INSTRUCTOR 1, EDUCATION - 10 MONTHS
Under the direction of an administrator, principal, supervisor or Administrative
Instructor in a Department of Education state operated school, conducts
classroom instruction according to prescribed course of study; is responsible
for student educational progress and behavior; does related duties as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only.
A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this
job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate
Conducts periods of instruction daily as required to implement the studentís
individualized plan and as required by the department to which assigned.
During annual reviews, makes recommendations regarding studentís progress
and recommend changes in program or placement.
Maintains up-to-date lesson plans, class rosters, records and instructional
materials for use with special needs students.
Modifies instructions and learning materials according to need.
May organize and chaperone extra-curricular activities such as field trips, clubs,
sporting events and other social activities.
Identifies instructional supplies as needed in instructional areas to accommodate
special needs of students.
Participates in examination, evaluation and selection of curriculum materials to
be used in instruction.
Submits requests for equipment as needed.
Prepares confidential reports on each student as required.
Maintains anecdotal records on individual learning and behavioral/emotional
Participates in evaluations of prospective students applying for admission,
Maintains a safe and orderly learning environment.
Maintains discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of
Prepares report cards as required.
Properly operates and maintains instructional equipment.
Prepares annual report as to instructional achievement, innovative procedures
and goals as required.
Provides on-going evaluation of each student regarding progress in the
Meets with support staff, parents, and IEAís representative to
discuss/develop/modify individual plans as needed.
Participates and contributes to the development of the school curriculum.
Maintains professional growth and development by attending workshops,
conferences, in-service training activities and graduate course enrollment.
Attends functions as requested including parent meetings and staffing.
Engage in instructional projects appropriate to program area outside of
Prepares clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative reports containing
findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Maintains essential records, reports, and files.
Will be required to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís degree.
One (1) year of teaching experience in the appropriate field of expertise.
Experience as a student teacher and/or as a teaching assistant are acceptable
forms of teaching experience.
Possession of a valid Instructional Certificate with endorsements issued by the
New Jersey State Board of Examiners, in subject areas as determined by the
SPECIAL SKILL: Appointees for the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
must be able to communicate effectively in the language of the deaf, particularly
American Sign Language, sufficiently to perform essential functions of this position.
SPECIAL NOTE: Appointees for Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf must
have a proficiency level of at least an Intermediate level and must be able to reach
the Advanced or higher-level rating on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview
(SLPI) within two years of appointment.
Appointees will be required to possess a driverís license valid in New Jersey only
if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility is necessary to perform
the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of lesson plans for a balanced curriculum utilizing relevant textbooks,
audiovisual aids, and library resources.
Knowledge of the policies, curriculum and courses of study for the educational
development of pupils.
Knowledge of teaching methods and techniques.
Knowledge of American Sign Language for positions located at the
Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
Knowledge of the appropriate technology to communicate with peers,
administration and students.
Knowledge of department rules, regulations, and policies.
Ability to use textbooks and curriculum materials relevant to the area of
Ability to organize and to implement assignments.
Ability to understand and interpret test data.
Ability to construct tests which adequately measure participantís progress.
Ability to learn to operate audio-visual equipment necessary for lesson
Ability to communicate in American Sign Language for positions located
at the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
Ability to write clear, concise lesson plans which can be interpreted by a
substitute classroom instructor.
Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative reports
containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to maintain essential records, reports, and files.
Ability to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language
or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible if they can perform
the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer
undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.