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SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS - HIGH SCHOOL


Northwest Christian High School


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy appropriate to student population.
  • Set instructional goals directly aligned to the Washington State Standards.
  • Conduct their life in a manner which demonstrates spiritual maturity, reflects the purpose and values of the school, and is consistent with the school doctrinal statement (Statement of Faith).
  • Incorporate a Christian world view when designing and instructing classroom curriculum.
  • Demonstrate godly leadership in the classroom.
  • Be a member in good standing of a local church, one having a doctrinal statement compatible with the school’s doctrinal statement.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate academic, technological, and locally relevant resources.
  • Design coherent instruction.
  • Design appropriate formative and summative assessments.
  • Provide fair, equitable, and inclusive opportunities to all students.
  • Create a classroom environment of respect and rapport.
  • Establish a culture for learning in the classroom.
  • Effectively manage classroom procedures.
  • Effectively manage student behavior.
  • Effectively communicate with all students.
  • Use appropriate questioning and discussion techniques during instruction.
  • Effectively engage all students in their learning.
  • Use assessment within as well as to inform instruction.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to enhance learning.
  • Make thoughtful and reflective assessments of lesson effectiveness and adjust lessons and instructional strategies accordingly.
  • Show professionalism in all manners of speech, dress, behavior, and social media communication.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and appropriate records and files.
  • Build trust and promote positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Provide highly engaging lessons utilizing nationally accepted best practices, differentiated instruction strategies, and hands-on and experiential/project-based learning methods.
  • Utilize 21st century learning and teaching practices every day in every lesson.
  • Inspire and encourage student progress while supporting and strengthening the learning capabilities of each student.
  • Effectively prepare students to be successful for real life experiences.
  • Provide students with ample practice time to master standards and skills.
  • Provide students with focused formative feedback.
  • Plan instruction that allows for independent/individual study as well as small group and large group collaborations.
  • Pursue innovation and excellence in assignment preparations and implementations.

ADDITIONALLY, THE TEACHER SHOULD BE ABLE TO:

  • Describe a philosophy of education and demonstrate its relationship to their practice.
  • Understand how students learn and develop and apply that knowledge in their practice.
  • Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  • Organize class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, work time and assessment.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and–in harmony with the goals- -establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Teach students with respect for their individual and cultural characteristics.
  • Know their content area and how to teach it.
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupil.
  • Translate lesson plan into developmentally and culturally appropriate learning experiences.
  • Use current technology to enhance instruction.
  • Use technology for record-keeping and research.
  • Apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program.
  • Facilitate, monitor, and assesses student learning.
  • Evaluate pupils’ academic and social growth; keep appropriate records and prepare progress reports.
  • Identify pupil needs, make appropriate referrals, and work with the Response to Intervention Team (RTI) to develop strategies for individual education plans.
  • Create and maintain a learning environment in which all students are actively engaged and contributing members.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Create an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers, and exhibits of student’s work.
  • Work as a partner with parents, families, and the community.
  • Take an active role in attending and/or participating in school and community events.
  • Communicate regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
  • Participate in and contribute to the teaching profession by attending professional development sessions and/or registering for appropriate state-wide trainings and conferences.
  • Follow established school policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

HOW TO APPLY

Email the following items to the NCHS Principal, Josh Snyder:

  • Completed NCS Faculty Application Packet (PDF)
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest
  • 2 Letters of recommendation; one must be from a previous/current supervisor

    SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS - ELEM. / MIDDLE SCHOOL


    Northwest Christian Academy


    We are always looking for qualified substitutes.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    The teacher shall:

    • Conduct their life in a manner which demonstrates spiritual maturity, reflects the purpose and values of the school, and is consistent with the school doctrinal statement (Statement of Faith);
    • Be a member in good standing of a local church, one having a doctrinal statement compatible with the school’s doctrinal statement;
    • Demonstrate godly leadership in the classroom;
    • Be a college graduate with a BA or MA in education;
    • Be certificated to teach the subject(s)/grade levels for which they are hired.

    Please send your letter of interest, resume and a request for application to nca@ncslacey.org.  

    SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS - PRESCHOOL


    Northwest Christian Preschool


    JOB SUMMARY

    At Northwest Christian Preschool we provide part-time preschool and Pre-K programs while offering an academic program for each age group (Preschool, for ages 3-4 years & Pre-K, for ages 4-5 years). Our goal is to provide an environment that stimulates the child’s physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social development.

    QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

    • Current CPR and First Aid, Blood borne pathogens certificate
    • Experience working with young children
    • Good communication skills
    • A team player attitude
    • Patient, kind, and caring is a MUST
    • Be available on short notice/planned days off

    Northwest Christian Preschool is looking for a qualified teacher to guide preschool children as they ease into organized education. The goal is to contribute to the healthy mental, spiritual, social, and emotional development of the children so they can more easily acclimate in the next level of education. At NCP we seek to train up our children in the way of the Lord introducing core values and morals while inspiring spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth. We seek to equip children with a sound spiritual and academic foundation.

    Our ideal teacher will have a great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of preschool educational methods and best practices as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention. Preschool teachers employ a wide variety of educational techniques; creativity, patience, good communication and interpersonal skills, and physical stamina are important qualities of a preschool teacher. If you enjoy working with kids, sharing your faith, teaching and learning new concepts, and seeing children develop new skills and abilities, teaching with the staff at Northwest Christian Preschool might be the place for you!

    How to apply: please reach out to our preschool director at ncp@ncslacey.org.

    RECESS/AFTER SCHOOL SITE LEAD

    Northwest Christian Academy is accepting applications for Recess/After School Site Lead for the 2023-24 school year. Please submit a cover leter, resume, the NCS application form, including the reference form.

    Northwest Christian Academy part of Northwest Christian Schools of Lacey offers Kindergarten – 8th grade on a beautiful 14-acre campus. NCS is the only Christian school in Thurston County offering education from preschool through 12th grade – all on one campus. Our three schools are:

    • Northwest Christian Preschool:  Preschool – Pre-K
    • Northwest Christian Academy: Kindergarten – 8th grade
    • Northwest Christian High School: 9th – 12th grade

    The mission of Northwest Christian Schools is to provide a Christ-centered environment with a superior education that prepares students to have a positive impact in our world for Him. Our goal at NCA is to help students learn and grow academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically in ways which are consistent with our Mission Statement.


    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum

    • Must be 21+ years of age
    • Christian faith in Jesus Christ
    • Be committed to furthering the schools Christian mission and philosophy of faith-based education
    • Agree to uphold Northwest Christian’s statement of faith
    • Be willing to submit to and honor the standards outlined in the Employee Handbook
    • Fingerprinted background check required
    • First Aid/CPR certification required upon hire

    Preferred

    • Experience working with children

    Closing Date: Open Until Filled
    Hours: 9:15 am – 5:30 pm for the 2023-24 school year
    Hourly Wage: $ 15.74 – $ 17.50 depending on qualifications
    Job Type: Full Time


    HOW TO APPLY

    Email the following items to NCA at nca@ncslacey.org


    RESPONSIBILITIES*

    Spiritual:

    • Seeks to model in speech, actions, and attitude, a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ;
    • Demonstrates the importance of prayer, Scripture memorization, personal Bible study, witnessing, and unity in Christian fellowship;
    • Follows the Matthew 18 principal in dealing with students, parents, administration and staff.

    Professional:

    • Willing to take Initiative
    • Receives direction and instruction from the activities director, assistant director and administrator
    • Step in as needed and fulfills the supervisory role in director and assistant director’s absence
    • Communicates clearly with parents often and follows up on challenges
    • Communicate with parents, teachers and students on a daily basis
    • Interact with the students which can include conversation about their day, instructing students how to play games, assisting them when they are visibly upset by positive guidance.
    • Ability to manage negative behavior in a respectful manner towards students
    • Assist setting up games and supplies for students
    • Consistently monitor students to make sure they are following school and safety rules ensuring a safe environment for all children attending
    • Monitor and engage with student interactions to make sure they are appropriate for a school setting
    • Take roll/attendance
    • Utilizes educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth;
    • Seeks the counsel of the principal and activities director, and communicates appropriately with parents, while maintaining a teachable attitude;
    • Knows the procedures for dealing with emergencies;
    • Performs any other duties which may be assigned by the administration.

    Personal:

    • Demonstrates the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality;
    • Meets everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism;
    • Develops and maintains rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with kindness, dignity, and consideration;
    • Respectfully submits and is loyal to constituted authority;
    • Maintains a personal appearance that is a model of cleanliness, modesty, good taste, and in agreement with school policy;
    • Uses acceptable English in written and oral communication. Speaks with clear articulation;
    • Recognizes the need for good public relations. Represents the school in favorable and professional manner to the constituency and general public.

    * May be amended as deemed appropriate by school administration.

    CHILDCARE ATTENDANT

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Northwest Christian Academy is accepting applications for Childcare Attendant for the 2023-24 school year. Please submit a cover letter, resume, the NCS application form, including the reference form.

    Northwest Christian Academy part of Northwest Christian Schools of Lacey offers Kindergarten – 8th grade on a beautiful 14-acre campus. NCS is the only Christian school in Thurston County offering education from preschool through 12th grade – all on one campus. Our three schools are:

    • Northwest Christian Preschool:  Preschool – Pre-K
    • Northwest Christian Academy: Kindergarten – 8th grade
    • Northwest Christian High School: 9th – 12th grade

    The mission of Northwest Christian Schools is to provide a Christ-centered environment with a superior education that prepares students to have a positive impact in our world for Him. Our goal at NCA is to help students learn and grow academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically in ways which are consistent with our Mission Statement.


    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum

    • Must be 18+ years of age
    • Christian faith in Jesus Christ
    • Be committed to furthering the schools Christian mission and philosophy of faith-based education
    • Agree to uphold Northwest Christian’s statement of faith
    • Be willing to submit to and honor the standards outlined in the Employee Handbook
    • Fingerprinted background check required
    • First Aid/CPR certification required upon hire

    Preferred

    • Experience working with children
    • Flexibility in scheduling as this position will also be a substitute position for recess and after school care as needed

    Closing Date: Open Until Filled
    Hours: 6:20 am – 11:20 am for the 2023-24 school year
    Hourly Wage: $ 15.74 – $ 16.00
    Job Type: Part-time


    HOW TO APPLY

    Email the following items to NCA at nca@ncslacey.org


    RESPONSIBILITIES*

    Spiritual:

    • Seeks to model in speech, actions, and attitude, a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ;
    • Demonstrates the importance of prayer, Scripture memorization, personal Bible study, witnessing, and unity in Christian fellowship;
    • Follows the Matthew 18 principal in dealing with students, parents, administration and staff.

    Professional:

    • Receives direction and instruction from the activities director, assistant director and administrator
    • Communicates clearly with parents, teachers and students on a daily basis
    • Interact with the students which can include conversation about their day, instructing students how to play games, assisting them when they are visibly upset by positive guidance.
    • Ability to manage negative behavior in a respectful manner towards students
    • Assist setting up games and supplies for students
    • Consistently monitor students to make sure they are following school and safety rules ensuring a safe environment for all children attending
    • Monitor and engage with student interactions to make sure they are appropriate for a school setting
    • Take roll/attendance
    • Seeks the counsel of the principal and activities director, and communicates appropriately with parents, while maintaining a teachable attitude;
    • Knows the procedures for dealing with emergencies;
    • Performs any other duties which may be assigned by the administration

    Personal:

    • Demonstrates the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality;
    • Meets everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism;
    • Develops and maintains rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with kindness, dignity, and consideration;
    • Respectfully submits and is loyal to constituted authority;
    • Maintains a personal appearance that is a model of cleanliness, modesty, good taste, and in agreement with school policy;
    • Uses acceptable English in written and oral communication. Speaks with clear articulation;
    • Recognizes the need for good public relations. Represents the school in favorable and professional manner to the constituency and general public.

    * May be amended as deemed appropriate by school administration.

    BUS DRIVER

    Part Time – As Needed
    Application Packet (PDF)


    Northwest Christian Schools of Lacey is looking for bus drivers to drive our athletic teams, field trips, and summer camp to various locations within the western Washington footprint. This would be a part-time, as-needed position.

    Qualifications include your CDL Class B license with a school bus endorsement. We are looking for a Christian individual who would like to have a ministry driving for Northwest Christian Schools.

    Please submit a completed NCS Application Packet to nca@ncslacey.org.

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    RELATED DOCUMENTS

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    • Faculty Application Packet
      Please fill out for all teaching positions K-12. The high school teaching positions require two (2) letters of recommendation.
    • Application Packet
      Please fill out for all non-teaching and substitute positions.