Teacher information, forms and timesheets
TALK is currently recruiting!
Do you sign (American Sign Language)? Do you speak French or Spanish?
TALK recruits teachers year-round. While we recruit our regular teachers in the summer, we are always on the lookout for substitute teachers who can be available to step in for our teachers during planned absences. We currently offer early-morning language classes at seven different locations in Davis. If you are fluent in one of these languages, and have experience working with young children (and you love it), please send us your resume at email@example.com. If selected, you will shadow one class in order to familiarize yourself with our classroom environment, and then you will be placed on the roster of available substitutes. If called to cover a class, the regular teacher will provide you with a lesson plan. Substitutes are given priority status the following year for available regular teacher positions.
Teacher pay is $14/hour. Each class is counted as one hour, and trainings and meetings are also paid time. It's not a lot of hours, but it's an excellent resume builder and we write amazing letters of recommendation!
Prior to Employment: Forms
At Teacher Orientation and Training or at the time of hiring, you will be required to file the following forms prior to the start of your teaching duties:
Form I-9 "Employment Eligibility Verification" requires that we examine your proper documentation for legal employment in the US.
Form W-4 "Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate" is required so your taxes are withheld properly.
The Direct Deposit Form allows our payroll service to deposit your paychecks directly into your account.
The Teacher Contact Information Form provides us with key information about how to reach you, and who to reach for you in case of emergency. Please fill this out and submit it online. If your information should change during the year, please use this form to update us.
Please remember to bring the following to Orientation:
- Proper government documents (e.g., passport or green card, OR driver's license AND social security card)
- A voided check from your checkbook. If you do not have a checkbook, please ask your bank for a printout of your account information for direct deposit.
All teachers must undergo a LiveScan fingerprint and background check. You will be given a LiveScan form, which you will bring to PDQ Fingerprinting, a mailing and office services store located at 216 F Street, Davis. (The fee will be reimbursed to you).
All teachers must also complete the Shield the Vulnerable course to prevent and identify abuse. More information will be given at Teacher Training.
To log in your hours of teaching, classroom prep and teacher meetings, use the TALK timesheet page.
You will be given the password to use the timesheet. Don't forget to put your name at the top!
-each class = 1 hour of paid time (20 min prep, 30 min class, 10 min set-up and walk kids to class after TALK)
-also paid time: teacher training, meetings, events, walking kids to other school sites after TALK
To report an injury that might have occurred in class:
To report repeated negative behavior from a student:
fill out the Class Behavior Record Form in Word and send to TALKprogram@hotmail.com.
To assess a student's progress:
At the end of each term, please use the TALK Student Evaluation Form. Fill out one form per student, and e-mail that form to both the child's parents and to TALKprogram@hotmail.com.