2021-2022 6th-8th Grade Social Studies Teachers

Liberty25 (District, Global) 21 days ago

JOB GOAL

To develop in each pupil an appreciation of American ideals and cultural heritage; to develop proficiency in the use of social studies inquiry skills and concepts; to motivate each pupil to understand and recognize his rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a citizen; to develop understanding of the geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors which influence the development of world regions; to encourage pupils to develop sound opinions based on study of facts concerning operation of political and economic systems.
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Teaches courses in social studies, history, geography, American government, political science, or humanities to secondary pupils, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board Education and other appropriate learning activities.
  2. Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law anda dministrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  3. Develops a balanced social studies program involving factual background material, material on current events, discussion time, and other appropriate activities designed to encourage pupils to develop skills and attitudes, draw conclusions, achieve improved interpersonal relationships, and make value judgments based on scientific methods of inquiry.
  4. Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds.
  5. Develops knowledge of the purpose, structure, and operation of the American governmental and economic system and the right and responsibilities of American citizenship.
  6. Makes current material from the mass media available to pupils; plans and guides discussions of current problems against background or geographical environment and history of area being studied.
  7. Develops an understanding of the contributions of racial, religious, and political group of American culture.
  8. Develops knowledge of political and economic systems of the nations and their influence on personal freedom, education, and living standards.
  9. Encourages pupils to become aware of the complexity and interrelations of local, state, national, and world problems.
  10. Maintains standards of pupil behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  11. Maintains professional competence through in-service education.
  12. Selects and requisitions books and  instructional aids and maintains required inventory records; may request resource speakers and field trips.
  13. Communicates with parents and school counselors to discuss pupil progress.
  14. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  15. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
  16. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  17. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.
  18. Other duties as may be assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. Valid & Appropriate Arizona Teacher Certificate
  3. Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES

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.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Able to communicate effectively with staff, students, and community members.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to address problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

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 and hear, to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls and use a keyboard or keypad. The employee occasionally is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk or sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus and monitor students on the periphery.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT

The employee regularly works indoors.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
 
Exempt Status
10 Months/40 hours per week
Sick/Personal Leave
Health Benefits & Life Insurance
Participation in Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
 
SALARY
 
Per Board Approved Certified Teacher Starting Salary Guide

PLUS, up to $6,500 Propsition 301 Pay

REPORTS TO
 
Site Principal
 
TO APPLY
 
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