MONTEREY BAY CHARTER SCHOOL JOB DESCRIPTION
SPANISH SUBJECT TEACHER GRADES 1-5
Job Title: Spanish Subject Teacher
Reports to: Director
Evaluated by: Director
Terms of Employment: Subject to the letter of agreement
Work Schedule: Part-time or full-time, exempt, in accordance with academic school calendar.
Compensation: Commensurate with education and/or experience and in accordance with the MBCS Salary Schedule
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Makes knowledge accessible within a specialty subject & provides sound educational experience
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Develops age-appropriate lesson plans and selects and uses effective instructional methods and materials
● Provides specialty subject education in Spanish at a pace suitable to the child’s age and development
● Aligns teaching practice to the principles of Waldorf education
● Fosters students’ self-esteem, curiosity, motivation and sense of civic responsibility
● Nurtures the healthy development of the child’s physical, social and cognitive capacities
● Ensures that good work and study habits are developed within the subject
● Evaluates student’s academic and social growth & keeps appropriate records
● Tracks and records student progress and inputs grades into report cards
● Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professionals to assess or address student challenges
● Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve an optimal atmosphere for learning
● May supervise students on campus in various capacities such as recess or lunch according to schedule
● Maintains the classroom or school facilities to a high standard of cleanliness
● Maintains open lines of communication with class teachers and families
● Organizes materials for class use & organizes program within allocated budgets
● Engages in professional growth activities of job-related knowledge and skill development
● Upholds and enforces school policies, rules, and follows the school wide behavior management plan
● Works collaboratively to achieve the overall purpose of the school program
● Participates in the life of the school by regularly attending faculty meetings, events outside of school hours, performs
collateral duties, work-study and in-service days during school holidays or weekends as required or assigned &
according to schedule
● Other duties as assigned
● Patience & skills required to teach children in a pleasant, creative & constructive manner that inspires students to
become lifelong learners
Professional Standards & Skills:
● Demonstrated interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
● The ability to be creative, imaginative, patient, energetic, organized & resourceful
● A genuine interest in children and respect for their individuality & ability to sense a child's individual needs
● Leadership and teamwork skills with a high level of dedication to work
● Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Monterey Bay Charter School
● Maintains appropriate state required credentialing &/or licensing related to the position
● A clear & pleasant speaking voice that conveys confidence
● Positive conflict resolution skills and the ability to handle stress well
● Establish & maintain a positive rapport with children and families
● Self starter with strong time management skills & the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a
(THE LIST ABOVE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF THE REQUIRED RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND SKILLS)
This position works in a variety of settings including classrooms and outdoors and may experience heat or cold extremes as well as fumes, odors, dust, noise level is moderate to loud.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This position requires accurate hearing, near and far vision, depth perception, working with educational materials, technology, and providing information orally. Physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and to reach overhead, climb and move quickly or run after a child in an emergency situation; constant handeye and mindeye coordination physical strength sufficient to lift a student weighing 45 pounds and more with a two person lift; physical stamina sufficient to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; physical, mental and emotional tolerance to be exposed to noise generated by students in an enclosed environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Spends the majority of the day standing and sitting in the classroom. While standing the teacher will frequently hold light objects they are working and demonstrating, etc. These can be held from waist level to slightly above the teacher’s head. Teachers must be able to walk through the classroom and be able to maneuver in tight spaces between desks. Dealing with students can entail kneeling or squatting, stooping and bending from 50-70 degrees at the waist on an occasional to frequent basis on a given day. The chalkboard or white board is occasionally to frequently used which can require grasping the chalk or marker or eraser, reaching at, below or above shoulder height with the dominant upper extremity and may require trunk or neck rotation to look back at class.
Teachers may be required to assist in physical education on a rotating basis and this would occasionally involve lifting, using both upper extremities while assisting the child. The teacher may be required to do playground/yard duty, which involves walking on even and uneven surfaces including pea gravel and negotiating a 6” curb. The teacher may use computers, overhead projectors, and online platforms. When working with equipment it may also be necessary to forward bend, squat, and/or kneel. The teacher often moves children’s desks and chairs to change the layout of the classroom to influence teaching situations. It is occasionally necessary to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 25 pounds from the office to the classroom up to 200 feet away.
The teacher must sit on an occasional basis when developing lesson plans, grading, etc. This is done at the desk with forward bending from the waist, leaning on the forearms, and looking down which requires neck flexion. It is necessary to grasp and manipulate pens, markers, scissors, staplers, etc., either occasionally or frequently, depending on the day. May occasionally have to climb or balance on step ladders or chairs.
● Valid CA teaching credential, Spanish authorization, single subject Spanish credential or BCLAD Authorization
● CPR certification within six months of employment
● Waldorf certification, education, training or experience
● Knowledge of and experience with Waldorf methods such as pedagogical theory and practice
Right to Revise:
This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive and the School reserves the right to revise this job description as necessary without advance notice. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer without notice.
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