QUALIFICATIONS: Must hold a Collegiate/Postgraduate Professional License in English education with one or more high school English endorsements. Bachelor’s Degree in English plus one year of teaching experience or its equivalency is preferred. One year of teaching experience or its equivalency is preferred. Experience working with medically fragile students preferred. One year of experience conducting lessons and assessing student progress, meeting with parents to discuss student progress and problem areas is preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, a general knowledge of best practices, special education regulations and IEPs. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental colleagues, hospital staff, school division and community representatives. Upon request may be asked to submit a writing sample. Upon completion the online application, must also complete the TeacherMatch assessment.
Provides daily, Virginia SOL instruction for patients in an acute psychiatric hospital setting at Virginia Treatment Center for Children. Works collaborative and professionally with hospital staff, education staff, administration, families, teachers, and other stakeholders to promote the success of all students, ages 4-21. Assesses and develops educational strategies and adaptations based upon individualized educational needs and physical/medical limitations to include IEP and 504 plans. Plans and implements tiered lessons that meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of students. Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of a multi-age secondary classroom. Creates an engaging environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the developmental level of the students. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology to meet the needs of students.
Prepares and plans dynamic, relevant lessons and shows written evidence of preparation in accordance with VTCC Education handbook requirements, and state and federal guidelines. Guides the learning process and establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects with the ability to communicate these objectives effectively to students. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology to meet the needs and capabilities of students. Teaches six multi-level classes per day using Virginia SOLs and varied instructional practices.
Documents all lessons, correspondence, and record keeping in VTCC database, daily. Maintains accurate and complete records/documentation to include student SMART goals and grades. Communicates with schools, families, and the medical team regarding students and exchanges information. Maintains accurate and complete records and documents, daily. Communicates daily and ongoing with parents/guardians.
Establishes and promotes positive public relations and serves as an ambassador to the VTCC Education Program. Accepts responsibility for special assignments as designated. Maintains flexibility and a positive demeanor and is able to change tasks, schedules, and roles daily - without notice. Participates in all staff meetings, professional development and maintains an active participation as a member of the professional learning community. Adheres to the terms of the employment contract with Richmond Public Schools and abides by the policies and regulations of the School Board, state operated program, and the hospital. Strives to maintain and improves professional competence. Exerts leadership and strong relational skills with all stakeholders.
Reports to work both prepared and on time. Provides for professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning. Assists in the preparation of data for local, state and federal reports and for providing appropriate intervention. Accepts responsibility for special assignments as designated by the leadership team to include both instruction and program support. Performs other related duties as assigned.
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Duties performed typically in an acute mental health hospital setting. The expectation will also include working with elementary, middle, and high school students. Performs professional work providing teaching and/or training services to students in math, reading, writing, science, history and social science while interweaving PBL and STEAM experiences. Work requires frequent standing, sitting, light lifting up to 10 pounds, walking, vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at a normal spoken word level and visual acuity for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.
REPORTS TO: Director of Education, Virginia Treatment Center for Children
HOW TO APPLY: All applicants (including RCPS employees) must submit an on-line application. Please access website at: www.rvaschools.net.
Please upload the following information with your application: a current resume, transcript and license if applicable. Also, when completing your application, include three email addresses of your professional references and/or upload letters of references. A combination of professional reference email addresses and letters are accepted. Richmond City Public Schools will conduct a background investigation, fingerprinting, tuberculosis screening and drug/alcohol testing as a condition of employment. EOE.
PAY SCALE: Teacher’s salary scale
LENGTH OF CONTRACT:This is an eleven month (230 days) contract position with excellent benefits.
START DATE: Based on School Board approval