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High School Teacher

Vocatio Career Prep High School Philadelphia, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Hiring: PE/Health, Biology, Welding, Spanish Adjunct Teachers


The Instructor/Advocate is responsible for the instruction, spiritual development, and management of a classroom of Students.

Essential Functions

1. Instruction

  • Plan and implement instruction consistent with the school-approved curriculum for assigned subject areas.

  • Provide a class syllabus before the school year starts.

  • Relate concepts and materials to the students and the objectives using state standards.

  • Plan and implement effective use of class time. Model the importance of learning by starting class on time and continuing with the instruction until the end of the period.

  • Spend at least 90% of the instructional period with students engaged in learning.

  • Provide opportunities for academic achievement and success for all students.

  • Organize and manage the classroom to promote a smooth transition from one learning activity to another.

  • Maintain a clean and well-organized classroom with plenty of examples of student learning.

  • Apply the principles of teaching/learning to enhance student achievement.

  • Hold high expectations for student learning which are realistic and appropriate.

  • Teach skills for critical thinking, problem solving, comprehension, decision making, and independent learning by students.

  • Utilize teaching methods appropriate for the objectives and the learners.

  • Use a variety of reinforcement and motivational techniques.

  • Use effective strategies for information retention, critical thinking, and transfer to students' life experiences.

  • Design the lesson to stimulate interest and imagination

  • Organize instruction to allow for individual differences among learners.

  • Provide for a review of concepts to reteach when needed.

  • Modify instruction to meet the needs of the students.

  • Offer the learner alternative ways of achieving the objectives and adjust instructional strategies based on the feedback from learners.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with learners.

  • Provide for and maintain students' active participation during instruction.

  • Provide opportunities for questioning, speculation, and originality.

  • Provide opportunity for guided and independent practice that is directly related to the objective.

  • Hold students accountable for timely completion of assigned work.

  • Provide homework that students can complete successfully when independent practice is needed.

  • Use formal and informal methods to assess the abilities and needs of the students.

  • Use the evaluation of student outcomes to measure the effectiveness of instruction.

  • Develop tests which utilize a variety of strategies to assess the learning.

  • Employ a variety of methods and materials that will provide a holistic approach to students learning academically, spiritually, and emotionally.

  • Provide culturally relevant resources and models for our inner city student population.

  • Monthly reports to show lessons and materials used in class.

  • Identify tutoring needs and report to principal for further action.

  • Refer students to the special education or literacy teachers when appropriate.

2. Management

  • Use school reporting procedures to collect data, maintain student records, and report student progress. Update data to Admin System at least weekly.

  • Maintain confidentiality for students in school-related matters.

  • Use a grading system that is consistent with the school assessment policy and which reflects the quality of student work.

  • Establish a management system that communicates expectations, assignments, and work requirements.

  • Recognize and reinforce appropriate behavior.

  • Teach classroom expectations.

  • Promote an effective system of student responsibility and accountability.

  • Promote a classroom environment that respects the dignity of the child and is perceived by students as equitable, consistent, and based on clear expectations.

  • Use a variety of discipline strategies for managing disruptive students.

  • Monitor students at all times and consistently follow through with consequences for those who do not comply with rules and regulations.

  • Accept and fulfill assigned responsibilities and duties in a prompt and efficient manner.

  • Follow God's divine laws, board policies, building procedures, and any other rules established by the administration.

4. Professional Growth

  • Participate in staff development activities, devotionals, retreats, continuing education courses and or professional organizations.

  • Remain current in content area and methods.

  • Recognize problems within the school environment and actively contribute to their resolution.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to plan and fulfill responsibilities related to school goals and priorities.

  • Subscribe to school goals and take a proactive role to achieve them.

  • Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school's constituency and the general public.

  • Attend school functions such as award banquets, graduation, retreats, chapel, etc.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in grade / content area.

  • ACSI or Public School teacher certification in grade / content area

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Attend staff meeting as needed throughout the school year. Demonstrates the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance and punctuality.

  • Refuses to use or circulate confidential information inappropriately.

  • Meets everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity and optimism.

  • Maintains a personal appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness, modesty, good taste and in agreement with school policy.

  • Uses excellent English in written and oral communication. Speaks with clear articulation.

  • Respectfully submits and is loyal to constituted authority.

  • Detail oriented

  • Self-directed

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office

  • Analytical skills


10-month contract (August 15 to June 30, however school ends by June 15 unless days needed to make up for snow or other reason).

Hours: Depends on class schedule. Some evenings or weekend hours are required to meet with parents or attend fundraising events.

Paid Time Off: 5 per year 10 month contract. This includes sick time and personal time.

Vocatio Career Prep High School

Why Work Here?

lots of room for growth, small class rooms, flexible schedule

Founded in 2015, Vocatio Career Prep High School is to equip student leaders to pursue their calling. We put Christ first in all we do. Students are encouraged to explore different careers in order to identify and pursue their vocation. We provide a high quality, comprehensive academic and vocational program that will place young men and women into a post-secondary educational institution or onto a successful career path. With the help of community partners, we are the neighborhood high school that develops in our students: strong leadership, solid moral character, and self-discipline. We hire and develop staff that embrace the mission of the school, and work with businesses and churches for the ongoing mentoring of students. For more information, please visit


633 W. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19140
Philadelphia, PA