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Heights Christian Schools

Technology Education Teacher

Heights Christian Schools
La Habra Heights, California, United States


Date Posted: 03/15/2017
Categories: Christian Teacher - Education - IT
Job Type: Contract

Job Description:

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION TEACHER

Job summary: All employees are first and foremost ministers of the gospel, called of God to lead others to Christ, and to perform ministerial duties using their gifts, talents and abilities for God’s glory (Colossians 1:18, John 1:17, Colossians 3:17, I John 3:3, 7). The technology education teacher shall prayerfully help students learn attitudes, skills, and subject matter that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible Christians to the praise and glory of God.

 

RELIGIOUS REQUIREMENTS

HCS hires to its mission.  In order to further the mission of HCS, all employees must:

  • Acknowledge Christ as Savior and seek to live life as His disciple.
  • Believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God—our standard for faith and practice.
  • Believe and uphold the ministry’s Statement of Faith and the terms of the Shared Values and Ethics of Employment as a condition for employment and continued employment in this ministry.
  • Demonstrate a desire for spiritual growth as evidenced by his or her prayer life, Bible study, regular attendance at a church that is in agreement with HCS’ Statement of Faith, and spiritual outreach to others.
  • Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others (Luke 6:40).
  • Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in dealing with people.
  • Incorporate biblical teaching into all areas of study within the classroom, in addition to teaching Bible as a core subject to students.
  • Participate in, and lead as required, staff prayer meetings and devotions, weekly chapels, and other ministerial functions and outreach opportunities.
  • Answer basic questions about the Christian faith, provide religious resources, and pray with students and parents.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution in the field of education or a related field. A teaching credential is preferred.
  • Have at least two years of successful experience working with children.
  • Receive a fingerprint clearance to work with children from State and Federal governments.
  • Possess evidence of other adequate preparation, background, or experience as determined by the school administrator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Spiritual Leadership

  • Motivate students and their families to accept God’s gift of salvation, and be a Christian witness and role model to them in order to help them grow in their faith.
  • Foster a Christ-centered, safe, caring and nurturing learning environment in every class, and in every activity.
  • Work with the administration and staff to address the spiritual formation needs of the students.
  • Maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all personal and professional matters.
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with conflict with students, parents, staff, and administration.
  • View students and their families as an opportunity for ministry.
  • Pray with, and for, students, parents, staff and administration.

 Academic Leadership

  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian philosophy of education that will help in providing leadership and guidance in the school’s development of and commitment to a Christian worldview.
  • Have knowledge of the school’s curriculum, standards, mission, vision and core values.
  • Integrate biblical principles and the Christian worldview throughout the curriculum and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency with computer hardware, software, networking, and information delivery systems.
  • Possess outstanding knowledge of current and emerging technologies.
  • Plan and implement a technology education program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and student experiments; organizes activities for optimal learning for all students.
  • Assist with effective professional development in regards to technology integration.
  • Provide support and guidance to all faculty in the areas of instructional technology and assists in the development of the District Technology Plan.
  • Assist with the preparation of resource rich lessons and interactive technology activities for students.
  • Prepare lessons for students who have a range of knowledge and comfort levels — from working with simple content management systems to problem-solving tasks like programming computer pathways.
  • Teach classes as assigned following the prescribed scope and sequence as scheduled by the administration, planning broadly through the use of semester and quarterly plans and objectives, and more currently through the use of Weekly and Daily lesson plans.
  • Teach lessons promoting effective digital citizenship and web activity.
  • Employ a variety of instructional aids, methods, and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child—spiritual, mental, physical, social, and emotional, and to meet the needs of ALL learners.
  • Regularly assess the learning of students, and provide progress reports as required.
  • Use classroom management techniques that build children’s ability to make choices and be self-directed.
  • Ensure that the school classroom reflects a professional and Christian environment that is clean, attractive, well-ordered and information rich.
  • Respond in a timely manner to parent concerns and to parent requests for help or information.
  • Participate in continuous professional development through professional reading, college course work, in-services, workshops, and conferences.

Administrative Leadership

  • Understand supervision and how to lead in a positive manner.
  • Respect professional ethics that require confidentiality concerning the sharing of information about children, parents, or staff.
  • Maintain regular and accurate records of attendance and grades to meet the demands for a comprehensive knowledge of each student’s progress.
  • Keep students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of student progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of student failure.
  • Partner with parents through strong, positive communication, collaboration and outreach.
  • Know the procedures for dealing with emergency situations in the classroom and school. Conduct required emergency safety drills in coordination with school leadership.
  • Report to the administration any campus safety, health, and maintenance needs that are observed.
  • Inform the administration in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any assigned duty.

Additional Duties or Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in all-school events such as Back to School, Open House and other activities, as determined by the administration.
  • Recognize the need for good public relations. Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school’s constituency and the general public.
  • Participate in the end-of-year school closing process, such as the inventorying of textbooks, furniture, and equipment.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the administration.

 

TO APPLY

To be considered for our opening we require all candidates to fill out an employment application.  Please go to our website at http://www.heightschristianschools.org  to download and submit it to Human Resources at hr@heights.net or fax 714-921-9484.