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Middle School Teachers- 6-8 

About the Organization Founded as a preschool in 1953, the Children's Guild has transformed into a national leader, recognized for creating innovative educational, child welfare and behavioral health models that produce positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. Today, the Children's Guild is among the most experienced child serving organizations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington region. Each year, the agency's continuum of care and its 300+ professional staff help thousands of youth and their families achieve resiliency, dignity, and self-sufficiency. We operate therapeutic group homes, a treatment foster care program, and family help center located in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Prince George County. We also service students in our nonpublic special education programs in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. The Children's Guild also operates public charter schools located in Anne Arundel and Baltimore City and will open our first DC charter school in September, 2015. We invite you to be part of our innovative team.
Location The Children's Guild- DC Public Charter School  

The Children’s Guild Public Charter School will open its doors in August of 2015 in Washington DC.  Our school focuses on the unique needs of children ages K-8. We offer a personalized learning environment that blends the Children’s Guild Tranzed philosophy of developing caring, committed and contributing young people for our community. The culture of our school is reinforced throughout our school goals, curriculum, environment and systems.  At the heart is our student centered approach to teaching and learning where our principles are guided by the way we Think, Act, Care and Reflect.  We are seeking dynamic, high energy middle school teacher candidates who will continue our tradition of excellence. We believe that teachers are the single most important factor for students demonstrating high achievement. If you believe in the power of transforming lives through a positive culture and rigorous education, you may be a good fit for us.


Role Description:

The Middle School Teacher will provide instruction for students in a K-8 setting along with providing related educational services.  The Teacher reports directly to the Principal.



The Teacher is responsible for:

·        Developing age and content appropriate lessons aligned to the Common Core State

·        Content specialization

·        Collaborating with other team members and administration

·        Attending professional develop and staff meetings

·        Following the school mission and instill the beliefs in our students

·        Helping students gain critical, creative and problem solving skills

·        Understanding and use a variety of data and data sources for planning

·        Fair and accurate grade reporting

·        Managing classroom culture and student behavior

·        Utilizing data analysis and data driven decision making protocols for lesson planning and delivery as for student support

·        Supporting and participate in school wide activities

·        Ensuring classroom is attractive, safe, and conducive for learning

·        Effectively communicating with parents and caregivers

·        Commitment to Responsive Classroom philosophies and creating culturally competent community of learners

·        Commitment to principles of blended learning, inquiry based learning and project based learning

·        Maintaining positive rapport with students and members of the school community



The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from an accredited college or institution and have appropriate licensures with a content specialization.  Two to four years’ experience or training or an equivalent combination of education/experience is recommended.  A state teaching certificate with reciprocity to the District of Columbia is required to be eligible.



This position is accountable to the Principal.


Skills Required:     

Candidates should be well versed in standards instruction, classroom management, student engagement, communication and lesson planning.


Key Result Area #1 Instruction


This task is successfully completed when:


A.     Integrated, thematic lessons are provided congruent with the Common Core State Standards.

B.     The teacher utilizes a variety of instructional methodologies to meet the needs of diverse learners.

C.     Lesson plans are developed and implemented to address the students’ learning deficits on a daily basis.

D.     Current curriculum is expanded and adapted to meet students’ needs.

E.      Classroom management meets the needs of the student and the group.

F.      The teacher participates in on-going supervision.

G.     Utilize technology to support instruction.


Key Result Area #2 Teamwork


This task is successfully completed when:


A.   Team member (teacher, Teaching assistant, clinician, classroom assistants and one to ones) roles are clearly delineated and effectively carried out.

B.     External support for unique student situations is sought.

C.     The team embraces the holistic delivery of services.

D.     Effective communication with other team members is carried out through active listening and reflection.

E.   Team members are responsible to hold one another accountable by making the covert overt in an effort to be effective with the students.

F.      Parent and/or significant others are involved as a partner in the student’s educational program.


Key Result Area #3 Leadership


This task is successfully completed when:


A.     Provide inspiration and direction to the Children’s Guild.

B.     Model best practices.

C.     Accountable to outcome measures.

D.     Collegial approach to teaching is practiced.

E.      Serve as a guide and mentor to students and peers.


Key Result Area #4 Documentation:


This task is successfully completed when:


A.     Documentation related to regulatory, licensing and funding bodies is completed in a thorough and timely manner.

B.     Agency-related documentation, such as student attendance, team meeting minutes, progress summaries, IEP’s, report cards, behavior observations, high risk and abuse reports, correspondence, crisis intervention, functional behavioral assessment, portfolio management, skill streaming and behavior intervention plans is completed in a thorough and timely manner.

C.     Computer competencies for documentation and communication.


Key Result Area # 5 Professional Development:


This task is successfully completed when:


A.     Participate in campus in-service trainings and agency in-service trainings.

B.     Certification and continuing educational requirements are met.


Key Result Area #6 Additional Expectations:


A.  Demonstrated understanding of the philosophy and mission of The Children’s Guild.

1.   Successful completion of the Pre-service Training Program

2.   Successful completion and demonstrated competency with the prescribed behavior management program.


B.     Minimum expectations are achieved with

1.      Regular attendance adhering to work schedule

2.   Participation on committees as needed attendance at meeting during school hours and during evenings as scheduled..




Position Requirements

The Children’s Guild demonstrates an awareness of, respect for, and attention to the diversity of the people with whom it interacts (persons served, personnel, families/caregivers, and other stakeholders) that are reflected in attitudes, organizational structures, policies, and services.




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