Middle School Teacher - Alternative Education | St. Joseph, MO School District

  • 24 Apr 2020
  • 31 May 2020
  • St. Joseph, MO

The St. Joseph, MO School District is currently accepting applications for a Middle School Teacher - Alternative Education for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please apply through our district website: https://stjoe.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Qualifications: Required: Possession of Bachelor's Degree and valid Missouri Teaching Certificate with proper certifications. Preferred: Experience

Purpose: To assist students in the learning process for appropriate subject matter, skills and/or attitudes that will contribute to their development as responsible citizens and life-long learners.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Attend work in a regular, reliable and punctual manner.
  • Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.
  • Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student’s achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
  • Builds positive teacher/student relationships for the purpose of engaging students in relevant activities based on student schema and interests.
  • Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
  • Collaborates with other teachers and support staff for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans.
  • Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements.
  • Directs assistant teachers, students teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Facilitates student learning for the purpose of improving their success in academic, interpersonal, and daily living skills through a defined course of study.
  • Implements academic, behavior, health and nutrition plans (e.g. literacy activities, stories, songs, math/science activities, art, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, established guidelines, and performance stands and encouraging parent involvement.
  • Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Monitors classroom environment for the purpose of improving performance, health status, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues.
  • Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, school sponsored activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Organizes age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities for the purpose of ensuring student participation in learning activities.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environments and adhering to Education Code and school policies.
  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
  • Serves as a positive role model for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social and interpersonal behavior.
  • Various other duties to be assigned for the purpose of serving student and staff needs.

Employee Behavior and Conduct
: District employees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact, both internally and externally during the performance of their duties. Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest, and respectful.


The St. Joseph School District (SJSD) is the third largest employer in St. Joseph, Missouri, employing close to 2000 people, of which approximately 1000 are certified teachers. Each day, the St. Joseph School District educates nearly 11,300 students for success. Currently, these students attend school at three high schools (grades 9-12), four middle schools (grades 7-8), 14 elementary schools (grades K-6), one technical school and one alternative school. Early Childhood/Preschool services are available in nine buildings. Please visit the St. Joseph School District website for more information about all available programs and services: http://www.sjsd.k12.mo.us/.

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