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Lower School Teacher & Mentor

Company: Hilton Head Christian Academy
Location: Bluffton
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Primary Function:

The Lower School Teacher & Mentor is responsible for Christ-centered, classroom instruction that offers a superior education academically, spiritually, and socially, in a structured, positive environment. A Mentor is expected to use a variety of teaching methods that align with HHCA's educational philosophy to actively engage students in the process of learning and critical thinking, while collaborating with other faculty members to maximize each student's potential for academic success. The Lower School Mentor works with the Principal to develop a student's Christian faith and a respectful, productive partnership with school families.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Fully integrate a Christian Worldview throughout instruction.
  • Instruct students using the inquiry-based, Christian-centered education model, creating units aligned to the appropriate scope and sequence of the curriculum.
  • Employ a variety of lessons, tools and instructional strategies to support 21st century learner to reach project goals.
  • Create or adapt for their students, allowing students voice and choice.
  • Use standards and an inquiry-based learning platform to address key knowledge, understanding in subject, to promote student independence, open-ended inquiry, team spirit and quality.
  • Maintain lesson plans for all subjects taught that can be submitted to the Administrator and to provide plans and materials for a substitute teacher.
  • Use a variety of instructional aids, methods, and materials (such as hands-on, exploration, discovery, and all manner of student writing, presentation and dialogue) that will provide creative ways to reach students on multiple levels: spiritual, mental, physical, social, and emotional.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of all students.
  • Integrate technology into classroom lessons.
  • Use homework effectively for drill, review, enrichment or project work.
    • Foster attitudes that will assist students in becoming responsible and respectful students who glorify God.
    • Assess the learning of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required to students, parents and administration.
    • Communicate early notice of progress deficiencies, and provide intervention plans for students so they are able to achieve reasonable mastery of the subject.
    • Keep proper discipline in the classroom, on the school premises and on field trips to create a nurturing learning environment.
    • Help maintain clean, organized and purposeful classroom learning zones.
    • Maintain regular and accurate attendance and grade records in myHHCA of each student's progress.
    • Conduct parent conferences with all parents to share progress.
    • Attend and participate in scheduled committees, staff meetings, in-house professional development, devotions, and LS activities in the evenings or weekends. Seek out and attend educational conferences and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
      Requirements

      Education:

      BS/BA degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education minimum; Certification preferred

      Experience:

      Previous teaching experience- 3-5 years preferred.

      Personal and Professional Profile:
      • Be a born-again Christian, committed to the Lord, exhibiting a close and dynamic daily walk with Jesus Christ.
      • Be in agreement with and able to support the school's Statement of Faith and Christian Role Model Statement.
      • Be a student of God's Word and be able to apply Biblical truth in speaking and counseling situations.
      • Place the oneness of the Body of Christ above membership in a particular denomination or church.
      • Understand the distinctives of Christian education and HHCA and be committed to those distinctives.
      • Demonstrate humility (thinking of others before self, living with gratitude for God's provision), hunger (the desire for growth, yearning for deeper relationships with God and others), and healthy attitude (working together as a community, communicating and interacting with one another in a genuine, honest, and encouraging way)
      • Be an active supporter and promoter of HHCA in the classroom, with parents and in the community at large.
      • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with staff, students, faculty and parents.
      • Have a teachable spirit and be able to take criticism with a willingness to learn and grow.
      • Be an innovative thinker and problem solver.
      • Be well organized.
      • Have excellent computer skills.
      • Maintain confidentiality in all school matters.
      • Be able to follow through on communications and decisions.
      • Have professional experience and qualifications that match the needs and responsibilities of the position.
        Benefits

        Health insurance

        Sick Leave

        Discounted tuition option for school aged children

Keywords: Hilton Head Christian Academy, Savannah , Lower School Teacher & Mentor, Education / Teaching , Bluffton, Georgia

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