A part-time High School Physics instructor is needed for the 2022-2023 school year, starting August 1, 2022. The high school teacher will apply their spiritual walk, academic training, and teaching ability to the content-specific instruction and development of students in accordance with the VCS mission statement. The typical teaching assignment is six sections of instruction with two periods of prep on a block schedule.
To apply for the above position, please visit the VCS Employment Portal at www.vcs.net/employment to begin your online application.
Planning and Preparation
Adapt curriculum based on a scope and sequence provided for each course, doing so under the direction of the Department Head and lead grade level teacher, as guided by the Director of Curriculum.
Design instruction based upon content expertise and best pedagogical practices
Plan instruction based upon characteristics of the students being taught (such as age group characteristics) as well as developing specific understanding of the actual students (such as individual preferences, interests, cultures, and learning styles).
Set clear, relevant, rigorous, suitable, and assessable learning outcomes for the course, units and daily lesson plans.
Apply knowledge of an ability to use resources and technology, both from within and outside VCS, to support student learning to the instructional design
Design learning experiences that are sequenced and structured, which are aligned with instructional outcomes and are appropriate for the length of class time (85 minute block schedule) and 1:1 learning environment.
Design effective and appropriate student assessments, including rubrics to measure success.
Create a classroom environment conducive to learning
Create a safe environment of respect and value
Establish a culture for learning
Manage classroom procedures and student behavior
Create an effective digital learning environment
Organize physical space to support the learning process
Foster the presence of the Fruit of the Spirit
Communicate with students clearly and effectively
Use instructional techniques to elicit thoughtful responses
Engage students in learning
Use assessments throughout the instructional process and provides meaningful feedback
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness in the classroom
Demonstrate Biblical Integration
Reflect thoughtfully and accurately on teaching
Participate in a department-specific Professional Learning Community (PLC) during collaboration time approximately twice a month
Uses teacher evaluation process to reflect on teaching practices
Timely and accurately updates records
Regularly update of Power School (weekly)
Maintain a clear and accurate teacher site including objectives, activities, homework and standards – to the VCHS Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle, located at learn.vcs.net
Take attendance and marks tardies as appropriate
Communicate with stakeholders (students, parents, counselors and administration)
Proactively relay clear information about the class to stakeholders
Proactively share information about individual students as needed
Engage stakeholders in the class as needed
Contact parents if a student is struggling (C- or lower)
Respond to communication within 24 hours
Service to the school and support of school leadership
Participates in mandatory school events, such as Open House, one dance chaperoning, homecoming and graduation
Fulfill professional responsibilities, such as accreditation documentation and supervision duties, with a positive and professional attitude
Attends student performances/competitions
Tutors students and is available to extra help
Participate in school spirit through spirit week participation and spirit week supervision
Show Christ-like Professionalism
Integrity and ethical Christian conduct
Positive attitude conveyed in word and deed
Logical thinking and practical decision-making
Attends weekly faculty devotions for 15 minutes
Participation in monthly faculty prayer and share group
Attends weekly departmental meetings
Attends weekly collaboration day meetings for 45 minutes
All weekly Wednesday chapels
All rallies (varies)
Teacher Orientation week (week prior to the start of school)
In-Service Days (5 days, including the staff spiritual retreat)
Back-to-School Night (Sept)
PSAT testing day (Oct.)
Fall homecoming game (Oct)
College and Career Day (minimum day before Thanksgiving)
Fall and Spring Open House (Saturdays)
PTPF teacher appreciation dinner
Power School updates
On Campus 7:15am-3:00pm each day
Compliance with school regulations
Uses Matthew 18 as a model to handle personal conflict
Designs clear and appropriate plans and materials for substitutes
Provide required documentation, such as, but not limited to Teacher Goal Setting (fall), Teacher Self-Evaluation (spring), Textbook Updates (spring), etc.
Personal Job Qualifications
Have a proven evidence of adequate preparation, background and ability required by the position.
Be committed to implement and enforce policies and follow prescribed procedures.
Have the skill to effectively communicate in a timely manner to all necessary stakeholders.
Have the ability to foster teamwork and collaboration within the department.
Professional Job Qualifications
Degree required, preferably a Master's
Degree (B.A./B.S.) in field instruction is required
Master's degree in field of instruction is preferred
1-3 years of successful teaching experience is preferred
21st Century Skills including use of the iPad in an education setting
Experience with Moodle, PowerSchool, Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, Pages, Keynote, iBooks, iBook Author, iMovie, Nearpod, Educreations, Notability, Dropbox, Glo Bible, and Kno Textbooks
Holds or is in the process of earning an Association of Christian Schools International Teacher Credential or a California Teaching Credential
Teaching sample (either a video or in person) may be requested
Job Role Model Commitment
Express a testimony of a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Serve as a Christian role model and a consecrated Christian, dedicated to the purpose and goals of the Christian school.
Understand the philosophy and objectives of Valley Christian Schools.
Be regular in attendance at a Christian Bible believing church of your choice.
Be agreement with the VCS Statement of Faith and be committed to daily prayer and spiritual growth. (I Tim. 1:3; I Tim. 2:1-8; I Tim. 3:1-13; I Thess. 5:11-28; Rom. 12:14-21; Rom.14: 4; Gal. 6:1-10).
Essential Jobs Functions
Curriculum development and implementation
Spiritual role modeling and mentoring
Club monitor and/or advisor
Job Supervisory Responsibilities
Teachers share TORT liability coverage and will be assigned an area on campus for before or after-school supervision of students.
Job Fiscal Responsibilities
Job Public Contact
Daily contact with teachers, staff, coaches, students, parents, guests and school administrators.
Job Physical Demands
Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment – no heavy lifting
The High School Teacher will be assigned a classroom in which to conduct class. In some cases, a teacher travels between classrooms.
The High School Teacher also has access to a teachers’ lounge in which to prepare for class, copy materials needed for class, grade student work, and eat lunch.
About Valley Christian School
Founded in 1960, Valley Christian schools is a K-12 private Christian school located in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose, California. From engaging academics, to award-winning arts programs, to exceptional athletics, VCS offers abundant opportunities for students to cultivate their God-given talents in a customized college preparatory program. The student community embodies the Christian spirit through global and Bay Area-focused service projects, laying the foundation for students to graduate and live lives of character, service, and influence.