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SUMMARY: The Instructor for Shepherds College (SC) will facilitate academic development for students by providing practical classroom training and instruction, all in an effort to promote students’ growth towards Appropriate Independence™.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following: other duties may be assigned):
Instruct classes as assigned
Evaluate the academic needs of students and assist in the selection of appropriate curriculum materials which meet the needs of students and the objectives of the program
Assess students’ knowledge, understanding, and skill acquisition regularly
Complete and maintain student records on an ongoing basis
Contribute to continuous school improvement and serve on an internal accreditation team
Interact with instructors and advisors regarding the academic goals of individual students
Evaluate and assess prospective students and participate in writing summary reports
Attend faculty/staff meetings as assigned
Additional classroom/instructional responsibilities as assigned
Work effectively with team members including the instructor team, paraprofessionals, advisors, student life staff, and administration
Maintain positive and supportive relationships with students and their families
Treat each student with respect and dignity
Communicate in a courteous and professional manner
Actively participate in trainings and meetings
Consistently demonstrate Christ-likeness in actions and words
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree is required; degree in education is preferred; special education is a plus
Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities
Quality educator with a commitment to student learning
Effective communicator, including verbal and written communication
Strong organizational skills
Possess a high-level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality
QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
Must give satisfactory evidence of having experienced the New Birth through Jesus Christ. Must give satisfactory evidence of having been obedient to the Lord in believer's baptism. Must willingly and without mental reservation subscribe to a high standard of personal separation from worldliness and to Jesus Christ as Lord. Shall be a member in good standing of a Bible-believing church of like faith and practice. Must accept the Articles of Faith last adopted by Shepherds Board of Directors without mental reservation. Is expected to attend the regularly stated local church services as work schedule will allow.
Employee must complete a TB skin test which certifies freedom from communicable disease within 90 days before beginning employment. Medical documentation of TB skin test results must be submitted to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment.
Shall have an understanding of, liking for, and respect for individuals with intellectual disabilities; a personality suitable for work with individuals with intellectual disabilities; and a capacity to perform the kinds of work required in this ministry.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in a field related to special education; other related experience and/or training is a plus.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
About Shepherds College
Shepherds College is the country's leading three-year post-secondary educational program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are a faith-based non-for-profit organization and we have a passion for helping our students be successful and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Our students come from all around the globe and we are growing every year, with 2019 - 2020 being our largest incoming group of 38 freshman and a total enrollment of 90 students! Shepherds College exists to educate and train students with intellectual disabilities by equipping them to reach Appropriate Independence™ through the development of vocational, social and life skills while inspiring a lasting awareness of God’s plan for their lives.