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Syracuse City School District Job posting 8511
725 HARRISON ST, SYRACUSE, New York, 13210 Job posted as of Feb 25, 2015 until Until Filled

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About Our District

The Syracuse City School District (SCSD) is setting a higher bar for students and staff alike – and doing more than ever to help them reach it. We serve a richly diverse student body – our students speak over 70 languages, and 4 in 5 are low-income – and we believe every single student deserves a vibrant education. That’s why we’re going all in to make Syracuse the most-improved urban district in America. It won’t be easy, but it’s exciting. If you’re energized by our ambitious goals, and by the challenge of charting a new future for Syracuse, join us.

Our Commitment to Diversity

At the Syracuse City School District, we believe it’s in the interest of both students and the public to have a staff which is highly qualified and effective in performing the duties assigned to them, and which contains a healthy diversity of personal backgrounds. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means we are committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. Once hired, employees will need to present proof of eligibility to work legally in the United States.

Job Title
Homebound Teacher (Immediate Hire)
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District Name
Syracuse City School District
Posted on
Feb 25, 2015
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
Homebound Teacher

The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all – including students who fall behind or have been considered “hard to serve” for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Interim Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 77% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 18% are served by the Office of Special Education and 78% are students of color.

WHO WE WANT:
Successful SCSD employees are all in for Syracuse students.  They:

  • Believe strongly that all students can learn at high levels;
  • Demonstrate commitment to serving urban students, schools and communities;
  • Are willing to put the interests of students first;
  • Actively contribute to a culture of high expectations in schools and the district; and
  • Build the relationships needed to serve our students well.

JOB DESCRIPTION: 
A Homebound Teacher will lead instruction in a positive and productive homebound setting for students who qualify due to medical approvals, disciplinary placement, and students’ placed in residential facilities when appropriate.  Homebound Teachers are responsible for providing instruction for a minimum of five or ten hours a week depending on grade level.  Homebound Teachers are tasked with leading lessons prescribed by classroom teachers.

ABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Office of Student Support Services and acting as the front line teacher for the student, the Homebound Teacher must, at a minimum:

  • Demonstrate skills in oral and written communication with students, parents, and others to foster positive relationships.
  • Attain required materials to instruct the students including to textbooks, assignments, and supplemental materials on a weekly basis while submitting completed assignments on the same weekly basis.
  • Possess basic understanding and knowledge of current technology.
  • Displays knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student learning styles to implement instructional activities for maximum effectiveness.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn.
  • Uphold organized documentation and submit such documentation along the expected timelines.
  • Maintain regular communication with The Office of Student Support Services regarding the student’s progress and barriers too.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • New York State Teaching Certification 
  • Independent Transportation

HOURS:  In most situations, a Homebound Teacher may work up to 20 hours per week.

COMPENSATION:  $28.88/hour  

CONTACT:  The Office of Student Support Services at (315) 435-4131.

 
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