Maternity Leave Substitute Teacher/Mentor (Math/Science)

Fusion Academy in Lake Forest, IL

  • Industry: Education - Excluding Post Secondary - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Description

Substitute Teacher/Mentor

Positon Summary

Our campus has an immediate opening for a Substitute Teacher-Mentor. This position provides a student centered, supportive classroom that promotes compassion and tolerance, emotional security, resourcefulness, and independent critical thinking while addressing the individual academic and emotional needs of each student through Fusion's differentiated approach.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide a one-to-one teaching experience to Fusion students grades 6-12.

  • Show evidence of adapting and differentiated instruction for all students and a classroom forum for holistic growth.

  • Maintain complete and accurate records.

  • Develop and maintain genuine, positive and consistent communication with parents.

  • Contribute to and benefit from the campus community.

  • Practice professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement.

  • In addition to subject matter tutoring and teaching, this position includes significant student mentoring.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Position Requirements

    Qualifications Required:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required for consideration.

  • Solid subject matter knowledge at grade levels 6-12.

  • Teaching credentials are a plus but are not mandatory.

  • Experience with students with learning differences and ADHD is a plus as well as mentoring experience.

  • The ideal candidate is outgoing, well organized, competent in basic computer skills, and is an individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic school setting.

  • Candidate must be prepared to teach and tutor material at a high school level immediately.

  • Competencies Desired:

  • Expertise in the relevant subject area.

  • Understand learning differences and emotional difficulties.

  • Ability to mentor as a positive role model.

  • Understand and support each student’s Formal Education Plan (FEP).

  • Commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Self-directed, proactive, intelligent, knowledge of curriculum and assessment, multi-tasker, problem solving skills, professional written and verbal communication skills, ability to connect with students with patience and compassion.

  • Ability to manage stress, and self-regulate during chaos and crisis, consistently positive attitude, strong teamwork, passionate, genuine, organized, internally motivated, service orientation, ability to reserve judgment and respond with curiosity and compassion.


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