Elementary School Science STEAM LAB Specialist

Application deadline: March 19, 2021

Department: Elementary School

Reports to: Elementary School Principal

School year: 2021 - 2022

Summary Description: Coordinates lessons that align with grade level NGSS units and assists homeroom teachers with lab preparations, and provides support to students during class.

Description:

  • Creates an interactive environment (face-2-face and virtually) that stimulates and engages student learning.
  • Assists Elementary School teachers in supervision of laboratory practicals during science sessions.
  • Familiar with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Creates cooperative teaching partnerships for creative STEAM lessons.
  • Spearheads Elementary School Science Fair ( face-2-face and virtually)
  • Sets up equipment, chemicals and supplies for science classes under the teacher’s guidance or communication.
  • Preparation of laboratory practicals, including set-up and breakdown as per teachers’ instruction, testing such labs and equipment beforehand so as to ensure a successful learning experience.
  • Ensures a safe work environment for handling chemical materials and glassware.
  • Cleans up spills, and administers first aid related to chemical accidents as required.
  • Maintains and repairs lab equipment such microscopes, power supplies etc..
  • Overseas the inventory of lab equipment and chemical supplies including ordering and handling the required chemicals. Ensures adequate supply of equipment and materials is always available.
  • Keeps track of materials borrowed by teachers and students.
  • Cleans up and move items back to their storage cabinets after each session.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Elementary Education
  • Fluent in English
  • Endorsement in Science
  • STEM Training
  • Valid US Teaching License (k-5, Science endorsement)
  • Contributions to FICA and Social Security for at least 8 months prior to assignment

Desired Competencies:

  • Interpersonal skills - focuses on resolving issues, not blaming or gossiping.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively and collegially with all members of the campus community toward the common goal of improving the quality of student learning experience
  • Accurate Oral Communication- Articulates clearly in English. Listens and responds appropriately to questions.
  • Strong Written Communication- Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Appearance is professional and with appropriate dress.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for this vacancy, vacancy, please complete this form and submit in English:

  • Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;
  • Resume, which should contain applicable license/certification information and;
  • The contact information for three professional references.

 Application deadline: March 19, 2021