Kindergarten Teacher

Part-time (Four hours per week) Kindergarten Teacher – Dallas Community School, Dallas, Oregon

Position Summary

Dallas Community School is a personalized-learning charter school serving homeschooled students in grades K-8 in Dallas, Oregon. We are looking for an enthusiastic part-time Kindergarten Teacher (four hours per week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings) to work with kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year, starting on September 26, 2017.

The ideal candidate is able to use the latest research in education and a strong understanding of child development to foster the intellectual and social development of our students, works well with a wide variety of people, has a successful work history, has experience working with young children, is flexible with the needs of our students and of the school, and is highly motivated to be part of a high performing team dedicated to providing quality education to the students and families we serve.

Position status: Position is as an independent contractor, part-time, non-exempt, no benefits.

Work schedule: Four hours per week: Either 8:30 to 10:30 OR 9:45 to 11:45 (your choice) on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 26, 2017

Duration of the position: Through June 11, 2018. May be extended for following school years.

Salary: $32.00 per hour (self-employed, contractor rate, no benefits), four hours per week.

Responsibilities:

• Design and follow a flexible, developmentally-appropriate teaching plan (to be shared with families)

• Promote literacy and numeracy along with personal, social and emotional skills

• Organize learning material and resources

• Use a variety of activities and instructional methods (songs, stories, media, structured games, art, outdoor activities etc) to motivate and stimulate children’s abilities

• Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information

• Assess students’ performance and progress on regular basis to ensure they are mastering skills

• Monitor children’s interactions and nurture cooperation and sharing

• Cooperate with administrative staff

• Follow and comply with teaching standards and safety regulations

 

Required Qualifications:

• Proven experience working with young children in a school setting, preferably as a kindergarten teacher, kindergarten assistant or teacher’s aide

• Excellent knowledge of child development and latest education theories and practices, keeping abreast with the latest trends and best practices, and able to effectively apply trends and best practices in a progressive, flexible and non traditional educational setting

• Creative and artistic teaching abilities

• Teaching and organisational skills

• Patience and flexibility

• Strong communication skills (ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with school staff, program staff, parents and community members)

• Ability to work independently with multiple interruptions

• Familiar with a wide variety of classroom technologies

 

Education:

• Associate’s Degree or higher, preferably Bachelor’s or Masters in early childhood education or other education field.

 

Experience:

• At least one year of experience working in a public, private, or alternative education setting with children, kindergarten-aged children preferred.

• Demonstrated understanding of community-based learning in a nontraditional education setting, homeschooling, and alternative education.

 

Work Environment:

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. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

EEO and ADA Information:

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position (or similar) and additional duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please visit our website to fill out an Enrichment Class Proposal application and return to us at jobs@dallascommunityschool.org. This position Is open until filled, but we will begin screening applications on August 22, 2017.