Positions Available

 

Positions Available

Behavioral Counselor

SUMMARY

Provide comprehensive school social work services to parents, students and school staff, addressing barriers that limit a student from receiving full benefit from their educational experience. Respond to referrals from school administration, parents, teachers, and others by providing direct services and by assisting families in accessing appropriate community resources

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Listen to students’ concerns about academic, emotional or social problems
  • Help students process their problems and plan goals and action
  • Mediate conflict between students and teachers
  • Improve parent/teacher relationships
  • Facilitate prevention programs including Character Counts Week while aligned with learner profile.
  • Organize peer counseling programs
  • Refer students to psychologists and other mental health resources
  • Work on academic boards to improve learning conditions
  • Review student records to identify previous barriers and/or interventions.
  • Analyze information gained through record reviews and interviews to determine environmental impacts and appropriate resource needs; integrate gained information into a written report and oral presentation.
  • Interview students and parents to discuss issues related to non-attendance and develop a plan of action.
  • Assist the school and student affairs department in following school policy for excessive absences and truancy; attend student support team meetings and court intervention.
  • Develop and implement professional development training for educational staff and parents, as requested.
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling in response to school-wide crises.
  • Respond to referrals requesting verification of residence.
  • Participate in professional development activities aimed at current trends and best practices for the provision of comprehensive school social work services.
  • Maintain an ongoing liaison with community agencies and other resources to meet student needs; refers parents and student to agencies when appropriate.
  • Attend collaborative meetings on Wednesday’s after school and once a week with team/coordinator.
  • Counselor to connect learner profile/attitudes to lessons.
  • Conduct lunch sessions with students regarding behavioral issues once a week and follow up on progress.
  • Develop and implement a plan for new student adjusting to the school from the beginning of the year (such as buddy program, big brother, big sister).
  • Develop activity with each theme and it must be integrated in the lesson plan.
  • Update board according to each theme just as the teachers do.
  • Counselor must try to change order off lessons to connect with themes when possible. This will allow for further connection and understanding.
  • Anti-bullying lessons/activities must be incorporated throughout the entire year and must be age appropriate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge and skills for direct and indirect intervention including: counseling on an individual, group, or family basis; consulting with administrators, teachers, parents, and other professionals about student problems and appropriate change strategies; and networking with school programs and community agencies to provide essential services for families and children; understanding of the knowledge, skills, and processes for effective casework practice; understanding of the school social work profession including associated laws (IDEA, ADA, compulsory attendance, etc.), ethical issues, professional issues and standards; foundations of school psychology; and the role and function of the school social worker; understanding of child development, psychopathology, social and environmental conditioning, cultural diversity and family systems.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

BA in Social Work from an accredited school of social work. School Social Worker or Visiting Teacher license preferred. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Some standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing, and pulling. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

High School Science Teacher

Areas: Chemistry, Biology, AP Biology, Environmental Science

SUMMARY

Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations, adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests in Science.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create instructional resources for use in the classroom
  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities
  • Create positive educational climate for students to learn in
  • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals
  • Participate in ongoing training sessions
  • Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year
  • Maintain grade books
  • Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed
  • Create projects designed to enhance lectures
  • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education
  • Create lesson plans
  • Utilize various curriculum resources
  • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served
  • Develop incentives to keep participants in class
  • Work with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met
  • Tutor students on an individual basis
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Prepare and distribute required reports
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Texas teaching certificate
  • Previous experience preferred but not necessary for hiring

Arabic Teacher

 

SUMMARY

The Arabic teacher is responsible for delivering the language acquisition course for selected grades, offering the best possible linguistic and academic educational experience to native Arabic students and to students with Arabic as another language.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, initiate and guide the units of study in Arabic which involve speaking, listening, writing, and reading
  • Create and evaluate assessments of each student’s work and keep records updated
  • Foster thought, discussion, reading comprehension, linguistic analysis and a consistent work ethic
  • Communicate regularly and constructively with peers, administrators, students, and parents
  • Set and assign appropriate homework on a regular basis to reinforce student learning and to prepare them for further class activities
  • Use teaching methods engaging students, stimulating intellectual curiosity including the use of effective questioning, presentation and resources
  • Set high expectations for students behavior, establishing and maintaining a good standard of behavior management through well focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships as in accordance with the School’s policy and the IB standards

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree of related subject from accredited university
  • Texas teaching certificate
  • Experience is preferred

Islamic Studies Teacher

SUMMARY

The Islamic Studies teacher provides Islamic Studies instruction to students in grades ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade. This teacher creates an educational atmosphere where students are granted the opportunity to fulfill their potential of becoming knowledgeable and productive Muslims.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implements instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
  • Plans lessons and coordinates with other instructional staff
  • Develops a deep knowledge of the various curricula and explores the best ways in which to deliver content to the students
  • Sets and implements rules of discipline in accordance to the schools policies and the principal’s directives
  • Organizes extra-curricular activities related to the Islamic events and holidays
  • Completes all grading, creates weekly lesson plans and report cards, and conducts parent conferences in a timely manner
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and staff on a regular basis in order to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Supports students and parents with alternate strategies and provides additional assistance with daily assignments and projects
  • Models spiritual maturity in leading students towards Islam and spiritual growth
  • Inculcates the kids with a sense of respect, order and self-discipline while encouraging them to be innovative and curious
  • Assumes responsibility for and demonstrates gains in student performance
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating with others, etc.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree of related subject from accredited university
  • Texas teaching certificate
  • Experience is preferred

Qur'an Teacher

SUMMARY

Qur’an Teachers Responsible for instructing students about Qur’an and the rules of tajweed for beginners, intermediate, and advanced Qur’an students.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaching students to read Quran with proper Tajweed
  • Helping students memorize Surahs
  • Developing a positive relationship with the students within the Islamic guidelines
  • Evaluate each student and create teaching strategies based on the individual’s pace
  • Tracking progress of each child and maintaining records
  • Grade students’ work and perform administrative duties where needed
  • Tutor students on an individual basis
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by using approved disciplinary procedures
  • Maintain grade books

QUALIFICATIONS

Must have knowledge of Makharij and tajweed and be able to teach the students. Demonstrate the ability to teach basic Islamic curriculum. Must be proficient in English language. Must be legally authorized to work in United States. Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university. Texas teaching certificate. Experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring.

Hall Monitor

SUMMARY

The hall monitor assists in the maintenance of orderly school environment for students and staff

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Patrol and supervise hallways, food service area, multipurpose hall, restrooms, entrance ways, and school grounds.
  • Check hall passes and escort students as necessary
  • Serve as a greeter at the main entrance ensuring that visitors follow proper sign-in procedures and offer assistance by giving directions and answering questions
  • Keep building and grounds clear of people not on official school business
  • Monitor students during bell periods or class changes
  • Escort violators or school policy offenders to school authorities and assists administration as needed
  • Assume evacuation drill/lock down responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
  • Assume traffic and parking lot responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
  • Assist, as directed by school authorities, in stopping disturbances and undue distractions
  • Confer with the Dean of Student Affairs on matters of concern
  • Attend safety and other meetings as requested by the Leadership Team
  • Prepare and submit written reports of security and discipline violations as required by any member of the Leadership Team
  • Assist in the supervision and execution of the loading and unloading of students on school buses
  • Perform all other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to speak, read, write and understand basic English as well as to follow written and oral directions given in English
  • Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship of legal resident alien status
  • Ability to work with students, parents and faculty
  • Knowledge and understanding of children
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Self-motivated

Administrative Assistant

SUMMARY

Manages a school office, performs administrative assistance for a school administrator and is responsible for the supervision of the clerical activities of a school.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, establishes, and supervises the implementation of clerical procedures in a school office to insure timely preparation and submission of reports, records, studies, letters, and other materials
  • Supervises clerical work related to such matters as attendance, curriculum, personnel, organization, budgeting, accidents, student grades, and special programs
  • Performs secretarial duties for a principal by arranging appointments, maintaining an appointment calendar, receiving visitors, screening telephone calls and mail, and composing communications from general instructions or rough notes
  • Utilizes and supervises the use of applications software to conduct school business including attendance, personnel matters, and secretarial duties
  • Reviews communications, bulletins, reports, and other items and obtains information from a variety of sources as requested by the administrator in order to advise on necessary actions and to provide information to school personnel, parents, students, and others
  • Requests available teachers to cover classes during absences of regular or substitute teachers and maintains related records
  • Orients new and substitute teachers, parent groups, volunteers, and aides in school and office administrative policies and procedures and issues materials, such as daily bulletins, programs, and keys
  • Organizes and maintains files, records and guides
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical work, such as filing, typing, relaying messages, operating office machines, and opening and routing mail
  • Advises school administrators on office procedures, layout, equipment, and staffing, and on policies and procedures related to the clerical staff
  • May oversee students waiting in the main office of the school
  • May provide guidance to volunteers and others working in the school office
  • May prepare and proofread class schedules and other materials and supervise their mailing and distribution
  • Performs related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years experience in an administrative position

P.E. Teacher

SUMMARY

The PE Teacher is employed to work closely with the school principals and or Athletic Director to develop and deliver a PE program across the school that is both educational and physically beneficial. They are expected to play a full role in both programs and contribute to the wider school community where possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To further raise the profile, participation levels and enjoyment of the PE program
  • Encourage students to develop their skills in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities
  • Conducting instructional classes
  • Help to organize and coordinate extensive programs of extracurricular activities
  • Responsible for the delivery and planning of quality skills-based PE lessons following the instructional methods developed in coordination of the principals
  • Responsible for equipment preparation for lessons, equipment inventory, and the maintenance of PE equipment and resources
  • Work as part of the teaching team; attend and contribute to team and staff meetings
  • Understand and apply school policies
  • Carry out safety procedures and help to safeguard students as prescribed by school policy
  • Attend training as requested by the school

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university
  • Texas teaching certificate preferred
  • Experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring

Athletics Coaches

SUMMARY

As the first school to join TAPPS and compete against other Texas private schools, we are looking for coaches who can motivate our athletes to success. Sports for which we need coaches include boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, volleyball, track and field, cross country, and golf.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Experience in the sport for which you are applying
  • Ability to motivate and coach students
  • Ability to travel with the team to away games
  • Commitment to practices
  • Ability to comply with TAPPS rules and regulations

Full-Time Substitute

SUMMARY

A Full-time Substitute (also referred to as “Super Sub”) is responsible for providing classroom coverage for a teacher who is absent. Also assigned tasks as needed by principal. This is a full time position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensuring student safety.
  • Teaching when a teacher is absent.
  • Following lesson plans left by the teacher. This will assure continuity of instruction for the students.
  • Attending teachers’ meetings.
  • Helping homeroom teachers with lesson planning.
  • Helping homeroom teachers with grading and updating Sycamore.
  • Tutoring students in need of academic help.
  • Assisting homeroom teacher with small group instruction.
  • Maintaining accurate student attendance records.
  • Following school rules and regulations.
  • Leaving the classroom orderly and clean.
  • Enforcing student conduct and discipline codes.
  • Handling routine disciplinary problems, and contacting school administration if problem escalates.
  • Alerting appropriate personnel of any problems encountered.
  • Seeking relevant resources for teachers.
  • Maintaining professional attitude and loyalty towards the Academy.
  • Maintaining confidentiality about BHA students, their families, and employees.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the school’s principal (i.e. clerical work, lunch, recess, dismissal, monitoring, etc.)

Vision Statement

“Brighter Horizons Academy will be a model Islamic educational system within which learners may develop to their fullest potential and become a generation of leaders and individuals who are highly motivated to be successful in this life and beyond.”

Mission Statement

“The Academy’s mission is to graduate practicing Muslim leaders and responsible citizens who are well prepared for college entrance and career challenges of the twenty-first century.”

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