CATS Academy Boston is an international boarding school based in Braintree, Boston. The school is seeking a candidate to fill in a position of an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor to teach different ESL levels to international students in a high school environment.
Educational requirements (preferably)
- MA TESOL to teach any ESL level
- MA/BA in English with ESL certification to teach mainly but not limited to Academic Writing and Research
All candidates should have previous experience working with international students.
Strong preference would be given to a candidate who has an experience teaching ESL in a high school environment.
Citizenship, residency, or work visa required
CATS Academy is a private boarding High School that offers a range of school programs. At the heart of our ethos is the recognition of the fact that everyone is different. Our personalized approach to learning ensures students achieve the best grade possible, and working in partnership, we help them prepare for and select the best degree program at the best university to suit their personal strengths and career aspirations.
CATS Academy is a division of Cambridge Education Group (CEG), which has been delivering the highest quality academic, creative and English language programs since 1952.
The CATS Academy full-time teacher teaches a full course load, defined as five classes and up to three preparations, serves as an advisor, and satisfies extracurricular (activities/athletics) responsibilities as defined by the administration. Full-time teachers are expected to plan, prepare, and teach well-developed lessons that enthuse and inspire students and promote their enjoyment of learning. They effectively and appropriately differentiate instruction so as to meet all student learning styles with an appreciation for student learning differences. Full-time teachers provide all students, but especially their advisees, with educational guidance and general counselling in a supportive manner that recognizes individual student needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The following is a guide to the scope of the role of a Full-Time Teacher. It is not a complete list of all duties and may vary when necessary to match the skill set of the position holder and/or the needs of the Academy.
- Register student attendance on a daily, class-by-class basis promptly and supervise student behavior following the Student Handbook.
- Write reports on student academic and personal progress with clear formative comments and targets as to how to improve work by the deadlines given and provide assignments, grades, and feedback on assessments on a timely basis using school-designated software (Engrade).
- Develop coursework, materials, and resources as directed by the Director of Academics using school-designated curriculum planning software (Atlas Rubicon).
- Design and administer a range of lesson materials and assessments that reflect an awareness of different learning styles and language skills.
- Support and implement the advisory curriculum and House program as designated by the Director of Student Affairs.
As part of your role within the Academy, you will also be expected to:
- Safeguard the welfare of all students for whom the school is responsible.
- Adhere to standards and procedures detailed in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
- Attend academic, departmental, and school meetings when required and attend/deliver professional development sessions as directed.
- Attend school events (concerts, plays, sports contests, etc.) whenever possible that promote school spirit and support advisees.
- Satisfy study hall duties.
- Weekend duties as determined by the head of school, as needed.
- Satisfy extracurricular responsibilities as defined by the administration.
- Log requests for absences from work (sick days, personal days, special leaves, etc.) in school-designated software (ADP).
- Participate in an annual performance evaluation process.
- Promote a positive work experience for all Academy employees.
- Assist in providing a professional and welcoming environment for all visitors to the Academy.
- Comply with any reasonable request from the Head to undertake other work not listed above.
Ethics and Behavior:
You will be expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behavior inside and outside the Academy. In particular, you must:
- Treat students with dignity and build relationships with them rooted in mutual respect.
- Model the behaviors you expect of students in your behavior.
- Remember that safeguarding student safety and well-being is of primary importance.
- Maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality.
- Understand and act according to relevant Academy policies and/or national or local statutory frameworks.
Willingness and Ability to live our company values in the workplace:
- Accountability – takes responsibility, dedicated, committed, proactive, makes decisions
- Enthusiasm – flexible, responsive, can-do attitude, honest, willing to learn, positive in the face of challenges
- Creativity – new ways to improve, creates ideas and implements, look at problems in different ways, solutions lead
- Team player – friendly, punctual, reliable, respectful of co-workers, collaborates with colleagues
- Customer focussed – whether this is our students, colleagues, or external contacts: Approachable, helpful, shows empathy, welcoming, organized, attention to detail, courteous.