About Perspectives Charter Schools
All Perspectives Charter Schools will provide scholars with a rigorous and relevant education, based on the ethical principles of A Disciplined Life®, preparing them for life in a changing world and helping them further become intellectually reflective, caring and ethical people engaged in a meaningful life.
All of Perspectives Charter Schools achieved Level 1 or 1+ this year. As one of the first charter schools in Illinois, Perspectives has a long record of preparing scholars for success in college and beyond. Our five schools across the South Side of Chicago offer an education that combines character development and academic rigor through the A Disciplined Life education model.
Our scholars come from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the country, but they graduate from high school, enroll in college, and persist in college at a rate above the national average. The keys to our success are our dedicated, hard-working, creative, and compassionate teachers.
The role of a teacher is to create a flexible program and class environment that is favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for all students in accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and staff members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teaches Spanish, utilizing courses of study adopted by the Board of Education and all other appropriate learning activities
Literate and fluent in Spanish, can develop a cultural understanding and appreciation of Spanish speaking countries
Develops fluency and can guide students in conversational Spanish
Develops lessons plans and instructional materials, provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
Translates lessons plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom
Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports
Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems
Creates an affective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers
Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities
Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with guidelines
Selects/requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records
Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day
Administers group standardized tests in accordance with State testing program
Participates in curriculum development programs as required
Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the principal or other school leadership
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or Education from an accredited College or University
Team player with experience working in a collaborative environment
Ability to listen to and communicate with parents
Possess conflict resolution skills
Utilizes good organizational skills to meet classroom and individual needs
Capable of working with small/large classroom groups
Exhibits a strong commitment to the ethos of Perspectives Charters Schools by striving to live by the 26 principles of A Disciplined Life®
Ensures that effective controls are developed and maintained to safeguard the integrity of the organization; ensures assignments are complete in a timely manner and within budget, focuses self and others on achieving results
Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide practice
Ability to distinguish, appraise and integrate multiple sources of knowledge and practice wisdom
Serves as an advocate for social justice, the development of character and the right to pursue and receive an exceptional education
Provide opportunities for professional development based on individual and organizational growth
Supports and participates in the development of a professional community that understands and protects the vision, works toward it both collectively and in individual classrooms with students
• Ability to read, write and speak proficiently using the Spanish language
• Ability to interact and speak effectively in interpersonal situations and before groups of people
Majority of work will be performed in a general office/school environment. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties. Also requires participation and attendance at organization sponsored events and meetings
Comprehensive and competitive benefits package
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Paid time off including holidays
Company 403B plan available
Company contribution towards the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund if eligible
Paid life insurance
Paid short and long term disability.
ISBE-approved professional development provider
Perspectives Charter Schools works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, income, marital status, or any other dimension of diversity. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.