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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 9:34 PM

POSITION SUMMARY: Mt. Scott Learning Center is a unique, community-oriented school that serves high school students who have not been successful in the traditional learning environment. The school is seeking a full time Social Studies teacher to work with high school age students in our accredited, diploma-based program.The teacher will be responsible for developing a highly differentiated social studies curriculum and for providing instruction in academic classes as well as an advisory group. Applicants should be knowledgeable in several social studies content areas and should be experienced with creating engaging curriculum. The position requires that the teacher maintains regular contact with parents or guardians of an advisory group of students while providing support, mentorship and academic counseling for those students. Ideal candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of students who have struggled in the traditional school environment. Strong classroom management skills and the ability to build positive relationships with students of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds are a must.Mt. Scott Learning Center is a school that is dedicated to providing underserved students the education and opportunity that they deserve. Candidates looking to join a passionate, growth-minded and dedicated team of educators are encouraged to apply.TO APPLY:Please send a cover letter and r?sum? to info@mtscott.org with "Social Studies Position" in the subject line. Application materials are reviewed on submission. Please do not contact the school directly.For more information about Mt. Scott Learning Center, please visit our website at DATE: August 22, 2017GRADE LEVEL(S): High School (Grades 9-12)FLSA STATUS: Exempt. 1.0 full-time, 40 hours per week, 8/22/2017-6/14/2018STARTING SALARY RANGE: $2,666 - $4,000 per month (12 months), depending on qualifications. Oregon teaching license preferred but not required. Medical and dental insurance included. 401K plan available. Contracted work days equal 190 days per year.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Teaching Role, to include:Developing engaging curriculum and instruction aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social StudiesDesign assignments, assessments and lessons to advance student toward state and national benchmarksDifferentiate instruction to accommodate students with a variety of learning styles and skillsProvide effective classroom management; embed the teaching of social skills and student success skills into classesBuild in a variety of instructional modes and teaching techniques into daily lessonsMaintain attendance and academic records, such as regular progress reports and grade reportsParticipate as an active and generative team member with colleagues; devote energy and expertise to student and school improvementMaintain visibility, awareness and contribute to supervision during non-structured time, field trips, community eventsDemonstrate Mt. Scott's Core Values of Health, Scholarship, Citizenship and Preparedness. Model professional and school appropriate behavior at all times.Advisor Role, to include:Maintain regular contact with parents or guardians of advisees while providing support, mentorship and academic counseling for those advisees.Develop individual relationships with advisees and provide referrals, support, or informal guidance as neededAssist advisees with academic planning and goal settingDesign instruction for and/or facilitate effective and engaging lessons for advisory periodsCOMPETENCIES:Required:Bachelor's Degree requiredAt least two years of classroom teaching experience with preference given to candidates who have experience working with students of different cultures and socio-economic backgroundsCurrent teaching license (Oregon or another state) with certification within the subject area of secondary Social StudiesCommitment to culturally-responsive teaching practices and respectful relationship-building with students, staff and familiesStrong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to take initiative, prioritize, plan, organizeEffective problem prevention and problem solving skillsAbility to maintain confidentiality of sensitive informationMust successfully pass local school district and/or Oregon Department of Education fingerprint-based background checkPreferred:Multi-lingual and bi-cultural candidates highly preferredMasters degree in Education or related fieldExperience with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Restorative Justice practices and Courageous Conversations protocolsClean driving record

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