Position Title: Hope Campus Christian Academy (HCCA) Teacher
Reports to:Hope Campus Captain
Works closely with: India Site Staff
Position summary: Lead a multi-age classroom of children who live on the Suzuki Samuel India Hope Campus, in a unique, cross-cultural collaboration with the children’s existing (English language-based instruction) schools and teachers. This position will be developing and implementing strategies designed to enhance the depth of the children’s understanding, increase their cognitive abilities, and grow their overall quality of learning. Children will attend class in their schools, as well as attend the Hope Campus Christian Academy some number of days each month.
- With input from the children’s teachers, develop a rotational schedule of “on-campus” teaching designed to maximize personalized instruction for groups of the children we serve.
- Set up a classroom in an age-appropriate fashion and as needed.
- Create a needs list for curriculum, school supplies, and school resources and communicate those needs to the Campus Captain.
- Develops lesson plans that complement or augment the material being covered at the children’s schools, and teacher identified areas requiring strengthening.
- Executes these lesson plans in an effective way with the students in their care
- Adjust style of teaching based on the needs of the children.
- Assign age-appropriate homework to children (or assists children with any school assigned homework)
- Works to ensure the school is in good working order and reports any issues to the Campus Facilities Captain.
- Ensures the physical security of the school and school resources by ensuring supplies and movable equipment are put away and locked at the end of each day when not in use.
- Meets with parents of children as directed by Campus Captain
- Advocate for the children within their school and a supplementary resource to the school’s teachers where the campus children are concerned.
- Develop and navigate this relationship in a way that nurtures and complements
- Develop complementary lesson plans to those of the school’s teacher
- Develop complementary lesson plans that can be shared with the school teacher in a culturally-appropriate way
- Develop complementary lesson plans in areas of weakness(es) in the children’s learning that will help the school teachers become more effective.
- Analyze the children’s progress reports from the school and measure against the HCCA progress reports for the same period
- Meet with the school teacher, sometimes in tandem with the Campus Captain.
- Record the following:
- Daily lesson plans covering subject
- Chapters and lessons
- Scope and sequence tracking for continuity between grade levels and materials, books, and texts used and covered during the year.
- Follow the same calendar as the students, June-April.
- Vacation/holidays follow the school calendar, and vacation can only be taken on regularly scheduled holidays.
- All school days are required workdays and may not be used for travel, vacation or support development.
- Each teacher is allotted three sick days.
- The HCCA school days begins at 9:00am and runs until 4:00pm, with one hour break from 1:00pm-2:00pm, plus necessary prep and grading.
- Field Trips will be taken when they are beneficial to the children.
- Develop and maintain a team of ministry partners that fully fund the position.
Required education and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, primary education or other applicable field of study
Required skills and abilities:
- Commit 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 Apps.
- Proven ability to teach children.
- Strong verbal and written communication in English
- Humble and self-aware of a cultural lens and how it can distort views and limit relational benefit.
- Organizational Skills
- Teach multiple grades
- Implement additional material and/or study to support curriculum objectives
- Record regularly reported grades and parent conferences
- Maintain classroom management
- Plan for quarterly instruction units with measurable outcomes per grade level.
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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