making skills.
                                        • Effective verbal and listening communication skills.
                                          • Stress management skills.
                                            • Time management skills.
                                              • Teaching skills.

Keywords: Rivendell School of Northern Colorado, Fort Collins , 2nd and 3rd Grade Multi Age Classroom Teacher, Education / Teaching , Fort Collins, Colorado

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