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Job Description

Professional Conduct

As professionals, staff and faculty members at CRICS will be expected to:

  • Support CRICS’s Statement of Faith, Statement of Unity, Statement of Christian Conduct, Philosophy of Education, Abuse and Neglect, and all other written policies.
  • Abide by the decisions of the Board of Trustees and the administration.
  • Abide by the established curriculum and if change is needed or desired, submit recommendations to the appropriate authority.
  • Refrain from discrediting the ability or conduct of other staff or administrative personnel and seek to support one another in all issues.
  • Keep all matters regarding a student confidential outside of relevant teacher-teacher or parent-teacher conferences and then share only as is needed to help the student.
  • Be familiar with and abide by the Staff Handbook.

CRICS reserves the right to discipline any staff member for behavior at any time that would bring reproach upon the school.

Christian and Professional Conduct

  • Serve as a Christian role model who adheres to Biblical moral standards. Maintain a close personal walk with the Lord evidenced by his/her example and spiritual leadership among peers and with students.
  • Be part of a weekly local church community and a weekly CRICS prayer time and/or a weekly prayer time with another faculty member(s). Attend and participate in weekly chapel for students.
  • Teach from a Christian worldview and share beliefs consistent with the CRICS Statement of Faith while avoiding controversial doctrinal matters.
  • Use the Matthew 18 principle to resolve conflicts at the lowest possible level. Avoid jeopardizing the school’s good name by public criticism or the work of the school, its spiritual standards, or educational process.
  • Support and implement all of CRICS’s written policies and guiding documents as printed in the school handbook.
  • Abide by the decisions of the CRICS Board of Trustees and the administration.
  • Keep all matters regarding a student confidential outside of relevant teacher-teacher or parent-teacher conferences and then share only as is needed to help the student.

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Abide by the established curriculum. If change is needed or desired, submit recommendations through appropriate channels.
  • Regularly review curriculum guides and plan lessons to meet course priorities and goals. Where curriculum guides are not developed or underdeveloped, provide input for curriculum guides.
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans containing learner outcome/objectives, an instructional plan, and resources to be used.
  • Design and maintain a positive, pleasant, and nurturing classroom environment. This includes regular preparation of bulletin boards and classroom displays.
  • Maintain effective classroom discipline, taking care of minor problems personally and referring major problems to the principal.
  • Use a variety of teaching methods including technology, audiovisuals, field trips, and special guests to meet lesson objectives.
  • Assign homework supportive of the classroom program and that is within the policies of the school.
  • Implement modifications and/or accommodations for students with special needs in partnership with administrators. Follow IEP plans as developed by CRICS teams of counselors, administrators, teachers and parents.

Supervision

  • Effectively oversee the learning process in the classroom.
  • Oversee responsible use of school property including textbooks, supplementary texts, materials, and supplies.
  • Supervise students at lunch or breaks, immediately before or after school, on the playground, and at school activities outside school hours as assigned.
  • Supervise extracurricular activities, organizations, and/or outings, as assigned.
  • Supervise standardized tests as assigned.
  • Supervise and or co-sponsor a homeroom class as assigned.
  • Hold students accountable to follow school guidelines.
  • Notify supervisor and administration for planned absences and arrange for substitute teacher/s ahead of time for any planned absence. Alert administration immediately on the occasion of sudden sickness that will require an absence so that administration can arrange for a substitute.
  • Teacher may be given responsibilities such as department head or extra curricular assignments (student council, coach a team, lead a choral or instrumental group outside the regular schedule, be involved in drama productions, student ministries after school and on the weekends, serve on a curriculum committee, etc). These activities may be considered as part of a teacher’s supervision and count towards a teacher’s overall work load.

Organization

  • Organize class parties, activities, and field trips as assigned.
  • Plan and present classroom assemblies/chapels at regular intervals and/or as assigned.
  • Review and practice emergency procedures with students.
  • Organize classroom in a way that allows for effective teaching. Finish the year by leaving the room organized and prepared for the coming year.

Communication

  • Meet with parents in an open house early in the school year, presenting an overview of the classroom program priorities.
  • Confer with parents as scheduled, requested, and/or needed.
  • Provide written reports of student progress as requested, scheduled, and/or needed to parents, administration, IEP committees, and the ESL department. Students that are producing “failing” work should be reported to administration and parents early (before consistent failure becomes a problem), even ahead of progress reports if possible.
  • Maintain an attitude of openness and a desire for communication.
  • Alert responsible personnel to classroom repair needs promptly.
  • Students and/or parents may request special assistance before and after school. While teachers are not required to assist students outside of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. school hours, teachers are encouraged to assist and expected to maintain professional standards on these occasions where assistance is offered before and/or after school hours.

Record Keeping

  • Maintain an accurate record of each student’s work for use in determining grades. Submit final grades through Sycamore program four times a year.
  • Maintain a portfolio to be sent home at the end of the year (for elementary students).
  • Report student attendance to administration daily. Keep records of attendance for makeup work and/or grading issues.
  • Complete progress reports as assigned and/or requested.
  • Keep a record of textbooks assigned to students as well as classroom equipment, supplies, and resource books.
  • Complete end of the year procedures and forms including inventory list.
  • Complete other paperwork as assigned or requested.

Collaboration

  • Collaborate with other teachers on an on-ongoing basis about instruction, curriculum review, and school wide communication.
  • Serve on committees and/or supervise activities supporting overall school program.
  • Seek opportunities for curricular integration.
  • Attend and participate in teachers’ meetings, department meetings, evening programs involving one’s students, and other meetings as assigned.

Professional Development

  • Maintain certification and follow a professional development plan that aligns with professional goals and Thai professional standards.
  • Participate in scheduled in-service, curriculum planning, accreditation, and professional development activities, some of which may occur outside the regular workday.
  • Complete the Philosophy of Christian School Education program within the first two years of teaching. Maintain current teacher certification from your home country in order to get your Thai teaching certificate to meet Thai education and work permit requirements.

Qualifications

  • Teachers must agree with the Statement of Faith.
  • Teachers must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • All foreign teachers volunteer their service to the school. Teachers do not receive financial compensation from the school.

Carry out other specific duties as assigned.

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About CRICS

A family learning community since 1998, Chiang Rai International Christian School (CRICS) exists to serve the servant in Northern Thailand by providing quality, innovative, affordable, family-oriented English Christian Education. For Christians who would like to volunteer teach in Thailand, Chiang Rai International Christian School is an excellent place to serve.

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CRICS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and Thailand’s Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA).

 

 

 

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