The Middle School Religion Teacher fulfills the mission of St. Theresa Catholic School, located in Austin, Texas, by planning, guiding, and evaluating the learning process of the middle school students in grades 6-8. There may also be middle school electives assigned to this position. The position is hired and evaluated by the Principal.
Requires: Bachelor's degree with successful completion of appropriate state certification exam.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ's mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ's mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ's mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.
Positions employed at St. Theresa Catholic School help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular ways as outlined in the job description. The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.
The Middle School ELAR Teacher plans, guides, and evaluates the learning process of students. This position reports to the principal and has decision-making responsibilities within the framework of school policies, philosophy, organization, and curriculum.
Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.
Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Continuously grow in your ministry by participating in religious ceremonies, training sessions, and reflection activities as directed.
Support and adhere to the Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school.
Plan for instruction with logically sequenced objectives based on adopted curriculum and submit plans according to the school policies.
Provide appropriate material and resources for students to engage in learning.
Use effective instructional methods and models according to professional standard practice.
Use varied assessment tools to perform both formative and summative assessments.
Provide instruction and assessment for understanding.
Maintain current and accurate records according to school policies.
Practice positive, consistent discipline in the management of the classroom.
Communicate with parents regarding academic, behavioral, and safety concerns.
Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, and staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Knowledge of subjects taught, instructional methods and strategies, and curriculum differentiation.
Knowledge of child development, learning, and behavior.
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in pacing and differentiating instruction.
Skill in motivating and engaging students in the learning process.
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
Skill in using job-appropriate technology.
Skill in critical thinking and planning.
Skill in demonstrating professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
Skill in collaborating with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.
Ability to manage student behavior in the classroom setting.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
Ability to work well with others in the school community.
Ability to conference with parents upon request and respond to messages in a timely manner.
Ability to demonstrate gains in student performance that are in keeping with school goals.
Ability to respond to individual learning needs.
Bachelor's degree in the subject taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.
None required but previous classroom experience preferred.
Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.
Certifications and Training:
Valid Texas driver's license.
Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.
Must meet the minimum requirements for the teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCBED.
Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration.
Must complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year.
Without a Theology degree, must complete Religion Certification Part 2 within six years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 30 hours each year.
All employees of the school are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Principal in the exercise of the Principal's ministry and obligations to the school.
The school is an at-will employer.
Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
Working on weekends, evenings, and some holidays may be required.
Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech including Christian prayer and Catholic liturgical celebrations. Staff meetings and other functions may open and close with Christian prayer.
Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
All buildings and vehicles owned by the school are tobacco-free.
May be required to use personal or school vehicles to drive to off-site locations.
Traveling within and outside the school to meetings and other events may be required, and travel may include overnight lodging.
Must maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, colleagues, and administration.
Will be required to work in multiple educational settings.
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Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin is a community of parents, teachers and administrators, clergy and religious with values rooted in the Catholic Faith, all working together to provide our students with a strong foundation for life. The Office of Catholic Schools, in service to principals and communities, assists Catholic schools in the formation of its members in their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social lives. The schools, in turn, provide opportunities for its students, families, faculty, staff and board members to grow in a commitment to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. The office also coordinates accreditation, curriculum, testing, training and policy development for the approximately 571 teachers serving in the schools. All of the diocesan schools follow an accreditation process that is prescribed by the Texas Catholic Conference, approved by the Texas Education Agency, and directed by the diocesan superintendent’s office.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin form a unified school system made up of 22 Catholic schools ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade that collectively educate over 5,300 students across Central Texas. The entire schoo...l system stretches from the city of West in the north to Buda in the south, and from Bryan-College Station area in the east to Killeen in the west.