• Employment/Empleo

    ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM TEACHERS

     

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    This is an elementary classroom teaching position in a Dual Language (Spanish-English) public charter school serving grades kindergarten through sixth.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Current, valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II Teaching Certification in the appropriate grade(s)/content area(s)
    • Required security clearances
    • (For Spanish Elementary Teacher) Native, fluent communication skills and literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in academic and social uses of Spanish

      

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Passion for serving in a bilingual and multicultural elementary learning environment
    • Enthusiasm and experience teaching diverse learners
    • Interest in designing and developing an innovative biliteracy curriculum alongside colleagues
    • Knowledge of evidence-based instructional strategies to support all learners
    • Strong interpersonal skills

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:

    • Design instruction for bilingual learners based upon appropriate grade level(s) and content standards
    • Develop appropriate and engaging lessons and materials to meet the needs of all students, including students with Individualized Education Plans
    • Collaborate closely with the grade level colleagues to effectively plan lessons that promote the maximum growth of students
    • Design and implement classroom-based formative and summative assessments to monitor students’ growth and achievement, and utilize assessment results to adapt instruction and provide interventions and acceleration as appropriate
    • Use strategies and methodology to support the needs of second language learners and help them to access content
    • Collect, organize and maintain evidence of student learning and accurate student records to provide appropriate and timely feedback to students
    • Work effectively with students, staff, community members and parents from diverse backgrounds in the interest of improved student learning
    • Implement the school-wide Responsive Classroom framework for establishing positive learning environments and building relationships with and among students
    • Maintain an organized and structured learning environment and engage students in the continuous upkeep of a safe learning space
    • Communicate regularly with parents to foster a positive relationship in support of student learning
    • Participation in the greater school community through school-sponsored family events
    • Share in the school efforts to retain enrolled students and recruit new families
    • Actively participate in the school’s Professional Learning Communities and provide input and suggestions to drive school-wide improvements within and beyond your classroom
    • Remain current on educational trends and standards to enhance teaching practices
    • Demonstrate professionalism, including compliance with school expectations, policies and procedures
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by the school administration in accordance with school policies and practices

     

     

    SCHOOL NURSE

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • State certification as a RN (Certified School nurse preferred)
    • Registered nurse in good standing meeting all applicable federal and state licensure requirements
    • Required security clearances
    • English communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) – knowledge of Spanish preferred

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Strong interpersonal skills to include the ability to work effectively with teachers, parents and students from diverse backgrounds
    • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
    • Interest in working as part of a team that focuses on student needs
    • Interest in keeping up with best health care practices
    • Working knowledge of public health problems and procedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social service agencies
    • Working knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations affecting the delivery of school health services
    • Ability to identify abnormal growth and development and symptoms of disease
    • Ability to coordinate and facilitate services between the school, local health agency and other community resources
    • Ability to develop and maintain health records on students, as well as develop positive working relationships
    • Positive attitude toward children
    • Assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining safety standards, programs for monitoring communicable and/or infectious diseases among students and personnel, procedure for reporting hazardous conditions; establish safety rules, and ensure cleanliness of nursing services work area, treatment area, and student care area
    • Walking, ability to read and write and ability to distinguish smells

     

    The school nurse specializes in advancing the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, the school nurse will facilitate positive student responses to normal development, promote health and safety, intervene with actual and potential health problems, provide case management services, and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.


    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    The School Nurse will identify and treat health disorders among students and provide instruction in the maintenance of good health and disease prevention. This strong performer must evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer students to appropriate resources as needed. Decisions made by this employee require discretionary judgment and analysis.

    • Assist to develop policies, procedures and work standards for school health program
    • Monitor compliance of school health program with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies
    • Prepare health reports for school director
    • Collaborate with other child-support agencies in designing and providing a school health program
    • Serve as a resource person on health issues
    • Provide staff development on health-related topics for school staff and volunteers
    • Screen and conduct health appraisals for students and staff
    • Provide follow-up evaluations on students
    • Recommend corrective action where problems are identified
    • Correspond with parents on health needs of children
    • Record immunizations, health findings and other relevant health data
    • Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as may come up from time to time, be assigned

     

     

    School Secretary

    Work Year: Full time, 12-months

     

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    • Minimum Associates Degree
    • Strong knowledge of Apple products, MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Google Suite, including Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms, and sharing settings
    • Minimum 3 years successful experience in secretarial and clerical procedures
    • High level of professionalism, poise under pressure, attention to detail, and confidentiality
    • Strong interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community, including in difficult and emotional situations
    • Ability to relate to students with respect, compassion, tact and understanding
    • Ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, administrators, Board of Trustees, parents, volunteers, and visitors
    • Timely and appropriate communication, with consideration for tone and preferred language, in emails, over the phone or via Zoom, and in person
    • Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative
    • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision, including developing and implementing effective office procedures
    • Ability to keep numerical records and compile reports
    • Current clearances are required
    • Bilingual/Biliterate English and Spanish (strongly preferred)
    • Experience working in a school environment (preferred)

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Perform a variety of administrative or executive support tasks that are highly confidential and sensitive. Many tasks require a thorough understanding of the school Vision and Mission, as well as the school policies and procedures that often require the employee to make independent judgements
    • Create and maintain a clean, attractive, calm, orderly, safe, and efficient office environment
    • Interact with school administrators, teachers and staff, parents, children as well as vendors and board members, to coordinate a variety of communications within and beyond the school
    • Manage new and continued enrollment of students
    • Monitor, respond to, and distribute incoming and outgoing electronic and hard copy communications on behalf of the school administration, ensuring that all communications from the office meet proper written and oral English standards (and Spanish, if applicable)
    • Prepare memos, letters, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database and/or presentation software
    • Support the Board of Trustees through scheduling and advertising public meetings, entering information into online Board meeting platforms, and publicly posting meeting agendas
    • Act as liaison between the Executive Director and others, by transmitting directives, instructions, assignments and following up on the status of assignments
    • Review, proofread, and edit documents prepared for the Director’s signature
    • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
    • Manage Board member and student records
    • Responsible for scheduling and calendar management
    • Recommend actions to be taken on office expenditures, such as equipment and supply needs
    • Assist with the establishment, revision, and maintenance of office procedures and policies
    • Establishes and maintains various filing and records management systems
    • Operate standard office equipment
    • Monitor and replenish office supplies inventory and anticipate supply needs for upcoming projects or events
    • Support day-to-day administrative needs of the school, including but not limited to: faxing, mailing, shipping, scanning, ordering catering for staff meetings, record-keeping, etc.
    • Responsible for purchasing, receipt and distribution of instructional and office supplies
    • Manage and maintain staff sign-in processes for attendance and professional development purposes
    • Back up receptionist by receiving and screening incoming calls and visitors
    • Support with other daily processes including student arrival and dismissal, lunch counts and attendance
    • Attend required staff meetings and serve on staff committees
    • Continue to learn and grow through collaboration with colleagues and participation in outside professional development and training opportunities
    • Display ethical and professional behavior in working with everyone who communicates with or visits the office. Serve as a role model for students and staff in demonstrating positive attitudes, appropriate attire and grooming, accepting responsibility, and an effective work ethic.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by school administration in accordance with school policies and practices.
    • Required occasional evening/weekend

     

    SKILLS: 

    • Effective verbal, listening, and written communications skills (bilingual strongly preferred)
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
    • Stress and time management skills
    • Teamwork
    • Honest, trustworthy, respectful and possess cultural competence and sensitivity
    • Flexible and strong work ethic

     

    Floating Substitute 

    JOB GOALS: Carry out the absent teacher's prepared lesson plans and perform all essential functions

     

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Follow the teacher's written lesson plans
    • Consult with the executive director and/or staff to resolve questions and/or concerns
    • Comply with all building procedures and schedules
    • Teach scheduled classes and prepare a written summary of work completed
    • Make the absent teacher aware of special situations or problems encountered
    • Implement effective pupil management procedures, maintain high standards and uphold the student conduct code
    • Work cooperatively with other teachers
    • Uphold computer technology acceptable use policies.
    • Maintain accurate records and submits reports on time
    • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information
    • Take precautions to ensure staff/student safety
    • Ensure that students are supervised at all times.
    • Appropriate address concerning student behaviors (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.) by intervening and reporting concerns to an administrator
    • Report evidence of suspected child abuse as required by law
    • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed

     

    Substitute Teachers/Maestros Suplentes

    Vida Charter School is accepting applications for substitute teachers. Substitute teachers must have a four-year degree, current clearances, and be eligible for emergency teacher certification.  Substitute teachers are paid at a rate of $100 per day.

    La escuela Vida Charter está aceptando aplicaciones para maestros suplentes. Los maestros suplentes deben tener una licenciatura de cuatro años, tener autorizaciones actuales y ser elegibles para la certificación de maestros de emergencia. A los maestros suplentes se les paga al precio de $100 por día.

     


    If you are interested in applying for a position at Vida Charter School, please email your resume and a cover letter to info@vidacharterschool.com or apply through Indeed.com.

     

    Si le interesa aplicar para un puesto en la escuela Vida Charter, por favor mande su currículum y una carta de presentación a info@vidacharterschool.com o mete su aplicacion a traves de Indeed.com. 

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Igualdad de oportunidades de empleo  

    As an equal rights and opportunities school, Vida Charter School will not discriminate against individuals or groups in its admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, activities, hiring, compensations, benefits, promotions, transfers, wellness programs, terminations, layoffs, returns from layoffs, training, education, and tuition reimbursement because of sex, color, age, race, handicap/disability, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected classification. 

    Como una escuela con igualdad de derechos y oportunidades, la escuela Vida Charter no discriminará contra individuos o grupos en su admisión, su acceso a, o empleo en sus programas, actividades, contratación, compensación, beneficios, promociones, traslados, programas de bien estar, terminación, despido, regreso de despidos, entrenamiento, educación, y matrícula y rembolso por razones de sexo, color, edad, raza, inválido/discapacitado, religión, origen nacional o étnico, orientación sexual, identidad de género, o cualquier otra clasificación protegida por la ley.