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7115 - Education Service Coordinator (Education & Workforce Development)
at Pima County
- Position Description
This position is in the Community Resources & Workforce Development Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
Salary Grade: U1
Pima Vocational High School, a division of the Community Resources & Workforce Development Department, has one (1) Social Studies position available and is seeking highly motivated and positive teacher to teach four classes per day in their subject area(s), and one additional tutoring class, at a small high school for students 16 - 21 years old, who are voluntarily returning to school seeking a fully accredited high school diploma, vocational skills and career plan. Our school design includes small classes of 15 students or less within small school sites with 50-60 students total per site. Our teachers work with and mentor "at-risk" students, including those who are parenting, homeless and/or low income, to master their subject area and meet the State requirements for high school graduation.
We are a year-round school that has been highly recognized for employing innovative and creative ways to help our students not only meet graduation requirements, but to give them life skills that will help them be successful in whatever endeavor they choose post-graduation. Each small school site works cooperatively with the instructional team consisting of teachers, a counselor, a vocational specialist and an administrator. Social services for students are available on site. This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.
(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Participates in the development of teaching strategies that meet the learning styles of students as they prepare to meet State requirements for high school graduation, General Educational Development (GED) attainment and/or other applicable requirements;
Assesses the needs of students and develops, implements and evaluates daily lesson plans for students including scheduled activities and materials;
Plans and modifies program instruction to meet the needs of individual students;
Evaluates the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and makes necessary provisions to meet learning needs;
Ensures students and parents are informed of methods of evaluation utilized in the classroom;
Participates as a member of an instructional team to promote learning activities consistent with the program's mission and objectives;
Notifies administration of the special needs of students who display characteristics which vary from the norm;
Collaborates with specialists to assist students;
Maintains partnerships with parents, school staff, and partners;
Maintains appropriate records and files required reports in a timely manner;
Ensures that Arizona Department of Education and other applicable reports and documents are compiled accurately and submitted in a timely manner;
Performs on-going research of trends and innovations in the respective academic content areas and in strategies to reconnect out-of-school youth;
Plans lessons that are relevant to students and connects learning and behavior to current needs of the general workforce;
Collaborates with Pima County One-Stop Staff to assist students in acquiring additional training, education and/or employment opportunities after graduation;
May monitor the activities of a teacher's aide or classroom volunteers.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- education practices and procedures with emphasis on school-to-work strategies;
- teaching strategies that meet the learning styles of all students;
- research-based strategies to reconnect older out-of-school youth;
- Arizona school laws and rules promulgated by the Arizona State Board of Education and Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, or other applicable laws, regulations and policies.
- utilizing teaching strategies proven to be effective with older, out-of-school youth and young adults;
- working as a site team to ensure effective academic and vocational instruction;
- communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in education or a related field defined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and two years of experience working with at-risk youth or vocational training or equivalent.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):
- Classroom teaching experience in Social Studies and SEI certification.
- A Bachelor's degree in Education or other related subject areas.
- Ability to relate well to youth ages 16-21.
- Experience working with at-risk youth.
- Experience in a school-to-work program.
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/score against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.
- Supplemental Information
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid, current Arizona Teacher Certification, with Highly Qualified Teacher Status according to the Arizona State Department of Education required for Charter School assignment. Current Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety required to work with minors or vulnerable adult populations. Some positions require a valid Arizona Class D driver license at the time of application. Failure to obtain/maintain the required certification/licensure shall be grounds for termination.
Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.
Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.