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About Charleston Collegiate School:
Charleston Collegiate School is an independent day school that strives to recognize, nurture, and challenge each of its students. Organized as a Lower School (PS-4), Middle School (5-8), and Upper School (9-12), CCS is the only co-educational, non-sectarian, preschool through 12th grade, an independent school in Charleston’s metropolitan area.

Charleston Collegiate School offers a thirty-acre campus of vast playing fields and wooded trails and is located only twenty minutes from Charleston’s historic district on one side and Kiawah Island on the other.

CCS has a challenging, yet supportive, learning community that coaches students to become lifelong learners. A CCS education uses the pillars of project-based learning, financial literacy, artistic expression, and leadership/ outdoor education to teach a high-quality education to a diverse student body.

Charleston Collegiate School's curriculum is based on our Four Pillars of Education: Project-based Learning, Creativity and the Arts, Leadership through Outdoor Education, and Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship. Our teachers use these pillars to provide a high-quality education to a diverse student body.

Our teachers are creative, energetic, highly-skilled, and passionate about collaborative learning. They employ a hands-on, "teacher as coach" methodology and are able to connect educational lessons to life experiences. Our teachers have a proven track record of success with diverse learners, and their teaching methods incorporate problem-solving in the classroom and innovatively use technology in the students' learning experiences.
Open Faculty & Teaching Positions

Upper School Spanish Teacher

The Role:

Charleston Collegiate School is seeking a full-time teacher of Upper School Spanish for the start of the 2021-22 academic year.  This is a rare opportunity to join a truly innovative and collaborative teaching team and to work with awesome students. 
Successful candidates will be creative, energetic, and highly skilled teachers who are passionate about collaborative project-based learning. Successful candidates will strive to employ a hands-on approach to teaching & learning and be able to connect lessons to life experiences. They should also have a proven track record of success with diverse learners. Likewise, their learner-centered teaching methods should incorporate problem solving into a classroom and innovatively use technology in the students’ learning experiences.  

Essential Qualifications:
  • A deep commitment to equality and diversity.
  • A deep commitment to the CCS core values and educational pillars.
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude and growth mindset
  • A willingness to participate in student-life activities e.g advisory, coaching, affinity groups
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject discipline e.g.  Education or Spanish
  • Experience of teaching US students. 
  • Ability to offer Spanish I to IV classes. 
  • First aid / CPR qualified or a willingness to undertake this training at CCS.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience with Project-based Learning
  • Advanced degree / postgraduate qualification.
  • The ability to offer advanced Spanish language classes beyond Spanish IV
  • The ability to offer other languages or subject disciplines.
 
Application Requirements:

Candidates are required to complete the CCS online application form and submit a letter of application detailing their suitability for the role. Applications should be emailed to rcook@charlestoncollegiate.org
The successful candidate will be required to undertake the necessary background checks.

Duties: 
  • Exhibit prompt and reasonable attendance
  • Teach class(s) as assigned by the School Head and align course of study with the School’s curriculum in mission-appropriate manner
  • Communicate with division head and parents of students as needed to discuss care, academic progress and behavior of students
  • Devote such additional time each week as may be reasonably necessary or appropriate for extra help for Educator’s students
  • Meet, or promptly engage to meet, the professional standards of School’s accrediting associations 
  • Support the school at all times and its educational philosophy, objectives and policies, and conduct himself/herself at all times in a manner consistent with the best interest of the school 
  • Be prompt in all matters involving time deadlines, including but not limited to attendance at School, meetings, classes, grading and returning student work, and turning in grades and reports
  • Perform such other reasonable duties upon assignment by the School Head, his designee, and/or the Educator’s Supervisor as are customarily performed by those in similar positions in independent schools and in accordance with the School’s plans, programs, schedules, and standards 
  • Assist from time to time in such school responsibilities as counseling, supervision, testing, planning, and meetings as part of normal duties and to undertake such other responsibilities as assigned by the School Head 
  • Keep all records and prepare and file all reports as required and directed by the School
  • The Educator understands and agrees that he/she may be called on to perform duties, including extracurricular duties, which may often take place outside of what is generally considered to be the standard faculty school day (7:30 am - 3:30 pm)
 
Key Information:
Job Type: Full-time
Start date: August 2021.

Middle/Upper School Humanities Teacher

The Role:

Charleston Collegiate School is seeking a full-time teacher of Humanities (for the 7-12th division) for the start of the 2021-22 academic year.  This is a rare opportunity to join a truly innovative and collaborative teaching team and to work with awesome students. Humanities at CCS is a combination of Social Studies and ELA and so candidates must be comfortable with this integrated approach. 
Successful candidates will be creative, energetic, and highly skilled teachers who are passionate about collaborative project-based learning. Successful candidates will strive to employ a hands-on approach to teaching & learning and be able to connect lessons to life experiences. They should also have a proven track record of success with diverse learners. Likewise, their learner-centered teaching methods should incorporate problem solving into a classroom and innovatively use technology in the students’ learning experiences.  


Essential Qualifications:
  • A deep commitment to equality and diversity.
  • A deep commitment to the CCS core values and educational pillars.
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude and growth mindset
  • A willingness to participate in student-life activities e.g advisory, coaching, affinity groups
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject discipline e.g.  Education, History or English.
  • Experience of teaching MS or US students. 
  • First aid / CPR qualified or a willingness to undertake this training at CCS.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience with Project-based Learning
  • Advanced degree / postgraduate qualification.
  • The ability to offer other subject disciplines
 
Application Requirements:

Candidates are required to complete the CCS online application form and submit a letter of application detailing their suitability for the role. Applications should be emailed to rcook@charlestoncollegiate.org
The successful candidate will be required to undertake the necessary background checks.

Duties: 
  • Exhibit prompt and reasonable attendance
  • Teach class(s) as assigned by the School Head and align course of study with the School’s curriculum in mission-appropriate manner
  • Communicate with division head and parents of students as needed to discuss care, academic progress and behavior of students
  • Devote such additional time each week as may be reasonably necessary or appropriate for extra help for Educator’s students
  • Meet, or promptly engage to meet, the professional standards of School’s accrediting associations 
  • Support the school at all times and its educational philosophy, objectives and policies, and conduct himself/herself at all times in a manner consistent with the best interest of the school 
  • Be prompt in all matters involving time deadlines, including but not limited to attendance at School, meetings, classes, grading and returning student work, and turning in grades and reports
  • Perform such other reasonable duties upon assignment by the School Head, his designee, and/or the Educator’s Supervisor as are customarily performed by those in similar positions in independent schools and in accordance with the School’s plans, programs, schedules, and standards 
  • Assist from time to time in such school responsibilities as counseling, supervision, testing, planning, and meetings as part of normal duties and to undertake such other responsibilities as assigned by the School Head 
  • Keep all records and prepare and file all reports as required and directed by the School
  • The Educator understands and agrees that he/she may be called on to perform duties, including extracurricular duties, which may often take place outside of what is generally considered to be the standard faculty school day (7:30 am - 3:30 pm)
 
Key Information:

Job Type: Full-time
Start date: August 2021.



Charleston Collegiate - K-6th Guidance Counselor (0.6)

Charleston Collegiate School (CCS) is seeking a part time (0.6) Guidance Counselor for grades K - 6.  This is a rare opportunity to join a truly innovative and collaborative teaching team and to work with awesome students. The successful candidate will partner with our existing part-time counselor.  
 
Successful candidates will be creative, energetic, and highly skilled practitioners who are passionate about supporting young people in a collaborative manner. Furthermore, they should also have a proven track record of success with diverse learners. 
 
Job Description:
  • Implement and maintain student support service programs in conformance with CCS philosophy and mission, including school counseling and guidance, prevention programs, truancy prevention, health services, and safety & crisis intervention
  • Provide individual student support, individual counseling, group counseling, and mediation services as needed.
  • Act as the school testing coordinator with the support of the two Principals. 
  • Provide students and parents with community resources as necessary.
  • Consult with teachers and offer professional development regarding student social/emotional issues. 
  • Assist with crisis intervention, de-escalation and help process serious events.
  • Participate in and support the school’s philosophy of Conscious Discipline.
  • Collaborate and liaise with external therapists/counselors/psychologists/educational professionals to coordinate student learning with their clinical therapy work.
  • Consult with parents to discuss social/emotional/well-being issues as needed.
  • Provide short-term supportive counseling to students and refer to appropriate health professionals as needed.
  • Collaborate with community professionals in order to maintain current referral lists.
  • Provide prevention programming and teach Character Education Classes in the lower & middle school. 
  • Maintain appropriate records of student meetings and interventions for legal or school related information sharing.
  • Provide appropriate PD to develop teachers as coaches and find ways to strengthen the student-teacher alliance.
  • Devise parent education programs and forums in partnership with Divisional Principals
  • Organize and participate in meetings, workshops, seminars as related to student behavior, student counseling/coaching for the purpose of conveying and gathering information required to make decisions related to individuals.
  • Act positively and be passionate about student success.
Person Specification - Knowledge, Skills, and Physical Requirements:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling or psychology
  • Licensed professional in social work, counseling or psychology
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families
  • Experience with social/emotional learning and knowledge about early intervention research.
  • 3-5 years experience working in a school environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a professional manner essential.
  • Ability to relate well to people; relate to the problems and concerns of the students, parents, school administration and the community.  Must maintain a high level of integrity with regard to matters that may be considered confidential in nature.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively.
  • Must be able to sit, stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to bend, stretch and reach as necessary.
  • May require lifting an item up to 20 pounds.
  • Able to work in an environment that requires calm under pressure and ability to adjust work priorities at a moment’s notice.
  • Able to work in a temperature controlled environment and extreme heat periodically.
 The above describes the general nature and level of work. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required as they are ever changing in a dynamic work environment.

Application Requirements:

Candidates are required to complete and submit the online application form and a letter of application detailing their suitability for the role to rcook@charlestoncollegiate.org. The successful candidate will be required to undertake the necessary background checks.

Key Information:

Job Type: Part-time 
Start date: July 2021


 
Substitute Teachers

We are always looking to add substitute teachers to our Sub List! If you are interested in substitute teaching opportunities, please email your teaching philosophy, a sample lesson plan, a completed application, and resume to hr@charlestoncollegiate.org

  
2024 Academy Drive
Johns Island, SC 29455

Phone: 843-559-5506

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