Available Positions

Substitute Teacher

To fill in for a teacher during absences

Position is open until filled. PPSEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

 MAJOR FUNCTION:

To fill in for a teacher during absences

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The substitute teacher is a person assigned to work in the absence of a regular teacher to aid students in understanding a subject matter, as well as to provide skills required for programmed lessons and purposeful training for the classroom he/she is assigned.

Reports to:

Principal

Job Objectives:

Carries out the absent teacher’s prepared lesson plans. Note: During a prolonged absence as defined by board policy, the substitute is responsible for performing all essential functions identified in the absent teacher’s job description.

REQUIRED DUTIES:

Applicants must hold a teaching license, a substitute license, or a degree from a certified university.

How to apply:

PPSEL uses a substitute teacher system to hire substitutes. If you are interested in becoming a substitute please go to this website: subs.taggeducation.com/register.

Lunch and Recess Monitor
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Position is open until filled. PPSEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

MAJOR FUNCTION:

Lunch and Recess Monitor

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning (PPSEL) is seeking a lunch and recess monitor.  We are seeking individuals with a positive attitude, strong collaborative skills and a desire to work for the benefit of each child in a unique way.

The position is Monday – Thursday on school days paying $12.32 per hour. The hours are 10:45-1:15.

The lunch and recess monitor will be in charge of setting up and taking down the cafeteria, cleaning the cafeteria, and monitoring students indoors and outdoors.

Position requires lifting of approximately 20 pounds, bending over, and walking.  The monitor will be outdoors in all kinds of weather. Must be able to handle child noise, as well.

Aftercare Worker
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Position is open until filled. PPSEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

MAJOR FUNCTION:

Lunch and Recess Monitor

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Expeditionary Kids, PPSEL’s before and after school program, is looking for afternoon workers.  We are seeking individuals with a positive attitude, strong collaborative skills and a desire to work for the benefit of each child in a unique way.

The position is Monday – Thursday 3:30-6 and Friday 11:30-6.  We are looking for someone to take the entire week, or we are open to splitting it amongst several people.  Pay is $16 an hour.

The Worker will be in charge of supervision of students for school work, play time, and snack time, among other things.

Safety:

As the responsible adult in the room, after-school workers need to able to respond to basic emergencies and to look out for children’s welfare while in their care. Care attendants are often trained in CPR and basic first aid, which may be required upon hiring. Workers need to be apprised of state laws on child safety procedures and creating a safe environment for children. If kids need to take medications, the care providers also need to know the protocols involved and know how to respond to a health emergency.

Logistics:

Taking care of children’s needs is an after-care worker’s first duty — but there are often other logistical aspects to the job. Workers may be responsible for setting up and breaking down the care space, especially when the after-care program takes place in the school gym, cafeteria or other space used for different purposes during the day. They may also be responsible for writing daily, weekly or monthly reports of children’s behaviors and habits, and communicating that information to parents and educators. Some attendants also keep track of payments, and help schedule the right amount of staff for the number of kids attending the program.

Position requires lifting of approximately 20 pounds, bending over, and walking.  The monitor will be outdoors in all kinds of weather. Must be able to handle child noise, as well.

Middle School Science Teacher
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Position is open until filled. PPSEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

MAJOR FUNCTION:

Middle School Science Teacher

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning (PPSEL) is seeking a middle school science teacher. We are seeking individuals with a positive attitude, strong collaborative skills and a desire to work for the benefit of each child in a unique way. PPSEL is a cutting-edge school with highly engaged classrooms.  We are looking for teachers who want to implement new strategies and ideas.

Why Teach at PPSEL? EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) schools organize their curriculum around multidisciplinary, integrated learning expeditions. The PPSEL faculty enjoy a high degree of autonomy and responsibility in all aspects of the school program including working with students as individuals; developing curriculum from standards; leading students on engaging fieldwork and service learning; experiential methods of learning in environments inside and outside the classroom; collaborating with entire staff; and engaging in professional development.

Teaching Positions at the PPSEL: Preferred Attributes

PPSEL prefers candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Appreciation for each student, co-worker and parent/guardian as an individual
  • Enthusiastic, flexible, and spontaneous
  • Willingness to PPSEL’s progressive, constructivist, project-based educational philosophy which includes creation of curriculum aligned to standards.
  • Understands how to pinpoint each student’s strengths and weaknesses and then apply differential instructional practices to meet the diverse learning needs of each student
  • Strong desire to teach in a demanding, cutting-edge program in which all aspects of school life are open for discussion, reflection, and continuous improvement
  • Sense of humor
  • Deep and abiding sense of inquiry

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following statements of duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
• Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, and music to students in a classroom using approved curriculum and any other appropriate learning activities.
• Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
• Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student with the identified objectives.
• Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
• Demonstrates subject matter concepts and examples using models, whiteboard, overhead projector,
computers, smartboards, or any other standard or approved teacher-prepared instructional aides.
• Explains learning objectives and student expectations.
• Provides opportunities when needed for individualized and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the students. Differentiates instruction and curriculum to meet individual
student needs.
• Provides opportunities for student goal setting, reflection and self-assessment.
• Uses assessment to improve learning and instruction.
• Sets behavior expectations and consequences that are clear and consistently enforced.
• Participates in functional behavior assessments and in the development of intervention and support
plans of individual students as necessary and required.
• Assumes responsibility for instruction, duties, supervision of students, and required meetings at designated times.
• Utilizes grading patterns that are fairly administered and based on identified criteria.
• Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.

Maintains and submits accurate and complete records as required.
• Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss student’s progress and interpret the school program. Interacts with students, staff and parents in a positive and professional manner.
• Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
• Establish rapport with students and provides a pleasant, safe, and orderly climate conducive to learning.
• Actively participate in full implementation of the School Improvement Plan.
• Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and self-selected professional growth activities.
• Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
• Bachelor’s degree

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk or sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. There are no specific vision abilities required by this job.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MENTAL FUNCTIONS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use interpersonal skills. Frequently required to compare, analyze, communicate, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate and negotiate. Occasionally required to copy and compile.

Salary Range: $39,884-63,000 based on years of classroom experience and degree held.

Signing bonus $2,000