Lewistown Public Schools
Job Title: Social Studies TEACHER
Reports To: School Principal/Superintendent
Prepared By: Pat Baker
Prepared Date: May 28, 1999
Approved By: Scott Dubbs
Approved Date: May 28, 1999
SUMMARY – Teaches one or more subjects to students in public or private secondary schools by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned
- Instructs students by lecturing, demonstrating, and using audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations.
- Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school.
- Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
- Adapts Social Studies material and methods to develop relevant-sequential assignments that guide and challenge pupils.
- Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids appropriate to the interest and maturity level of pupils; maintains required inventory records.
- Assigns lessons and corrects homework.
- Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions based on a variety of mass media and classical and contemporary social studies materials.
- Encourages pupils to think independently and to express original ideas.
- Evaluates each pupil’s progress in Communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
- Administers tests to evaluate pupil progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress.
- Keeps attendance records.
- Maintains discipline in classroom.
- Meets with parents to discuss student progress and problems.
- Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
- Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
- Provides individual or small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects and experiments are being worked on simultaneously.
- Performs related duties such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting pupils in selecting course of study, and counseling student in adjustment and academic problems.
QUALIFICATIONS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from an accredited college or university; and a valid Montana teaching certificate with an elementary and/or secondary endorsement in Social Studies education.
LANGUAGE SKILLS – Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format and to effectively present information to administration, public groups, and/or board of trustees.
TECHNOLOGY SKILLS – The work environment for instructors has increasingly become technology driven. School District #1 expects staff to meet reasonable expectations in the use of computers and other technology, in and out of the classroom.
REASONING ABILITY – Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism and with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS – Employees of Lewistown School District #1 must exhibit acceptable work habits and perform tasks in a professional manner by adhering to the following guidelines: Maintain proper grooming and dress consistent with the type of task being performed; be regular in attendance and punctual for work; initiate tasks in a self-directed manner and perform work with a minimum of supervision; organize work and manage time to achieve efficiency and high quality of work; perform tasks neatly and accurately in accordance with desired quality and quantity; provide positive feedback to supervisor(s) for implementing ideas which will make the work assigned more effective and efficient; maintain self control and a friendly, outgoing disposition; and maintain confidentiality of related work matters as applicable.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE – Screening tests for alcohol and illegal drug use may be required before hiring and during your employment in School District #1. Employees of Lewistown School District #1 must submit to a fingerprint criminal background check. Any appointment will be contingent upon the results of the criminal background report received from the Department of Justice, which must be acceptable to the Board of Trustees, in its sole discretion.
EVALUATION – Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.