The teacher is passionate about communicating the Catholic faith to students through direct catechesis and/or extra curricular courses during extended-day hours and will bring that passion to life. The teacher commits to upholding the El Camino mission and will work collaboratively with a Co-Teacher and with other teachers in the program. He/she will demonstrate high expectations for the achievement and conduct of all students and foster a safe, joyful, and nurturing learning environment in which students can thrive.
Duties & Responsibilities: Attend a four-day long introductory Professional Development work shop August 14-17 a week before the El Camino program begins to become familiar with systems and expectations (4am-5:30 pm) Teach a catechetical or extra-curricular curriculum that adheres to the El Camino program and assist a co-teacher in the same, four days a week, for 2 hours Monday-Thursday, 3:45 - 5:45 pm, and attend one, one hour- long weekly staff meeting (day and time tba) Work collaboratively with co-teacher in the spirit of teamwork and communication Prepare thorough lesson plans and materials prior to each lesson to maximize instruction time Differentiate instructional techniques to meet the diverse needs of students Consistently monitor levels of student engagement and understanding, exercising cognitive empathy to consider the learning experience from the student's perspective Regularly assess student academic achievement, character skill building, and habit formation Maintain collaborative and collegial working relationships with other teachers, staff members, parents, and community members Model and teach the values of El Camino Contribute to positive educational environment and culture; manage student behavior in a calm, consistent, proactive, and warm-strict manner Value and draw upon the experiences and backgrounds of students to enhance students' positive sense of self Use relevant technology to support instruction Dress professionally at all times
Key Qualifications & Competencies: Possess a love for Christ, the Church and the students, zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution Desire to excel and apply a goal-oriented approach in the classroom Optimistic, motivated, and adaptable Self-aware and understands own strengths and weaknesses; commitment to continuous personal growth, professional development, and mentorship opportunities Verbal and written communication skills Spanish language proficiency a plus Educational Background and Work Experience Desired 1-3 years' experience in a similar role at a school, parish, after school or catechetical program. Bachelor's degree or higher, educational experience a plus
About El Camino Extended Day and Faith Formation Program
SETON EDUCATION PARTNERS is a non-profit committed to reviving and expanding opportunities for disadvantaged children in America to receive an academically excellent and vibrantly Catholic education. Seton was born of the belief that a tremendous opportunity exists to revitalize urban Catholic schools in America and strengthen the education they provide. The challenges are significant, to be sure,... but with an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, much can and should be done, not only to preserve this national treasure, but also to build on its foundation for the benefit of thousands of children in America’s poorest neighborhoods.