Homeschool Teacher Position Opening

Homeschool Teacher Position

Description
Bethlehem Farm is a Catholic Community in Appalachia that transforms lives through service
with the local community and the teaching of sustainable practices. We invite volunteers to join
us in living the Gospel cornerstones of service, prayer, simplicity, and community.
We invite you to prayerfully consider joining us in our journey by applying to be a Home School
Teacher at Bethlehem Farm in Talcott, West Virginia. We welcome retired teachers or part time
parents. We are open to your children joining in the education as well.

Definition
With the supervision of the Bethlehem Farm Director (or his/her designee) and accountable to
the family of the children, the Caretaker-Home School Teacher serves as the middle school
educator of the children who live at Bethlehem Farm and assumes other roles and responsibilities
as needed by the community. For the 2022-2023 school year, there is one child that needs
instruction. Miriam Fitts will be a sixth grader. She has lived at Bethlehem Farm her whole life
and enjoys reading, exploring, and biking. Please note that the number of students is subject to change. 

Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for homeschool education for the children
• Plans daily school schedules for students, openness to non-standard school hour/year schedules
such as academics in the morning and projects in the afternoon.
• Responsible for tracking the completion of school work and communicating with parents
• Creates and/or follows a curriculum that is approved by the parents, including art, music, and
physical education.
• Maintains and ensures safety of the children during the school day
• Builds and maintains positive rapport with parents
• Supervises summer servants or volunteers in assisting with homeschool instruction, when
available or possible.
• Plans collaborative education opportunities (i.e. field trips) in the local community
• Maintains professional boundaries and works well with others
• Willingness to work under a variety of situations with flexibility and patience

• Completes and files paperwork in accordance with state homeschooling guidelines to establish a homeschool program at the Farm
• Organizes and maintains educational record-keeping of student(s) work, including transcripts
• Interacts with the county and state level educational systems to ensure that requirements and benchmarks are met

Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Education or equivalent work experience
• Classroom experience preferred
• Commitment to the Bethlehem Farm mission and quality education for children
• A person of faith open to the Catholic tradition
• Open to learning and modelling Catholic social teachings
• Willing to engage in the local community (i.e. homeschool groups and field trips) and open to
accessing West Virginia public school resources.•
Desire a minimum of a one year commitment with a 2-year commitment preferred
• COVID-19 Vaccination completed
• Possession of a driver’s license and a good driving record

Start Date: August 2022
Pay: Hourly $15-20 based on experience and number of children receiving education
Schedule: 20-40 hrs a week, 9 through 12 month commitment available
Benefits: Health insurance and vacation for full-time
Rolling applications accepted beginning January 15, 2022
If interested, send a cover letter, resume, and three references’ contact information to hiring@bethlehemfarm.net
OR mail/drop it off to
Bethlehem Farm
572 Bethlehem Farm Lane
Alderson, WV 24910