Social Studies Teacher

Posted on: July 25, 2022

Job overview:
Teachers at ASA are responsible for providing culturally-relevant instruction, individualized attention, classroom management and direct supervision to at-risk youth. Additionally, teachers keep accurate records of student evaluations and attendance, and develop lesson plans and course curriculum materials as necessary.

Major duties and responsibilities:
• Performs diagnostic assessments and develops Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Alternative Education Plans (AEPs)
• Creates an appropriate classroom atmosphere conducive to individualized learning; classrooms are to be relaxed, yet controlled
• Updates and develops curriculum materials according to guidelines
• Keeps accurate records of student academic progress: recording units, tests, and projects completed with dates of completion for each
• Keeps accurate records of student attendance; records reasons for absences, early dismissals; accurately records contact with parents and follows up with parents and/or guidance counselor if student has missed two consecutive class periods
• Completes funding attendance reports and narratives, as necessary
• Uses prep period to confer with students and parents, maintains records, enriches curriculum material and plans co-curricula activities
• Coordinates and participates in after-school clubs, sports and social events
• Performs other duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree in discipline area is required; master’s degree is preferred
• Illinois State certification (Type 09 is required)
• A minimum of two years teaching experience, preferably in an urban environment with at-risk students
• Ability and skills in updating and developing curriculum materials
• Demonstrated experience with classroom management, particularly in an urban environment with at-risk youth
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Ability to display a sense of enthusiasm for the teaching profession and a passion for teaching adolescent youth
• Demonstrated passion for working in an urban and multi-cultural environment with at-risk youth
• Demonstrated ability to provide culturally-relevant lessons and differentiated classroom instruction
• Ability to model appropriate professional and interpersonal skills and demand high expectations from students and staff
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office platform (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)