Alternative High School Social Science Teacher

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Details: This is a full time, permanent, career position. The salary range is based on certification levels, skills, and experience.

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:  Social Science Instructor 


Position Responsibilities: 


(1)    Develop Social Science lesson plans and provide academic instruction and individualized mentoring services to assigned students. Course curriculum has a social justice emphasis.

(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)    Involvement with after-school and extracurricular activities a needed

(8)     Incorporate computer skills development through social science curriculum

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Experience:

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


Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Master’s degree (preferred)


Certification:

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

Benefits

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

socialscience@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 at socialscience@gwtp.edu, 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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