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Lead Teacher

Posted:October 2, 2023 (posted 61 days ago)View All Jobs
Location:Lakeland, FL (Polk County)
Company:Eckerd Connects
1132 N. Combee Road
Lakeland, FL 33801

Want to provide at-risk-youth with the tools to begin their process of change and be successful? We are seeking individuals who have a passion for working with at-risk-youth, leading them on the path to success, and helping them reach their full potential. Join our Team as the Lead Teacher with Strive Academy in Lakeland, FL! Make more than a Living, Make a Difference Our Benefits: Low-Cost Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year 11 paid holidays Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5% Flexible spending accounts Paid short-term and voluntary long-term disability Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance Voluntary term life insurance Salary Range: $50,000-$53,000 Strive Academy is an alternative school; the Lead Teacher position provides program services year-round. Must possess valid Florida Teaching Certification and be ESE Certified or willing to obtain ESE Certification. Must be Certified in One (1) of the following subject areas: Math Science English/LA Duties & Responsibilities The Lead Teacher will serve as mentor for teachers providing support, coaching, counseling, feedback, and instruction in fulfilling their teacher responsibilities. Lead Teacher is to provide input into the development of teachers’ annual performance appraisal and professional development plans. Assist the teachers and program staff in analyzing student performance and outcome data to make informed decisions for continuous improvement of the teaching and learning process participating in establishing, implementing, and monitoring a continuous process of improvement that focuses on student performance; including but not limited to standardized test results, progress monitoring data, and classroom assessments. Assist Facility Leadership with various administrative and leaderships duties to include but not limited to training, conducting educational staff meetings, instructional case management; budgeting; selection and ordering of materials, supplies and equipment, record keeping, improvement planning, grant applications. and monitoring of compliance with applicable facility, local, state and federal laws, standards and regulations. The Lead Teacher should plan, prepare, deliver, or direct instructional activities that actively engage students in meaningful and relevant learning experiences, including opportunities for them to explore application of higher-order thinking skills and to investigate new approaches to applying their learning that are research based, reflective of best practice, and compatible with the total program effort. Differentiate instruction and educational programs and/or projects to meet students' special interests, learning styles, and identified level of academic achievement, intellectual and physical ability, and social and emotional functioning. Provide students with regular and ready access to instructional technology and comprehensive materials that support the instructional program. Maintain knowledge of and implement established curriculum based on clearly defined state standards. Participate in development, implementation, and revision of personal education plans for all program students, to include 504 Plans and IEP’s and conducting standardized and diagnostic testing as required Establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with students, parents, staff, and community stakeholders collaborating to enhance the instructional program. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited College or University, required. Must possess a valid FL Teaching License or meet state teacher certification eligibility requirements. Three years successful teaching experience required. Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd Connects’ Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. *This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified. About our Program Eckerd Connects’ Strive Academy is a day-treatment program serving teens between the ages of 12 through 19 who have been placed on probation, post commitment probation, conditional release or minimum risk commitment by the court and who are assessed as moderate-high or a high risk to re-offend. Eckerd Connects partnered with the Local County School District of Polk County Florida to serve as a DJJ Alternative School. This school model offers an array of services and interventions tools that are designed to help youth build needed skills to successfully and permanently exit the Juvenile Justice system. Our Location Eckerd Connects | Strive Academy 1132 N Combee Road | Lakeland, FL 33801 Facebook: About Us Video: Copy & paste the link into your browser for more information: Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal Copy & paste the link into your browser: Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.

Must possess valid Florida Teaching Certification and be ESE Certified or willing to obtain ESE Certification. Must be Certified in One (1) of the following subject areas: Math Science English/LA

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