CLASSIFICATION: TEACHER I
Class Code: 9288-18 Date Established: 11-17-93
Occupational Code: 7-3-1 Date of Last Revision: 02-21-12
BASIC PURPOSE: To teach and motivate educationally disabled and/or educationally disadvantaged students or adjudicated residents according to established or individualized curriculum.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Plans and outlines class work adapting the classroom activities, teaching methods and academic materials presented to meet the special individualized needs of educationally disabled students and/or educationally disadvantaged students.
· Implements a behavior management program for students, assisting students in learning and demonstrating responsible behavior.
· Teaches academic and vocational subjects required for elementary, junior and senior high school students.
· Attends regularly scheduled staffings and meetings with professionals for the purpose of reviewing students' background, and establishing goals and objectives for academic and behavioral growth.
· Submits progress reports on each student in the formal education program with recommendations as to further development.
· Reviews and purchases appropriate instructional materials to meet individual needs to support the curriculum.
· Supervises or assists in field trips, recreational and other extra curricular programs for the benefit of the students; supervises teacher aides and teacher assistants as required.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university. Letter of eligibility for NH Teacher Certification, issued by the state Department of Education's Certification Office, may be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.
Experience: No experience required.
License/Certification: Must be appropriately certified, or eligible for certification through a statement of eligibility, by the NH State Department of Education's Certification Office in specific subject area(s) or field of specialization are denoted as endorsement(s). Area(s) of endorsement must be specified on an approved supplemental job description prior to recruitment at the agency level.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of basic education techniques and methods. Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and equipment in subjects being taught. Ability to work with students possessing educational disabilities. Ability to adapt teaching methods to students' individual learning styles. Must be cooperative and emotionally mature and have the ability to work for the overall good of the program to which assigned. Ability to work with other professionals and teachers in educational programs, as well as areas such as recreation and other extra-curricular programs associated with the students to which assigned. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.