JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences): Instructs students individually and in groups using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations. This position teaches elementary grades.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
Job Responsibility 1:
Plans daily lessons to meet the needs of all students and assists students needing additional support. Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
Job Responsibility 2:
Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and homework assignments. Communicates those objectives to students.
Job Responsibility 3:
Establishes and enforces rules of behavior and procedures for maintaining order in their classroom.
Job Responsibility 4:
Confers with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
Job Responsibility 5:
Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and identifies gaps in learning. Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and adjust instructional practices.
Job Responsibility 6:
Prepares materials and classrooms for class activities and homework assignments. Creates a positive achievement-oriented learning environment.
Job Responsibility 7:
Participates in collaborative curriculum development and grade-level and/or school activities.
Job Responsibility 8:
Participates in ongoing professional development activities.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES, REQUIREMENTS, AND IMPACTS
DATA RESPONSIBILITY : “ Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.
Coordinates or determines time, place, or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data and possibly executes determinations or reports on events.
PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY : “ People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.
Instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.
ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY : “ Assets Responsibility” refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses through the management of a minor department, and/or handling of very large amounts of money.
MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS : “ Mathematics” deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.
COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS : “ Communications” involves the ability to read, write, and speak.
Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports and business letters using proper format and grammar; speaks to groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK : “ Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.
Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
IMPACT OF DECISIONS : “ Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.
Makes decisions with serious impact – affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.
EQUIPMENT USAGE : “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.
Establishes methods and procedures for acquiring and handling machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving extensive latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.
SAFETY OF OTHERS : “ Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.
Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS : “ Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.
Bachelors’ degree in education or related degree.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED : “ Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.
Must have a current Tennessee Teaching certificate or be in an eligible alternative licensure program.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS : “ Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.
Prior teaching experience preferred.
More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: “Physical Demands” refers to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Standing and walking: generally 6 hours per day (full duty)
Lifting and carrying: frequently lifting 20 lbs and occasionally lifting 70 lbs
Push and pull: unlimited grasp and fingering
Dexterity: ability to operate machines, tools or office equipment
Additional requirements: unlimited reaching to shoulder height; frequently climbs stairs/ladders; exposure to heat extremes.
UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS : “ Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury.
The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, intense noise levels, vibration, fumes or noxious odors, moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, traffic, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS : “ Sensory Requirements” refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.
The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, and texture perception.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.