Latin American History Teacher - Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School
Youth Connection Charter School
June 26, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Teacher plans and administers the social studies instructional program and classroom operation in compliance with guidelines and regulations determined by the administration, Board of Directors, state and federal agencies. He/she will create an environment that encourages learning, motivates students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to establish and continue a firm foundation to perpetuate the learning experience through the post-secondary education and/or career opportunities. The Teacher will utilize all resources available to establish a cooperative relationship with parents, staff members and administrators to support each student's opportunity to learn and grow in educational and life experiences. The position of Teacher shall include active participation in the school's operation to support a positive learning environment. This position reports to and is evaluated annually by the Principal and/or his/her designee.
Founded in 1972, PACHS takes a holistic approach linking education to the individual, social, emotional, and academic needs of our students and empowering them to be active participants in creating change at the global, local, and personal level. Courses are designed to meet competency-based initiatives and aligned with Common Core state standards. Instruction integrates community-based themes, which engage students in critical thinking and community inquiry. Classroom instruction is project and problem based with an emphasis on higher order thinking skills of inquiry and analysis in Humboldt Park. Our mission is to provide a quality educational experience needed to empower students to engage in critical thinking and social transformation, from the classroom to the Puerto Rican community, based on the philosophical foundation of self-determination, a methodology of self-actualization and an ethics of self-reliance.
Bachelor’s degree and a Professional Educator’s license with Secondary History endorsement
Highly Qualified in History
Bilingual (Spanish and English) – preferred
A high regard for student potential and an ability to provide opportunities for students to develop and succeed
Ability to work collaboratively with teams and nurture collegial relationships
Ability to engage in community sponsored events to enhance classroom instruction
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Proven ability to work with a diverse population
Current knowledge of educational technology and application
Reflective teaching practice
Ability to adapt and improve in changing situations
About Youth Connection Charter School
YCCS serves At-Risk Students and High School dropouts who are ages 16 - 21 and who have been under-served and/or disconnected from traditional education.
YCCS offers a diversified portfolio of alternative education "choice" campuses for Off-Track Students and Out-of-School Youth that provide multiple pathways to graduation.
"All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin"