Passages Charter School serves students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Focused specifically on the needs of immigrant and refugee students, Passages offers a tailored educational program focused on high academic standards and instruction based on students' individual needs.
Basic Job Function:
Under the supervision of the Principal and in collaboration with other Passages staff, Teacher will provide culturally sensitive instruction to students.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic, and ability backgrounds by utilizing a curricula that reflect the diversity of the students served.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities by integrating common core standards, content objectives, language objectives, and differentiation strategies into lesson plans.
Collaborate with other teachers and staff to develop an aligned student curriculum.
Develop and maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to learning and suitable to the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Observe, evaluate, and monitor student's performance in order to maintain an effective classroom management system.
Maintain updated grade books and provide timely and appropriate feedback on student class work, homework, tests and assignments.
Perform other administrative duties as needed.
Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.
Participate in ongoing training sessions, read, and stay abreast of current topics in education.
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
Collect and document data as needed for SPED evaluations, MTSS, or behavior plans.
Communicate regularly with families regarding student progress and maintain family call log.
Encourage parent and community involvement, obtaining information for parents when requested and promptly returning phone calls/emails.
Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies, and school regulations.
Participate in evening commitments for family engagements and extracurricular activities as directed.
Ensure students are supervised and safe all times including the supervision of transition in the building and students’ daily arrivals and dismissals.
Follow all emergency procedures when needed.
Report students to counseling services as needed and respond as mandated reporter when necessary.
A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution or related field teaching.
ISBE certification with a PEL endorsement (ESL endorsement preferred).
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district and state.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
Regularly required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
About Asian Human Services - Passages Charter School
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to immigrants, refugees, and other under served in communities so that they can fully participate in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.