High School Science Teacher
St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy High School in Killeen, Texas is seeking a science teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. This is a Full-time position at this time. Interested candidates should submit an application online via the Diocese of Austin website under Employment.
The school is canonically obedient to the Bishop. The principal of the school makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the school. In order to fulfill this mission, the principal employs suitable, chosen collaborators. The principal shares with them Christ’s mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them. Positions employed in the school help to extend the ministry of the principal in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the principal in the performance of the principal’s ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.
The Classroom Teacher plans, guides, and evaluates the learning process of students. This position reports to the principal and has decision-making responsibilities within the framework of school policies, philosophy, organization, and curriculum.
Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.
Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Support and adhere to the Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school.
Plan for instruction with logically sequenced objectives based on adopted curriculum and submit plans according to the school policies.
Provide appropriate material and resources for students to engage in learning.
Use effective instructional methods and models according to professional standard practice.
Use varied assessment tools to perform both formative and summative assessments.
Provide instruction and assessment for understanding.
Maintain current and accurate records according to school policies.
Practice positive, consistent discipline in the management of the classroom.
Communicate with parents regarding academic, behavioral, and safety concerns.
Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, and staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.
Knowledge of subjects taught (Biology/ Chemistry), instructional methods and strategies, and curriculum differentiation.
Knowledge of child development, learning, and behavior.
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in pacing and differentiating instruction.
Skill in motivating and engaging students in the learning process.
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
Skill in using job-appropriate technology.
Skill in critical thinking and planning.
Skill in demonstrating professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
Skill in collaborating with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.
Ability to manage student behavior in classroom setting.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
Ability to work well with others in the school community.
Ability to conference with parents upon request and respond to messages in a timely manner.
Ability to demonstrate gains in student performance that are in keeping with school goals.
Ability to respond to individual learning needs.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in subject taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.
Experience: Minimum 2 years teaching experience preferred.
Certifications and Training:
Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCED.
Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 30 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.
Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration.
Must complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year.