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Social Studies Teacher (Middle School)

Company: Lummi Indian Business Council
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Social Studies Teacher (Middle School)
OPEN: July 6, 2022 CLOSES: Until FilledEXEMPT: No JOB CODE:SALARY: LNS Teacher Pay Scale DOE DIVISION: EducationSHIFT: Day DEPARTMENT: Lummi Nation SchoolLOCATION: Lummi Nation School SUPERVISOR: PrincipalDURATION: 12 Month Teacher Contract VACANCIES: 1JOB SUMMARY: Teaching Social Studies to 7 th – 9 th consist of Essential Academic LearningRequirements (EALRs) and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) that describe what students should knowand be able to do in social studies skills, civics, economics, geography, and history. Under generalsupervision, the teacher will teach classes in the field of social studies / history to 7 th -9 th grade studentsand creates an environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student'sability.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, and other related dutiesas assigned.1. Develop an overall plan for students while integrating a program; assuring curriculum is aligned withCommon Core state standards and state assessments.2. Write and implement lesson plans for each instructional period and/or project.3. Secure supplies needed to carry out the program. Monitors the use of and maintains an inventory ofthose supplies.4. Adapt the program where needed to provide for the needs of each student.5. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior consistent with the classroom rules which willachieve a functional learning atmosphere.6. Communicate with parents relative to the progress of their children and keep them updated on thecurrent academic program.7. Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state/tribal law and administrativeregulations and procedures of the school district.8. Plan and demonstrates balanced instructional program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions,and student experiments; organizes laboratory/exploration activities and procedures for optimumlearning.9. Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt curriculum to the needs of studentswith varying abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities.10. Maintain the high level of ethical and confidentiality regarding student information as is expected offully certified teachers.
11. Participate in any staff meetings, all school in-service training, and all-school activities12. Teach knowledge and skills associated with content area, including inquiry, data, research, writingstandards, report writing, presentation etc.13. Provide instruction by which students develop social studies concepts; PNW History, Citizenship,WA State History, Civics, World History, U.S. History, and Tribal Government.14. Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment15. Organize storage areas and control use of curriculum, materials, equipment, and tools to prevent lossor abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection16. Evaluate each student's performance and growth through data tracking in knowledge and aestheticunderstandings, and prepare progress reports17. Plan and present appropriate displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students' work for theschool and the community; may sponsor exhibits from outside the school18. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the schooland/or in self-selected professional growth activities19. Outside the school day participate in curriculum and other developmental programsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Education; Master's degree (MA) preferred Valid WA State teaching certification with an endorsement in Social Studies or History, EducationalLevel: Grades 7-9 Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's license and meet eligibility requirements for tribalinsurance. Lummi/Native American/Veteran preference policy applies.KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Proficient Skills: Communication, instructional strategies that connect the curriculum to the learners,student management. Satisfactory recommendations from training supervisors or other professionals who have observed thecandidate's personal characteristics, scholastic achievement, and job-related performance. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in teaching and in relationships with students, parents, andcommunity. Ability to inform, involve, and collaborate with parents and families to build strong schoolpartnerships in the educational process. Establish and maintain open effective communication andgood rapport with students, parents, and school personnel.REQUIREMENTS: Must pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol test to be eligible for and maintainemployment, as required by the LIBC Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy. This position requires regular contact with or Control over Indian Children and is therefore subject toan extensive Criminal Background Check and CAMIS Check with Washington State Patrol andFederal Bureau of investigation Fingerprint Clearance. Must provide verification of employment from other districts/schools. Must provide grade transcripts. Experience working within the Lummi Community with high-risk youth and families in supplyingcommunity support services/referrals; preferred Must be able to adhere to strict attendance expectations of the Lummi Nation School. Proof of U.S. Citizenship. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including two (2) doses of a 2-dose series, or one (1) dose ofa 1-dose series, plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to the start date.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: All elements of this job description apply. 12 Month Teacher Contract Salary depends on qualifications. 90 Day Orientation AppliesEVALUATION Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of policy on Evaluation ofProfessional Personnel.

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Keywords: Lummi Indian Business Council, Bellingham , Social Studies Teacher (Middle School), Education / Teaching , Bellingham, Washington

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