Job Description

CE 21st CCLC Summer School Academic Instructor

Location:  Palomino Intermediate School

Temporary Position

Session Dates:  06/03/2024 - 6/27/2024

School Hours:  8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday

Payment:  $35.00/hour paid through timesheets

Purpose Statement

The job of Teacher - Elementary is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as an elementary school teacher with specific responsibility for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding the instructional program and student progress.

This job reports to the Site Administrator

Essential Functions

Administers developmental testing programs and/or subject-specific assessments, etc. to assess student competency levels and/or develop individual learning plans.

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

Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals to provide feedback to students, parents, and administration.

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

Counsels students to improve performance, health status, problem-solving techniques, and a variety of personal issues.

Demonstrates pedagogical approaches that engage learners for providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements.

Differentiates classroom work to provide students with instructional materials that address individualized learning within established lesson plans.

Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers, and/or student workers to provide an effective classroom program and address the needs of individual students.

Facilitates student learning to achieve success in academic, interpersonal, and daily living skills through defined lesson plans.

Instruct students to improve their success in academics through a defined course of study.

Manages student behavior to provide a safe and optimal learning environment.

Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment.

Organizes age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities to ensure student participation in learning activities.

Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. staff, district, IEPs, 504's, etc.) to convey and/or gather information required to perform functions.

Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.

Reports health and safety issues to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies (e.g. fights, suspected child or substance abuse, inappropriate social behaviors, etc.) to maintain students' safety, a positive learning environment, and comply with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.

Responds to emergencies to resolve immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.

Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) to resolve issues, and providing information and/or direction.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; teaching Arizona State-recognized standards; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include appropriate codes, policies, regulations, and/or laws; age-appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes, and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem-solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem-solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines, and problem-solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of resources from other work units often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 40% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and conditions with some exposure to the risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience: Job-related experience is desired.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a job-related area.


Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                                                                                             Arizona Teaching Certificate

                                                     Highly Qualified in Core Content Area

                                                     SEI Endorsement Required

Continuing Educ./Training           Clearances

                                                     Criminal Background Clearance

                                                       Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Palomino Intermediate

Shift Type: Time Sheet

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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