Health Teacher

  • The New Community School
  • Richmond
  • May 09, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description

The New Community School empowers bright, talented students who are challenged by dyslexia and related learning differences. The innovative and research-based college preparatory curriculum uses a customized educational approach to build skills in language and math and to foster academic and personal strengths – igniting the passions and gifts of unique minds.


The New Community School is currently hiring a Health Teacher for the 2023-24 school year.


Job Summary

The position of health educator is responsible for developing and implementing a curriculum along with appropriate learning activities for health education for students in grades 5-10 covering topics such as physical and mental health, nutrition, disease prevention, and healthy lifestyle choices. Additional responsibilities include creating a classroom environment that promotes active learning and encourages students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.


Job Description

●       Develop, plan, and implement the health curriculum.

●       Differentiate lesson plans to reflect a variety of learning strategies that reflect students' unique learning needs.

●       Provide a safe and stimulating environment that facilitates learning.

●       Evaluate and provide feedback on student progress.

●       Maintain a strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment through equitable and inclusive teaching practices, curricula, and programming.

●       Keep up to date with current research and trends in health education and incorporate this information into the curriculum.

●       Ensure all students are appropriately engaged and challenged.

●       Manage classroom behavior.

●       Respond promptly to communication from colleagues and parents.

●       Maintain records of each student's progress.

●       Collaborate with grade-level teams and faculty divisions to enhance teaching and learning.

●       Attend and participate in regular faculty meetings and interdisciplinary collaborations.

●       Work cooperatively with other members of the Health & Wellness Department in planning and implementing a balanced physical education and wellness program.

●       Serve as the faculty advisor to 3-6 students.

●       Facilitate ongoing communication with parents regarding student progress, including formal written reports in accordance with the school calendar.

●       Participate in the school’s extensive pre-service/in-service training and mentoring program.

●       Maintain inventory and appropriate storage and use of school equipment.

●       Model non-discriminatory practices in all activities.

●       Perform other supervisory duties as assigned.


●       A strong interest in learning disabilities, exploring varied instructional strategies, and working with students who have struggled in previous school placements.

●       Bachelor's degree in education or related field; advanced degrees are strongly encouraged; state certification preferred but not required.

●       Excellent oral and written communication skills.

●       A desire and willingness to grow professionally and work as part of a team. 

●       Strong references who confirm the applicant’s ability to exercise sound professional judgment.

Nothing in this job description restricts the school’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or the school may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.

The New Community School is an equal opportunity employer. The school provides equal employment opportunity to all employees, and job applicants without regard to an individual’s race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, marital status, disability, genetic information, military service, or other factor prohibited by federal law.