• Indianapolis Metropolitan High School Science Teacher

    Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
    Category
    Education
    Type
    Full Time
    Compensation
    Commensurate with experience
  • POSITION SUMMARY

    This position is for the 2020-2021 school year

     

    The teacher will serve as a member of the instructional team, facilitating learning for high school students in a “best fit” environment for teenagers with significant barriers to education.  

     

    The teacher will be a member of a turnaround school community and will aid in developing a new educational model to complement the acclaimed barrier removal work Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana does at The Excel Centers, Nurse Family Partnership, and other award-winning programs.

     

    School priorities include:

    • High rigor, high support instruction to close academic gaps and prepare students for post-secondary opportunities
    • Trauma-informed social emotional learning 
    • Student and family empowerment through coordination with a robust Student Services team of coaches, counselors, and more.

     

    This role demonstrates behaviors consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values, on behalf of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Facilitate standards-aligned, research-based instructional plans using a combination of school-provided and teacher-created materials, with an emphasis on disciplinary literacy.
    • Assess and respond to evidence of student learning to differentiate and provide support for learners at a variety of levels.
    • Engage in frequent instructional coaching and professional learning community collaboration to improve student learning.
    • Foster a structured and supportive classroom environment that is consistent with school agreements, trauma-informed, and provides students with frequent feedback to support their social emotional development. 
    • Build relationships with students and their webs of support.  Communicate strengths and challenges frequently and use restorative approaches to resolve conflict. 
    • Collaborate with colleagues to refer and connect students to wraparound supports including Family Empowerment Coaching for internal and community resources, Social Emotional Learning, Special Education, and more. 
    • Participate in school cultural initiatives including facilitating an advisory class focused on an elective topic.
    • Support the school community by attending extracurricular events such as athletic contests and family nights.  
    • Other duties as assigned.

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree in subject specialty required with a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience preferred
    • Current Indiana Teaching Certification in subject specialty
    •  Proven record of results that illustrates the teacher’s ability to increase student achievement utilizing subject-specific instructional strategies
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data and make necessary adjustments to achieve learning goals
    • Ability to create and adapt instructional materials that are rigorous and scaffolded with supports
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrates our core values: professional, unstoppable, motivated, accountable, and supportive
    •  Has working knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks: Google Applications, Excel, and Word
    • Ability to engage a student population that is majority low-income and majority people of color
    • Experience working with high school age students preferred.
    • Must be able to successfully pass a background check.

    BENEFITS

    Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

    • Continuing education and leadership development
    • Comprehensive health plan
    • Paid time off (PTO)
    • Life, dental and vision insurance
    • Short- and long-term disability plans
    • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
    • Section 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums
    • Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible employees

     

    Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

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