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Elementary Teacher

Company: Council Bluffs Community School District
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Title: Teacher: K-5
Department: Teaching & Learning
Reports To: Building Principal
Compensation: Commensurate with Degree and Experience
Calendar: 190 Days
Position Type: Certied Salary

The K-5 Teacher is responsible for fullling the mission of Council Bluffs Community School District (CBCSD) by
developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction, within established curriculum
guidelines, to promote intellectual, social, and physical growth in the subject matter that will contribute to student
development and achievement. This position oversees implementation of content area curriculum, participates in
professional learning communities, and practices research-based assessment strategies.

Essential duties must be performed on site. Other duties may be assigned.
* Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance, support for, and implementation of CBCSD student
achievement goals.
Accepts and demonstrates responsibility for creating a classroom culture that supports the learning of
every student.
Provides evidence of student learning to students, families, and staff.
Implements strategies supporting students, department, and school goals.
Uses student performance data as a guide for decision-making.
Creates an environment of mutual respect, rapport, and fairness.
Communicates with students, families, colleagues, and communities effectively and accurately.
* Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meets the multiple learning needs of students.
Aligns classroom instruction with State standards and CBCSD approved resources & curriculum.
Uses research-based instructional strategies that address the full range of cognitive levels.
Demonstrates exibility and responsiveness in adjusting instruction to meet student needs.
Engages students in varied experiences that meet diverse needs and promote social, emotional, and
academic growth.
Connects students' prior knowledge, life experiences, and interests into the instructional process.
Uses available resources, including technologies, in the delivery of instruction.
* Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning.
Aligns classroom assessment with instruction.
Communicates assessment criteria and standards to all students and parents/guardians.
Understands and uses the results of multiple assessments to guide planning and instruction.
Guides students in goal setting and assessing their own learning.
Provides substantive, timely, and constructive feedback to students and parents/guardians.
Works with other staff, departments, and leadership in analysis of student progress.
* Demonstrates competence in classroom management.
Creates a learning community that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and
self-regulation for every student.
Develops and implements classroom procedures and routines that support high expectations for
Uses instructional time effectively to maximize student achievement.
Creates a safe and purposeful learning environment.
* Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.
Understands and uses key concepts, underlying themes, relationships, and different perspectives related
to the content area.

Revised 1/23/20

Job Description

Uses knowledge of student development to make learning experiences in the content
area meaningful and accessible for every student.
Relates ideas and information within and across content areas.
Understand and uses instructional strategies that are appropriate to the content area.
* Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.
Uses student achievement data, State standards, and CBCSD curriculum in planning for Instruction.
Sets and communicates high expectations for social, behavioral, and academic success of all students.
Uses student developmental needs, background, and interests in planning for instruction.
Selects strategies to engage all students in learning.
Uses available resources, including technologies, in the development and sequencing of Instruction.
* Engages in professional growth.
Demonstrates habits and skills of continuous inquiry and learning.
Works collaboratively to improve professional practice and student learning.
Applies research, knowledge, and skills from professional development opportunities to improve
Establishes and implements professional development plans based upon the teacher needs aligned to
the Iowa Teaching Standards.
* Fullls professional responsibilities established by the school.
Adheres to board policies, school procedures, and contractual obligations.
Demonstrates professional and ethical conduct as dened by the state law and District policy
Contributes to efforts to achieve school wide and department specic goals.
Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for all learners and staff.
Collaborates with students, families, colleagues, and communities to enhance student learning.
* Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Required: Valid Iowa teaching certicate with appropriate elementary endorsement

* Required: Bachelor's degree in education from a four year accredited college or university.

* This position does not supervise other employees.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or
governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general
public. Strong positive human relation and communication skills in working with students, parents and associated

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and
solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to
practical situations.

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Job Description
Abilities to dene problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and extensive
variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to an instructional program; ability to plan and implement
lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak
clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum techniques and
accommodations to enhance student achievement. Interest and willingness to seek out new learning opportunities.
Ability to give oral and written presentations to fellow staff members. Training and experience with intervention
strategies for crisis management and problem solving. Knowledge and experience using technology in the classroom.
Ability to assist others in integrating special education modications in their classrooms.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes
walk and sit on the oor depending on the age of the children. While performing the duties of this job, the employee
may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. 0 - 12 feet and on occasion up to 20 feet, such as books and supplies or
student equipment and wheelchairs. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average
person, may need to lift arms to write on chalk or marking board and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch and reach 0 - 24
inches and up to 36 inches above the head. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work
output of other people. Specic vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or
typed material and the ability to adjust focus. Hearing ability to monitor activity and presence of students and respond
to communication with students and adults is required. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands
from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will normally work indoors but may be required to be outdoors in unpredictable temperatures to monitor
playground activities, attend programs, eld trips or go from building to building. The noise level in the work
environment is usually low to moderate but may become loud on occasion. The employee is frequently required to
interact with the public and other staff. The employee may be exposed to physical contact from aggressive students.
The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is
not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals
currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Revised 1/23/20

  • Position Type:
    Elementary School Teaching/Regular Education - Elementary

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:

    The CBCSD is seeking applicants for the following position for the 2024-25 school year: EARLY INTERVIEW PROCESS: If interested in employment for the 2024-25 school year, we will contact you for an interview and plan to have these take place on or by December 1, 2023.

    Position: Elementary Teacher
    Location: To Be Determined
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 8.0 hrs/day
    Endorsement Required: K-6
    Please read the attached job description located at the bottom right of this posting for more detailed information.
    This position will be posted for a minimum of three (3) days. Qualified applicants will be contacted by Human Resources. It is the policy of the Council Bluffs Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, genetic information, ancestry, geographic location, citizenship, political party preference or belief, familial status (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) or any other protected trait or characteristic in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Human Resources at 712-328-6446 or
  • Elementary Teacher_ Job Description (JAN '20).pdf

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