Teacher Elementary School Special Education Teacher
2019-2020 School Year
CACPCS is hiring for the 2019-2020 school year! Join our team of dedicated, results-driven professionals who are committed to impacting the lives of our children and community. We are looking for passionate, dynamic elementary special education and general education teachers to help prepare our scholars for lifelong achievement.
Mission: The Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School is a community school whose mission is to prepare elementary school students for success in high school, college, and life by providing them with a rigorous instructional experience; addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs; fostering a sense of pride and hope; and serving as a safe and engaging community hub.
Position: Every day, our caring teachers work to ensure students gain the knowledge, skills, and determination they need to succeed in school and life. Children’s Aid College Prep offers a rigorous curriculum, fully aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards, for students in small class-sizes and with structured behavioral and emotional supports. Teachers collaborate with the leadership team, colleagues, parents, and caregivers to ensure that all children meet and/or exceed grade-level standards and other developmentally appropriate goals while satisfying their intellectual curiosity. We embed the supports children need to address barriers to learning so that they are able to take full advantage of the excellent instruction our teachers provide. Teachers will be able to thrive in a professional learning community that offers guidance and multiple layers of support.
Children’s Aid College Prep seeks dynamic, talented teachers to incorporate compassion and exemplary instructional practices, work hard to meet the high-accountability demands and close achievement gaps, and commit themselves to a holistic developmental school community that aims to lay a solid foundation for the path to success in college, career, and life for our students.
- Be a key staff member in delivering of comprehensive set of academic and behavior supports for scholars in temporary need of a more intensive resourced learning for some period of the school day.
- Understand and Implement IEP mandates for all scholars served.
- Provide grade level common core aligned instruction for scholars
- Work under the supervision of the Director of Special Education and Intervention and Middle School Principal while collaborating with life coaches, paraprofessionals and classroom teachers
- Engage in Understanding by Design to create and refine unit plans based on curriculum scope and sequence.
- Use the Common Core Standards to create rigorous, objective-driven lessons.
- Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so all students are appropriately engaged and challenged.
- Ensure students are engaged through activities that accommodate various learning styles and needs.
- Provide varied opportunities for students to achieve mastery.
- Measure student achievement of, and progress toward, the learning objectives and big goals with formative and summative assessment tools.
- Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting big goals by frequently checking for understanding.
- Use data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice.
- Communicate and reinforce high expectations and standards for behavior and academic performance, aligned with the CACPCS school culture and core values.
- Implement classroom procedures, systems, and routines that maximize instructional time.
- Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parents/guardians, remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values and needs.
- Work collaboratively with parents/guardians, families, and other members of the community.
- Collaborate with colleagues (grade level and school-wide meeting and professional development days) to continuously improve practice as well as to support the achievement of the overall goals and mission of the school.
- Reflect critically upon teaching experience; identify areas for further professional development as part of a professional development plan.
- Provide targeted small group instruction (both in and out of the classroom) to students throughout the day.
- Participate as part of the Response to Intervention referral team
- Collaborate with teachers and colleagues in helping to create IEP’s by writing teacher reports that include management needs, present levels of performance and new goals.
- Participate in IEP meetings
- Implement progress monitoring for diverse learners with IEPs
- Design strategic learning plans that target and track progress on students’ IEP goals
- Work collaboratively with grade level teams across content areas
- Collaborate with teacher colleagues to provide differentiation in the classroom
- Collaborate as part of the student intervention referral team
- Support with assessment of students as a proctor and monitor of examinations, including the administration of testing accommodations
- Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the diverse learning needs of students
- Facilitate and educate grade-team members of testing accommodations
- Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch and playground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities
- Maintain accurate and organized records of student information
- Conduct and/or assist with professional development focusing on special education
- Communicate effectively with parents regarding goal setting, ongoing progress reporting of behavior and academics.
- Valid New York State certification required
- Special education certification
- Masters in special education preferred
- Minimum of 3-4 years teaching in an urban setting preferred and specifically with students
- Belief in accountability and that all children can achieve at high levels
- Belief in and alignment with Children’s Aid College Prep’s mission, core values and approach
- Commitment to the continuous assessment of students’ academic, social and behavioral progress in order to effectively plan and tailor instruction and other enrichments and interventions
- Ability to support a positive and nurturing school culture and climate through effective classroom management skills as indicated by the ability to create a respectful, results-driven and focused learning environment
- A team player who is dedicated and flexible to teach in an urban, public school or charter school setting preferred
- Strong behavioral and differentiation strategies and supports recommended
Compensation: We offer a competitive salary, and all staff members are equipped with the tools and skills needed to impact the community every day.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to CACPCSjobs@gmail.com