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Teacher
31200
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for providing educational instruction in academic subjects to residents of the Hillbrook Detention Home. The work is performed by planning lessons and educational objectives and instructing and evaluating the residents performance and progress in accordance with the New York State curriculum. Teachers deal with residents having a broad range of aptitudes, abilities, social and academic backgrounds and ages in addition to some behavioral or emotional problems. Supervision of subordinates is not typically a function of the classification. General supervision is received from the Education Program Supervisor (Hillbrook). Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Instructs residents in academic studies utilizing appropriate teaching techniques with concern for overall course objectives..
Administers standard admission tests such as the Woodcock Mastery Test and the Amidon Placement to determine placement and grade level.
Prepares individual lessons and assignments for each student according to grade level.
Motivates, arouses interest and stimulates participation of each student using appropriate teaching techniques and a display of enthusiasm for the subject.
Provides individual attention and assistance as required, to meet the varied needs and abilities of students.
Conducts inventories and determines needs for program related supplies and equipment such as texts, review books, workbooks, teaching aids and materials.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of teaching.
Good knowledge of the subject matter taught.
Good knowledge of Hillbrook Detention Home’s policies and procedures concerning individual instructed.
Ability to motivate and develop effective relationships with students.
Ability to apply different teaching approaches to meet specific teaching situations.
Ability to plan and implement course outlines and lesson plans.
Ability to prepare written summaries and reports.
Ability to evaluate and record student performance and progress.
Ability to verbally communicate ideas effectively to students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a permanent or provisional New York State teaching certificate in one of the following areas:

• Mathematics;
• Science;
• Reading;
• English;
• Social Studies;
• Special Education;
• Education 7-12.

*Requirement for Continued Employment

Loss of certification will result in termination of permanent appointment. A permanent teaching certification must be obtained within the time limitations set by the New York State Education Department or appointment will be terminated.

04/2014 Revised