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Science Teacher

Job in Chicago - Cook County - IL Illinois - USA , 60602
Company: Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Catholic Schools
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-28
Job specializations:
  • Education
  • Teaching
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position Summary:

Teaching in one of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Elementary Schools is a rewarding experience for anyone who believes in the power of education and the strength of faith. As one of the largest private school systems in the nation with approximately 200 schools across Cook and Lake Counties, we are not just committed to our students' success, but also your professional and spiritual success. With a wide range of positions and school locations, we offer our teachers the flexibility and resources they need to succeed at our award-winning schools.

The elementary school teacher is directly accountable to the principal, the Office of Catholic Schools and the local school. The teacher cooperates with the principal and staff in providing an educational environment that promotes the ministry of Catholic education.

The Archdiocese of Chicago complies with all laws concerning nondiscrimination in employment. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, unfavorable discharge from military service, arrest record, or mental or physical handicap unrelated to ability to perform the duties of the position. It is our policy to offer reasonable accommodations for the special needs of otherwise handicapped individuals. We seek innovators, collaborators and problem-solvers who believe that socio-economic status should not determine access to or achievement in this global economy.

Our middle school science teachers are expected to be dedicated, organized, enthusiastic and high energy professionals who are mission driven. Teachers should provide engaging coursework and be able to cater to diverse student needs. Successful candidates will have creativity and willingness to teach a variety of topics, including but not limited to, Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. A middle school science teacher should have superb classroom management skills and a firm understand of how to engage students. A teacher should have the passion and energy to be able to inspire passion and energy from their students. A successful teacher can incorporate technology and different avenues of learning to keep the material fresh and interesting.

Qualifications:

* Minimum of a bachelor's degree is required.
* Valid state teaching licensure (we accept out-of-state teaching licenses)

Preferred Qualifications:

* 1 to 3 years teaching experience.
* Experience teaching through remote learning platforms.
* Teaching endorsement in 6th - 8th grade science
* Degree in science

General Responsibilities:

* Teach and act in accordance with the mission of the Catholic faith.
* Communicate regularly with students, parents/guardians, colleagues, and principal.
* Participate in professional development programs required by the Archdiocese of Chicago and/or the local school and parish.
* Perform teaching duties as assigned by the principal, including but not limited to providing remote instruction for students.
* Attend required faculty and staff meetings.
* Cooperate with the principal and staff members in school related meetings, activities, and projects.
* Maintain accurate student attendance and academic records.
* Maintain a safe, orderly, and secure learning environment.
* Participate in the annual performance review.
* Maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding school personnel, students, and general school matters.

Working Conditions:

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently move, stand, and lift up to 10 pounds. As well as be able to walk up and down steps several times each day and physically respond quickly in an emergency.

Application Procedure:

* Transcripts
* Resume /CV
* Cover letter
* Teaching Licensure or acceptance in alternative licensure program
* Professional reference letter/s
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
 
 
 
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