Teacher - English & Language Arts
Teachers in this position are responsible for creating a classroom environment that is conducive to developing in each student’s numeracy and literacy skills: speaking, reading, and writing, which are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship; that develops an appreciation of literature; that motivates students to read widely for information and recreation; that develops critical judgment of oral and written communications; critical thinking and problem-solving skills which support mathematical modeling and decision making; and that discovers and develops talents, competencies, and proficiencies to prepare students for college and careers in nursing and healthcare fields.
Student Learning: Develops lesson plans, curricular materials, and supplementary materials compatible with the Nurses Middle College mission and vision and congruent with the Common Core State Standards and/or state GSEs; Works collaboratively in both departmental Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and Common Planning Time (CPT) to ensure student learning objectives; Supports students’ social, emotional, personal health, and academic growth; works collaboratively with Student Support Team and Grade Level MTSS team to promote active listening, open communication, and problem-solving behaviors; Monitors effectively and collaboratively related to interventions and care plans of students to ensure that services are furnished accordingly, are adequate, or are appropriately adjusted.
Classroom Environment: Creates an environment of respect and rapport by managing relationships with students and ensuring that relationships among students are positive and supportive; Establishes a culture for learning and serious scholarship that reflects the educational importance of the work undertaken by students and teachers; Holds high expectations supported through verbal and nonverbal behaviors for both learning and participation that supports students’ interests, talents and needs; Establishes and monitors routines and procedures for the smooth operation of the classroom and efficient use of time; maintains a neat, clean and orderly classroom that supports and encourages student learning with minimal distractions/interferences; Communicates with expressive and academic language clear goals for learning, explicit directions and expectations, thorough scaffolded content connected to real-world and student interests; allows opportunities for students to contribute to discussions and extend their learning; anticipates possible student misunderstandings; Uses instructional pedagogies, activities, groupings, materials and resources with attention to pacing and with optimal student engagement and learning as the target goal; Employs formative assessment techniques to guide instruction and interventions; uses data effectively to communicate students’ strengths and weaknesses. Aligns assessments with intended use, reflecting a sufficient number of items at multiple DOK levels, and scored objectively and collaboratively.
Professional Responsibilities: Consistently, enthusiastically and deliberately promotes and models the Nurses Middle College Pillars of Nursing: character, scholarship, compassion and empathy, professionalism; Strengthens skills and knowledge through reflection, feedback, workshops, seminars, and collegial sharing and participates openly and actively in professional development, mentoring, and coaching in a continual cycle of growth and reflection; participates in faculty committees, student extra- and co-curricular activities, and all required school functions.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Current B.C.I.; Citizenship, residency or work visa required; Current and active Secondary Education Certification in the content area as specified and mandated by State Department of Education; Bachelor degree required. Master degree preferred; At least 3 years of relevant experience; Urban teaching experience, bilingual applicants, and dual certification in ESL are preferred qualifications; Teachers must possess the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Teachers must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public.
The Nurses Middle College Charter High School, located in Providence, Rhode Island was founded by the nursing profession in 2011 as a solution to increase diversity of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the nursing workforce. This unique model serves students in grades 9-12 in a fully immersed nursing college and career pathway program, NCCPP high school curriculum. Nurses Middle College graduates earn a high school diploma, workforce certificates, and college credits that transfer to a post-secondary degree in nursing or other advanced healthcare provider degree program.
The mission of the Nurses Middle College is to prepare a diverse population of students to become the highly educated and professional nursing workforce of the future. Our vision is to create an innovative high school experience that is student-centric, structured to foster a supportive learning environment, and committed to developing the skills, knowledge, and passion necessary to excel in the nursing and allied health professions. As a charter school, the Nurses Middle College - Rhode Island is independent and autonomous from the public schools; however, employees can access many of the same benefits as offered through the public school sector. As part of the Nurses Middle College team, employees are empowered to provide creative programming opportunities to students and are encouraged to grow with the school through career advancement when these opportunities present themselves.
As an equal opportunity employer, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of who we are. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve where everyone feels empowered as we celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. As the first step to our commitment to employees, you will be offered a $2,000 signing bonus. We are confident that you will make a difference in the lives of students and that your experience with us will be a rewarding one. Join the Nurses Middle College Charter High School team!
As an Opportunity Employer, the Nurses Middle College is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.How to apply: Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and a list of names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Susan Connaughton, BS, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, Talent, and Recruitment at email@example.com