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In-House Substitute (2018-2019)

Lighthouse K-12 (Whole School) | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

                                                                                The Organization

                                                             Lighthouse Community Public Schools

Social justice movements come in all shapes and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools, we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

 

Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,000 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges. We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding exceptional education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.orgLCCS In-House Substitute Teacher (K-12) — Competencies and Qualifications

We are looking for a talented educator to join our K-12 team as an in-house substitute teacher who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice. Lighthouse teachers believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. This position will involve daily subbing across K-12 with the possibility of longer assignments for teachers on leave or traveling. This position comes with guaranteed hours (Minimum 24 hours/3 days) including assignment of other work if a substitute is not needed that day.  This person will have experience teaching and/or substitute teaching a variety of content areas and age groups, the ability to build strong rapport and relationships with students, and experience working in urban educational settings.  If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students’ lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!

                                                                                 

                                                                                  The Opportunity

                        LCCS In-House Substitute Teacher (K-12) — Competencies and Qualifications

We are looking for a talented educator to join our K-12 team as an in-house substitute teacher who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice. Lighthouse teachers believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. This position will involve daily subbing across K-12 with the possibility of longer assignments for teachers on leave or traveling. This position comes with guaranteed hours (Minimum 24 hours/3 days) including assignment of other work if a substitute is not needed that day.  This person will have experience teaching and/or substitute teaching a variety of content areas and age groups, the ability to build strong rapport and relationships with students, and experience working in urban educational settings.  If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students’ lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!

CORE COMPETENCIES

We are are looking for talented educators who exhibit competencies in each of our five tenets:

HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL

  • Believes that every student can meet high expectations and our mission of college and career of choice.

  • Demonstrates commitment to equitable outcomes, most evident in the relentless support of students when they struggle.

  • Provides access and results for all students, in particular, SPED and English Language Learners, and demonstrates ability to integrate needed modifications and accommodations into daily lessons.

  • Holds a growth-mindset for self, colleagues, and students.

SERVING THE WHOLE CHILD & ENGAGING FAMILIES

  • Builds meaningful relationships and communicates effectively with students, families, colleagues, and community.

  • Maintains a school and classroom culture where all students are known well and are supported in their learning.

DEEP LEARNING THROUGH RIGOROUS CURRICULUM

  • Facilitates culturally proficient and rigorous learning experiences in which students wrestle with complex, cognitively engaging problems supporting students to continue their learning despite the absence of their regular instructor.

  • Maintains a learning environment conducive to deep learning and supportive of all students.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY

  • Actively collaborates with all colleagues, including following up with teachers substituting for regarding lesson plans, student issues, etc.

  • Proactively advocates and takes responsibility for what they need to meet the needs of their students.

  • Comply with all school and band obligations, policies, and expectations, including abiding by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.

  • Exhibits the highest level of professionalism and urgency driven by understanding of our student and community needs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Substitute teach for classes across K-12 as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain a regular schedule and collaborate with supervisor to determine teaching placements in advance to the extent possible.
  • Report to work on time even when a specific assignment has not yet been scheduled and fulfill other office or teacher support duties as needed.
  • Follow up regularly with classroom teachers about lesson plans, students behavioral and academic issues, and the extent to which students met the learning objective while teacher was absent; this includes providing written documentation of what occurred, collecting student work as directed, and in-person communication as appropriate.
  • Follow through with Case Manager, Director of Instruction, students, and families when any student issues arise while substituting.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. or B.S. required, Masters Degree preferred

  • Appropriate California Credential or Substitute Permit required

  • 2+ years teaching experience in an urban education setting serving low-income students of color preferred

  • Experience with Google apps

  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus


 

TIME COMMITMENT

24-40 hours per week as part of an 11-month work year. Exact schedule to be determined with supervisor.

Common Building Hours:  All substitute teachers are expected to maintain hours of  8:00 - 4:00 pm on M, T, Th, F, and 8:00-5:00 on Wednesday for Professional Development.

 

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

 

TO APPLY:

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter--Describing why you are an optimal fit for this position and your philosophy of teaching that describes how your instruction and leadership would support students achieving the Lighthouse mission

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.  

Lighthouse Community Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.