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Substitute Teacher, Library Science

Philadelphia, PA - School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

Substitute Teacher, Library Science


For forward-thinking administrators and educators, opportunities abound in the School District of Philadelphia. The School District of Philadelphia is committed to transforming the education opportunities it offers the city’s 200,000 school-aged children. The District seeks leaders who have a passion for working with schools, principals and communities who are committed to ensuring all students achieve. Serving a population as diverse as ours requires creativity, commitment and vision. Will you join us?


Job Summary

  • Instructs and implements literacy and 21st Century skills across all content areas.
  • Instructs regularly schedules classes, collaborates, plans and instructs designated classes and student groups. Implements the integration of skills into the curriculum of all subject areas.
  • Develops and implements innovative methods for serving students with a flexible schedule.
  • Creates an environment in the media center that allows all children to access information, achieve, and succeed at a high level. Develops and maintains a multicultural, gender, and disability-fair collection that supports the curriculum and vision of the school.
  • Collaborates with teachers to develop units of study that are standard-based.
  • Provides leadership for the development of a school wide curriculum map in order to identify gaps and overlaps in the school’s curriculum.
  • Seeks community input in providing a media collection that reflects the growing diversity of students.
  • Provides professional growth and development in literacy, research process and technology; organizes plans, supervises, budgets and evaluates the library media programs.
  • Assumes a technology leadership position in the school.


Essential Functions

  • Instructs and implements literacy and 21st Century skills across all content areas.
  • Instructs regularly schedules classes, collaborates, plans and instructs designated classes and student groups.
  • Provides instruction in the research process.
  • Implements the integration of skills into the curriculum of all subject areas.
  • Provides instruction and use, with technology to decrease the digital divide.
  • Develops and implements innovative methods for serving students with a flexible schedule.
  • Provides access to information.
  • Creates an environment in the media center that allows all children to access information, achieve, and succeed at a high level.
  • Provides leadership for the academic staff.
  • Develops and maintains a multicultural, gender, and disability-fair collection that supports the curriculum and vision of the school.
  • Builds library collections that meet the needs of diverse community populations.
  • Collaborates with teachers to develop units of study that are standard-based.
  • Circulates materials to the entire school community.
  • Provides leadership for the development of a school wide curriculum map in order to identify gaps and overlaps in the school’s curriculum.
  • Create a welcoming environment in the Library Media Center.
  • Seeks community input in providing a media collection that reflects the growing diversity of students.
  • Provide professional development for staff.
  • Provides professional growth and development in literacy, research process and technology; organizes plans, supervises, budgets and evaluates the library media programs.
  • Plans cultural and academic learning events for the school.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in library science.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • the principles and practices of library science.
  • the principles and techniques of library organization and management especially as applied to a school library.
  • education theory, practices and curricula.


Demonstrated ability to:

  • present ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and students.


Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Nondiscrimination

The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this district, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District's commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.


Certificates/Licenses

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional certificate in Library Science K-12, Elementary Library Science or a letter from a certification officer stating that the student has completed all required coursework and student teaching, has successfully completed ALL PRAXIS and is being recommended for certification.

OR

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Intern Certificate in Library Science K-12, Elementary Library Science or a letter from a certification officer stating that the applicant is being recommended for an Intern Certificate.

OR

  • Current Instructional Certificate in Library Science or Elementary Library Science from a state other than Pennsylvania.

AND

  • Experience or coursework working with computers or other electronic resources.



About ESS

As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 23 years, we have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. Our team serves over 5 million students with a pool of 92,000 substitute and permanent employees throughout 34 states. Internally, the ESS team is comprised of 650 individuals with a passion for education working together to ensure our 900 partner districts experience valuable education every day.

We provide our employees with the ability to work in school districts across the country in addition to benefits, comprehensive training, flexible work schedules, and professional development.


ESS Diversity Statement

ESS continuously works to create an environment where all its employees - regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, age or abilities - can work to the fullest of their potential in a fair and welcoming space. Believing that a diverse company is more innovative and successful, we have embraced diversity to ensure that we are empowered to make sure that “Every day counts” for our employees, the students, and the schools we serve nationwide.


ESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.