Job ID:
Portsmouth, VA
$43,621.71 per year
Zip Code:
Employment Type:
Full time
Education: Classroom Teaching level3, Continuing-Adult, Corporate Development and Training, Customer Training, Early Childhood Care & Development, Elementary School, Fitness & Sports Training-Instruction, General-Other: Training-Instruction

Job Description:






Performs professional work providing limited direct instruction and computer assisted services in a specialized subject or assigned group of subjects, motivating students to develop skill in assigned subject matters; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Principal.



  • Facilitate specialized subject matter(s), motivating all students to achieve maximum potential;

  • Assists in developing individualized instructional programs;

  • Instruct students in area(s) of specialization and subject matter specified in State law and administrative regulations and procedures of Portsmouth Public Schools;

  • Establishes and maintains standards of behavior;

  • Encourages students to think independently, develop and express original ideas;

  • Evaluates students' progress, maintains appropriate records, prepares progress reports;

  • Communicates with students, student counselors and parents through conferences and other means;

  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education and self-selected professional books and instructional materials;

  • Supervises and monitors student movement and escorts students to resources, bathrooms, buses, cafeteria, room changes and other activities in the building;

  • Participates in faculty committees and student activity sponsorship as required;

  • Performs administrative functions in computer based applications;

  • Models non discriminatory practices in all activities,

  • Performs related tasks as required.



Thorough knowledge of subject(s); thorough knowledge of education principles, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching; thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, students and parents; ability to operate a personal computer.


This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects, and some light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.  Some teaching specialties (i.e. music, art, physical education, etc.) may require hearing, vision, physical coordination and/or exertion and effort in excess of those listed above.


  • Background investigation

  • Tuberculin skin test or screening results


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. The employee will be required to follow any instructions and perform any other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.


PPS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. PPS complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.






 CREATED:  1/1/2018

Job Requirements:


Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or a related field. Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Collegiate Professional License, Postgraduate Professional License or Provisional License with appropriate endorsement to teach specific subject area.

Detailed licensure information is available from the Virginia Department of Education online at:


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Portsmouth Public Schools
801 Crawford St.
Portsmouth, VA, United States

Phone: 757-393-8701
Web Site: http://ppsk12.us/

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