Employment

CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Come join our collaborative education team at Valentine Elementary School, where our student population in the high desert is 80% Native American.

We are located approximately 40 minutes east of Kingman on historic Route 66. 

Click HERE to access our employment application to download.

Our team is looking for:

A 5th/6th Grade Teacher...

To create a flexible instructional program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students assigned to the classroom, to motivate pupils to develop attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for elementary grade education, in accordance with each pupil's ability; to establish good relationships with other staff members.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor of Arts degree.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Valid K-8 Arizona Teaching Certificate.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with student, peers, and parents; skill in oral and written communication.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Board policies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  Other duties may be assigned.

·      Effectively utilizes district technologies appropriate to the position and assumes responsibility for attending district training needed to successfully perform designated responsibilities as directed by the supervisor.

·      Maintains regular attendance.

·      Complies with State Law and District policies and regulations.

·      Maintains a safe environment for students, conducive to learning.

·      Teaches district-approved curriculum.

·      Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified by District policy.

·      Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.

·      Task analyzes and translates lessons into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.

·      Models lessons for students.

·      Uses effective Classroom Management techniques.

·      Establishes, shares, and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.

·      Anticipates and effectively addresses unforeseen crises associated with working with large groups of children.

·      Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.

·      Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.

·      Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises classroom employees, students, and volunteers.

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• A qualified Special Education Assistant...

To perform responsible human support and paraprofessional work assisting classroom teachers or other professionals to achieve instructional objectives; assisting students with disabilities with achieving established goals and with personal care and mobility.

Qualifications

• High School Diploma or GED required

• An Associate’s degree or higher OR completed two years of study (equaling 60 or more credit hours) from an accredited institution of higher education OR obtained a passing score on one of the Arizona Department of Education paraprofessional approved assessments

• General computer skills

• Ability to grasp and convey subject knowledge (reading, math, science, etc.)

• Ability to read and follow directions

• Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding individual students’ situations

• Ability to provide student assistance during emergency evacuations

• Ability and willingness to attend professional development and implement crisis prevention techniques including, but not limited to safe student restraint

• Under the supervision of assigned teacher, implements behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts

Responsibilities

• Special Education Paraprofessionals work under the supervision of a special education teacher to provide care and support in a safe and appropriate manner while focusing on each student’s academic success in meeting their individual goals

• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

• Administers tests, homework, make-up work, etc. for the purpose of supporting teachers in the classroom

• Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions

• Communicates with supervising instructional staff, professional support personnel, and parents for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives

• Escorts students (e.g. bathroom, office classroom, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and safe arrival to and/or from destination

• Maintains instructional materials and/or manual and electronic files/records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items; providing written reference; and/or meeting mandated requirements

• Models conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening, job skills, and everyday interactions for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior in a culturally sensitive manner

• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to move about the classroom and campus and talk and hear

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