Job Description / Essential Elements:
IRVINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
INTERMEDIATE/MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER - SCIENCE
Under general supervision, teaches one or more classes in the field of science to students in grades 6 through 8, assists in other school programs as assigned, and creates a flexible program and environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student's ability.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
~Teaches knowledge and skills in general science which may include earth sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, etc., to middle school/intermediate students utilizing the course of study prescribed by the District approved curriculum.
~Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
~Develops lesson plans and appropriate instructional aids stressing "discovery" and laboratory learning methods.
~Plans and demonstrates balanced science instructional program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and student experiments; organizes laboratory activities and procedures for optimum learning.
~Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt curriculum to the needs of the pupils with varying intellectual abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities.
~Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior required to provide an orderly and productive studio environment.
~Instructs students in proper care and use of materials and equipment and organizes storage areas and controls use of materials to prevent loss or abuse.
~Evaluates each student's performance and growth in knowledge and understanding, and prepares progress reports.
~Selects and requisitions instructional materials, books, etc., and maintains inventory records. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the District and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
~Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
~Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
~Cooperates in school-wide supervision of students during out-of-classroom activities.
~Participates in faculty and/or District committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Valid California Credential or license authorizing service in grade levels or areas assigned.
Bachelor's degree, including all courses to meet credential requirements.
Student teaching, internship, or full-time teaching experience.
Appearance, grooming and personality which establish a desirable example for students. Ability to meet District standards for physical and mental health. Above-average recommendations from student teaching supervisors and other professionals who have observed the characteristics, scholastic attainment and classroom performance of the teacher.
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.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
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 stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme heat.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.