K-5 Teacher

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There is a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list. At our world-class pediatric research hospital,
every one of our professionals shares our commitment to making a difference in the lives of the children we serve. Join a positive environment where all employees receive the resources, support, and encouragement to advance and grow their careers.

The Elementary Teacher (K-5) will instruct students, using various teaching methods, such as lecture and demonstration. Assigns lessons and corrects homework. Develops and administers tests. Prepares course outlines and objectives according to curriculum guidelines or state and local requirements. Uses audiovisual aids and other technology materials to supplement presentations. Evaluates, records, and reports student progress. Confers with students, parents, and school counselors to resolve behavioral and academic problems. Participates in staff meeting, professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.

List pertinent skills, knowledge and abilities the person should have to be successful in the job.
• Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
• Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Knowledge of instruction of higher order science.
• Proficiency with computer operations and knowledge of systems such as word processing, and programs included in the Microsoft Word Suite such as word processing and Excel.
• Knowledge about childhood chronic illness.
• Knowledge of the use of alternative teaching methods.

**This position is year around**

Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.


  • Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other materials, considering such factors as individual needs, learning levels and physical limitations of students based on own observations and information from medical, rehabilitation services and psychology staff (i.e., formal neuropsychological testing).
  • Confers with professionals from the student’s community school to ensure that the student has books, assignments and other materials from the community school.
  • Discusses specific expectations the community schoolteacher has for completion of assigned work.
  • Arranges and adjusts tools, work aids, and equipment utilized by students in classroom, such as specially equipped worktables, computers, and typewriters.
  • Instructs students in academic subjects, utilizing various teaching techniques, such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning and repetition to reinforce learning.
  • Plans curriculum and other instructional materials to meet student’s needs, considering such factors as physical, emotional, and educational abilities.
  • Uses technology such as online classes, SMARTboard, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, webcams and video teleconferencing to supplement, student’s curriculum and provide alternative learning opportunities.
  • Provides consistent reinforcement to learning and continuous feedback to student.
  • Meets with parents to provide support, guidance in using community resources and skills in dealing with student’s learning impairment.
  • Maintains recorded documentation of patient attendance, progress and grades as well as communication with home school district.
  • Provides grade/progress reports to home school on a schedule as needed by the home school district.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills (competencies) necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients served on the assigned unit.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development for all ages served.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess and interpret age-specific data about the patient’s status.
  • Identifies the patient’s age-specific needs. Provides the age-appropriate care for all ages served. Serves the following age groups: School-age (6-11 years) and/or Adolescent (12-20 years).
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the department and the institution.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

Minimum Education
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education from a regionally accredited institution is required.
• Additional training in Special Education is preferred.
• Master’ s Degree in Education preferred.
• Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Minimum Experience
• Three (3) years of instruction experience in a school setting or patient-oriented student instruction in an acute or critical care setting is required.
• For the K-5th grade position, preference will be given to those with experience in elementary grades.

Required Credentials

• (LC:TEACH-TN) Current State of Tennessee Teaching License (Apprentice License acceptable) is required.
• Special Education Endorsement (K-12 or K-8) through the State of Tennessee preferred.

EEO Statement
St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

COVID-19 vaccine:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of

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