Teacher – Job Description
- Goal: The teacher shall prayerfully help students learn attitudes, skills, and subject matter that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible Christians to the praise and glory of God.
- Overview: The teacher shall be a Born-again Christian, an active member of Vandalia Baptist Church or other Bible-believing church of like faith, a college graduate, certified, and one who feels called of God to the teaching profession. Other qualifications may be added by the Board as deemed appropriate.
- Contracted by: Deacon Board/School Board of Vandalia Baptist Church upon recommendation of the administrator for one year.
- Responsible to: School Board, Administrator and Principals
- Supervises: Student teachers, aides, volunteers, and students.
- Evaluation: Teacher performance will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel and this job description. Details are found in the Faculty Handbook.
REQUIRED PERSONAL QUALITIES
The teacher shall:
- Have received Jesus Christ as his/her personal savior.
- Believe that the Bible is God’s Word and standard for faith and daily living.
- Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech and actions toward others. This includes being committed to God’s Biblical standards for moral conduct. Luke 6:40.
- Be a member in good standing of Vandalia Baptist Church or a local, evangelical church which has a Statement of Faith in agreement with the school’s Statement of Faith with regular attendance at all services.
- Show by example the importance of Scripture study and memorization, prayer, witnessing and unity in the Body of Christ.
- Be in whole-hearted agreement with the school’s Statement of Faith and Christian Philosophy of Education.
- Have the spiritual maturity, academic ability, and personal leadership qualities to “train up a child in the way he should go.”
ADDITIONAL PERSONAL QUALITIES
The teacher shall:
- Recognize the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their children’s education and be prepared to assist them in that task.
- Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality.
- Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism.
- Maintain a personable appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness, modesty, good taste, and in agreement with school policy.
- Use acceptable English in written and oral communication. Speak with clear articulation.
- Respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority.
- Shall notify the administration of any policy he/she is unable to support.
- Refuse to use or circulate confidential information inappropriately.
- Place his/her teaching ministry ahead of other jobs or volunteer activities.
- Make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the community.
JOB DESCRIPTION – Essential Functions
The teacher shall:
- Reflect the purpose of the school which is to honor Christ in every class and in every activity.
- Motivate students to accept God’s gift of salvation and help them grown in their faith.
- Lead students to a realization of their self-worth in Christ.
- Cooperate with the Board and administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operating of the school.
- Teach classes as assigned following prescribed scope and sequence as scheduled by the administrator.
- Integrate Biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout the curriculum and activities.
- Keep proper discipline in the classroom and on the school premises for a good learning environment.
- Maintain a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom.
- Plan broadly through the use of semester and quarterly plans and objectives, and more currently through the use of the HeadMaster Online Lesson Plan Book.
- Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, challenging each to do his/her best work.
- Utilize valid teaching techniques to achieve curriculum goals within the framework of the school’s philosophy.
- Employ a variety of instructional aids, methods, and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child: spiritual, mental, physical, social, and emotional.
- Plan through approved channels the balanced classroom use of field trips, guest speakers, and other media
- Use homework effectively for drill, review, enrichment or project work.
- Assess the learning of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
- Maintain regular and accurate attendance and grade records to meet the demands for a comprehensive knowledge of each student’s progress.
- Keep students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure.
- Recognize the need for good public relations. Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school’s constituency and for the general public.
- Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration.
- Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents, staff, and administration.
- Seek the counsel of the administrator, colleagues, and parents while maintaining a teachable attitude.
- Attend and participate in scheduled devotional, in-service, retreats, committee, faculty, and Parent Teacher Fellowship meetings.
- Know the procedures for dealing with issues of an emergency nature.
- Inform the administration in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any duty assigned. Prepare adequate information and materials for a substitute teacher.
The teacher shall:
- Supervise extra-curricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned.
- Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth.
- Provide input and constructive recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school.
- Support the broader program of the school by attending extra-curricular activities when possible.
- Perform any other duties which may be assigned by the administration.