Science Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest client school in the Greater Los Angeles area seeks a Secondary Science Teacher to begin in August 2024.

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Single-subject teaching credential in the area of posting – Science (Biology, Chemistry or Health Sciences)
  • EL Authorization (Required)
  • You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of students from underserved communities, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels.
  • You believe in the power of formative assessment, coaching, and professional development as critical levers in school improvement.
  • You believe that learning occurs more readily through dialogue rather than monologue.
  • You use assessments as a starting point — not an ending point — for learning experiences.
  • You thrive when building strong relationships with children, teens, and adults, especially when it comes to building trust and credibility.
  • You are a learner. You don’t shy away from new situations but rather dive right in and seek out opportunities to continuously improve your skills and expand your impact on students while learning from those around you.
  • You believe that the success or failure of students’ learning is about what teachers do or don’t do. You will find ways to help students overcome any obstacles to their learning


  • Plans rigorous, engaging instruction aligned to the school’s instructional model and driven by the applicable standards
  • Incorporates a variety of strategies and resources to respond to students’ diverse needs and interests, including prescribed educational software and curriculum
  • Facilitates learning experiences that promote autonomy, interaction, and student choice
  • Engages students in problem solving, critical thinking, and meaning-making
  • Designs and administers assessments and uses assessment data to refine curricula and inform instruction and intervention
  • Implements Positive Behavior Support strategies and Restorative Practices to develop a safe and nurturing classroom community
  • Reinforces school-wide rules, policies, and expectations in and outside of the classroom
  • Ensures the rights of all students are observed and protected through the use of appropriate and respectful communication, proper de-escalation techniques, and the use of nonviolent crisis intervention strategies when required
  • Communicates frequently with students’ families through multiple means, including (but not limited to) progress reports, conferences, family events, and phone calls.
  • Collaborates with colleagues, including teachers, administrators, and instructional coaches
  • Engages in ongoing learning through regular professional development and collaboration, including grade-level, department, and PLC meetings
  • Completes other tasks as directed by school administrators

Salary Range

$55,140 – $98,557 (Plus an annual $10,000 retention bonus)

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