Substitute Teachers - Long Term (Math, English, History & Religious Studies)
Bishop O'Dowd High School
Location: Oakland, California
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
6 openings available.
Bishop O’Dowd High School is seeking excellent candidates for their long-term substitute pool with multiple opportunities to teach Math, English, History, Macroeconomics, and Religious Studies
Bishop O’Dowd High School Mission: Bishop O’Dowd High School is a Catholic college-preparatory community, guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ, that educates its diverse student body to build a more just, joyful, and sustainable world.
Bishop O’Dowd High School Charism: Finding God In All Things Calls Us to Community in Diversity, Strength of Character, Academic Excellence Kinship With Creation, Social Justice, and Joy.
The classroom teacher is responsible for teaching up to five sections of classes. Other responsibilities may include maintaining regular office hours and regularly collaborating with colleagues. Teachers at Bishop O’Dowd High School are responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an appropriate instructional program in alignment with Bishop O’Dowd High School’s Integral Student Outcomes. The individual in this position will collaborate most closely with the Social Studies department, ensuring consistency across content areas. Teachers are also expected to collaborate and communicate consistently with counselors to ensure whole-student support and success while maintaining open and engaging lines of communication with guardians and families.
Job requirements may include but are not limited to:
Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning and are in accordance with school standards Observe and evaluate student performance and development Use appropriate technology to support and differentiate instruction Encourage and monitor student progress and use data to adjust teaching strategies Provide appropriate feedback in a timely manner Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and development Work outside the normal schedule periodically in order to collaborate with colleagues Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules of Bishop O’Dowd High School Participate constructively and professionally in department, school, and parent meetings Participate in co-curricular activities such as social activities, sporting events, clubs, retreats, and student organizations as directed
A successful candidate will:
Communicate effectively orally and in writing Articulate and skillfully promote equity and justice work as well as anti-biased teaching and learning Establish a classroom culture that is built on strong teacher-student relationships and allows for risk-taking Have comfort and skill in personal inquiry and reflection of anti-racist practices and racial consciousness Provide a differentiated curriculum addressing various skill levels and learning styles/differences Provide inquiry-based teaching strategies and real-world applications Have familiarity with classroom-based technology and implement relevant applications for classroom instruction and student learning Be self-aware and able to build on others’ ideas, capitalize on others’ strengths, and effectively share responsibility Be coachable and open to constructive feedback from both peers and supervisors Demonstrate a drive to learn and constantly seek ways to improve professional skills and implement best practices Have knowledge of the developmental stages of adolescents ages 13-18 Initiate, fully participate in, and foster strong collegial and student relationships across diverse backgrounds Demonstrate value and willingness to support and mentor students beyond designated class periods Have a growth mindset, positive attitude, flexibility, and passion for helping all students reach their potential Support the Catholic mission and charism of the school Work with pride and enthusiasm as a member of the O’Dowd community Educational Requirements
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions.
For more information on Bishop O’Dowd High School, please see our website at http://bishopodowd.org.
Bishop O’Dowd High School is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment policies and procedures. It follows the Diocese of Oakland’s policies prohibiting illegal harassment, retaliation, or discrimination. However, as a Roman Catholic high school with a stated mission, goals, and objectives that clearly reflect the teachings and educational philosophy of the Diocese of Oakland, Bishop O’Dowd High School reserves the right to require all current and prospective employees to commit to carrying out their duties and responsibilities in a manner that clearly and unconditionally demonstrates support of and respect for the school’s mission and Catholic identity. Persons who in good conscience are unable to agree to this commitment should not seek or accept employment at Bishop O’Dowd High School. As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties
Degree in the field or related experience teaching Social Studies and/or clinical experience Credential, MA, and/or teaching experience preferred
Must be able to operate a laptop ( keyboard and mouse) Work requires visual acuity Must be able to focus on highly detailed tasks for long periods of time Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time Must be able to lift 25 lbs in confined places.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Additionally, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Founded in 1951, Bishop O'Dowd High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school serving 1,250 diverse students in grades 9-12 who come from all parts of the East Bay and beyond. Informed by Catholic values, the mission of O'Dowd is to educate and inspire its students to build a more just, joyful, and sustainable world. For more information, visit the school's website at www.bishopodowd.org.