Teacher - Vocational Tech [Medical Assisting Instructor] [0.5 FTE, PART-TIME] (Long Term Substitute)(SY20-21)

West Roxbury, MASSACHUSETTS | 10 days

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West Roxbury

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THIS IS A LONG TERM SUB POSITION that is expected to start immediately and go through the end of the school year.


Please note, all substitute teachers are hired as per diem subs, even when placed in long term assignments. All substitutes begin at the per diem rate of pay. For further information about becoming a BPS sub please refer to our website (http://bostonpublicschools.org/Page/1095 ).


Boston International High School is a specially designed high school that serves immigrant students in a trauma informed, culturally and linguistically sustaining environment. We maintain high expectations for all learners while providing a system of supports that facilitates each student’s success. We are seeking candidates who are committed to student centered learning in a vibrant learning atmosphere that builds on student’s strengths.


Boston International High School seeks an exceptional Vocational Teacher - CH 74 MEDICAL ASSISTING INSTRUCTOR who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners, and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher who desires to serve where their efforts will make a difference in the lives of urban youth.  In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.  BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher.



REPORTS TO:  Principal/Headmaster





The Medical Assisting Teacher will be comfortable using classroom and lab instruction to support students to gain proficiency in the MA CTE Medical Assisting Vocational Frameworks including safety and all industry-related standards.   The Program will incorporate interdisciplinary and project-based learning and must have a Community Based/Clinical work based learning component.



  • Creatively provide an interdisciplinary course of study that incorporates state curricular frameworks
  • Deliver content through discrete instruction, demonstration, practice, and projects
  • Instruct students in safety and all industry related curriculum materials
  • Instruct students in all aspects of the industry   
  • Maintain records as required by the school, district, or state
  • Build and maintain partnerships that assist in getting students into authentic learning experiences
  • Participate in team meetings /curriculum development/and professional development activities that support student achievement and program and school functioning
  • Share in administrative duties as determined by the Headmaster or designee
  • Perform other related duties as requested by Headmaster


CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess:


  • Accountability for Student Achievement
  • (II-A-1. Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2. High Expectations, I-B-2. Adjustments to Practice)

    • Sets ambitious learning goals for all students, creates cognitively demanding tasks, and models the belief that that all students can master challenging material through effective effort
    • Assesses students’ understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and takes ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks
    • Passionate and optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession


  • Communicating Content Knowledge
  • (I-A-1. Subject Matter Knowledge, I-A-4. Well-Structured Lessons)

    • Demonstrates mastery of and enthusiasm for content area and the pedagogy it requires
    • Demonstrates understanding for how the subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas and relevant standards
    • Can convey content in creative and engaging ways that align to standards


  • Equitable & Effective Instruction
  • (II-A-3. Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement, II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment)

    • Scaffolds and differentiates instruction in order for all students to do complex thinking and rigorous academic work
    • Uses instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and facilitate equitable, active student participation
    • Builds a productive learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the class community


  • Cultural Proficiency
  • (II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains Respectful Environment)

    • Actively creates and maintains an environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected


  • Parent/Family Engagement
  • (III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement)

    • Engages with families and builds collaborative, respectful relationships with them in service of student learning


  • Professional Reflection & Collaboration
  • (IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional Collaboration)

    • Regularly reflects on practice, seeks and responds to feedback, and demonstrates self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development
    • Seeks to participate in and contribute to a collaborative adult learning community.



  • Education:  Hold an Bachelors degree or higher degree related to the subject matter.
  • Must posses a current national certification as a medical assistant or medical assistant/secretary
  • Must have an Associate’s Degree or higher degree related to the subject matter and skills to be taught
  • Must have a minimum of four years of recent (within the last seven years), full-time employment experience directly related to medical assisting
  • Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment 


  • Must possess a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Vocational Teachers license in the Medical Assisting or have all of the qualifications to be eligible for licensure which includes a passing score on a performance and written exam in Medical Assisting Teaching
  • Prior teaching experience with adults or youth
  • CPR/ First Aid Instructor status and familiar with industry certifying options
  • Bilingual
  • Familiar with electronic medical records, infection control, EKG, basic lab skills, etc
  • Familiar with healthcare professionalism and communication
  • OSHA 10 certification or willingness to be certified

    Terms:  BTU, Substitutes


    Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation.  Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.


    The start and end times of BPS schools vary, as do the lengths of the school day. Some BPS schools have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Expanded Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a "Schedule A" ELT school, check here: bostonpublicschools.org/elt. To see the bell schedule for every BPS school, go to: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/6571 .


    The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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