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Secondary Science Teacher

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Summary Information:
Employer: Indianapolis Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Science (General)
School / Org: Northwest Community High School
Location Indiana
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN4600145810
Posting Date: 23 October 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Indianapolis Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Secondary Science Teacher

Location or Department: Northwest Community High School

Job Summary: Teaches one or more Sciences to high school students by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Instructs students using District-approved resources. Instructional methods include: modeling, guided practice, lecturing, cooperative learning, integration of technology.

Prepares daily lesson plans focusing on Indiana Science standards, course objectives, student performance and student assessments. Lesson plans should follow curriculum guidelines and requirements of the State, District and School.

Administers frequent formal and informal assessments to monitor student learning. Examples include: District Assessments, classroom exams, homework, projects, essays, classroom discussion.

Analyzes data to make instructional adjustments to improve student learning.

Communicates with students and parents concerning their progress.

Enters daily student attendance on District system.

Maintains a positive classroom learning environment and records/reports discipline concerns via the District system.

Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information.
Design - Translates concepts and information into images.
Project Management - Develops project plans.
Technical Skills Assess own strengths/weaknesses and strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Professionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality.
Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes assigned tasks correctly and on time
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

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/Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university.

Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents, or employees of IPS.

Math Ability: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of Algebra. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Database software.

Certificates and Licenses: Valid Current Indiana Teacher's License with appropriate Secondary Science endorsement.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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 is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather);toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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 talk or hear
- frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel
- occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or - balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
- occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.

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