BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS TITLE: Career Research and Development Teacher/Work-based Learning
REPORTS TO: Principal
DEFINITION: Provide instructional and leadership services that prepare students with the related academic, critical thinking, computer technology, workplace readiness, and technical skills essential to pursuing career pathways in career research and development. Coordinate students in work-based learning experiences, including internships and capstones. Perform other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Provide instruction and course/program management at the high school level in areas of career research and development and work-based learning.
- Demonstrate knowledge and implement a "hands-on" approach to critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed for current and future industry employment standards.
- Provide instruction in teamwork, communications, problem solving, decision making, and computer technology which relate to workplace and higher education skills needed in business and industry.
- Collaborate with staff and postsecondary institutions to develop and maintain career pathways which prepare students for apprenticeship, community college, or university degree programs.
- Prepare instructional materials, maintain equipment, and manage materials of instruction which maximize the resources needed to deliver a diverse instructional program.
- Understand and effectively relate to and teach students ages 13 to 18 as they become productive young adults and members of the community.
- Lead student experiences in career field-related student organizations.
- Contribute to the mission of the school by striving to attain school improvement plan and career completer goals.
- Partner with employers and community groups to promote and advance technical skills.
- Participate in recruitment and selection of students.
- Create an instructional environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.
- Communicate standards, achievements, and deficiencies to students and parents. Meet with students and parents.
- Maintain complete and accurate student academic, attendance, and disciplinary records. Monitor and assess students' academic progress.
- Collaborate with school administrators, other teachers, paraeducators, parents, and community members in the education of students.
- Attend staff meetings. Serve on various committees.
- Maintain accurate records for student work-based learning according to Risk Management procedures.
- Monitor students at their work-based learning sites to assess their skill development, provide support, and track appropriateness of workplace conditions.
- Establish relationships with business and higher education partners for the purpose of providing work-based learning experiences and program support.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience:
Experience and education commensurate with requirements for Maryland Standard Professional certification required. Teaching experience preferred (student teaching acceptable).
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Standard Professional Certification in an applicable secondary academic content area as defined by COMAR 13A.12.02.16 with a work-based learning coordinator endorsement.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge and expertise with computer equipment operations and software applications.
- Knowledge of curriculum, effective instructional techniques, instructional materials, and equipment.
- Strong human relations skills and the ability to maintain relationships and open communications with business partners and other stakeholders to identify real-world applications of content.
- Effective organization and communication skills.
- Flexibility in program implementation strategies.
- Skills in preparing and implementing lesson plans in order to effectively instruct students.
- Skill in communicating with students, their parents, administrators, business partners, and others.
- Skill in supervising students and managing behavior both in the classroom and in work-based learning placements.
- Knowledge of and skill in the use of database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, parents, business partners, and staff.
- Ability to maintain confidential information.
- Ability to assess workplace safety and follow Risk Management protocols for students in the workplace.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The work of this class is generally performed in a school environment. Work may require the ability to move around the school and classroom. Travel to various and diverse work-based learning sites is required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.
This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
- Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
- Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
- Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
- Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
Before you can be considered for employment, you MUST have the following items attached to your application:
- A copy of your TEACHER CERTIFICATION (if applicable).
- A copy of your TRANSCRIPTS.
- A copy of your PRAXIS or other state test scores.
- A copy of your MARYLAND IN-SERVICE COURSE SLIPS (if applicable).
- All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
- Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
- If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
- Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
- Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
- All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
- Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).
Secondary Staffing Team
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204