COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
JOB TITLE: TEACHER
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under limited supervision by the
school principal or his/her designee assists school
administrators by delivering thorough instruction to students
according to South Carolina Department of Education Curriculum
Standards. Maintains management of classroom at all
times. Regularly communicate with parents and relevant
stakeholders regarding students' achievement and behavior.
Reports to the Principal and/or Assistant
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Attend all parent teacher
Communicate effectively with
parents and leadership regarding student achievement.
Attend, participate, and
contribute to all IEP meeting when applicable.
Serves as an exemplary role model
at all times.
Ensures that various instructional
strategies are executed to encourage academic growth in diverse
Carries out all additional duties
(lunch, bus, hall, morning etc…) as directed by school
Serves as mentor or SAFE-T
evaluator if certified and requested by Principal and/or District
Human Resources or Instructional Personnel.
Will attend required professional
development that is beneficial to the FCSD and its students.
Will maintain teacher
certifications by meeting all certification requirements by South
Carolina Department of Education.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assists school administrators,
teachers and staff with various romeutine and/or specialized
clerical and administrative duties as assigned, which may include
Assists assigned teachers with
academic instruction and classroom activities, focusing efforts
on either groups of students or individuals as necessary.
Sets up classrooms and
laboratories for instructional activities.
Assists in coordinating and
implementing special school / classroom projects and programs as
assigned, including but not limited to field trips.
Prepares detailed lesson plans for
Proctors and monitors testing
activities; administers make-up tests.
Creates Syllabi, lesson plans,
rules, expectations, and procedures for classroom/students.
Maintains records, filing
materials, organizing paperwork, typing course materials and
Receives and fills requests for
reproduction work from faculty, staff and volunteers, including
but not limited to copying, laminating and binding; delivers
products to requesting staff.
Ensures that effective classroom
management program is in place.
Creates and maintains student
discipline records and files; prepared detention lists and parent
notifications; prepares packets for disciplinary hearings;
prepares quarterly reports for school administrators and District
Schedules and arranges class
coverage for parent-teacher conferences and other teacher
meetings as necessary.
Prepares student academic report
Maintains records of textbook
assignments; receipts monies for lost texts; collects books at
end of school term.
Makes daily announcements over the
public address systems.
Responds to inquiries and requests
for assistance in areas of responsibility.
Operates and maintains a variety
of equipment, which may include a computer, printer, typewriter,
copier, fax machine, telephone, two-way radio, laminating
machine, calculator, binding machine, paper shredder,
audio-visual equipment, die cut machine, etc.; uses clerical,
computer and copier supplies, oral thermometer.
Interacts and communicates with a
variety of individuals and groups, including the immediate
supervisor, co-workers, other school administrators and staff,
students, parents/guardians, volunteers, and the general
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May perform non-related and/or
specialized duties as assigned.
Assists with new student
Collects and accounts for student
fees, fines and payments.
Assists with routine health room
duties as required; calls parents/guardians regarding student
health as necessary.
Performs duties of other clerical
staff as necessary in their absences.
Performs related duties as
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Requires Bachelor's degree in
grade/subject area taught with a valid South Carolina Teaching
Certificate. Highly qualified in grade/subject area
according to No Child Left Behind Legislation. Career and
Technology Teachers will meet SCDE requirements for CATE.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED
TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Requires light work that involves walking or standing most of the
time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a
: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily
observable, functional, structural or compositional
characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious
standards) of data, people or things.
: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people
to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving
assignments and/or directions from supervisors and giving
instruction and/or assignments to students.
: Requires the ability to read a variety of policy and
procedure manuals, curriculum materials, texts, computer manuals,
etc. Requires the ability to enter data into computer and
prepare reports, records, teaching materials, correspondence,
etc., with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar,
using all parts of speech. Must be able to speak with
poise, voice control and confidence and to articulate information
: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational
systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited
standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions
furnished in oral, written, diagrammatic or schedule form.
Requires the ability to use influence systems in classroom
teaching. Requires the ability to make routine independent
judgments in the absence of supervisor; to acquire knowledge of
topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability
to comprehend and interpret received information and the ability
to comprehend and implement basic office machinery functions.
: Requires the ability to record and deliver information,
to explain procedures, to follow and give oral and written
instructions; to counsel and teach students. Must be able
to communicate effectively and efficiently with students,
teachers and parents, and with persons of varying ages and
: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to
multiply and divide, to determine percentages and decimals, to
determine time. Must be able to use practical applications
of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion.
: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length,
width and shape, and visually read various information.
: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly
and accurately in using automated office equipment and
: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items
including computer keyboards, office equipment, control knobs,
switches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot
: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades
: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving
and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing
under minimal levels of stress when confronted with an emergency
or tight deadline. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to
a slight degree, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of
: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking:
expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words;
hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be
able to hear and understand communications through a
Knowledge of Job
: Is knowledgeable in the instructional methods, policies
and procedures of Fairfield County School District pertaining to
specific duties of a professional teacher. Is knowledgeable
in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to
the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Has the
ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations,
procedures and related information. Is able to establish and
maintain positive relationships and work effectively with adults
and students. Is able to supervise, guide and support
students with patience and kindness. Is able to reinforce
skills taught. Is able to develop and execute lesson plans
that positively impact students. Is able to help motivate
students to participate in educational activities and to want to
learn. Is able to perform job tasks professionally in an
environment where discrimination and other public issues are
constant concerns. Has knowledge of and is able to use
modern office practices and equipment, including computers for
word processing and records management. Has knowledge of proper
English usage, vocabulary, punctuation and spelling; has the
mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Is able to
type accurately at a rate sufficient for the successful
performance of assigned duties. Is skilled in applying a
responsible attention to detail as necessary in preparing
records, reports and correspondence. Is able to read and
interpret various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of
the job. Is able to take the initiative to complete the
duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Is
able to use independent judgment in performing routine
tasks. Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize
daily assignments and work activities. Is able to offer
assistance to fellow employees as necessary. Knows how to
maintain effective relationships with co-workers, personnel of
other departments, parents, students and members of the public
through contact and cooperation. Has knowledge of the
occupational hazards and safety precautions of the
position. Knows how to react calmly and quickly in
emergency situations. Has the ability to learn and utilize new
skills and information to improve job performance and
Quality of Work
: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties
and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action
to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of
responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and
interaction with internal and external entities with whom the
Quantity of Work
: Performs described Essential Functions and related
assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce
quantity of work which consistently meets established standards
and expectations for students.
: Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work.
Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with
directives, policy, standards and prescribed procedures.
Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the
technical, human and conceptual areas.
: Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to
policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and
tardiness. Provides adequate notice to principal with
respect to all leave requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm
: Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting
approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities.
Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates
proper and acceptable action for the completion of work with a
minimum of supervision and instruction.
: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of
responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they
occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or
assists in identifying alternative solutions to issues or
situations. Implements decisions in accordance with
prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a
minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice where
appropriate and researches issues, situations and alternatives
before exercising judgment.
: Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives
to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such
instruction and direction when clarification of results or
consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance
with established policies or procedures, etc. Offers
suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve
cooperation intra- and inter-departmentally.
Relationships with Others
: Shares knowledge with principal, assistant principal and
colleagues for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining
high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains
cooperative and courteous relationships inter- and
intra-departmentally, and with external entities with whom the
position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles
requests, suggestions and complaints in order to established and
maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of
maintaining a positive image.
Coordination of Work
: Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes
priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound
time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of
effort. Estimates expected time of completion of work
elements and establishes a personal schedule accordingly.
Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on
time. Implements work activity in accordance with
priorities and estimated schedules.
Safety and Housekeeping
: Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping
standards. Ensures such standards are not violated.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment
agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right
to alter this job description at any time without notice.