Options For Youth,


11 days ago
Employment type
Full Time
Watts, CA
Closing date

About this organization

Options For Youth (OFY) is a FREE non-profit public charter school, serving students ages 14 and up who have fallen behind in school, are looking to get ahead and graduate early, or simply crave a non-traditional learning environment.

About this job

Job Description:

The Teacher represents the direct instruction portion of the blended program at our school. The Teacher delivers lesson plan-based instruction in a classroom setting to an average caseload of at least 32 students or more, assigned by the administration. Teachers offer instruction in Math, ELA, or Science and test prep and are the content experts for their center. This department serves students by providing instruction with excellence, rigor and high expectations for students to achieve college and career readiness. This position is primarily responsible for delivering our educational program to ensure data driven, results based instruction for students in the implementation of the Common Core Standards. Will be available to provide direct instruction to students 6 hours a day.

Roles & responsibilities

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

  • Masters instruction using an array of teaching strategies and technologies.
  • Utilizes educational technology and media to enhance learning.
  • Chats in virtual discussion threads and manages small groups of students to meet individual needs.
  • Facilitates collaborative grouping and keeps the learning management system organized and updated.
  • Lesson plans a differentiated curriculum to ensure student success.
  • Teaches for mastery of the Common Core Standards.
  • Uses assessments and data to influence instruction for student success.
  • Keeps grade, attendance and retention records.
  • Provides targeted interventions for special education students and English Language Learners.
  • Participates in various community groups or functions, faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops. Meets with students and parents to discuss student progress and problems.
  • Participates in related activities, such as student organizations or committees.
  • Assists with State mandated student testing.
  • Assists with bi-monthly and year-end audits.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean, inviting, professional center for students to attend.
  • Performs other administrative functions and duties assigned.


  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Ability to teach and delegate responsibility to students.
  • Educational technology, digital teaching, or online teaching and/or learning experience or education preferred
  • Highly-knowledgeable in Single Subject content area
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, exercising reasonable judgment, in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to synergize with field and corporate staff to implement the educational program.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and demonstrate problem solving skills, while maintaining courtesy, professionalism, and a customer service attitude.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with students, parents, co-workers, and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and database management
  • Must be able to travel as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree
  • CA Preliminary or Clear single subject teaching credential
  • Intern Eligible single subject credential seekers accepted

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