Classroom Teacher - Shelterwood School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Science
Job Title: Science Teacher - Secondary
Job Location: Shelterwood Academy
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Science, Biology
Certificate: Science, Chemistry
Certificate: Science, General Science
District: Shelterwood School
Independence, MO 64058
Telephone: 816-249-5380
Job Description:

Shelterwood Academy is a Christian therapeutic boarding school located on 24hwy in Independence, MO. We offer live in-person courses to students 8th-12th grade. Learn more about our school by visiting

Job Description Summary:  This position is responsible for overseeing of and teaching academic courses to Shelterwood students, attending and participating in team meetings and training events, and providing feedback on resident’s treatment goals as they manifest in the school setting. 

In this role you will report to the Principal. This is a full-time position. 

Specific Responsibilities: 
- Teaching Academic Courses: Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry and IPC
- Prepare and plan lesson activities using a “brain-based” learning approach 
- Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure learning environment 
- Responsible for managing classroom discipline 
- Responsible for reporting any student treatment issues to the student's treatment team (therapist, residential staff, and principal/dean of student services) 
- Implement modifications and accommodations in instruction to meet the individual needs of Shelterwood students 
- Ability to implement Trauma Informed Care (TBRI) techniques in engaging students, and the ability to write and follow up on student assignments as necessary 
- Provide tutoring help as scheduled for students on academic restriction or those asking for assistance 
- Demonstrate required competencies 

- Maintain a grade book and lesson plans that can be check by supervisor at any time 
- Turn in grades in for grade checks in a timely manner 
- Responsible for attending weekly teacher’s meetings/trainings 
- Responsible for reporting daily behavior data 
- Responsible for timely submission of treatment plan reviews for assigned caseload of students 

Skills Needed: 
- Proficiency in productivity applications 
- Excellent time management and organizational skills 
- Ability to manage stress and interpersonal conflict 
- Strong written and verbal communication skills 
- Ability to plan instruction to promote student learning 
- Ability to receive and act on constructive feedback on teaching practice 
- Ability to utilize formative and summative assessments 

Work Environment: Classroom environment. Some exposure to noise and crisis situations. Some outdoor activities possibly during temperature or weather extremes may exist. 

Physical Demands: While performing this job, employee is required to stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee may need to pick up or move items over 50 pounds. Accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

Job Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00pm. Additional hours may be required as needed by supervisor during school events.

Education and Experience Required: 
- Bachelor’s Degree & Missouri Certification in the field of Science
- Experience teaching youth

Salary is based on years of education and experience and negotiable! 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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