Teacher

Position Title: Elementary & Secondary Education Teachers (Must be a team of 2 or more people)
Location: 
Hyderabad, India
Status: Full-time / STINT role
Reports to: Associate Principal of the Living Tree Discovery Center School
Works closely with: Campus Captain


Position summary: The Living Tree Discovery Center School is located on India’s Campus.  Previously, the campus children attended two different private schools.  Even before COVID many of these children were behind or had significant gaps in their education.  In 2021 the children will go to school full time on campus with teachers who will give them more individualized support.  Responsibilities include creating and facilitating successful, engaging lessons that allow students to improve their academic and social-emotional skills.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Teach multiple grade levels
  • Follow designated curriculum
  • Implement additional material to support curriculum objectives
  • Regularly record grades and review individual student’s progress
  • Maintain classroom management using Trauma informed principles
  • Evaluate and review lesson plans to see if they are having the desired outcomes per grade level and per student
  • Submit weekly lesson plans
  • Create cumulative reports for each student
  • Adjust style of teaching based on the needs and learning style of the student
  • Follow the same calendar as the students, June-April
  • Participate in children’s 5 point child development plan review to set educational goals (4 times a year)
  • Help with Child Sponsor letters 4 times a year
  • Participate in a weekly meeting with Campus Captain and the other teachers to discuss individual needs of the students, to share stories of impact, to discuss challenges, and general observations
  • Develop and maintain a team of ministry partners that fully fund the position

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary or secondary education

Required skills and abilities:

  • Have a clear understanding of and commitment to Back2Back’s mission and vision
  • Adhere to and share the Back2Back Statement of Faith, Cultural Values, and Standards of a Staff Member
  • Operate with basic competency in Microsoft Office and Google Applications
  • Willingness to invest time and energy into learning the language of India
  • Proven ability to teach children
  • Teachable
  • Flexible
  • Implement additional material and/or study to support curriculum objectives
  • Cultural knowledge and sensitivity
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work on a team as either a leader or support staff
  • Ability to problem solve (analytical and evaluative)
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creativity to work within limited resources
  • Adaptability to different circumstances and working conditions
  • Understanding and practice with theories of trauma and attachment
  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Relational
  • Motivates others
  • Listens actively
  • Socially perceptive

This job description is intended to convey essential information about the scope and requirements of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties or responsibilities associated with the role. Staff may be assigned tasks other than those specifically listed in this description in order to further the goals of the role or of the organization.

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