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Middle School 8th Grade Math Teacher
High Point Academy Spartanburg is looking for a certified 8th Grade Math and Algebra I Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Apply by completing our online application form and including a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.


 MIDDLE SCHOOL 8TH GRADE MATH AND ALGEBRA I TEACHER

 

Job Summary:

Responsible for instruction in middle school 8th Grade Math and Algebra I. Works with students in a classroom setting within a middle school.

Responsibilities:

  • Create instructional resources for use in the classroom.

  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities.

  • Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in.

  • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.

  • Participate in ongoing training sessions.

  • Create lesson plans and modify them accordingly throughout the year.

  • Maintain grade books.

  • Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.

  • Create projects designed to enhance lectures.

  • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.

  • Create lesson plans.

  • Utilize various curriculum resources.

  • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.

  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.

  • Develop incentives to keep participants in the class.

  • Utilize public library resources.

  • Work with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met.

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

  • Prepare and distribute required reports.

  • Observe and evaluate students' performance.

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.

 

Qualifications & Skills:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of effective and innovative instructional and student evaluation techniques for middle school students

  • Experience working with middle school students preferred

  • Knowledge of instructional technology and the ability to integrate it into the high school curriculum

  • Willingness to work with other teachers to promote interdisciplinary studies

  • Skill in developing interpersonal relationships with pupils, parents, teachers, staff, and the general public

  • Outstanding references from current and former supervisors

  • Satisfactory SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) report


High School Math Teacher
Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.


 

 HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

 

Job Summary:

Responsible for instruction in High School math. Works with students in a classroom setting within a High school.

Responsibilities:

  • Create instructional resources for use in the classroom.

  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities.

  • Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in.

  • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.

  • Participate in ongoing training sessions.

  • Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year.

  • Maintain grade books.

  • Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.

  • Create projects designed to enhance lectures.

  • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.

  • Create lesson plans.

  • Utilize various curriculum resources.

  • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.

  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.

  • Develop incentives to keep participants in class.

  • Utilize public library resources.

  • Work with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met.

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

  • Prepare and distribute required reports.

  • Observe and evaluate student's performance.

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.


 

Qualifications & Skills:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Secondary Certification in Math 

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of effective and innovative instructional and student evaluation techniques for High School students

  • Experience working with High School students preferred

  • Knowledge of instructional technology and the ability to integrate it into the secondary curriculum

  • Willingness to work with other teachers to promote interdisciplinary studies

  • Skill in developing interpersonal relationships with pupils, parents, teachers, staff and the general public

  • Outstanding references from current and former supervisors

  • Satisfactory SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) report


Computer Science Teacher (PLTW)
High Point Academy Spartanburg is looking for a Computer Science Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Apply by completing our online application form and including a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.


 COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER


PURPOSE OF JOB: Teaches one or more subjects under the PLTW program to students by performing the following duties


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Administers subject-specific assessments, and district and/or state tests for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.


Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations and student achievement; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.


Other duties as assigned.


Analyzes test data for the purpose of enhancing student achievement and increasing school improvement goals.


Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration and/or seeking the assistance of district specialists.


Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents, and a variety of community resources for improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.


Counsels students for improving performance, problem-solving techniques, and a variety of personal issues.


Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject-specific assignments (e.g.language arts, mathematics, science, history, etc.) for providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements.


Differentiates classroom work and integrates district initiatives for providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.


Directs paraprofessionals, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers, and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.


Instructs students for the purpose of improving their success in academics through a defined course of study.


Manages student behavior for providing a safe and caring environment throughout all facets of the school program and to provide for an optimal learning environment.


Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, campus grounds, field trips, clubs, athletic/activity events, graduation, dances, etc.) for providing a safe and positive learning environment.


Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. staff, department, faculty, conference periods, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.


Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, lesson plans, progress reports, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements. Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.


All equipment needed for classes has already been purchased.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


Bachelor's degree in job-related area.


South Carolina Teacher's Certificate appropriate endorsement 


Must be already trained in PLTW Essentials and Principles.  Needs to be possibly trained in Computer Science A and Cybersecurity.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:


· Math or Science teaching certificate· 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, and fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, and lift objects of at least ten pounds. The job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Benefits: Retirement Programs, Health, and Dental Insurance are provided.


Custodian (2nd Shift)

CUSTODIAN 



We are in search of dependable, dedicated people to join our team! HPA is looking for a full-time custodian to join our team of plant engineers. 

Reports to: Director of Operations


Apply by completing our online application form and including a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.


Job Summary:


Performs custodial maintenance duties, including dusting, mopping, finishing, and buffing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, and cleaning and restocking restrooms.

 

Responsibilities: 


Performs general, routine custodial duties, including dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, and restocking paper and soap supplies.

  • Performs routine maintenance to custodial equipment and supplies.

  • Empties trash receptacles dispose of trash into compactors and/or dumpsters, and bags trash for proper disposal.

  • Unlocks doors, ensuring doors are locked after cleaning areas.

  • Reports needs and concerns to appropriate staff, which may include submitting or recommending work orders and checking supply levels; for positions within on-campus residence halls, responsible for reporting concerns related to on-campus residents.

  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.

  • Assists in on-the-job training of new staff on routine procedures.

  • Performs cleaning functions specific to the assigned facilities and/or based on seasonal/project requirements.

  • May provide vendors with access to areas for cleaning and may answer basic questions. May report issues with vendors to the supervisor.

  • May assist or perform snow removal activities and minor maintenance, such as replacing light bulbs, adjusting furniture, or other similar activities.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.



Qualifications & Skills: 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to understand verbal instructions.

  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.

  • Ability to operate vacuums and other related equipment.

  • Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies.

  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.

  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.

  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

  • Ability to understand written and verbal communications.

  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of a job.

  • The work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.





After-School Program Assistant
After-School Program Assistant

HPA is looking for an energetic, friendly, dependable assistant for our After-School Program. Ideal for a college student pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education.

Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.



Reports to: After-School Director


Job Description:  

The after-school program assistant is a part-time position that requires approximately 15 hours per week, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday during the school year (August-May). 


Responsibilities:  

  • Supervises student activities to ensure safety at all times.  

  • Treats all children with dignity and respect.  

  • Greets parents and children with smiles.  

  • Participates in dismissal procedures at the end of after school, ensuring that each child leaves with an authorized adult. 

  • Works with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere.  

  • Participates in recommended training programs and other aspects of professional growth, maintaining current knowledge of early childhood practice. 

  • Helps to maintain a neat and organized area.  

  • Maintains a professional attitude and loyalty to the school at all times. 


Compensation:

  • $12/hr

Qualifications:  

  • High school diploma or GED.  

  • Team player with a positive attitude. 

  • Prior child care experience preferred.  

  • Dependable, energetic, responsible, friendly, sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, able to relate well to children, and willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the school’s program and philosophy.

  • MUST pass a background check.


Substitute Teachers
High Point Academy Spartanburg is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers to fill our sub candidate pool. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with students at all levels, from kindergarten to high school. The best candidates will have teaching experience and enjoy working with children. A bachelor’s degree is beneficial but not required. 

Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Follow regular teacher’s lesson plans in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning, and that encourages students to participate
  • Assign classwork and homework as necessary, according to lesson plans
  • Modify teaching styles to fit the learning styles of various students
  • Maintain a well-managed classroom and a positive learning environment
  • Supervise students out of class such as in the hallways and the cafeteria
  • Create lesson plans, grade classwork, homework, and tests and attend parent-teacher conferences (only for long-term sub assignments)
QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be appropriately certified and highly qualified. A successful candidate must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check and maintain a valid fingerprint clearance card at all times when in the classroom.

SKILLS:
  • Strong communication skills
  • Competency in at least two subject areas (such as math and social studies); overall average competency in most or all subjects
  • Flexible, friendly, and good at establishing a quick rapport with students
  • Setting the proper tone from the beginning for classroom management


Bus Drivers
Candidates will safely transport students on field trips, sporting events, and any other activity requiring the utilization of a school bus. In most cases, drivers will have ample notice for other planning purposes. The position will start at $13 per hour and will be based on experience. Safety must be the number one priority. Qualified candidates should have a clean driving record and be able to pass a drug test. Drivers must also have a valid Class B CDL, with the following endorsements: School Bus, Passenger, Air Brakes.

Apply by completing our online application form and include a resume and any applicable certificates/licenses.



Responsibilities:
  • Drives a school bus within a prescribed route in accordance with time schedules
  • Maintains order an proper discipline of student passengers according to school policy
  • Conduct safety and operational inspection of assigned vehicle
  • Reports needed mechanical repairs when necessary
  • Performs periodical safety drills as required by law completing necessary reports upon request
  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicle to ensure the safe operating condition
  • Completes periodic mileage and other reports including passenger counts

Skills:
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • CDL license required
  • 1+ year experience driving a school bus preferred
  • Ability to carry out assigned route on time
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 2+ years’ working with children preferred