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Online Special Education Teacher at Lake Elsinore Unified School District

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Job Information

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 Application Deadline: 9/26/2011 4:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 184 Days
Salary: $37,173 minimum to $66,403 maximum, depending on qualifications and experience and contingent upon negotiated furlough days, plus generous health and welfare package. Up to 7 years maximum service credit given. Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Dana Pendleton Email: Dana.Pendleton@leusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: (951) 253-7082
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Job Summary: 

Under the direction of the Principal/designee, this position is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that ensures a quality education through an online delivery method.

Minimum Required Qualifications:   

1.      Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree desirable; previous online instruction experience preferred.

  1. Knowledge of: Internet/web-related technologies and its application to the online learning environment; Online learning strategies; Understanding the importance of treating individuals with dignity and respect while providing an optimal learning environment for all stakeholders; California Content Standards; California Standards for the Teaching Profession; Professional Learning Community philosophy; Standards-based data-driven instruction and assessment; Differentiated instruction to support needs of each learner; Academic, social, and emotional needs of students; and telephone and social media techniques and etiquette.
  2. Ability to:  Maintain strong interpersonal relationships and work collaboratively with all stakeholders in an online educational environment; Use strong oral and written communication skills; Utilize accurate recordkeeping techniques; Demonstrate  correct English language usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; Utilize standards-based, data-driven instruction; Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each learner; Effectively utilize classroom management techniques; Utilize conflict resolution strategies to de-escalate difficult situations; Problem-solve and plan; Demonstrate Spanish language skills desirable.
  3. Licenses/Testing:  Valid CA Teaching Credential; Highly Qualified consistent with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); Hold appropriate EL authorization; Valid CA Driver’s License or official CA Identification; evidence of insurability and remain insurable at the District’s standard insurance market rate; Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance, negative pre-employment drug screen, and a current negative TB result.   

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Online Teacher provides classroom leadership and supervision in the following areas: 

  • Plans, prepares, and implements instructional activities where students are actively engaged in appropriate standards-based learning experiences (E)*;
  • Identifies, selects, creates and/or modifies instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs (E);  
  • Develops, implements, and/or maintains lesson plans, anecdotal records, assessments, and learning logs (E);
  • Implements effective management strategies to ensure optimal learning in the online environment (E);
  • Conducts virtual and face-to-face parent/teacher/student conferences (E);
  • Maintains professional and appropriate communication with parents (E);
  • Provides activities for parents to use with their child at home, when appropriate, to support the curriculum and the student’s learning (E);  
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities including networking with other in-district and/or out-of-district online teachers (E);
  • Maintains effective and efficient record keeping procedures (E);
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with students, parents, and other professionals as needed, in a professional manner (E); 
  • Collaborates with peers to enhance the instructional environment for students (E);
  • Models professional/ethical conduct when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community (E);
  • Welcomes students and parents to ensure a smooth transition to the online teaching program (E);
  • Facilitates student growth and achievement through implementation of the student Independent Study contract(E);
  • Collaborates with administration to set and maintain  regular contact hours for purposes of parent conferencing, test proctoring, tutoring, and/or small group instruction (E);
  • Employs asynchronous and synchronous tools to supplement course content (E);
  • Attends and participates in legally mandated student meetings (E);
  • Establishes online threaded discussions between instructor and students on curricular topics (E);
  • Responds to students’ questions via email, text message, and/or cell phone by the end of the teacher’s next scheduled work day (E);
  • Resolves issues as appropriate and diffuses difficult situations (E);
  • Follows District policies and procedures (E);
  • Works independently with minimal direction (E);
  • Works collaboratively with the Governing Board, Superintendent, Cabinet, District Office staff members, principals, faculty, staff, and parents  (E);
    • Maintains the confidentiality of information obtained through daily job/work responsibilities (E);
    • Reports suspected child abuse to appropriate agencies (E);
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the LEUSD and the Lake Elsinore Teachers Association (E). 

Physical Demands  **

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions demand the following physical requirements:

  1. Dexterity of hands and fingers to assist operating a computer, writing utensils, and other classroom instructional and media materials
  2. Some walking, sitting, kneeling, squatting, stooping, bending and/or standing
  3. Some climbing of stairs, steps, and ramps
  4. Occasional bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching to file materials
  5. Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds
  6. Move (push/pull) classroom equipment (tables and chairs)
  7. Hearing and speaking in person, on the telephone, and through email
  8. Visual ability to read, prepare/process documents, both handwritten and typed, and to see the display screens of various office equipment and machines
  9. Mobility to travel to various school sites, conference and workshops required

Working Environment

  1. Classroom/lab/office environment within a district facility
  2. Virtual environment: Works independently outside of the district facility
  3. Consistent weekly schedule with daily set hours that may fall outside the traditional school day
  4. Demanding timelines/subject to frequent interruptions and daily contact with students, staff, parents, and others

 Hazards

  1. Generally a hazard-free environment
  2. Minimal temperature variations
  3. Potential for contact with blood/body fluids
  4. Potential for physical/verbal confrontations

 Lake Elsinore Teachers Association

All aspects of the Collective Bargaining Agreement shall apply to any individuals hired for this position. 


Salary/Work Year:
Commensurate to the LEUSD Certificated Salary Schedule/184 days

Supervision:

Instructional Technologist/Principal       

 *  (E) Indicates “Essential Function of the Job”

 **To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty (E) satisfactorily.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the America with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.).  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

To be considered, all applicants must submit the following: a completed Edjoin teaching application, letter of interest, resume, copy of credentials, copy of transcripts, copy of test scores (i.e. CSET, CTEL, CLAD, CBEST, etc.) and three current professional letters of reference (one of which must be dated within the past six months).

Minimum Qualifications - Valid Education Specialist Mild/Moderate & Moderate Severe Teaching Credentials (dual authorization), or be eligible to apply for lacking authorization. Must be NCLB Complicant for elementary/self-contained setting. English Language Learner Authorization required.

To be considered, all applicants must submit the following: a completed Edjoin teaching application, letter of interest, resume, copy of credentials, copy of transcripts, copy of test scores (i.e. CSET, CTEL, CLAD, CBEST, etc.) and three current professional letters of reference (one of which must be dated within the past six months).

Minimum Qualifications - Valid Education Specialist Mild/Moderate & Moderate Severe Teaching Credentials (dual authorization), or be eligible to apply for lacking authorization. Must be NCLB Complicant for elementary/self-contained setting. English Language Learner Authorization required.

      Comments and Other Information

      This position is for the 2011-2012 school year and requires fingerprinting, drug screen and reference checks prior to starting.

       


      Application Deadline

      9/26/2011 4:00 PM Pacific

      Date Posted

      9/19/2011

      Contact

      Dana Pendleton
      (951) 253-7082

      Number of Openings

      1

      Salary

      $37,173 minimum to $66,403 maximum, depending on qualifications and experience and contingent upon negotiated furlough days, plus generous health and welfare package. Up to 7 years maximum service credit given.

      Length of Work Year

      184 Days

      Employment Type

      Full Time