Open Positions - Five Keys Charter School - San Francisco, Los Angeles, East Bay, Solano — Five Keys Schools and Programs

Coding, Digital Literacy, Computer Basics Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512638-625200
    • Job Location: Milpitas, CA
      United States
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 17, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Salary: Based on salary schedule
    • Site/Location: Elmwood Facility in Santa Clara Jail, Milpitas, CA; other locations as needed.
    • Reports to: Principal
    • Union: United Educators of San Francisco union
    • Retirement: CalSTRS and optional 403b Retirement Plan
    • On-site Hours/Week: 32.5
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Job Description:

Site / Location: Elmwood Facility, Santa Clara Jail

Work Schedule: Full-time, 6.5 hours per day, M-F; additional hours as needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the position

Reports to: Principal

Salary: Based on experience and education according to salary schedule

Union: United Educators of San Francisco union

Retirement: CalSTRS and optional 403b Retirement Plan

Mission

Through the use of Social and Restorative Justice principals, Five Keys provides traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to restart their education with a focus on the Five Keys: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY.

History

Originally, Five Keys was established by the SF Sheriff’s Department (2003) as the first charter school in the nation to operate inside of a county jail. Today, Five Keys is a nationally recognized education management (non-profit) corporation that operates accredited charter schools and programs for transitional age youth and adults at 70 locations across California in county jails and in neighborhood community sites.

 

Five Keys provides a range of educational programs and services including: high school diploma, career and technical education, digital literacy, ESL, cognitive behavioral, recovery programs, case management, correctional education consulting and college access to transitional aged youth and adults in six California counties.

POSITION SUMMARY

Teacher will structure course for coding, digital literacy, and computer basics, develop content in-line with common core standards, and assure student success. Five Keys employs innovative and research-based best practices around classroom content and teaching; therefore, teachers are held accountable for their own, ongoing professional development.

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design and implement courses in coding, digital literacy, and computer basics (and, when requested, elective subjects) designed for adult students of all academic levels and backgrounds;
  • Deliver classes in line with school schedule that cover a range of competencies and topics encompassing 1st - 12th grade state and common core standards;
  • Differentiate and scaffold courses to meet the needs of beginning readers and writers, students with disabilities and older students experiencing challenges in school;
  • Create and implement course outlines and lesson plans that align with students’ life goals and backgrounds, including work-related and practical courses integrating technology, life skills and vocational contexts;
  • Integrate the Five Keys and restorative justice principles into course content;
  • Implement daily, effective lessons using a variety of teaching techniques and curriculum into lessons, including: direct instruction, small group work, individual learning, multi-sensory, technology and project-based learning;
  • Assist in the development, revisions and evaluation of the curriculum and instructional services;
  • Evaluate students to monitor success and respond to evaluations with pro-active developments to curriculum;
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals; establish clear objectives for all instructional units, projects and lessons to communicate these goals and objectives to students;
  • Set-up classroom prior to class starting time, ensuring proper number of seats, desks or tables as needed, utilizing school equipment, furniture and resources; sharing with other teachers as needed;
  • Strive to meet the standards set out in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession, and assist in establishing and maintaining an effective, and learning climate in the school;
  • Interpret and implement all Board policies, administrative regulations and negotiated agreements;
  • Abide by and implement established organizational procedures, including those related to health, safety, discipline and conduct of students;
  • Serve as liaison between the school and community (including custody staff), implementing and representing the policies and mission of the school;
  • Provide direction to students and make independent judgments regarding curriculum, safety and discipline;
  • Demonstrate commitment to restorative practices in discipline decisions, and follow restorative discipline steps in line with school procedures;
  • Collaborate with school staff to practice Universal Design;
  • Work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, teachers, administration, custody staff and community;
  • Maintain confidentiality when dealing with student and staff information;
  • Communicate openly and respectfully with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds;
  • Provide substitute lesson plans and instructions, and make a concerted effort to find a substitute teacher when calling in sick or scheduling time off;
  • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated;
  • Assist the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct in the classroom, develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedures, and maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner;
  • Encourage students to set and maintain appropriate standards of classroom behavior;
  • Maintain accurate, complete and confidential records as required by law, administrative
  • regulations and school policy;
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on staff / school committees as required;
  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned;
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance, as defined in school policy and regulations;
  • Abide by all policies and procedures as defined by Five Keys Charter School.
  • Abide by Five Keys and Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Understanding of restorative justice or willingness to learn
  • Awareness of the Five Keys student population and the best ways to serve them
  • Understanding of the importance of education in lowering the rate of recidivism
  • Ability to meet the California State and Common Core Standards for Teaching
  • Ability to develop curricular map and course outlines
  • Ability to educate students who are at risk of not graduating high school
  • Ability to instill confidence and self-respect in adult students
  • Ability to maintain strong and appropriate boundaries with personal identifying information when interacting with students or community or program partners, and while at any school location or community or program partner site
  • Exceptional written communication skills; ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision in written documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Eagerness to learn new things and adapt to constantly changing circumstances
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks simultaneously
  • Advanced problem-solving skills; tactfully address and resolve questions/concerns

Work Environment

  • Must be willing and able to work in a correctional facility and travel throughout the area to community sites
  • Work environment varies from site to site. There is some personal safety risk working with the at-risk population
  • Moderate noise level

Experience and Skills:

DUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

This position typically requires:

  • Possession of a current and valid teaching credential or able and willing to obtain one within 6 months of employment
  • Spanish language fluency preferred
  • Understanding of restorative justice or willingness to learn
  • Awareness of the Five Keys student population and the best ways to serve them
  • Understanding of the importance of education in lowering the rate of recidivism
  • Ability to meet the California State and Common Core Standards for Teaching
  • Ability to develop curricular map and course outlines
  • Ability to educate students who are at risk of not graduating high school
  • Ability to instill confidence and self-respect in adult students

Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess a basic understanding of Coding, including Java, JavaScript, HTML, and current programming languages used
  • Knowledge of Objective-C and Swift a plus
  • Knowledge of general learning theories and curriculum development
  • A team player with experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Advanced conflict resolution skills
  • Has good organizational skills to meet the needs of his/her class
  • Is open to innovative approaches to meeting educational goals
  • Promotes and supports multiculturalism
  • Is capable of working with small and large classroom groups
  • Is adaptable and flexible
  • Possess an ability to work in a correctional environment
  • Has an ability to hold students accountable for pro-social behavior and a willingness to take corrective measures to that end
  • Ability to maintain strong and appropriate boundaries with personal identifying information when interacting with students or community or program partners, and while at any school location or community or program partner site
  • Exceptional written communication skills; ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision in written documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Eagerness to learn new things and adapt to constantly changing circumstances
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks simultaneously
  • Advanced problem-solving skills; tactfully address and resolve questions/concerns

Physical Requirements:

  • Moderate to extensive degree of physical and emotional stamina
  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking and sitting
  • Ability to seek assistance with students in emergency situations
  • Ability to follow oral directions in emergency situations
  • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, and sitting
  • Frequent talking and hearing conversations
  • Occasional reaching with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Travel to multiple sites required
  • Clear TB test results dated within 60 days of hire to be submitted within 10 days of hire required

Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package. The benefits will vary depending on the position.

All Staff Benefits
• Medical with very low employee premium contributions
• Employer paid Dental
• Employer paid Vision
• Employer paid Life Insurance
• Employer paid AD&D, Short- and Long-term Disability
• HRA Benefit
• Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts
• Pre-Tax Transit and Parking Accounts
• State Teachers Retirement (STRS) with Employer Matching for eligible employees
• 403 (b) retirement plan with Employer Matching for non-STRS positions
• Free Employee Assistance Program
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Gym membership reimbursement up to $100 for employees

NO PHONE CALLS OR VISITS PLEASE

 

 



Five Keys Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.