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Science Teacher

at Lifestream

Posted: 9/27/2020
Job Reference #: 1372149

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Science Teacher

Department:037 - LifeStream Academy - Eustis
Location:Eustis, FL

JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of this job is to serve in an educator capacity in teaching, instruction and guidance of students enrolled in various academic courses within the appropriate grade or academic level. Employees in this job classification are responsible for adhering to established curriculum standards for the particular course delivered and for complying with established instructional guidelines as established by the School District and educational systems appropriate to the course. Work includes course delivery, administration of tests (or equivalent course criteria), and the tabulation and submission of students’ final course grades. Incumbents perform essential functions as outlines herein according to the specific course or discipline of assignment and performs related work as directed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIESThe list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. 

  • Development and implementation of individual education plans (IEP), as required by regulatory guidelines.  
  • Complete all programs and activities necessary to become and stay certified according to State of Florida DOE regulations, including the Professional Orientation Program or equivalent.  
  • Maintain and follow an annual school calendar, which will simulate the LCSB calendar.  
  • Maintain all records and reports and provide such reports to LCSB, supervisor or required by law (i.e. attendance, lesson plans, grades, testing, etc.).  
  • Supervise bus transportation, physical education classes, vocational programs, as directed by supervisor.  
  • The ability to comply with the regulations requiring a workplace of dignity and respect and equal employment opportunity compliance. 
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others and to accept constructive criticism from supervisors and managers. 
  • Willingness to abide by the company’s published rules and regulations 
  • Work with Center administration, site administration and clinical supervisor in coordination of counseling services for students.
  • Share responsibility for disciplinary actions with program staff and report the action taken.
  • Attend all team meetings, staff meetings, and staffing for those children assigned to the class.
  • Provide specific classroom management as required.
  • Work as an integral part of the team to provide academic assessment and educational recommendations, on an on-going basis.
  • Communicate with school officials and other agencies when necessary to meet the students’ needs.
  • Write and speak in a logical and understandable style, using appropriate grammar and sentence structure, and demonstrate a command of standard English, enunciation, clarity of oral directions, and pace and precision in speaking.
  • Read, comprehend, and interpret professional and other written material.
  • Recognize and demonstrate awareness of the educational needs of students who have limited proficiency in English and employ appropriate teaching strategies.
  • Use and integrate appropriate technology in teaching and learning processes and in managing, evaluating, and improving instruction.
  • Use diagnostic teaching and learning strategies that include consideration of each student’s learning styles, needs, and background.
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain a positive, collaborative relationship with students’ families to increase student achievement.
  • Recognize signs of tendency toward violence and severe emotional distress in students and apply techniques of crisis intervention.
  • Recognize signs of alcohol and drug abuse in students and know how to appropriately work with such students and seek assistance designed to prevent future use.
  • Recognize the physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and neglect and know rights and responsibilities regarding reporting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain a positive environment in the classroom while achieving order and discipline.
  • Demonstrate the ability to grade student performance effectively.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the value of, and strategies for, promoting parental involvement in education.
  • Ability to work independently to carry out assignments to completion.
  • Ability to perform duties with a professional and cooperative work ethic ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to climb, reach, bend, stoop, kneel, sit, and stand for long periods of time; walk; lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work with flexible hours necessary for the efficient operation of the department.

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful.

  • Serving Our Consumers: Effectively meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty. 
    • Consumer Focus: Building strong consumer relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions.
    • Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
      • Age Specific:         Developmental Stages, Enhances Family Involvement, Knowledge
      • Basic Job Readiness: Courtesy, Flexibility, Reliability, and Responsiveness
      • Personal Effectiveness:         Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, Thinking Skills
      • Organizational/Management Skills:         CQI Commitment, Compliance, Management of Information, Organizational Participation, and Safety        
      • Performance Specific:         Crisis Management, Customer Focus, Psychosocial Interventions
  • Effective Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.  
    • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
    • Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Continuous Improvement: The ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.      
    • Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
    • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Expertise: Demonstrating proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of practice. 
    • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

KNOWLEDGE AND JOB SKILLS: Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with departmental personnel, instructors and students. Knowledge of basic Lake County School District and Lifestream work policies and guidelines; knowledge of departmental (LAKE Academy) practices and guidelines. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer literate. Must possess initiative, dependability and accuracy skills. Must meet federal and state requirements regarding criminal records and abuse registry screenings; and be screened by the Lake County School Board personnel department. Knowledge of company and school district policies and procedures.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:  Patience and high tolerance for frustration is essential. Initiative, dependability and accuracy are important. The ability to analyze situations and mange them in a proactive manner is helpful. Must be able to work with a minimum of direct supervision. 

JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Utilizes established corporate policies and procedures in making decisions. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.


  •  Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, the academic discipline being delivered or related field; supplemented by a demonstrated aptitude for working with children; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess and maintain current Teaching Certification, and all necessary academic certifications for the discipline being delivered or currently working toward state requirements for teacher certification.
  •  Experience: Two years experience in working with specials needs children preferred. Experience with children having emotional disorders preferred.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually. Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs.