TAHLEQUAH PUBLIC SCHOOLS JOB DESCRIPTION


POSITION TITLE: Teacher, Adult Basic Education; Hourly Assignments


REPORTS TO: Director of Adult Basic Education


SUMMARY: To provide ABE/HSE instruction to adults through the Tahlequah Adult Learning

                  Center (TALC) program including all potential program areas: High School

                  Equivalency Instruction, Family Literacy, Corrections, English Language

                  Learners, and English Language/Civics.


EDUCATION, CERTIFICATES, LICENCES, and/or EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree or Higher
• Valid Oklahoma Teaching Certificate
• Completed or able to complete training offered by Oklahoma Department of Career & 

   Technology Education ODCTE

 

ABE TEACHER-FOCUS AREAS: HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCEY (HSE)

                                                ENGLISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

                                                LIFE/WORK SKILLS

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
• Ability to teach secondary level English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Life Skills/Work

   Skills for HSE preparation; all subject areas will be taught in a multilevel classroom.
• Instruction offering limited English-speaking adults an opportunity to learn basic skills 

   necessary to communicate in English: speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English
• Ability to provide supervised Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, and Literacy

   instruction at correctional facilities, local correctional centers, and community work 

   centers
• Complete paperwork required by the ODCTE and Tahlequah Public Schools TPS
• Attend professional development training required and offered by ODCTE and TPS
• Development of an instructional plan for adults based on their educational goals and needs
• Successful teaching strategies and appropriate accommodations for adults with learning

   disabilities and other learning difficulties
• Assessment of adults using the Test of Adult Basic Education TABE and/or the Basic 

   English Skills Test (BEST) or BEST Plus 2.0

 

ABE TEACHER-FOUCS AREAS          LITERACY

                                                       FAMILY LITERACY

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: other duties may be assigned

• Demonstrate knowledge of Literacy and Family Literacy and how it relates to the adult’s

   roles as worker, parent, and citizen
• Demonstrate knowledge about differences between the child and the adult as learners
• Use of research-based instructional strategies, including how to use instructional practices

  such as phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension in

  teaching reading to adults and children

• Ability to plan and engage early childhood and older children in literacy activities
• Ability to plan and engage parents and children in literacy activities (Parent and Child 

   Time) PACT
• Present parenting strategies to enhance skills and knowledge
• Complete paperwork required by the ODCTE and Tahlequah Public Schools TPS
• Attend professional development training required and offered by ODCTE and TPS

 

QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,

   technical procedures, graphs, tables, and governmental documents and regulations
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
• Ability to write simple correspondence
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations and

   respond to questions from groups, staff, parents, and the general public

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions,

   proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
• Ability to apply concepts of basic Algebra and Geometry
• Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide

   with 10’s and 100’s
• Ability to perform mathematical operations using units of American money, weight

   measurement, volume, and distance

 

REASONING ABILITY:
• Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program
• Skilled in oral and written communication
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule

   forms

 

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
• Basic computer skills and ability to learn interactive technology usage
• Selection and use of real-life contextual materials in the Adult Education program
• Keep timely and accurate records
• Maintain consistent and punctual attendance and reliability
• Provide quality education instruction in an environment conducive to learning
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with students, staff, and the

   school community.
• Coordinate with other available support services and resources in the community such as

   elementary and secondary schools, postsecondary education institutions, one-stop

   centers, job trainings, and social services
• Performs other duties assigned by supervisor or administrator