Construction Trades Teacher
Company: Cumberland County Board of Vocational Education
Posted on: February 9, 2020
Job Title: Construction Trades Teacher
Reports To: Principal
Nature and Scope of Job:
Assumes professional responsibility for providing learning
experiences and supervision of assigned students in a supportive
and positive classroom climate that develops in each student the
skills, attitudes, and knowledge to meet and exceed the New Jersey
Student Learning Standards, following the approved curricula and
directives of the school. Achieving academic excellence requires
that the Construction Trades Teacher work collaboratively with
other members of the school staff and with parents of each
The Construction Trades Teacher shall:
- Hold a New Jersey instructional certificate in accordance with
the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:27.1 et seq., and N.J.A.C. Title 6
Chapter 11 with appropriate subject area endorsement(s) for the
position held (N.J.A.C. 6:11-6.1, 6.2, or 8.1 et seq.).
- Have experience in teaching and working with adolescents.
- Hold a valid driver's license with no serious violations.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the content field and
describe ways in which the content can be organized into lessons
for secondary students.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and
development, effective instructional strategies, classroom
management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related
- Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and
interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff,
administration, parents, and the community.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English,
both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and
- Demonstrate the ability to use electronic equipment for word
processing, data management, information retrieval, visual and
audio presentations, and telecommunications.
- Provide proof of U. S. citizenship or legal resident alien
status by completing Federal Form I-9 in compliance with the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
- Provide evidence that a criminal record history check has been
conducted and clearance has been given by the Department of
Education, or, during the initial six month period provide a sworn
statement that there have not been any convictions of a crime or a
disorderly persons offense in accordance with 18A:6-7.1.
- Provide information that includes current/former employers
within the last twenty (20) years in which the employment involved
direct contact with children ; a written authorization that
consents to current and former employers disclosing certain
information; and a written statement as to whether the applicant
has any employment history regarding child abuse and/or sexual
misconduct in accordance with N.J.S.A.18A:6-7.6.
- Provide evidence that health is adequate to fulfill the job
functions and responsibilities with reasonable accommodation
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 12101 and in accordance with N.J.A.C.
- Pass the State required Mantoux Intradermal Tuberculin Test as
required by N.J.A.C. 6:3-4A.4.
- Meet such alternatives to the above qualifications as the
Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
Verification of Competency:
- District Application and resume.
- Required documentation outlined in the qualifications
- A minimum of three letters of reference from former employers,
teachers, professors or other professional sources, and/or copies
of recent evaluations and observations of teaching performance.
- College transcripts, if available.
The Construction Trades Teacher shall be employed under the
- Work year of ten months.
- Salary or hourly wage, benefits, and leave time as specified in
the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- Conditions established by all laws and codes of the State and
all policies, rules, and regulations established by the Board of
Education (N.J.S.A. 18A:27-4 et seq.).
Job Functions and Responsibilities:
The Construction Trades Teacher shall:
- Establish high standards and expectations for all students for
academic performance and responsibility for behavior.
- Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and
standards when working with students, parents, school personnel,
and other agencies associated with the school.
- Plan and implement sequential learning experiences for students
in the content area for which the teacher is certified, using a
variety of instructional strategies that are consistent with the
district and school's philosophy, mission statement, instructional
goals, school level objectives, and the New Jersey Student Learning
Standards. The learning experiences shall follow and use approved
curricula and instructional materials.
- Plan and implement instruction to ensure that all students meet
and exceed the five broad areas of the Cross-Content Workplace
- develop career planning and workplace readiness
- use technology, information, and other tools;
- use critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving
- demonstrate self-management skills; and
- apply safety standards.
- Incorporate each of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards
into instruction, when appropriate, to reinforce the school's
responsibility to ensure that all students meet and exceed all of
the Standards. Coordinate instruction with other teachers of the
- Engage the learners in differentiated learning experiences for
the range of skill levels and developmental needs found in the
classroom, managing, when appropriate, multiple instructional
- Develop lesson plans concerning building construction and
repair techniques including building material uses, foundation
design and construction, wood framing, roofing installation,
plumbing installation, electrical wiring, drywall installation,
heating and air conditioning systems, concrete foundations, and
carpentry that meet the individual needs, interests, and abilities
of the students.
- Teach construction safety procedures, use of safety equipment,
use of power tools, and appropriate precautions when working with
- Provide an overview of trades related to building construction
and repair and the requirements for entering such a career.
- Utilize a variety of effective and professional teaching
techniques and methods to assist students in attaining the
performance objectives of the Building Trades industry consistent
with New Jersey Career Technical Education standards.
- Develop lesson plans and learning expectations for students
based on required learning outcomes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basics of the National Electrical
Code, including wiring methods and appropriate usage of tools,
including the study of the theory of electricity.
- Evaluate each student's growth and performance, assessing each
student's contribution to the performance of the group.
- Supervise students in assigned out of classroom activities
during the assigned work day.
- Monitor the pacing of instruction and budget class time
efficiently by providing clear directions, outlining expectations,
and effectively bringing to closure instructional experiences.
- Submit lesson plans in the approved format to the Principal or
Supervisor as required and requested.
- Use effective presentation skills when employing direct
instruction, including appropriate vocabulary and examples, clear
and legible visuals, and articulate and audible speech.
- Use excellent written and oral English skills when
communicating with students, parents, and colleagues.
- Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive classroom climate
that encourages student responsibility, using positive motivation,
clear classroom routines, challenging instructional strategies, and
effective classroom management techniques.
- Discipline students in a fair and consistent manner, using
school approved procedures.
- Seek assistance of the parents, Principal or Supervisor when
- Establish a professional rapport with students that earns their
- Communicate regularly with parents, seeking their support and
advice, so as to create a cooperative relationship to support the
student in the school.
- Assess and diagnose the learning, social, and emotional needs
and styles of students, using a variety of assessment techniques
- Plan and adjust the learning experiences accordingly,
requesting advice and assistance from specialists when
- Assist with the preparation, monitoring, and following of
Individualized Education Plans for selected students assigned to
- Employ a variety of methods for students to demonstrate
learning and accomplishments. Evaluate and grade homework,
assignments, and tests in a timely fashion, providing feedback to
the student on performance.
- Maintain records and provide evidence of growth and progress to
parents and to students.
- Assume responsibility for all students within the school,
beyond those specifically assigned, supervising in a fair and
constructive manner to ensure the safety and well-being of all
- Assist with extracurricular activities, supporting the total
program of the school.
- Instruct, advise, coach, and supervise extracurricular
activities, including interscholastic and intramural sports,
academic competition, and fine art programs, as defined by the
collective bargaining agreement.
- Attend student events to demonstrate genuine interest in the
life of the students.
- Ensure the safety and health of all students, notifying the
administration of any unsafe conditions, following established
- Create a stimulating, attractive, organized, functional,
healthy, and safe classroom, with proper attention to the visual,
acoustic, and thermal environments.
- Complete in a timely fashion all records and reports as
required by law and regulation or requested by the Principal or
- Maintain accurate attendance records. Account for all funds
collected from students.
- Work cooperatively with adults assigned to the classroom (e.g.,
paraprofessionals, student teachers, parents, and volunteers),
establishing clear expectations for roles and responsibilities.
- Serve as a role model for students, dressing and grooming
professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of
learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the
honorable profession of teaching.
- Maintain positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive
relationships with the administration, instructional staff,
students, parents, and representatives of resource agencies within
- Attend required staff meetings and serve, as appropriate, on
- Participate in curriculum and program development, and in the
selection of materials and equipment to support instruction.
- Notify immediately appropriate personnel of evidence of
substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical or
social conditions, potential suicide or individuals appearing to be
under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, or anabolic
- Continue to grow professionally through collaboration with
colleagues and professional growth experiences.
- Summarize, interpret, and disseminate current developments in
learning, instructional strategies and classroom management through
reading of professional journals, participation in professional
development, and involvement in professional organizations.
- Complete the required 100 clock hours of State-approved
continuing professional development every five years in accordance
with State and district procedures, as specified in the
Professional Improvement Plan (N.J.A.C. 6:11-13).
- Recommend to the Principal or Supervisor the supplies and
equipment needed to support instruction and assist with ordering,
following established procedures.
- Maintain in safe working condition and safely operate
electronic and other equipment needed to carry out job functions
- Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as
part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in
sharing such information within legal confines.
- Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and
certifications, as assigned by the Principal or assigned
supervisor, and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.
- Adhere to New Jersey school law, State Board of Education rules
and regulations, Board of Education policies and regulations,
school regulations and procedures, and contractual obligations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not
meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
responsibilities and functions of the job. Unless reasonable
accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff
- Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of
- Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time.
- Speak and hear.
- Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth
perception along with the ability to focus vision.
- Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and
vocabulary. American Sign Language or Braille may also be
considered as acceptable forms of communication.
- Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle
objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.
The environmental demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not
meant to be all inclusive.
- Exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and
- Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions.
- Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated
- Exposure to a building in which a variety of chemical
substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of
- Function in a workplace that is usually moderately quiet but
that can be noisy at times.
The Principal and assigned supervisor shall evaluate the
Construction Trades Teacher in accordance with Policy No. 3221 or
3222, Regulation No. 3221 or 3222, this Job Description and such
other criteria as shall be established by the Board of
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