Job Description

Under the general supervision of a Master Teacher and school leadership, an Associate Teacher is an integral role in supporting student success at schools. The Associate Teacher is a high-impact leader of student learning who is ready to take the next step in their own professional growth as an educator. This educator assists a teaching team by providing small-group and whole-class instruction to students under the direction and supervision of a Master Teacher or School Administrator. The Associate Teacher also participates in collaborative planning teams to ensure all students achieve equitable and significant academic success.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Instructs individual students or groups of students in curricular areas as guided by the team and under the supervision of a Master Teacher or School Administrator
* Plans and collaborates with the team to devise special strategies, including the use of digital learning or technology, as appropriate, for reinforcing skills and concepts based on the understanding of individual students and their needs, interests, and abilities.
* Assesses student learning progress in the group utilizing technology and digital learning tools, as appropriate, and communicates results and recommendations to the team.
* Assists in administrative responsibilities, including, but not limited to, checking materials and portfolios, correcting papers, supervising, and testing as directed.
* Participate in additional planning and preparation chosen at the discretion of the principal and school leadership team.
* Participate in professional development opportunities, including a 3-day summer institute for those new to the role and monthly sessions which may occur outside of regular hours.
* As needed, substitute teach in the absence

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
* Successful completion of requirements to become an Instructional Assistant
* Demonstrated record of effectively supporting student learning
* Possess, or has the ability to possess, an Emergency Substitute Certification or higher or equivalent certification
* Valid fingerprint clearance card

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
* Associate’s degree or two years of higher education equivalent to 60 credit hours
* Individual is on a clear pathway to teacher certification, which may include being enrolled in a teacher preparation program or an alternative certification program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
* Best practices in building strong relationships with students in whole group, small group and one-on-one settings
* Methods and skills for managing student behaviors towards positive learning outcomes and social/emotional development

Skilled in:
?? Providing effective instruction to students in whole group, small group, and one-on-one settings
* Building strong relationships with colleagues and mentors in order to support effective teacher teams.

Ability to:
* Lead students to demonstrated academic growth
* Continuously improve as an educator and a professional

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & 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 frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.

NOTICES
The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons. PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.



Primary Location: DISTRICT WIDE

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Lauren Pagnotta
Title
Phone 6022573755
Email

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, May 2, 2022 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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