The Social Studies Teacher plans, and administers the social studies instructional program and classroom operation in compliance with guidelines and regulations determined by the administration, Board of Directors, state and federal agencies. He/she will create an environment that encourages learning, motivates students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to establish and continue a firm foundation to perpetuate the learning experience through the post-secondary education and/or career opportunities. The Social Studies Teacher will utilize all resources available to establish a cooperative relationship with parents, staff members and administrators to support each student’s opportunity to learn and grow in educational and life experiences.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work carried out in the school.
- To deliver a designated program of teaching.
- To prepare and update subject materials.
- To ensure a high quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external standards.
- To ensure that numeracy and other cross-curricular requirements are reflected in the learning experience of students
- To mark, grade and give written, verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.
- To maintain discipline in accordance with school policy and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behavior, standards of work and homework.
- To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep accurate records as required.
- To provide and/or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
- To carry out assessment of students as required by examination bodies, departmental and school procedures.
- To set clear and challenging targets for each student that build on prior attainment to ensure the effective deployment of classroom support.
- To be familiar with the needs of students with additional needs and plan appropriately to meet those needs.
- To maintain teaching areas in a safe and organized manner.
- Bachelor’s degree and teaching licenses in related field is required.
- General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
- Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
- Strong organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
- At least 2 years of field experience (student teaching).