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Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
Work Based Learning Coordinator (Part-Time)

All registered WBL programs must be under the supervision of a NYS certified WBL coordinator. It is recommended that all other WBL experiences that place students in the business community be under the supervision of a NYS certified WBL coordinator. The WBL coordinator assures that the student is well supervised while on the worksite and properly trained in workplace safety and health in accordance with the DOL regulations. The coordinator also assures that the employer is complying with the NYSDOL Laws Governing the Employment of Minors. A quality WBL program can make school-based learning more relevant by providing students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real world situations. The

Responsibilities

    1. Build a framework around the District’s WBL standards and define the experiences students should have, particularly within authentic business sites.
    2. As part of the WBL framework, develop a thorough preparation process, for both students and employers, so the first round of experiences in WBL is more likely to be positive for both students and employers. 
    3. Develop working experiences focus on assisting students develop broad, transferable skills for postsecondary education and the workplace.
    4. WBL coordinator should also collaborate with the classroom teachers and/or CTE teachers to assure that the expectations of the worksite and the needs/goals of the students are considered.
    5. WBL Coordinator Work directly with students, CTE teachers and employers to design and fulfill work-site positions.
    6. Build around “the ships”: mentorships, internships (or coop and other forms of paid work), apprenticeships and teacher externships (essentially, a structured “job shadow” experience for CTE teachers and their academic colleagues).
    7. Set annual targets for incremental growth and maintain a focus on quality experiences for students and employers. 
Per SFT Contract
Elementary Reading Teacher

 Reading Teacher Role

 This position reports to the building principal. The Reading Teacher will play a critical role in developing and providing specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of all students. The Reading Teacher will facilitate quality academic and enrichment activities for students in need of targeted comprehensive supports. The Reading Teacher will use the five pillars of reading to improve student literacy skills. This position requires a high degree of creativity, positivity and ability to respond to the needs of diverse learners.  The Reading Teacher will work to eliminate educational opportunity gaps for our historically marginalized students.

 Reading Teacher Expectations

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, reflect, and respond to instructional practice with an anti-racist focus;
  • Extensive knowledge of oral language and literacy development, literacy assessments and literacy instruction;
  • Knowledge of Data-Driven Instruction (formative, databases, progress monitoring);
  • Knowledge of Next Generation Learning Standards;
  • Knowledge of collaboration, co-teaching, flexibility, advocacy, providing PD, trouble-shooting;
  • Knowledge of goal setting (SMART), grouping strategies, timelines;
  • Knowledge of strengths based model of instruction;
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate teaching;
  • Knowledge of the next logical step (teaching points) to accelerate learning;
  • Knowledge of running records, writing assessments, phonemic awareness and phonics assessments;
  • Understanding of co-teaching methods;
  • Ability to interpret/analyze assessments – strengths and needs, action plan/instruction plan (balanced approach – fluency reads, book introductions, strategic instruction, word work, vocabulary instruction, comprehension strategies, writing about reading, talking/conversations) incorporating student interest and culture;
  • Knowledge of how to teach phonics instruction in an explicit and systematic manner;
  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained for all students;
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques;
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning;
  • Creates a positive learning experience that embraces student culture with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources.

Reading Teacher Key Qualities

  • Demonstrated ability to close the educational opportunity gap for historically marginalized students including Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Black, and Hispanic/Latinx and Students of Color;
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of systemic barriers and is able to work with all stakeholders to eliminate barriers and ensure student success;  
  • Reflective practitioner;
  • Use culturally responsive materials and teaching practices to engage student interest;
  • Applies the critical thinking skills needed to adapt instructional practices to support student growth;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and created strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders including teachers, paras, social workers, principals, coordinators, coaches and community members for student success;
  • Has a proven record of student advocacy; 
  • Seeks opportunities to grow and improve and share learning with others.

 

Per SFT Contract
Elementary Intervention Specialist

Intervention Specialist Role

 This position reports to the building principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The intervention specialist will design and implement tailored strategies designed to promote intellectual, social and emotional growth for all students identified for intervention. The intervention specialist will be skillful in diagnosing and prescribing interventions to support tier 1, 2 and 3 instruction. The intervention specialist will work with general and special education teachers to modify instructional practices that enhance the current educational program. This position requires a high degree of self-awareness, ability to collaborate with others and navigate complex systems.

Intervention Specialist Expectations

  • Use data to assist teachers in identifying children who need additional supports;
  • Assist teachers in developing and implementing classroom-based, developmentally and culturally appropriate interventions for children, in order to enhance their acquisition of social, emotional and cognitive skills;
  • Develop and use instructional and behavioral support tools that can be replicated school-wide;
  • Design collaborative systems to support the sharing of practices school-wide.

Intervention Specialist Key Qualities

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding that ALL students can learn;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including families, teachers, paras, principals, coordinators, coaches and community members for student success;
  • Ability to analyze student data, diagnose area of need for intervention and specific skill/strategy teaching, prescribe intervention and progress monitor intervention;
  • Ability to plan, implement and monitor interventions using a culturally responsive and equity based approach to teaching and learning;
  • Ability to navigate assessments, data, and School Based Support Teams; 
  • Communicates with external wrap-around service providers when applicable to ensure consistency and congruency in supports when needed.

 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Elementary School Teacher

Elementary Teacher Role

This position will report to Elementary School Building Principal. The Elementary School Teacher will plan, prepare, and teach well developed culturally responsive lessons which enthuse and inspire students, and promote an exciting rigorous learning environment. The Elementary School Teacher will assess, track, and provide relevant and timely feedback on achievement and developmental needs to students, families and colleagues. The Elementary School Teacher will maintain a strong home, school and community connection. The Elementary School Teacher will work within a diverse environment of dynamic learners. This position will require a high degree of creativity, cultural awareness and problem-solving capabilities. 

Elementary Teacher Expectations

  • Effectively and appropriately differentiates and scaffolds instruction to meet all students’ learning styles with an appreciation for students’ cultural and learning differences;
  • Select and sequence culturally relevant materials, resources, and approaches according to the content area and audience of diverse learners;
  • Design, administer, and evaluate a range of authentic formative and summative assessments as appropriate;
  • Induct students using culturally responsive practices to provide academic advice, counselling, educational guidance, and advisory support, including individual learning plans, as directed;
  • Develop culturally relevant materials and resources, implement, support and/or lead in the production and improvement of curriculum planning, and undertake other academic project work as directed;
  • Utilize learning spaces and tools (i.e., notice boards, displays) to share student work and lived experiences;
  • Maintains student data to be shared with classroom teacher, building leader and family;
  • Develops a variety of interventions and activities designed to meet students’ academic, social, psychological and physical needs with a system for monitoring progress;
  • Creates opportunities for explicit instruction in small group to provide opportunities for pre-teaching, re-teaching and targeted intervention to address lagging skills;
  • Establishes and communicates clear learning objectives for all learning activities;
  • Actively engages students in the learning process which leads to an academic success identity;
  • Communicates openly and with a growth mindset with adults and students;
  • Demonstrates the ability to create a partnership and shared vision with parents for student success;
  • Provides constructive feedback to students;
  • Monitors students and observes changes in student behavior and seeks appropriate assistance;
  • Creates a positive student learning environment;
  • Positively manages student behavior;
  • Analyzes, reflects, and responds about instructional practice.

Elementary Teacher Key Qualities

  • Embraces an assets based perspective;
    Places students at the center of learning;
    Values students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds;
    Challenges and supports students;
  • Demonstrates good critical thinking skills to understand student and staff experiences;
  • Demonstrated skill in Data Driven Instruction (DDI);
  • Demonstrated ability to close the opportunity gap with vulnerable subgroups including Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Black, and Hispanic/Latino;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including families, teachers, paras, social workers, principals, coordinators, coaches and community members for student success;
  • Knowledge of developmental literacy, the District Literacy Plans and literacy assessments;
  • Instructional practices that reflect an explicit understanding of being culturally responsive
  • Excellent listening and questioning skills;
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Proactively plans for situations and circumstances;
  • Imparts a positive impact with students and staff.
Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Reading Teacher - All Grade Levels

 Reading Teacher Role

 This position reports to the building principal. The Reading Teacher will play a critical role in developing and providing specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of all students. The Reading Teacher will facilitate quality academic and enrichment activities for students in need of targeted comprehensive supports. The Reading Teacher will use the five pillars of reading to improve student literacy skills. This position requires a high degree of creativity, positivity and ability to respond to the needs of diverse learners.  The Reading Teacher will work to eliminate educational opportunity gaps for our historically marginalized students.

 Reading Teacher Expectations

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, reflect, and respond to instructional practice with an anti-racist focus;
  • Extensive knowledge of oral language and literacy development, literacy assessments and literacy instruction;
  • Knowledge of Data-Driven Instruction (formative, databases, progress monitoring);
  • Knowledge of Next Generation Learning Standards;
  • Knowledge of collaboration, co-teaching, flexibility, advocacy, providing PD, trouble-shooting;
  • Knowledge of goal setting (SMART), grouping strategies, timelines;
  • Knowledge of strengths based model of instruction;
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate teaching;
  • Knowledge of the next logical step (teaching points) to accelerate learning;
  • Knowledge of running records, writing assessments, phonemic awareness and phonics assessments;
  • Understanding of co-teaching methods;
  • Ability to interpret/analyze assessments – strengths and needs, action plan/instruction plan (balanced approach – fluency reads, book introductions, strategic instruction, word work, vocabulary instruction, comprehension strategies, writing about reading, talking/conversations) incorporating student interest and culture;
  • Knowledge of how to teach phonics instruction in an explicit and systematic manner;
  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained for all students;
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques;
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning;
  • Creates a positive learning experience that embraces student culture with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources.

Reading Teacher Key Qualities

  • Demonstrated ability to close the educational opportunity gap for historically marginalized students including Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Black, and Hispanic/Latinx and Students of Color;
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of systemic barriers and is able to work with all stakeholders to eliminate barriers and ensure student success;  
  • Reflective practitioner;
  • Use culturally responsive materials and teaching practices to engage student interest;
  • Applies the critical thinking skills needed to adapt instructional practices to support student growth;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and created strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders including teachers, paras, social workers, principals, coordinators, coaches and community members for student success;
  • Has a proven record of student advocacy; 
  • Seeks opportunities to grow and improve and share learning with others.

 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Social Studies Teacher

Social Studies Teacher Role

This position will report to Building Principal. The Social Studies Teacher will plan, prepare, and teach well developed culturally responsive lessons which enthuse and inspire students, and promote an exciting rigorous learning environment. This position requires a high degree of energy, culturally responsiveness, and resilience.  This teaching position is part of a new and exciting initiative to provide inquiry based and culturally responsive instruction to our middle and high school program.  Students will be engaged in disciplinary literacy, civics and activism throughout the course.

Social Studies Teacher Expectations

  • Teach concepts of government, geography and history, economics, civic ideal and current events;
  • Foster debate, facilitate project-based learning and classroom presentations;
  • Use inquiry based practices to guide students to solve local and national questions; Major inquires include: social justice, cultural awareness, media, globalization and group relations;
  • Gets students excited about engaging social justice issues;
  • Plan lessons, assign grade and homework;
  • Use growth mindset practices in their classrooms;
  • Teach students how to use learning to resolve real-world problems;
  • Build trust, motivate and understand student needs;
  • Embrace and lift student strengths, voice and identity to create a learning environment that is highly engaging and relevant to students;
  • Robust working knowledge of how to teach literacy to those grade levels.

Social Studies Teacher Key Qualities

  • Models a growth mindset and a social justice spirit;
  • Acts as a facilitator and coach to support learning in the classroom;
  • Brings the real-world into the classroom and brings the classroom to the real-world;
  • Uses students lived experiences to guide instruction.

 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Secondary Spanish Teacher

Spanish Teacher Role

This position will report to the building Principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The Spanish Teacher will inspire students to develop competencies, knowledge, and skills in aurally comprehending, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish.  The Spanish Teacher will coach students on how to interpret the culture of Spanish speaking countries. The Spanish Teacher will use the Spanish language to discover and develop the talents in every student.  This position requires a high degree of curiosity, imagination and a love for cultural differences.  

Spanish Teacher Expectations

  • Plan, organize, develop, and conduct a comprehensive culturally responsive and anti-racist teaching and instruction program for students;
  • Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds;
  • Effectively assess the instructional and educational needs of students, and design, develop, and implement sound instructional and educational programs;
  • Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment;
  • Perform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instructional programs and design projects to enhance educational opportunities and experiences for all students.

Spanish Teacher Key Qualities

  • Demonstrate for students the power of languages and how to use language effectively;
  • Passionate about learning languages, student engagement, and communicating to all students they are great;
  • Inspire students to learn and not be afraid of making mistakes, try new cultures, and foster curiosity;
  • Passionate about cultivating their own language proficiencies;
  • Facilitates classroom interactions that foster intellectual and social emotional learning.

 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Secondary Science Teacher

Secondary Science Teacher Role

The SCSD is seeking an innovative science teacher that will make science accessible and enjoyable for all students. The science teacher is expected to utilize student’s communities to teach and apply science. This position requires a high degree of attention to detail, inclusiveness to learning and limitless creativity.

Secondary Science Teacher Expectations

  • Ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives;
  • Ensure that all lessons are delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies;
  • Take into account the differing ability lessons of students and differentiate work accordingly;
  • Encourage all students to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets;
  • Encourage and foster intellectual curiosity;
  • Participate in Science events such as trips as the primary liaison;
  • Identify new and innovative ways to make science subject more interesting for the students;
  • Teach students the methods of conducting experiments in the laboratory;
  • Ensure students understand the subject of science well;
  • Give individual attention to the students and clarify all their misconceptions about the subject;
  • To work with colleagues in the Science Department to formulate plans which have coherence and relevance to the needs of the individual students and to the aims and objectives of SCSD;
  • Ensure that all work in the Science Department reflects the distinctive ethos of SCSD.
  • Use growth mindset practices in their classrooms;
  • Teach students how to use learning to resolve real-world problems.

Secondary Science Teacher Key Qualities

  • Models a growth mindset;
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with colleagues, learners and parents;
  • Communicates effectively;
  • Positively influence others;
  • Listens actively;
  • Motivate and engages with colleagues;
  • Uses students lived experiences to guide instruction.

 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Secondary Math Teacher

Math Teacher Role

The SCSD is seeking a math teacher that will get all students excited about Math. The Math Teacher is expected to assist students in understanding and applying Math to real-life situations. Math Teacher will ensure all students should be engaged in the lesson and persevering toward solving high level tasks in Math. The Math Teacher will have knowledge of urban schools and urban communities. This position requires a high degree of problem-solving, resilience and ingenuity.

Math Teacher Expectations

  • Knowledge of Next generation and Common Core Standards in Math, Regents exams and differentiated instructional strategies. Also experience with lesson planning and high leverage practices;
  • Effective in classroom management, parent communication, differentiated instruction;
  • Ability to use technology including GSuite and smartboard;
  • Able to engage students in the math curriculum toward mastery of the standards;
  • Ability to craft detailed lesson plans showing thoughtfulness into various activities to engage the students. These should result in increased student achievement.
  • Teach students how to use learning to resolve real-world problems.

Math Teacher Key Qualities

  • Be a collaborative team player with other math teachers (and also teachers / staff in other departments).
  • Work toward fulfilling the district goals of equity, literacy and graduation by supporting the math instruction of all students.
  • Models a growth mindset;
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with colleagues, learners and parents;
  • Uses students lived experiences to guide instruction.
Per SFT Contract
Anticipated General Music Teacher

General Music Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The SCSD is seeking innovative Music Teachers for an exciting teaching opportunity in our district. The Music Teacher should be familiar with using growth mindset practices in their classrooms. The Music Teacher will teach students how to perceive, understand, and reflect back in their music the realities of the human condition. This position requires a high degree of energy, creativity, and innovative thinking.

General Music Teacher Expectations

  • Provide music instruction based on the NYS Standards for the Arts to students;
  • Use growth mindset practices in their classrooms to cultivate student curiosity;
  • Teach students how to use art to communicate thoughts, feelings and messages that initiate action;
  • Robust working knowledge of how to teach art to those grade levels.

General Music Teacher Key Qualities

  • Curiosity to understand the lives of students and align with lesson planning;
  • Open-minded and uses music to open student minds to the world;
  • Models a growth mindset;
  • Acts as a facilitator and coach to support learning in the classroom;
  • Inspires student to be creators and discover musical talents; 
  • Uses students lived experiences to guide instructional practices in the music classroom.

 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Physical Education Teacher

Physical Education Teacher Role

This position reports to Building Principal and Assistant Director of Athletics. The Physical Education Teacher will develop an exercise philosophy that strives to engage all students. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, adaptability, attention to diversity and health disparities.

Physical Education Teacher Expectations

  • Help children develop physical abilities and healthy habits;
  • Organize games and challenges that promote physical activity;
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques;
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their physical activity goals;
  • Creates a positive learning;
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures;
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers regarding the health needs of students.

Physical Education Key Qualities

  • Ability to get all students excited about exercising and eating healthy;
  • Effective speaking and listing skills;
  • Relishes on using multiple communication methods that are tailored to and facilitate productive conversations with students;
  • Great Attendance, work well with colleagues and a dedicated team player who is reliable;
  • Applies the critical thinking skills needed to adapt instructional practices to support student physical growth;
  • Builds positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues;
  • Practices patience with all students, families and colleagues;
  • Always seeking new ways to teach students healthy routines.

 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Health Teacher

Health Teacher Role

This position will report to School Building Principal. The Health Teacher will plan, prepare, and teach well developed culturally responsive lessons which enthuse and inspire students, and promote an exciting rigorous learning environment. The Health Teacher will assess, track, and provide relevant and timely feedback on achievement and developmental needs to students, families and colleagues. The Health Teacher will maintain a strong home, school and community connection. The Health Teacher will work within a diverse environment of dynamic learners. This position will require a high degree of creativity, cultural awareness and problem-solving capabilities. 

Health Teacher Expectations

  • The Health Teacher will educate students on the importance of maintaining good physical and mental health.  Some of the topics they will discuss are hygiene, nutrition, and physical exercise.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates good critical thinking skills to understand student and staff experiences;

  • Instructional practices that reflect an explicit understanding of being culturally responsive

  • Excellent listening and questioning skills;
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Proactively plans for situations and circumstances;
  • Imparts a positive impact with students and staff.

 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated English Language Arts Teacher

English Teacher Role

This position will report to the Principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The English Teacher will support the developmental and academic needs of diverse learners at the secondary level and have a passion and tireless commitment to ensuring that all students learn.  The English Teacher will make reading, writing and speaking accessible and engaging for students and articulate to students the connections between reading, writing and speaking.  The English Teacher will plan culturally responsive lessons/units by utilizing data to inform their instruction and differentiate lessons to meet the diverse learning needs of all students. The English Teacher will maintain a rigorous classroom environment aligned with the CCLS and students lived experiences. This English Teacher will provide continuous feedback for student growth.  This position requires a high degree of flexibility, caring attitude and a culturally responsive equity-based mindset.  This teaching position is part of a new and exciting initiative to provide inquiry based and culturally responsive instruction to our middle school program.  Students will be engaged in disciplinary literacy, civics and activism throughout the course.

 English Teacher Expectations

  • Teach reading, writing, viewing, listening, and speaking;
  • Transfer mastery of content to students by leveraging their background knowledge and experiences;
  • Implement a variety of teacher strategies to facilitate learning amongst diverse learners and social justice topics;
  • Plan lessons, assign grade and homework;
  • Use growth mindset practices in their classrooms;
  • Teach students how to use learning to resolve real-world problems;
  • Build trust, motivate and understand student needs;
  • Embrace and lift student strengths, voice and identity to create a learning environment that is highly engaging and relevant to students;
  • Uses student engagement as a core component of classroom management system.

English Teacher Key Qualities

  • Demonstrates an imagination that is contagious; 
  • Teaching approaches are driven by innovation and equity;
  • Facilitates classroom interactions that foster intellectual, cultural and social emotional learning;
  • Independent thinker that thrives in interdependent environments.

 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist

Speech Language Pathologist (Speech Therapist) Role

This position reports to the Pupil Services Division and school principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The Speech Language Pathologist (Speech Therapist) will work with teachers, parents, and school leaders to develop plans and strategies. Speech Language Pathologist (Speech Therapist) will possess the competencies necessary for serving the linguistic and educational needs of children, adolescents and families. This position requires a high degree of culturally responsiveness, continuous reflection and creativity when it comes to addressing the needs of students.

Speech Language Pathologist (Speech Therapist) Expectations

  • Work across all levels to provide appropriate speech-language services in Pre-K, elementary, middle, junior high, and high schools with no school level underserved.
  • Serve a range of disorders as delineated in the ASHA Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and federal regulations - work with students exhibiting the full range of communication disorders, including those involving language, articulation (speech sound disorders), fluency, voice/resonance, and swallowing. Myriad etiologies may be involved;
  • Ensure educational relevance by determining whether the disorder has an impact on the education of students. Therefore, address personal, social/emotional, academic, and vocational needs that have an impact on attainment of educational goals;
  • Provide unique contributions to curriculum based on focused expertise in language. Offer assistance in addressing the linguistic and metalinguistic foundations of curriculum learning for students with disabilities, as well as other learners who are at risk for school failure, or those who struggle in school settings;
  • Highlight language/literacy by contributing significantly to the literacy achievement of students with communication disorders, as well as other learners who are at risk for school failure, or those who struggle in school settings;
  • Provide culturally competent services by ensuring that all students receive quality, culturally competent services. Use expertise to distinguish a language disorder from “something else.” That “something else” might include cultural and linguistic differences, socioeconomic factors, lack of adequate prior instruction, and the process of acquiring the dialect of English used in the schools. Use expertise to ensure a more accurate and appropriate identification of student needs. Also be prepared to address the impact of language differences and second language acquisition on student learning and provide assistance to teachers in promoting educational growth;
  • Help students meet the performance standards of a particular school district and state;
  • Engage in preventing academic failure in whatever form those initiatives may take; for example, in Response to Intervention (RTI). SLPs use evidence-based practice (EBP) in prevention approaches;
  • Engage in conducting assessments in collaboration with others that help to identify students with communication disorders as well as to inform instruction and intervention, consistent with EBP;
  • Provide interventions that are culturally responsive and appropriate to the age and learning needs of each individual student and is selected through an evidence-based decision-making process;
  • Engage in designing schoolwide programs that employ a continuum of service delivery models in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities, and provide services to other students as appropriate;
  • Engage in data-based decision making, including gathering and interpreting data with individual students, as well as overall program evaluation are essential responsibilities;
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state mandates as well as local policies in performance of their duties. Activities may include Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, Medicaid billing, report writing, and treatment plan/therapy log development;
  • Engage in collaboration by working in partnership with others to meet students' needs;
  • Complement and augment those services provided by other professionals who also have unique perspectives and skills. Work collegially with general education teachers who are primarily responsible for curriculum and instruction. Work closely with reading specialists, literacy coaches, special education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, audiologists, guidance counselors, and social workers, in addition to others. Work with school and district administrators in designing and implementing programs is crucial;
  • Develop relationships with universities to exchange shared knowledge and perspectives;
  • Develop community relationships with a variety of individuals and agencies (e.g., physicians, private therapy practitioners, social service agencies, private schools, and vocational rehabilitation) who may be involved in teaching or providing services to children and youth;
  • Develop relationships with families by engaging families in planning, decision making, and program implementation;
  • Develop relationships with students by engaging them in goal planning, intervention implementation, monitoring of progress, and self-advocacy appropriate to age and ability level;
  • Provide direction in defining their roles and responsibilities and in ensuring delivery of appropriate services to students;
  • Advocate for appropriate programs and services for children and adolescents, including reasonable workloads, professional development opportunities and other program supports. Also work to influence the development and interpretation of laws, regulations, and policies to promote best practice;
  • Play a vital role in inducting new professionals;
  • Design and conduct professional development;
  • Provide training to parents of students of all ages with regard to communication development and disorders. Strive to create a language- and literacy-rich environment;
  • Participate in research to generate and support the use of evidence-based assessment and intervention practices.

Speech Language Pathologist (Speech Therapist) Key Qualities

  • Able to be empathetic by caring, understanding, and cultivating an empowering environment for all students;
  • Demonstrates patience with serious issues, students and families;
  • Able to be dependable in ways that develop trust with students;
  • Able to implement an organizational system to support both case management and student needs simultaneously;
  • Being able to observe with skill and listen closely;
  • Being able to make impartial informed decisions on behalf of students and families;
  • Ability to be persistent and resilient when dealing with setbacks;
  • Willing to be flexible and multitask as needed on demand;
  • Ability to use a culturally responsive approach to develop relationships and execute interventions with fidelity; 
  • Willingness to learn, in order to be relatable, flexible, personable and adaptable;
  • Engages in continuous self-care.
Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Special Education Teachers

Special Education Teacher Role

This position reports to the Building Principal and Special Education Division. The Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of all students with disabilities. This position requires a high degree of adaptability, attention to diversity and equitable outcomes.

Special Education Teacher Expectations

  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP;
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques;
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals;
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students;
  • Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources;
  • Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of educational paraprofessionals as directed;
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures;
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers regarding the needs of students;
  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature apparent or as assigned.

Special Education Teacher Key Qualities

  • Relishes using multiple communication methods that are tailored to and facilitate productive conversations with different stakeholders;
  • Applies the critical thinking skills needed to adapt instructional practices to support student growth;
  • Builds positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues;
  • Practices patience with all students, families and colleagues;
  • Always seeking new ways to teach students the way they learn.
Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Secondary Librarian Positions

We are looking for a library media specialist who understands the needs of students at the secondary level (developmental and academic) and has a passionate and tireless commitment to ensuring that all students learn. 

We are looking for someone who understands that:

  • Today’s school libraries serve as the hub of the school therefore ability to develop, maintain, and sustain relationships and partnerships with colleagues and the community are essential.
  • This position will be an essential part of the school community and will develop a strong library program for all students and staff in the building.
  • Librarians serve as tech support in our buildings and are seen as innovators in the implementation of technology in our schools.
  • Librarians must maintain the library for effective distribution/circulation of materials, coordination of services, and effective instruction for building staff and students.
  • Knowledge of how the library supports/maintains growth in student achievement and tireless commitment to that effort.
  • Knowledge of differentiating for a variety of learning needs (both adult learners and child learners).
  • In depth knowledge of the learning standards, especially in the area of complex texts and close reading.
  • Librarians teach essential skills such as: Microsoft office programs, database research, internet research skills, source evaluation tools, library catalog search and resource retrieval, keyboarding, reading skills, literature/non-fiction appreciation.
  • Facilitate student (and adult) access to information-rich resources for research
  • Encourage students to explore the world around them through print and online resources
  • Serve as teacher resource through collaboration on Next Generation aligned curriculum.
  • Knowledge of enrichment education research using the learning standards (Technology & Innovation in Education)

The candidate should be:

  • Intelligent
  • Hard-working
  • Lifelong learner
  • Friendly and open-minded
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Unwilling to give up on students
Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Information Technology

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the technology industry and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;
  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;
  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business;
  • Provide knowledge about technology trends and innovation.

Technology Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;
  • Ability to engage students in discussing real-world technology based experiences;
  • Ability to get students excited about careers in the technology field.

 

Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Engineering and Design

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the technology industry and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;
  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;
  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business;
  • Provide knowledge about technology trends and innovation.

Technology Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;
  • Ability to engage students in discussing real-world technology based experiences;
  • Ability to get students excited about careers in the technology field.

 

Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Health and Wellness

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the technology industry and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;
  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;
  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business;
  • Provide knowledge about technology trends and innovation.

Technology Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;
  • Ability to engage students in discussing real-world technology based experiences;
  • Ability to get students excited about careers in the technology field.

 

Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Arts and Entertainment

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the technology industry and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

Technology/FACS/CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;
  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;
  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in business;
  • Provide knowledge about technology trends and innovation.

Technology Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;
  • Ability to engage students in discussing real-world technology based experiences;
  • Ability to get students excited about careers in the technology field.

 

Per SFT Contract
Dance Teacher

The Schenectady City School District has an anticipated opening for the 2022-23 school year and is now accepting applications for a full-time probationary Dance Teacher. 

Please apply through RecruitFront by sending your letter of interest, resume, NYS certification (must have applicable certification at time of application) and all supporting materials.  This will be an on-going recruiting process until filled. 

Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Elementary Librarian Positions

We are looking for library media specialists who understand the needs of students at the elementary level, both developmentally and academically. We want passionate educators who share a tireless commitment to ensuring that all students learn.   

We are looking for someone who understands the following:

  • Today’s school libraries serve as the hub of the school; therefore, the ability to develop, maintain, and sustain relationships and partnerships with colleagues and the community is essential.
  • Librarians serve as tech support in our buildings and are seen as innovators in the implementation of technology in our schools.
  • Librarians must maintain the library for effective distribution/circulation of materials, coordination of services, and effective instruction for both staff and students.
  • The library supports/maintains growth in student achievement and the librarian demonstrates commitment to that effort.
  • Knowledge of differentiating for a variety of learning needs is essential.
  • In depth knowledge of the CCLS, especially in the area of complex texts and close reading, is critical.
  • Librarians teach key skills such as: Microsoft office programs, database research, internet research skills, source evaluation tools, library catalog search and resource retrieval, keyboarding, reading skills, literature/non-fiction appreciation.
  • Librarians facilitate student (and adult) access to information-rich resources for research.
  • Librarians encourage students to explore the world around them through print and online resources.
  • Librarians serve as teacher resource through collaboration on standards aligned curriculum.
  • Knowledge of enrichment education research using the CCLS (TIE) is essential.

The candidate should be:

  • Intelligent
  • Hard-working
  • A Lifelong learner
  • Friendly and open-minded
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Unwilling to give up on students

The district is committed to building a strong library program at the elementary level. We want every school to have a certified Library Media Specialist to fill this important role. 

Per SFT Contract
STEM/Library Media Specialist Teacher(K-5)

The Schenectady City School District is interested in receiving applications for qualified candidates for the position of:

 

STEM/Library Media Specialist Teacher(K-5)

 

With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region.? We have an incredibly diverse population and remain committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn.? We value a culture of equity and are driven to ensure that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement. ?Every child in our district counts and will be supported, each step of the way, along the path to graduation. 

 

The Schenectady City School District has openings for the 2022-23 school year and is now accepting applications for STEM/ Library Media Specialist Teacher (K-5). These teachers serve as tech support in our buildings and are seen as innovators in the implementation of technology in our schools. NYS Teacher Certification is required (must have applicable certification at time of hire) as a Library Media Specialist or Common Branch Teacher (K-6). Google Educator Certification is preferred. 

 

Responsible to: Building Principal

Payment Rate: According to Certified Teachers Salary Schedule

Employment Term: 10 Month

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

  • Extensive knowledge and interest in coding, robotics, and maker space. 

  • Knowledgeable about current research-based instruction and skilled in applying its findings to a variety of situations--particularly those that call upon students to access, evaluate, and use information from multiple sources in order to learn, to think, and to create and apply new knowledge. 

  • Ability to teach multiple modalities of learners in ways that engage, encourage and foster student inquiry.

  • Ability to build relationships with teachers, administrators and students

  • Strong knowledge of information literacy and information technology

 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND ROLES: 

  • Develops daily STEM lessons and hands-on experiences.

  • Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.

  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance. assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and student learning. 

  • Adopts a data-driven attitude towards measuring learner progress and using that data to constantly refine lessons.

  • Attend to individual student needs and provide extra support for students who need it.

  • Demonstrates an awareness of different student backgrounds and cultures.

  • Communicates regularly with parents.

  • Monitors student growth to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Provides regular feedback to students.

  • Works directly with school and district administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM initiatives and curriculum.

  • Organizes, develops, and coordinates special STEM events/activities.

  • Attends professional development and training related to STEM programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research.

  • Utilize digital technology and integration through effective pedagogy and instructional practices.

  • Encourage students to explore the world around them through print and online resources.

  • Source information in a productive and educationally sound way. 

  • Support technology  integration in our buildings.  

  • Maintain the school library resources; inventory, distribute and circulate materials.

  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources.

  • Exhibit and display student work across the school and through online presence. 

  • Share STEM events and activities through social media, such as the SCSD Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

  • Serves as liaison to prospective or selected STEM vendors, to determine the best resources, options and innovations that will optimize the learning experience for students and staff.

 

 

 

 

 

Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Agriculture

CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the CTE Content Area and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;

  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;

  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in the world of work;

  • Provide knowledge about trends and innovation in their field.

CTE Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;

  • Ability to engage students in real-world problem and/or project based experiences;

  • Ability to get students excited about careers in their field.

 

Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Health Science Teacher

CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the CTE Content Area and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;

  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;

  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in the world of work;

  • Provide knowledge about trends and innovation in their field.

CTE Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;

  • Ability to engage students in real-world problem and/or project based experiences;

  • Ability to get students excited about careers in their field.

 

Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Business and Marketing Teacher

CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the CTE Content Area and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;

  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;

  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in the world of work;

  • Provide knowledge about trends and innovation in their field.

CTE Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;

  • Ability to engage students in real-world problem and/or project based experiences;

  • Ability to get students excited about careers in their field.

 

Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Trades and Technical Teacher

CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the CTE Content Area and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;

  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;

  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in the world of work;

  • Provide knowledge about trends and innovation in their field.

CTE Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;

  • Ability to engage students in real-world problem and/or project based experiences;

  • Ability to get students excited about careers in their field.

 

Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Technology Education Teacher

CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the CTE Content Area and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;

  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;

  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in the world of work;

  • Provide knowledge about trends and innovation in their field.

CTE Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;

  • Ability to engage students in real-world problem and/or project based experiences;

  • Ability to get students excited about careers in their field.

 

Per SFT Contract
CTE Teacher: Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

CTE Teacher Role

This position reports to the building principal. The teacher is expected to develop in each student an understanding of the CTE Content Area and its place in the nation’s economy. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons with the materials provided, grade assignments and complete additional required duties assigned by principals. This position requires a high degree of enthusiasm, organization, and creativity.

CTE Teacher Expectations

  • Provide students with knowledge needed for intelligent consumption of services;

  • Assist students in developing practical skills for personal use or for use in occupations;

  • Encourage students to develop work and personal habits essential for success in the world of work;

  • Provide knowledge about trends and innovation in their field.

CTE Teacher Qualities

  • Ability to build relationships with students;

  • Ability to engage students in real-world problem and/or project based experiences;

  • Ability to get students excited about careers in their field.

 

Per SFT Contract
Elementary School Counselor

Elementary School Counselor: Elementary School Counselors are certified/licensed educators with the minimum of a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and are distinctly qualified to address the developmental needs of all students through a K-12 Comprehensive School Counseling Program. They guide the work of an equitable education for all students, which requires them to be an advocate, facilitate and/or reinforce systems that ensure that every child has the support they need to achieve academic success. This requires understanding the unique challenges and barriers faced by individual students or by populations of students. This position will provide intensive, culturally responsive student support with a high degree of creativity and problem-solving capabilities.

Elementary School Counselor Expectations: The Elementary school counselor role is, at its core, both proactive & preventive, as well as responsive. It centers around the design and implementation of a guidance curriculum which includes three domains of school counseling. - Personal/Social - teaching students how to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Career Awareness Exploration - setting the stage for self- awareness by fostering curiosity and excitement for the world of work by engaging them in fun activities that invite discovery and exploration around different careers.

Academic - utilizing data to aid in the development of 21st century skills as well as collaborating and planning with school teams around identifying possible interventions for students, working to establish student opportunities for academic remediation as needed, closing the achievement and opportunity gaps.

Other Roles and Responsibilities include:

Data Analysis - Analyzing student data related to academics, behavior and attendance to make strategic decisions around increasing student success.

Access & Equity - Establishing methods to identify and target systemic barriers that deter from equitable educational access; working to provide students with the opportunity for academic challenge resulting in improved student achievement, attendance and behavior.

Collaboration - Maintaining a strong home, school and community connection by consistently communicating and partnering with families; teachers and administrators.

Community Referral - Assist students and families in accessing community support & services in order to reduce barriers to academic success.

Classroom Intervention - Utilizing school counseling curriculum to push into elementary classrooms to support personal/social growth; academic success and career awareness. This may include the development of an Intervention Plan through active participation in team meetings as well as in the School Based Support Team.

Individual counseling - Meet with students on an individual basis in order to address academic, attendance or behavioral needs. In addition, guide them in understanding and accepting themselves, cope with family changes and/or family crises, and develop decision making skills, conflict resolution skills, anger management techniques, as well as, problem solving strategies.

Small group counseling - Meeting with students in a small group setting in order to addre

Per SFT Contract
Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher

Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher Role

This position will report to Elementary School Building Principal. The Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher will plan, prepare, and teach well developed culturally responsive lessons which enthuse and inspire students, and promote an exciting rigorous learning environment. The Kindergarten Long Term SubstituteTeacher will assess, track, and provide relevant and timely feedback on achievement and developmental needs to students, families and colleagues. The Kindergarten Long Term SubstituteTeacher will maintain a strong home, school and community connection. The Kindergarten Long Term SubstituteTeacher will work within a diverse environment of dynamic learners. This position will require a high degree of creativity, cultural awareness and problem-solving capabilities. 

Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher Expectations

  • Effectively and appropriately differentiates and scaffolds instruction to meet all students’ learning styles with an appreciation for students’ cultural and learning differences;
  • Select and sequence culturally relevant materials, resources, and approaches according to the content area and audience of diverse learners;
  • Design, administer, and evaluate a range of authentic formative and summative assessments as appropriate;
  • Induct students using culturally responsive practices to provide academic advice, counselling, educational guidance, and advisory support, including individual learning plans, as directed;
  • Develop culturally relevant materials and resources, implement, support and/or lead in the production and improvement of curriculum planning, and undertake other academic project work as directed;
  • Utilize learning spaces and tools (i.e., notice boards, displays) to share student work and lived experiences;
  • Maintains student data to be shared with classroom teacher, building leader and family;
  • Develops a variety of interventions and activities designed to meet students’ academic, social, psychological and physical needs with a system for monitoring progress;
  • Creates opportunities for explicit instruction in small group to provide opportunities for pre-teaching, re-teaching and targeted intervention to address lagging skills;
  • Establishes and communicates clear learning objectives for all learning activities;
  • Actively engages students in the learning process which leads to an academic success identity;
  • Communicates openly and with a growth mindset with adults and students;
  • Demonstrates the ability to create a partnership and shared vision with parents for student success;
  • Provides constructive feedback to students;
  • Monitors students and observes changes in student behavior and seeks appropriate assistance;
  • Creates a positive student learning environment;
  • Positively manages student behavior;
  • Analyzes, reflects, and responds about instructional practice.

Kindergarten Long Term Substitute Teacher Key Qualities

  • Embraces an assets based perspective;
    Places students at the center of learning;
    Values students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds;
    Challenges and supports students;
  • Demonstrates good critical thinking skills to understand student and staff experiences;
  • Demonstrated skill in Data Driven Instruction (DDI);
  • Demonstrated ability to close the opportunity gap with vulnerable subgroups including Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Black, and Hispanic/Latino;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including families, teachers, paras, social workers, principals, coordinators, coaches and community members for student success;
  • Knowledge of developmental literacy, the District Literacy Plans and literacy assessments;
  • Instructional practices that reflect an explicit understanding of being culturally responsive
  • Excellent listening and questioning skills;
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Proactively plans for situations and circumstances;
  • Imparts a positive impact with students and staff.
Per SFT Contract
Elementary Building Substitute Teachers

Lead Building Substitute Role

This position reports to the Building Principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will work with teachers, families, and school leaders. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will work in one designated building where they will have opportunities to support a variety of classrooms and special projects. The Lead Building Substitute Teacher will model leadership for all other substitute teachers. This position requires a high degree of innovation, enthusiasm and a spirit of collaboration.

 Lead Building Substitute Teacher Expectations

  • Work with students on all grade levels;
  • Organize and support school staff and administration in supporting student engagement;
  • Build relationships and collaborate with other staff;
  • Support the development of school activities and other organizations that support student interests;
  • Work directly with students to solve conflicts, discipline, and behavior situations with a student centered and restorative approach.

Lead Building Substitute Teacher Qualities

  • Great interpersonal skills;
  • Loves and understands the impact of Equity-based Culturally Responsive teaching;
  • Belief in restorative approaches and works to eliminate punitive practices;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to build alliances with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Good problem solver;
  • Growth mindset;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn.
Per SFT Contract
Anticipated Elementary Band Teacher

The Elementary Band Teacher will be responsible for planning, organizing, and instructing fourth and fifth grade students in small group lessons and band class to prepare for concerts through culturally responsive practices.

Responsible to: Building Principal and Assistant Director of Fine Arts

Payment Rate: According to Certified Teacher Salary Schedule

Employment Term: 10 Month

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: The Elementary Band Teacher must have:

  • Must be New York State certified in Music (k-12).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of music pedagogy and NYSED Music Standards.
  • Articulate strategies for effective classroom management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of data driven instruction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and demonstrate leadership and interpersonal communication skills with all district stakeholders.
  • A strong collaborative, team-oriented, and flexible approach to partnered work.

The candidate should also possess:

  • Curiosity to understand the lives of students and align with lesson planning and classroom instructional practices.
  • Desire to inspire students to be creators and discover their musical talents.
  • Knowledge and facility in the use of multiple pedagogical techniques for addressing the needs of various learners including Special Education Students and ELLs.
  • Proven ability to create units of study to foster differentiation, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND ROLES:

The Elementary Band Teacher may be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Select programming for all performances
  • Conduct rehearsals
  • Instruct small group lessons
  • Create lesson schedule
  • Manage inventory
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

INTENDED OUTCOMES AND SUCCESS MEASURES:

  • Student understanding of music through performance and how it relates to their identity, culture, and community.
  • Cultivation and use of growth mindset.
  • Student development of music literacy and music appreciation.

 

Per SFT Contract

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.