Certified General Music Teacher and Choir Director

Location
Clayton, DE 19938, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 03, 2018
Ref
5200006919
Close Date:
07/16/2018

EMPLOYMENT VACANCY

CERTIFIED TEACHERS IN THE FOLLOWING:

GENERAL MUSIC/CHOIR DIRECTOR

APPLICATIONS/RESUMES ARE BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 16, 2018

ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR INFORMATION TO

JENNIFER DURHAM, HR & FINANCE MANAGER.

Electronic copies may be sent to the following email address, jennifer.durham@pca.k12.de.us,

or by postal mail to P.O. Box 265, Clayton, DE 19938.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Providence Creek Academy is seeking a highly motivated and creative full time General Music Teacher and Choir Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. A bachelor's degree in Music Education with an emphasis on vocal music is required.
  2. Basic piano skills are required
  3. The teacher applicant will have a sense of mission and purpose about children and their educational potential. The applicant shall be child centered, caring, and committed to the premise that all children can learn.
  4. The teacher applicant will possess organizational skills, the ability to communicate, flexibility, enthusiasm for the teaching profession, a positive attitude and outlook, and a willingness to work with all students at all levels.
  5. The teacher applicant will be professional in appearance, manner, and attitude
  6. Please provide a professional resume as well as two letters of recommendation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Ability to instruct students from a variety of grade levels k-8
  2. Be able to manage and organize age appropriate programming for a variety of performances both in and out of school.
  3. Budget, order and manage music supplies
  4. Coordinate fields trips for large group of students


REPORTS TO: Principal

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. The teacher adheres to personal and professional standards of the school and the profession by:
    • Interacting effectively with each component of the educational setting within the framework of the philosophy and objectives established by board policy consistent with statutes and standards of regulatory agencies, and in accordance with administrative regulations and procedures.
    • Demonstrating consistent loyalty to his/her school, colleagues, and profession; supporting policies and regulations positively; initiating changes through established procedures; enhancing the profession by his/her personal conduct.
    • Cooperating effectively with other staff members; being highly positive and supportive in staff relationships.
    • Actively pursuing a long-range program of professional growth; seeking self-improvement constantly.
    • Demonstrating a strong sense of responsibility for the total school operations.
    • Assuming responsibility for and cooperating effectively in the development, evaluation, and revision of the total school program.
    • Accepting co-curricular activities as an integral part of the school program; supporting a wide range of co-curricular activities; approaching his/her role as activities sponsor with enthusiasm.
    • Demonstrating empathetic understanding of students and their problems; making effective use of pertinent information about students in suitable teacher/ counseling procedures; working effectively with specialized counseling services.
    • Working effectively with parents in achieving the objectives of the school; taking initiative to inform parents of student progress; securing cooperation of parents in supporting school policies.
    • Demonstrating effective identification, planning, and utilization of community resources consistent with the objectives of the class.
    • Issuing, maintaining and accounting for textbooks.
    • Ability to properly maintain student grades based on Delaware State Content Standards and Common Core State Standards.


  1. The teacher demonstrates knowledge and application of skills supportive to the instructional environment by:
    • Beginning instruction promptly, handling material in an orderly fashion, maintaining student attention to appropriate tasks.
    • Organizing for effective learning activities and aesthetic appeal.
    • Handling materials in an orderly fashion, insuring that equipment and materials needed for the activity are readily available and that resources used are appropriate to the activity; providing proper care and use of equipment.
    • Having objectives and plans for the day; following prepared lesson plans based on the school's official curriculum and as a minimum the Delaware Content Standards and Common Core State Standards.
    • Using Standard English pronunciation and grammatical rules when speaking or writing.
    • Having teacher-made materials and board work conform to rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
    • Ensuring lessons reflect the teacher's sound knowledge of subject matter; responding knowledgeably to student's questions on subject matter.
    • Presenting a strong professional image through manner, voice and appearance.
    • Creating an atmosphere in which mutual respect is evident; enjoying professional association with students.
    • Creating a democratic atmosphere within the classroom; assisting students in developing techniques and skills through teacher-student planning and group discussion and decision-making.


  1. The teacher demonstrates the knowledge of and the ability to apply the essential elements of a successful lesson by:
    • Using an activity to focus student attention, i.e., practice of previous learning, preparation for instruction to follow, motivation, and diagnosis.
    • Informing the student what they will be able to do by the end of the lesson and why it is important or useful.
    • Providing information (all related to the stated objective) in a variety of ways, i.e., lecture, films, board work, lab, group work, interactive Smart Board projects etc.
    • Demonstrating the finished product or process.
    • Routinely checking for each student's level of understanding of essential information during instruction and before moving on to something else.
    • Providing opportunities for students to use or apply what they are learning while the teacher is available to assist.
    • Assigning outside work that reflects the lesson taught, i.e., seat work, homework, etc.
    • Differentiating lessons and instruction to meet the various ability levels of students.


  1. The teacher demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply appropriate motivation techniques by:
    • Relating learning activities to student interests; offering varied learning activities; making involvement a part of the learning process.
    • Appropriately increasing or decreasing student level of concern to maximize attention to the learning task(s) presented.
    • Using pleasant feeling tones.
    • Providing consistent and immediate feedback to students.
    • Setting the tasks at the correct level of difficulty; dividing assignments into short tasks when the objectives presented are difficult to master; replying promptly when students need help.
    • Setting goals with students and helping them self-reflect on their goals.


  1. The teacher demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply techniques that promote productive student behavior by:
    • Specifically identifying the behavior being reinforced; varying reinforcements based on individual personalities, learning styles, etc.
    • Praising students for appropriate classroom behavior; letting students know when they are making progress; varying praise words.
    • Using negative reinforcement for inappropriate behavior; explaining the appropriate behavior, following a negative reinforcement with a positive reinforcement as soon as possible.
    • Ignoring behavior that is merely attention getting, if possible.
    • Using a regular enforcement schedule when new behaviors are being learned; using an intermittent reinforcement schedule when previously learned behaviors are correctly applied.
    • Following the student code of conduct and reinforcing expectations with students.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Directors.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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