Visions In Education is looking for amazing teachers to join our team! We are looking for Math, Sciences, English and Social Studies single subject credentialed teachers.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision of an assigned academy or other instructional administrator, provides instruction to students, works cooperatively with parents and their children to determine educational goals and objectives, creates individualized curriculum/learning plans; assists the parents and/or students so that the students can meet or exceed educational standards and reach their full potential; performs other duties as assigned.
Visions In Education is a K-12 home school and 9-12 independent study program in which parents have varying percentages of responsibility for the education of their children, dependent upon the academy to which their child is assigned, with the support of a credentialed teacher.
Any one position may not include all the duties listed nor do all the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.
● Develops strategies to assess students progress toward mastery of state standards.
● Engages students in extended assessment strategies, both oral and written.
● Reviews all students work and evaluates students progress with suggested means for improvement in specific areas, especially the “testable content standard areas.”
● Develops Individual Learning Plans and procedures according to VIE guidelines to ensure student achievement.
● Assists parent educators and students with curriculum organization, planning, support and evaluation of student work.
● Creates long/short-range plans with parents/students for meeting content standards, including means of assessment.
● Uses materials, resources, technologies, and varied instructional strategies to make subject matter accessible to students.
● Documents and communicates student progress regularly with students and parents/guardians and requests timely interventions.
● Advises and offers guidance to both parents/guardians and students regarding academic issues.
● Utilizes state-mandated test results as tools to assess student growth.
● Works with families, students and community resources to maximize support for student achievement.
● Meets with students and parents/guardians on a scheduled basis, and additionally as needed to meet the needs of students and parents, for face-to-face visitations in the home or other pre-determined meeting location.
● Calls students and/or parents/guardians as needed and responds to their telephone calls and e-mails.
● Writes student progress reports.
● Supervises and completes state-mandated testing assignments.
● Facilitates ordering of student textbooks and educational materials.
● Monitors student check-in and check-out.
● Monitors student account expenditures.
● Works collaboratively with peers and other staff.
● Plans, coordinates and prioritizes work activities to meet established objectives and deadlines.
● Organize, conduct or participate in school promotional activities and/or events.
● Attends mandated staff meetings and staff development days.
● Maintains confidentiality.
● Performs other duties as assigned. 1
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
● Possession of a valid California teaching credential.
● CLAD certification.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
● Knowledge of or ability to learn, interpret and apply Visions In Education’s objectives, policies, procedures, rules, regulations and operations.
● Knowledge of or ability to learn and use applicable sections of the California Education Code, Charter Law and other pertinent laws.
● Ability to maintain positive and professional interactions with students, parents, peers, other staff and the public, and to work in sometimes stressful situations.
● Skill and ability to work with flexibility, efficiency and diplomacy.
● Skill and ability to use self-restraint and professional judgment and develop strategies to deal with a variety of people under varying situations and conditions.
● Skill and ability to use written and oral communication requiring clarity and diplomacy in communication with a broad and diverse audience.
● Familiarity with numerous curriculum options and resources.
● Ability to act as liaison between the program and the family.
● Effective communication skills initiating individual and group discussions, listening, facilitating interaction with students and peers, and speaking in public.
● Ability to establish and maintain effective rapport and work relations with a wide variety of personalities contacted in the performance of required duties.
● Ability to work independently and in a team environment, and be held accountable for results.
● Ability to maintain a professional attitude and a strong customer service focus at all times, with a strong desire to succeed and solve problems.
● Ability to work confidentially.
● Knowledge, skill and ability to use a wide variety of office equipment including, but not limited to: personal computers, associated software programs (including Windows, word-processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentation, database and web based applications including document sharing), e-mail, Internet, copiers, faxes and phones.
● Proficiency with online-instructional deliveries.
● Skill and ability to motivate students to achieve educational success.
● Knowledge and understanding of goal setting techniques including needs assessment and evaluation.
● Skill in assessing, summarizing, and documenting the monthly progress of each student.
● Ability to assess and summarize the progress of each student toward his/her goals and objectives on a regular basis.
● Willingness and ability to participate in design teams and focus groups to support the organizational needs of the school. OTHER
● Possession of a valid California driver’s license, availability of a vehicle and evidence of vehicle insurance.
● Willingness and ability to travel within the local area and surrounding counties to meet with students and/or parents/guardians/students in a variety of socioeconomic locations.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES
The physical requirements below are necessary to perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable a person with a disability to perform these functions.
● Work environment requires frequent travel to various locations locally and in the surrounding counties to meet with students and/or parents. Requires willingness and ability to work in small work areas, varying temperatures and around noise and other people.
● Sufficient physical mobility to enter/exit a vehicle and drive to various locations locally and to surrounding counties. to move about in sometimes crowded spaces, move over uneven ground, move in/about students’ homes and other public places, and access various floors in buildings.
● Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, push/pull, lift, stand, and walk on an occasional basis to file, move equipment and/or supplies or take work from one location to another.
● Physical, mental and emotional stamina to work under sometimes-stressful conditions, with frequent distraction and interruptions and deal with angry/upset people in a calm and professional manner.
● Ability to sit for at least an hour of time to work with students and/or parents.
● Ability to transport books, instructional materials and a laptop computer from home to meetings and student homes/meeting places.
● Sufficient dexterity to operate computers, printers, telephones, cell phones, faxes, and copiers.
● Sufficient hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to use a wide variety of office and computer equipment, to keyboard and write, file, and maintain records and reports.
● Sufficient hearing to hear and understand students, parents, staff and the public, both in person and on the telephone.
● Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups.
● Sufficient vision to read fine print and figures; to grade and review paperwork; and complete required forms, reports and paperwork.
Visions In Education is one the largest TK-12 Public Charter School serving northern California. We provide educational options for those students and families seeking alternatives to the traditional public school setting. Visions In Education has successfully supported students and families for 20 years and is a growing, thriving organization.
We have built our organization based upon hiring the most qualified people and helping them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our students and families choose us as their school because we provide great teachers, systems and technology to achieve their educational goals.
Visions In Education is one of the largest TK-12 public charter schools in Northern California. We provide a tuition-free, non-site based, flexible, one-on-one education to over 6,400 students across the educational spectrum. We are a thriving public
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