Head Teacher - Valley School
April 1, 2021
Head Teacher - Valley School
Daviess County School District
Owensboro, KY 42304
Full Job Description Valley School is an alternative school serving the K-12 student population, who are residents/patients of River Valley Behavioral Health Hospital (RVBH-H). Valley School is operated and staffed by Daviess County Public Schools.
Job Class Description: ACADEMIC PROGRAM CONSULTANT
Class Code: 0230
Job Title: HEAD TEACHER
Supervisory Responsibilities: Certified Teachers and Classified Staff
Position Type: FULL-TIME
FLSA Classification: EXEMPT
Reports To: DIRECTOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
Location: VALLEY SCHOOL
Commensurate with salary range on the DCPS certified salary schedule
Hours Per Day: Varies based on assigned location
Contracted Days: Varies based on assigned location
? Hold a valid Kentucky Teaching Certification in a special education field.
? Have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience.
? Have strong presentation and communication skills.
? Worked on a successful team.
? Hold a valid Kentucky Administrative Certificate.
? Teacher or building leadership experience.
? Social/Emotional needs of students
? “At risk” students
? Mental health challenges
Valley School is operated by River Valley Behavioral Health and serves both short and long term patients with mental health issues requiring full time or partial hospitalization in grades K - 12. Education of students enrolled in Valley School is the responsibility of DCPS.
This position involves providing instructional support for teachers and working collaboratively with DCPS staff, River Valley Behavioral Health staff, child protective services and KECSAC representatives to meet the needs of individual students assigned to Valley School.
Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with multiple state, federal and private agencies.
? Understand and have a passion for at-risk students.
? Understand that psychiatric treatment supersedes education.
? Take on many roles for the day-to-day operation (attendance clerk, registrar, school and student scheduling, school budgets, purchase supplies) of the school.
? Be willing to work closely with River Valley Hospital Administration and staff by discussing all decisions before implementation.
? Closely monitor students’ use of technology.
? Attend required state meetings.
? Be willing to persevere through times when students are not being successful to find what will work.
? Evaluate and coach teachers and staff.
? Support River Valley Behavioral Health in all audits/monitoring visits.
? Complete Title I, Part D application process/development of CSIP.
? Support teachers instructionally in the role of instructional coach.
? Assume Building Assessment Coordinator duties.
? Attend all district administrator meetings.
? Attend to all transportation needs/scheduling.
? Chair all ARC meetings.
? Staff and oversee summer school.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Location, duties, responsibilities may be altered to meet the needs of the district.
Successful completion of post-offer, pre-employment screenings are required as a contingency of employment.
Contracts are with the district of Daviess County Public Schools-not with individual locations. Location assignments are subject to change.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Certified employee with year-to-year contract until continuing contract is granted
• Participates in Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS)
( ex. Indoor, environmentally controlled. Typical office environment including but not limited to telephones, personal interruptions, background noises. May require working with or near the public, parents, and children and will be subject to sounds, scents, and other related environmental factors. This position will require dealing with conflict and requires use of sound judgement.)
Physical Demands: (example)
1. Light lifting
2. Sitting for long period of time
3. Hand and finger dexterity
4. Repetitive movement
5. Standing and walking intermittently throughout a typical work day
Travel Requirements: (Frequency and Duration)
<10% out of district
Daily as needed within district boundaries
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of certified personnel. The evaluation will be conducted by a district administrator.
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Date of Last Revision: 03.15.2021