Health Science Teacher

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Allied Health



Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree, and wage-earning experience as required by certification
  • Valid Texas Career and Technical Education certificate with required license, endorsements, and training for subject and level assigned, or related training and work experience for certification (Valid RN or Dental Hygienist license preferred)
  • Demonstrated competency in the health care field
  • Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of career and technical education subject assigned
  • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
  • Ability to oversee student field experiences in career area assigned
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience:

    Student teaching, approved internship, or 5 years of wage-earning experience in the area of certification

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:

    Instructional Strategies

  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual student differences.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect an understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
  • Plan and assign work to the instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.
  • Student Growth and Development

  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
  • Present a positive role model for students; support the mission of the school district.
  • Classroom Management and Organization

  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Communication

  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.
  • Professional Growth and Development

  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  • Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
  • Other

  • Comply with federal, state, and local regulations related to the occupational area assigned.
  • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Direct the work of assigned instructional aide(s).

    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

    Tools/Equipment Used : Computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment

    Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

    Motion: Frequent walking

    Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move textbooks and classroom equipment

    Environment: Work inside, may work inside and outside; regular exposure to noise

    Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours


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