6th Grade (Middle School) Teacher
DC West, a growing Class C-1 school district located on the western edge of Omaha, is now accepting applications for the following position:
- 6th Grade (Middle School) Teacher
- Teach assigned classes and perform related duties as set forth under Job Tasks.
- Provide for the reasonable care and safety of students under the teacher’s supervision.
- Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
- Provide reasonable care for students, including reporting suspected child abuse or neglect to supervisor and provide medication administration as assigned.
- Participate in team meetings for the development of IEPs and 504 Plans and implement provisions of IEPs and 504 Plan accommodations for the teacher’s students.
- Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of activities as assigned.
- Participate in professional activities and staff development as assigned and as needed to maintain professional competence and to perform duties.
- Develop and maintain a positive rapport with students and parents.
- Develop and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with other staff and administration.
- Maintain confidentiality of information concerning colleagues, students, and parents in accordance with law and District rules.
- Provide for proper care, maintenance and reasonable security of all District property in the teacher’s custody.
- Utilize instructional materials and other resources in a competent and effective manner, including computer, e-mail, electronic student information systems, and other technology to perform assigned duties.
- Adhere to all district policies, rules, regulations, and supervisor directives.
- Adhere to the code of ethics of the District and the code of ethics set forth in NDE Rule 27. The teacher must serve as a positive role model for other staff and students.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
- Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
- Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
- Perform supervision duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the State and the school district.
- Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
- Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
- Assign and grade class work and homework.
- Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.
- Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
- Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
- Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
- Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
- Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
- Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
- Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
- Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
- Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
- Involve parent volunteers and older students in children's activities to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Organize and label materials and display students' work.
- Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Inside offices and classrooms.
- Outside for activities with students and student supervision.
FLSA Status: Exempt.
Professional exemption: The employee has a primary duty of performing work requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study or has a primary duty of teaching, tutoring, instructing, or lecturing in the activity of imparting knowledge and is employed and engaged in this activity as a teacher.