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 Lead Teacher-Bilingual (English/Spanish ) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: Bethany Christian Services 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: Spanish - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 727451626 / Latpro-3788393 
Date posted: Apr-27-2021
State, Zip: Pennsylvania, 15201

Description

Lead Teacher-Bilingual (English/Spanish )

Requisition #: req4448

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)

This position is offering a $1,500 sign-on bonus.

Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

The UC TFC Lead Teacher is primarily responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing the appropriate instructional program in an elementary or secondary learning educational setting that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. This individual will also lead a team of teachers and teacher aides within the program, while ensuring all direct reports fulfill the requirements of their position in alignment with the needs of the program.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct, lead, and supervise program teachers and teacher aides;
  • Lead the educational team in creating a trauma-informed and safe learning environment for UC as well as creating a welcoming environment for foster parent engagement around the child's educational needs;
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning;
  • Plan, schedule, and facilitate educational curriculum in compliance with federal, state, and agency requirements;
  • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans, and tests that are in accordance with the established procedures;
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment;
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities;
  • Prepare classroom for class activities;
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities;
  • Effectively utilize relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction;
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the program;
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development;
  • Observe and evaluate the child's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health;
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order during educational sessions;
  • Manage staff vacation and time off schedules to ensure coverage in the classrooms at all time;
  • Participate as a team member and attend meetings with treatment team members to discuss children's behavior in classroom, if necessary;
  • Work closely with the Program Coordinator and/or Program Manager to provide weekly updates of students;
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by ORR;
  • Participate in school activities, staff, and treatment team meetings;
  • Effectively communicate the necessary information to the assigned case manager, clinician, foster parents, and supervisor regarding student progress, concerns, or needs on a regular basis;
  • Ensure agency policies and procedures are enforced through employee evaluations, conference request, time sheets, and reimbursement vouchers;
  • Attend internal and external trainings, and apply newly gained knowledge on the job;
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's level degree in a related field of study from an accredited college;

  • Active certification by the relevant governing authority, Teaching English as a Second
    Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certification, or other
    appropriate accrediting body and additional training to meet the special needs of UC;

  • At least two (2) years of experience working in a similar role;

  • Must be CPR, First Aid, and AEC certified upon hire or within 60 days of hire;

  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish;

  • Demonstrates ability working with students from diverse cultural and economic
    backgrounds;

  • Demonstrated ability to teach students English and all other basic educational topics;

  • Must be flexible and creative in a diverse work setting;

  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized;

  • Highly motivated and self-managed;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills;

  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;

  • Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends, as needed;

  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage;

  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;

  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and
    Cultural Diversity Commitment.

    We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic. We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.

    #LI-DNP



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