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High School English ELA Instructor- Job Description for Recruitment

 

Vision Charter Academy is a public charter school authorized by Delta County School District on the Western Slope of Colorado with the following Mission and Vision:

Mission: Individualized education through partnerships with families and communities.

Vision: Vision Charter Academy is and will continue to be families’ partner of choice for nurturing lifelong learners who are thriving, contributing members of society.

Please visit our website to learn more: https://www.visioncharteracademy.org/

 

Department: Academic

Job Title: In person, High School English Language Arts Instructor

Location: Delta, CO

Reports to:  High School Lead Administrator

Purpose: To provide oversight, instruction, and support of VCA learners in English language arts.

Pay Scale: $38,021 – $54,068

Hours/Week: 20 (Exempt, Part-time)

Working Days/Year: 187

Compensated Non-Working Days/Year: 10

*Paid for 197 days per year with 187 of those being worked days and 10  days compensated, but are not working days. 

Benefits: Position qualifies for Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) benefits and

qualifies for health, dental, life, and long term disability insurance benefits. Position also receives other paid leave (i.e. sick, vacation).

Qualifications: 

Education/Certification: 

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and demonstrated subject matter competency required. Subject matter competency includes 24 college credits in content area or successful completion of PRAXIS in the content area. 

Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check to work in a school.

 

Experience: 

A minimum of one year experience with student instruction and coaching with preference given to candidates who have experience in individualized learning models. 

Special Knowledge: The right candidate will have experience in individualized learning models and programs, as well as expertise in 9-12 ELA.

 

Skills/Abilities

Required:

  1. Classroom instructional and management skills and experience
  2. Knowledgeable about state approved ELA curriculums
  3. Skilled at ELA intervention systems and implementation
  4. Experience and expertise in curriculum and planning
  5. Coaching skills for parents and learners
  6. Data analysis and application for assessment, progress monitoring, and decision making
  7. Knowledgeable about Colorado MTSS
  8. Mastery based systems thinking

 

Preferred:

  1. Experience or expertise in the individualized learning

General Description of Duties: 

Provide instruction in ELA utilizing specialized knowledge and expertise in ELA curriculums and interventions to facilitate learning through excellent classroom management, as well as, meet federal, state, and organizational requirements and standards.

Major Responsibilities and Duties: 

  1. Implement a blended learning experience in partnership with parents and VCA staff
  2. Plan, deliver, and instruct a dynamic classroom and online experience based on the Colorado Academic Standards and individual learner assessment. 
  3. Provide a classroom culture conducive to learning, exploration, challenge, success, failure, and growth supporting social emotional intelligence, ELA, and VCA partnerships
  4. Utilize live streaming technology and online platforms provided by VCA
  5. Support ELA based competitions, initiatives, and opportunities
  6. Create a community network of ELA career connections locally and globally
  7. Build relationships with learners and families and collaborative partners in education
  8. Participate in success coaching with a coach utilizing weekly training, observations, artifacts and debriefs
  9. Interface with community agencies with writing and ELA based opportunities.
  10. Meet with learners and families individually as needed with a minimum of a monthly meeting. Ongoing communication regarding feedback on assignments, attendance, and engagement through the online platform to support the blended model is expected. 
  11. Keep a grade book and attendance with daily assignments and attendance updated by 8:00 every Monday morning.
  12. Utilize data in assessment and decision making for learners and their families
  13. Implement effective ELA interventions when appropriate

Carry out other organizational requirements as necessary including, but not limited to:

  1. Assist with proctoring Learner assessments as assigned
  2. Communicate effectively with the staff members, learners, parents, and administrators
  3. Participate in employee evaluation and professional development opportunities
  4. Attend meetings, trainings, and committees as required
  5. Meet organizational deadlines and communication protocols 
  6. Accomplish organizational goals by carrying out other duties relevant to the position as assigned by the supervisor

 

 Working Conditions:

  • This position works in a school environment.
  • Long periods of sitting, standing, talking on the telephone, and typing may be required.    
  • It is common for this position to have a fluctuated schedule with increased periods of stress.
  • May be required to work evening hours and weekends for special program events.

 

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. 

*Vision Charter Academy is a drug-free workplace.  All employees must agree to abide by our drug free policy as a condition of employment.  We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

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