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The Teacher, supervised by the Principal, will be directly responsible for implementation of the Education and Treatment Program. This position requires 30 hours of staff development per calendar year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following.

  1. Classroom Instruction and  Management
  • Write daily lesson plans, teach assigned classes and prepare weekly schedules / course outlines for at-risk urban youth that help students connect their education to daily living and future vocational needs.
  • Conduct academic testing of students and consult with others concerning student needs.
  • Facilitate students in developing necessary life skills by working with their positive interests and abilities.
  • Provide and maintain a safe and caring environment for students.
  • Supervise students in the school building, on field trips and in recreation activities in the community.
  • Record daily attendance, daily/weekly progress reports, and semester grades of students in a timely manner using Infinite Campus technology.
  • Motivate students to succeed in the classroom and daily living.
  1. Academic Administration and Planning
  • Ensure the program rules and agency policies are followed.
  • Facilitate parent/teacher conferences.
  • Implement and participate in recreation/leisure time activities for students.
  • Implement services to students as outlined in their individual education and IEP treatment plan.
  • Participate in staff and supervisory meetings.
  • Demonstrate positive role modeling for students and families.
  1. Other duties as assigned.

Area of Specialization:  Maintain teaching area of specialization (Mathematics, Reading, Social Science, etc. ) as required by Department of Public Instruction as well as Milwaukee Public Schools.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None required.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • One year classroom teaching experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Experience with at-risk or special education population preferred
  • Ability to handle confidential information and sensitive issues.
  • Proficient with computers, specifically word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, write, speak, hear and understand English language within a diverse workforce.
  • Ability to speak a second language may be useful.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to perform basic math skills to the level of state standards for middle school students.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved instructions and to deal with problems involving a few variables.
  • Ability to prioritize and implement time management skills to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to use positive reinforcement to change behavior.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Middle school academic teaching license or emergency license with enrollment in an alternative education program or teacher training program. Valid Wisconsin driver’s license with good driving record preferred.
  • Over 21 years of age

Other Skills and Abilities:

Must have good customer service and phone skills.  Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.  Ability to work with a nonjudgmental attitude in a population comprised of diversity of gender, socio-economic and ethnic group, sexual orientation, and physical or mental abilities.  Ability to frequently use standard office equipment such as a computer, copier, telephone, fax machine, and calculator.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products or operate office equipment.
  • Ability to walk/climb to a variety of work locations, including the ability to travel by air/auto.
  • Ability to work in front of a personal computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift over 40 lbs.
  • Participate in physical restraints of students.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions (such as in a typical classroom setting).
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Send letter of interest, current resume and salary expectations via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Please specify which position you are applying for. Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.org.  No phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization - Pathfinders is deeply committed to diversity in all that we do. We welcome applications from all individuals including those who mirror the diversity of our youth and the community we serve.

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