Substitute Classroom Teacher - Third grade Maternity Leave Position
Echo Horizon School
Location: Culver City, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $25 - $28 per hour
POSITION SCOPE: The third grade maternity leave position will begin on November 13 and likely end in late February. This position takes primary responsibility for supporting a small group of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students who are mainstreamed into a general education classroom through our Echo Center Program. Our model is a listening and spoken language approach; therefore these students all use hearing technology to speak and access sound. The maternity leave teacher will also support the lead teachers with grade-appropriate curriculum planning and instruction for third grade students. Within the classroom, they will establish inclusive communities and tend to the social and emotional needs of students while maintaining a high level of academic learning.
The ideal candidate will:
Be an exceptional, caring teacher who is up-to-date on best practices in education and child development
Have exceptional organizational skills and follow through
Ability to teach and lead with empathy
Have the ability to inspire and motivate
Have exceptional social emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills and the ability to teach and lead with empathy
Have exceptional written and oral communication skills
Be an independent problem-solver
Take initiative and possess the ability to create, innovate, and implement action
Be a good listener and mentor, setting high expectations while supporting students and parents in achieving their goals
Be a reflective practitioner
Be an exemplary role model to students and faculty alike
Have a good balance of visionary ideas and practical solutions
Support our DHH students to access a challenging instructional program at the appropriate level of difficulty for each child while meeting grade level benchmarks.
Use best pedagogical practices and principles of effective instruction consistently in the classroom.
Create a safe, engaging, and inclusive classroom environment where all children are heard, supported, valued, and respected for their unique identity.
Provide a balanced classroom where social emotional learning, character development, and academic excellence are prioritized and valued.
Maintain records on each DHH child’s progress and provide parents with oral and written reports of child’s accomplishments and areas for improvement.
Attend parent conferences as scheduled by the school and on an as-needed basis.
Work collaboratively with the General Education teacher and the Echo Center DHH Director.
Develop effective techniques of mainstreaming deaf and hard of hearing children into the regular classroom.
Plan and attend field trips as relevant to each grade.
Attend all assigned faculty/staff meetings, in-services, team, and committee meetings
Follow school policies and procedures as described in the faculty handbook.
Attend and support School events, including, but not limited to, staff meetings, admission orientations, board/faculty events, professional development days, grade level gatherings, parent teacher conference days, or other days faculty members are required to work
Assist with carpool, lunch and recess duties.
Cooperate with and support special school-wide events and special activities of the Echo Center and Echo Horizon School Parent Association.
Echo Horizon School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.
PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EDUCATION:
Master’s Degree in Education or similar field preferred
Up-to-date with best pedagogical practices for elementary school education
California Multiple Subject Credential or the out-of-state equivalent preferred
Exceptional cultural competency skills in order to create a diversity responsive learning environment and to work effectively with a range of students from diverse backgrounds
Ability to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative team environment
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to effectively and respectfully handle diverse issues involving parents/guardians
Ability to support the behavioral and developmental needs of children
A positive outlook, strong listening skills, a growth mindset, and an enthusiasm for working with young people and their families.
Curiosity and a love of learning and children
A willingness and enthusiasm to participate and be visible in the Echo Horizon School community
Proficiency with Mac computers, MS Office programs, Internet use
First-aid and CPR trained
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Standing and sitting for extended periods of time
Ability to work outdoors with no temperature control
Echo Horizon School and its Echo Center is to educate children in a collaborative environment that is academically challenging and developmentally appropriate. We actively promote mutual respect, individual responsibility, and ethical action.
Located in the arts district of Culver City, Echo Horizon is a Pre-K-6 elementary school that:
Gives children the time to be children, in a safe, inclusive community that is down-to-earth and free of unhealthy pressure. Educates students with a unique curriculum that combines the “best of both worlds”: the strongest traditional practices with research-based and evidence-tested innovation.
Here at Echo Horizon School, we not only talk about the value of diversity and inclusion, but it is embodied daily.