Alternative High School English Teacher

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/13/2018

Address

500 North Sacramento Boulevard
Chicago
Illinois
60612
United States

Description

Nearly 50% of Chicago’s West side teens never finish high school.

Bring the vision. Keep the hope. Be the change.


About the West Town Academy :

The West Town Academy (WTA) is a highly effective, state-recognized diploma-granting high school for students who have dropped out of Chicago Public Schools and wish to complete their secondary education. 75% of our students are African-American, and 25% are Latino. Students range in age from 17-21 years of age. Most WTA students are from low-income families, and approximately 15% are DCFS wards.


The WTA plays a critical role in the lives of both our students and their communities. The WTA strives to demonstrate and model a highly successful strategy for re-engaging, teaching and graduating our community’s many dropout youth. Additionally, the WTA serves as a model for civic and government leaders to encourage the creation and expansion of resources and programs that effectively address the needs of our community’s many at-risk and dropout youth.


Position: English Instructor


Position Responsibilities:

(1) Develop lesson plans and provide academic instruction and individualized mentoring services to assigned students.

(2) Oversee the implementation of educational plan and intervene immediately with any students on their caseload showing attendance, behavior, or academic problems.

(3) Follow-up daily with phone calls to absent students and their parents/ guardians.

(4) Provide additional tutoring and develop remediation plan for any students failing to perform in their class.

(5) Maintain all records, logs, and submit reports in a timely manner.

(6) Attend all staff meetings and events as assigned.

(7) Provide support and guidance for student-led publications, including school newspaper and yearbook.

(8) Involvement with after-school and extracurricular activities as needed.


Qualifications:


Experience

  • Candidates should possess a demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Two or more years related experience with at-risk, dropout youth preferred


Education

  • Illinois Secondary Professional Educator License PEL preferred, but not required
  • Candidates not in possession of Secondary PEL certification will be required to pass a qualifying test for Charter School Certification within 90 days


To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a detailed cover letter and resume demonstrating how you meet or exceed each minimum qualification and describing generally their relevant special knowledge, skills, and abilities. Please submit application materials electronically or mail directly to West Town Academy:


Human Resources

West Town Academy

534 N. Sacramento Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60612


No phone calls, please.


To view more employment opportunities with Greater West Town Community Development Project, visit our careers page: http://www.gwtp.edu/gwtp-careers

Benefits

Salary and Benefits: This is a full time, permanent, year-round, career position. The salary range is based on certification levels. skills and experience. The agency benefit package includes health, life, disability insurance; retirement plan, and bonus program.

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

english@gwtp.edu
http://www.gwtp.edu

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a detailed cover letter and resume demonstrating how you meet or exceed each minimum qualification and describing generally their relevant special knowledge, skills, and abilities. Please submit application materials electronically or mail directly to West Town Academy:


Human Resources

West Town Academy

534 N. Sacramento Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60612


No phone calls please.


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