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Full-Time Science Instructor

St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower)

Posted

09/20/2021

Expires

10/01/2021

Description

SCOPE AND ROLE OF THE SALESIAN EDUCATOR
With a strong academic background in Science Education, a Salesian Educator will promote academic excellence and support the faith development of young men in a private, Catholic secondary school setting. A Salesian Educator must work in collaboration with parents, students, teachers, administration, and community to promote student success while supporting the faith development / formation of young men.

SUMMARY OF MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):
The duties of a science instructor include creating lesson plans, preparing classroom activities, organizing teaching materials, evaluating student performance, maintaining classroom records, meeting with parents, teachers and other professionals and participating in campus events. Ultimately, it is the goal of a science instructor to use a variety of teaching tools for the purpose of teaching students to conduct experiments and understand scientific methods to carry out research projects. Major duties and responsibilities include:
• Teaches content and skills in science utilizing the Next Generation Science Standards
• Adapts material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge students.
• Determines instructional materials designed to achieve instructional goals and behavioral objectives; selects books and instructional aids appropriate to the interest and maturity level of students.
• Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas.
• Evaluates each student’s progress in science and prepares progress reports.
• Provides individual and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
• Establishes and maintains, with cooperation of the school administration, standards of student behavior needed to provide and orderly, productive classroom environment.
• Maintains professional competence through participation in service education activities provided by the school and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
• Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
• Communicates with parents and school counselors on the individual student’s progress.
• Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
• Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs within the school.
• Performs basic attendance accounting and business services as required.
• Shares in the sponsorship of student activities and participants in faculty committees.
• Design and compose thematic units that are aligned with NGSS scope and sequence; conceive and implement lesson plans that follow the thematic units and scope and sequence
• Collaborate with co-teacher on daily lesson plans, teaching strategies, and student performance.
• Demonstrate flexibility in teaching methods to address multiple learning styles and intelligences.
• Adjust pace and provide individual attention for students based on student assessments.
• Create opportunities for experiential learning.
• Utilize technology programs to enhance comprehension of technology, basic academic skills, and problem solving.
• Performs other significant duties as may be reasonably assigned.

Working conditions
• Environment
o Classroom environment, subject to intermittent noise.
• Physical Abilities
o Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations, sitting or standing for extended periods of time, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist, and seeing to read and explain classroom assignments.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or equivalent.
• Experience: At least two years of experience as a teacher in a comprehensive high school setting.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Education, or a related field.
• Valid California Teaching Credential or license authorizing service in grade levels and areas assigned.
• Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
• Knowledge of and experience in the mission of Catholic Education.

FILING AN APPLICATION
• All interested applicants must submit the following: (1) a detailed letter of interest, no more than two pages, which addresses the responsibilities and desirable qualifications as detailed in this announcement; (2) a current resume or CV; and (3) a personal statement, no more than two pages, on the applicant’s philosophy on teaching and learning Science in the 21st century. After review of submitted materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if they have been selected to be interviewed. Additional materials (e.g. references, transcripts) may be requested later. All materials should be sent electronically.
• For questions regarding the application process or for additional information regarding the job description, please send inquiries to sjbemployment@bosco.org.

Information/Application Contact

St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower)

13640 Bellflower Blvd

Bellflower, CA 90706

sjbemployment@bosco.org