Southwest Key Programs
Brownsville, TX, United States
The Seasonal Teacher is responsible for curriculum development which facilitates instruction appropriate for students with a variety of academic competencies, backgrounds, skills, and learning needs. To design and implement daily instruction of all core subject areas to include: ESL, PE and Vocational Courses. The Teacher is to promote a positive climate of learning and excellence where students have the opportunity to enhance their developmental growth. This position is seasonal and is staffed as necessary in response to fluctuating business operations.
Create a safe and inclusive classroom environment of respect and rapport to ensure a positive learning experience for youth with diverse backgrounds.
Organize and prepare materials for daily instruction while ensuring the inventory of classroom materials, may include: textbooks, furniture, and other equipment needed to assist in the provision of instruction.
Utilize the SWK adopted curriculum to ensure compliance with National Academic Standards.
Individualize lesson plans to meet each students academic level.
Assist with the coordination of Physical Education instruction with Shift Supervisor, Shift Leader or Program Director to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.
Develop Individualized Educational Plans to report and document student\u2019s developmental progress (cognitive, emotional, social and physical).
Use effective instructional strategies to meet the academic needs of the students.
Provide a vocational course and curriculum in a subject area approved by program director or designee which introduces youth to career choices.
Maintain a record of student\u2019s academic progress (grade book) for the development of report cards.
Meet departmental and program deadlines to ensure contractual compliance with reporting requirements.
Assist with the development of the Educational Domain Service Plan submitted initially at 21 days and 30 days thereafter as required by funding source.
Attend all organizational required trainings.
Attend trainings that will enhance professional growth in the area of Education and/or Vocational curriculum and instruction with pre-approval from program director or designee.
Attend all departmental and program meetings to ensure that up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy changes or practice are adhered to.
Assist with the planning and coordination of special educational events to include but not limited to spelling bee, science fair, SWK Olympics), acculturation activities (to include but not limited to Cesar Chavez Day, Thanksgiving, Chinese New Year, Fourth of July, Holi (Festival of Colors), 16th of September), Educational Outings (to include but not limited to visits to museums, water conservation center), coordinate Student Council Activities and other meaningful experiences for SWK learners which promotes volunteerism.
Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen occurrences.
Willing to travel if needed for trainings, conferences or to transport youth to destination if reunified within the U.S.
Attend Treatment Team Meetings to convey academic progress to all disciplines present.
Must maintain any professional or para-professional certifications acquired while employed with SWK annually.
Ensure the proper supervision of youth at all times.
Collaborate with local ISD to promote an effective and productive partnership. (if applicable)
Ensure the initial Academic Diagnostic Assessment is administered to youth within 72 hours upon arrival in the absence of a Lead Teacher/Education Coordinator.
Administer the post Academic Diagnostic Assessment within 45 days from the date of the initial assessment in the absence of a Lead Teacher/Education Coordinator.
Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor\u2019s degree required in the field of Education or related field.
Must be a certified Educator in the state where employed.
1-2 years of paid or unpaid experience working with youth in a bilingual setting preferred.
Must be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Windows (Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Excel)
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule.
Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
Cleared drug test results (this one is for Texas programs only).
Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.
Must be able to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification and First Aid Certification (CPR). Must be able to supervise clients indoors and outdoors as necessary. Bending, stooping and lifting up to 20 lbs required to complete daily tasks. Involves walking and standing for extended periods of time.
This is a twenty four hour residential facility at which minors receive multiple services. Three shifts per twenty four hour period. Work shifts are subject to change. Noise levels vary from mild to moderate. Predominantly indoors, occasional outdoor monitoring or activities.
Southwest Key Programs
Website : http://www.swkey.org
Southwest Key Programs is a national nonprofit organization committed to keeping kids out of institutions and home with their families, in their communities. Our kids' programming is separated into three areas: Youth Justice Alternative Programs, Immigrant Children's Shelters, and Educational Programming. We also run programming that seeks to create opportunities for families to become self-sufficient including adult education and workforce development. The inspiring kids and families we work with are seeking the American dream: equality, education, and a healthier quality of life. At Southwest Key, we simply open the doors to opportunity so they can achieve these dreams.Our founder and CEO, Dr. Juan J. Sánchez, grew up in one of the poorest barrios in Brownsville, Texas on the Mexican border where life was full of challenges. Shaped by his experiences as a young migrant worker, he grew up determined to spend his life helping as many people as he could to escape poverty through educational and other opportunities. His tenacity ultimately took him to Harvard University, where he was among the first Latinos to receive his doctorate from the School of Education. In 1987, Dr. Sánchez founded Southwest Key Programs in a basement in San Antonio, Texas with a staff of five. Today, that small team has grown to serve youth and their families in six states across the U.S.