FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2023-24
The Middle School Theology teacher is responsible for delivering instruction for two sections each, of 6th-8th grade Theology formation. Good Shepherd uses Archdiocese of Denver Catholic School's curriculum standards as a guide for creating learning objectives and planning instruction. The teacher should provide for appropriate classroom management and a welcoming and enriching learning environment that fosters positive social and emotional support for our students and reflects Catholic Christian values and Christ's love.
EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION
• Teacher License
• Bachelor Degree, preferably in Education or Theology
• 1-3 years classroom experience
• Complete Archdiocese of Denver Safe Environment Training
TEACHING EXPECTATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Know, teach, and act consistently in accordance with the mission, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the Catholic Church and Archdiocese of Catholic Schools
• Maintain appropriate and effective classroom management rooted in relationship and based on mutual respect and trust
• Maintain supervision and safety of all students at all times
• Attends required staff and faculty meetings regularly
• Participate in all Archdiocese of Denver in-service and training programs, and participate in all local school sponsored professional development and training programs and initiatives
• Creates positive relationship with parents through regular interface and communication and parent/teacher conferences
• Assist with annual ARK assessments in order to track learning acquisition
• Act in the role of home base teacher and maintain accurate student attendance and academic records in accordance with local school policies and procedures
• Responsible for all instruction and curriculum that fosters a Catholic worldview of civilization, history, and socio-cultural-religious perspectives
• Work collaboratively with colleagues and team teachers to develop, plan, and implement cohesive programming and work as a team to support all middle school students' academic and social-emotional well-being
• Creates weekly lesson plans using Planbook.com, based on Archdiocese of Denver curriculum standards
• Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in all matters regarding school personnel, students, and other discretionary matters
• Participate in annual performance review based upon the implementation of the essential teaching duties
• Follows established procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of students.
• Perform teaching duties and all other duties as assigned by the school principal.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS
• Maintain state licensure
• Maintains neat and professional appearance.
• Works with all staff members, faculty and administration in a cooperative and supportive manner
• Be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and intentionally living out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 20412043);
• Refrain from promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals
• Effective listening and verbal communication skills;
• Must have necessary background and training in elementary education methods, subject areas and developmental planes of development specific to age group of class
• Exemplary classroom management skills rooted in relationships, mutual respect and trust
• Sound judgment and decision making skills;
• Knowledge of and willingness to implement safety and emergency procedures;
Requires lifting up to 40 pounds and carrying up to 40 pounds.
Ability to execute appropriate safety and emergency procedures, including leading evacuations and providing basic first aid.
Visit www.goodshepherddenver.org for more information and contact Joe Barrett at [email protected] for more information.
Job Type: Full-Time, benefits eligible - health, dental, paid time off
Salary: $38,638-$86,600, based on education and experience