Job Description

  • Position Type:
    Teacher - High School

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Cactus High School - Glendale, AZ

  • Date Available:

  •   Additional Information:

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    Why Choose Peoria Unified: Since 1889, Peoria Unified School District has grown to serve over 37,000 students and nearly 4,000 employees as one of Arizona’s largest districts. We cater to the unique learning style of every student, from preschool through high school. Our District prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, career and technical education programs, specialized Choice Programs, free all-day kindergarten, and championship athletic programs. We have a 95% high school graduation rate and are proud to be the first district in the state to receive the prestigious AdvancED Accreditation. And, although we are quite a large district, we still maintain that family-feel. Sound like a team you want to join? Then read on!

    Position Title: Certified Teacher
    Supervisor: Principal at assigned location
    Term of Employment: 9 months
    Salary Classification: Teacher Salary Schedule

    Job Summary: Become a difference maker and bring your creativity and innovation to the classroom! Our teachers help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women prepared to shape tomorrow.

    Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    The following responsibilities tie into our strategic plan to include Student Success, Safety and Wellbeing, Stewardship of Community Resources, and Community Connection. We believe these four areas help us remain focused on Peoria Unified’s vision: Every Student, Every Day, Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.

    Student Success – Manage and educate students while helping them discover and fulfill their potential
    Develop and implement creative and engaging lesson plans
    Document and share student grades and evaluations
    Safety and Well-Being - Cultivate a creative learning environment and maintain a safe, inviting, and nurturing space for students, staff, and the community
    Set and maintain standards of classroom behavior and uphold District discipline policies
    Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
    Community Connection – Enhance Peoria Unified’s culture which encourages and strengthens parent and community partnerships
    Available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the regular instructional day when required or requested under reasonable terms
    Foster positive relationships with students, teachers, parents, and community members
    Stewardship of Community Resources – Adheres to effective policies, practices, and accountability of District resources
    Maintain accurate and complete records required by law, District policy, and administrative regulation
    Strive to maintain and improve professional competence
    Other duties as assigned

    Requirements: A valid intern, provisional, or standard Arizona Teaching Certificate; or possess the necessary qualifications to become certified in the state of Arizona. Must possess or obtain an Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.

    Other Requirements:
    Specialized teaching assignments may require additional training and/or certification
    Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check
    Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid government issued ID
    May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds
    May be required to lift students weighing up to 60 pounds
    May be required to work outside normal working hours
    May be required to travel to perform work functions

    Athletic Trainer Description:

    Job Summary:
    The position of Athletic Trainer is to practice the prevention, care and rehabilitation of injuries incurred through athletic participation with the use of physical modalities. Additionally, the position will be responsible for teaching first aid and CPR procedures to coaching staff.

    Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
    • Administer a program to provide for emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injured high school athletes in compliance with National Athletic Trainers’ Association guidelines:
      • Prevention of athletic injuries and/or illnesses
      • Evaluation and recognition of athletic injuries or illnesses
      • First aid and emergency care and weekday practices
      • Be on-site for all home games and weekday practices
      • Travel to all varsity football games and regional and state tournament games in all sports, as scheduled by the campus athletic director
    • In conjunction with the coach(es), the certified athletic trainer will follow the developed guidelines and emergency care procedure procedures:
      • Assist the head coach in developing an emergency medical plan for each sport
      • Counsel athletes and their parents in seeking proper medical assistance for follow-up care and/or surgery
      • Work under the direction of the team physician or other cooperating physician with respect to athletes’ treatment goals
      • Advise the coach when an athlete may return and to what extent participation in practice or games following injury or illness
      • Maintain records on athletic injuries, physician referrals, and treatments administered
    • Assist and advise the Physical Education/Health and coaching staff regarding injury prevention, conditioning programs, and the selection, care and fitting of protective equipment
      • Conduct in-service programs for the coaching staff in the care and prevention of athletic injuries
      • Initiate and administer a student trainer program. It should include instructions and supervision in first aid techniques, protective taping, wraps and dressings, and use of therapeutic modalities
    • Be responsible for the organization, inventory, and requisition of all training room supplies. Submit annual budget for all first aid and medical supply needs for the year
    • Meet re-certification standards as established by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
    • Provides classroom coverage in case of campus declared emergency
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required

    What We Offer: Peoria Unified School District offers a robust benefits package that can help increase your financial security, advance professionally, and promote a healthy, fulfilling life. We also participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Some of the benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, a Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, and discounts on many other services.

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    The Peoria Unified School District recognizes that academic excellence is enhanced when students are exposed to a broad range of ideas, individuals and experiences. It is therefore committed to a fundamental policy of providing equal opportunity for persons to seek, obtain, hold and be equally compensated for employment regardless of race, religion, age, color, sex, disability, political affiliation or national origin.

    Peoria Unified School District #11
    6330 W. Thunderbird Road
    Glendale, AZ 85306

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