Westmark School is currently searching for a talented Middle School Humanities Teacher. Our ideal candidate will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students, preferably with language-based learning differences, and be able to organize and implement an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths in accordance with Westmark School’s mission.
Teaches middle school History or English classes to students with language-based learning differences;
Plans and implements Humanities curriculum including weekly lesson plans including integrating technology into the curriculum;
Maintains class PowerSchool page and regularly updates and posts to PowerSchool class grade book;
Uses behavior management systems that are effective with students with language-based learning differences;
Provides a positive environment that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning;
Communicates on a regular basis with the division director to discuss student progress;
Models professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers and the community;
Works collaboratively with team members to develop new Humanities curricular offerings; and
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, education or related field; teaching credential preferred
Strong desire to teach students with language-based learning differences;
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies;
Experience with technology, specifically iPads, PCs and SMART Technologies;
Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
Strong organization and time-management skills;
Desire to continue to develop professionally by learning new programs and methodologies
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit in on meetings and work on a computer for long periods of time; and is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Please submit a letter of interest and your resume to:
Westmark School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and job performance. School policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions (including genetic characteristics or information), sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, and local laws.
Westmark School is a creative and supportive college preparatory school dedicated to educating, empowering and celebrating students with distinct learning styles, providing the tools necessary to achieve successful and fulfilling futures.
Located in Encino, CA, Westmark offers competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. We seek talented professionals committed to excellence.