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Mentor Teacher (Hourly)

Company: Omaha Public Schools
Location: Omaha
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Teacher Mentor (Hourly)

  • This is an hourly temporary position, not a full-time position.
  • It is not part of our Take Flight Mentor Program or Onboarding Mentoring that our current employees participate in.
  • Current employees are not eligible for this temporary hourly position.Location: As Assigned by OPS Administration Reports To: Human Resources Administrator Work Schedule/FLSA Status: Hourly - less than 20 hours per week / Non-Exempt Salary Schedule: $28.50 per hour Position Purpose: Provides mentoring and coaching to student teachers and first year teachers in Omaha Public Schools. The mentor can discuss best practices, coach staff on observed lessons, and work collaboratively with teachers to implement best practices. Essential Performance Responsibilities:
    • Mentor student teachers and/or first year teachers in a variety of areas depending on the needs on the individual which could include brainstorming and problem solving, recording keeping, classroom management, best practices in instruction and behavior management.
    • Ability to analyze teacher practices through classroom observations, data analysis and student work to guide coaching and provide feedback to the individual.
    • Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by district policy as well as the State Board of Education.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Education is required.
      • An active Nebraska Teaching Certificate is preferred, but not required.
      • 5 or more years of successful public school teacher experience is required; urban teaching experience preferred.
      • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy.
      • Ability and patience to work interactively with teachers.
      • Skill in organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
      • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication; collaborative coaching style.
      • Ability to effectively use computer systems such as Microsoft Outlook, Infinite Campus, etc.
      • Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
      • Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance.
      • Knowledge of OPS's mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them.Additional Duties: Performs other related tasks as assigned. Equipment: This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPS's guidelines for equipment use. Travel: Limited travel may be required. Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
        • Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
        • Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
        • Work in school building environments.Interrelations:
          • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers.
          • Will be working under the supervision of Human Resources in order to complete day to day tasks.
          • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
          • Understands and responds appropriately to stakeholder needs and maintains a positive attitude with all stakeholders.
          • Expected to interact with all stakeholders in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.Employee Punctuality and Appearance:
            • In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
            • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee's supervisor or building administrator.
            • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.Terms of Employment: This position is treated as a non-exempt certified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment or teaching in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time, and the Teacher Contract. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and collective bargaining representative. Terms of employment are contingent upon:
              • Verification of a valid Nebraska Teaching License or other required license.
              • A background check which demonstrates background is acceptable for the position sought and working with or around students.
              • Verification of U.S. Citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
              • Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required by federal law for your position).Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. ) The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at .

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