​JOB OPENING!

Now hiring for the 2020-2021 school year the following positions:

  • Preschool Teacher

  • Elementary Computer Science and Physical Education Teacher

  • School Guidance Counselor 

If you are interested with any opening job positions, please send your resume to Principal Bonnie Ho at bonnieho@puitakschool.org

Job Title

Full-Time Teacher (PK and Elementary)

Job Objective

Qualified applicants will plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program that helps students to reach their academic potential and to develop Christ-like character.

  • Classroom teachers are assigned to a single grade or combined grade class.

  • Specialist teachers are assigned to teach a specific subject (i.e. Advanced Math, Chinese, Art, Music, Physical Education, etc.) and may teach a variety of single grade or combined grade classes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Reflects the purpose of the school, which is to honor Christ in every class, and in every activity. Motivate students to accept God’s gift of salvation and help them grow in their faith.

  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, challenging each to do his/her best work.

  • Employs a variety of instructional aids, methods, and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child: spiritual, mental, physical, social, and emotional.

  • Makes purposeful and appropriate weekly lesson plans that provide for effective teaching strategies and maximize time on task. Weekly lesson plans are required to be submitted to the principal the Friday before lessons are delivered the following week.

  • Uses homework effectively for drill, review, enrichment, or project work.

  • Keeps proper discipline in the classroom and on the school premises for a good learning environment. Establishes in-class rules that are consistent with the school’s discipline policy. Applies appropriate discipline, when necessary.

  • Shares responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in all areas of the school.

  • Evaluates accomplishments of students on a regular basis using multiple assessment methods such as teacher made tests, samples of students’ work, mastery skills check lists and standardized tests.

  • Keeps students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure.

  • Maintains classroom records including attendance and grades. Respects the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state and federal laws.

  • Works cooperatively with parents, other teachers and administration to strengthen the educational program for their children.

  • Continues professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.

  • Supervises extra-curricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned.

  • Participates in all-school activities such as graduation, evening programs, curriculum nights, etc.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Pui Tak Christian School.

  • Bachelor’s degree in education and relevant Illinois State Certifications required for classroom teachers and strongly preferred for specialist teachers.

  • Able to teach in a multi-cultural school setting.

  • Have a passion for working with children in a Christian school setting.

  • Be able to work independently, relate well with other staff, solve problems, make good decisions, adapt to less-than-ideal classroom environment, and have good verbal/written communication skills.

Main Responsibilities

The School Guidance Counselor works with parents, teachers, school principal and community-based resources to enhance student success, academically, socially, and emotionally, in school by promoting an understanding of children’s strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and behaviors.  It is the responsibility of the School Guidance Counselor to provide consultation services to parents and school staff to assist the early identification of the needs of students, and to help prevent and resolve problems that may become barriers to learning. To perform this job successfully, the School Guidance Counselor must be dual language proficient (Chinese/English) and able to perform the following essential duties efficiently and accurately:

1. Assessments

  1. Collaborate with teachers and parents to conduct psychosocial assessments and diagnosis of behavioral disabilities with recommendations and or environmental manipulations at the school, home, and or in the community.

  2. Participate as an active contributor in the shared decision-making process at the team and the school level.

  3. Assist in the application process of Individual Educational Plan (IEP), Title I, and CPS Child Find Screening as required.

  4. Collaborate with teachers/staff in the recognition, identification of child abuse/neglect situations.

2. Counseling and

Crisis Intervention/

Student Guidance

Part A - Counseling:

  1. Counsel individuals and small groups of students with problems interfering with their educational progress. 

  2. Determine and implement appropriate strategies to effect changes in behavioral –social interactions of students and their families.

  3. Monitor students’ progress and follow up on student issues referred by school personnel.

  4. Keep the school Principal abreast on all ongoing counseling cases.

  5. Consult with teachers and parents to meet the developmental needs of students.

  6. Establish and maintain regular personal contact with families and student caregivers.

  7. Collaborate with teachers and parents to address students’ social, emotional, and behavioral obstacles to academic success.

  8. Other general counseling and administrative functions as needed.

 

Part B - Crisis Intervention:

  1. Work with the School Principal to establish the School Crisis Management Team.

  2. Develop and maintain Crisis Management Procedures.

  3. Develop, facilitate, and coordinate prevention activities and intervention strategies.

  4. Facilitate prevention, education and intervention activities in response to critical incidents.  

  5. Deal with students experiencing emotional traumas (anger outbursts, anxiety, panic attacks, etc.)

  6. Assist students in dealing with family crisis (e.g., separation, divorce, illness, death, neglect and abuse, unemployment, alcoholism, drug addiction, etc.).

  7. Intervene and assess students who demonstrate suicidal ideation and or behavior.

Part C - Student Guidance:

  1. Provide guidance to graduating students regarding high school selection and application.

3. Teachers/Staff Support

  1. Participate in class/students observation when requested by teachers or principal

  2. Consultation for teachers on students' academic struggles, behavioral issues, and emotional problems; suggest various intervention strategies, provide analysis of student’s personality which may contribute to the behavioral and emotional issues, offer to take an active part in meeting with parents to learn more about students’ home life.

  3. Support the Pre-K classes at the beginning of the school year when students have adjustment problems in separation at drop off time.

  4. Provide support and assistance in parent-teacher conference when requested.

4. Education

Part A - Parent:

  1. Consult with parents regarding ways they can help their child become effective in school.

  2. Provide parent educational workshops on identified issues related to child development, stress reduction, discipline and safety, and teacher/parent/student communication. Topics may include academic failure, family issues, child abuse, attendance and or behavior problems, peer problems, and substance abuse.

Part B - Teachers/Staff:

  1. Participate as a resource person for in-service training and planning.

  2. Conduct staff training on issues related to social-emotional-environmental factors that impact learning.

  3. Provide consultation to teachers and staff on behavioral, emotional, and environmental issues affecting student participation in the learning process.

5. Community Resources

  1. Help students and families obtain needed services from the community/local agencies.

  2. Make appropriate referrals by referring students with problems and their parents to special programs, therapists, and outside agencies if additional counseling services are required.

  3. Build supportive resources from the community by consistently integrate community resources from partnerships such as school administrators, nurses, school psychologists, community-based psychologists, service agencies, and physicians.   

  4. Participate in case conferences involving school personnel and community resources.

  5. Collaborate with school groups to develop coping, social, and decision-making skills.

6. Documentation

  1. Update/improve the School Disciplinary Plan.

  2. Keep a record of student discipline.

  3. Maintain accurate records of all counseling and guidance activities.

  4. Protect the confidentiality of student counseling records and release personal data per state laws and Board policies.

  5. Submit a quarterly counseling report to the Principal.        

Download the Performance Expectations of School Guidance Counselors here!

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