Teacher Special Education Coordinator
Special Education Coordinator
Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is seeking a Special Education Coordinator at our GES (Globeville, Elyria, Swansea) Campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-2022 school year. CHSC GES provides students with a unique and innovative learning experience that allows them to recover credits through project-based core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts), while taking advantage of concurrent enrollment and community partner opportunities in a learning environment committed to equity and inclusivity.
Colorado High School Charter Overview
Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is a grades 9-12 public charter school in Denver whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve. CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth. As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who have not found success elsewhere. Learn more at our website: www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com
What makes teaching at CHSC exciting?
- Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development
- A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through tailored curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
- Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
- A great staff culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
- We are growing. CHSC has experienced increased enrollment; word is spreading about the amazing work we do.
What do we look for in candidates?
- You are committed to equitable and inclusive practices, inside and outside of the classroom. Understanding that continuous professional learning and individual desire will move our learning community in the desired direction for all students, families and staff members.
- You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting and are excited about Colorado High School’s mission.
- You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of satisfying career paths.
- You are excited about the opportunity to engage students inside and outside of the classroom through experiential and project-based learning.
- You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in traditional school settings.
- You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
- You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
- You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
- You are a team player who helps create a positive and vibrant school culture for both staff and students.
- Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or bilingual in English/Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
The Special Education Coordinator supports students who need physical, emotional, or educational modifications/accommodations in academic and social development by providing structural and classroom support.
Special Education Coordinator Responsibilities:
- Implementation, development, and refinement of special education policies and procedures grounded in research-based best practices
- Manage RTI process to identify and support students with disabilities
- IEP development, administration, and implementation to drive student instruction
- Lead bi-weekly meetings of the Student Support Team to organize caseloads, problem-solve difficult situations, and maintain effective IEP processes for students and families.
- Support General Education teachers in the quality implementation of IEPs as well as professional development to continually refine and further individualized student supports
- Support Leadership Team and consult on decisions impacting students with disabilities
- Direct support and service hours with students with IEPs through small group intervention, co-teaching, etc.
- Build self-advocacy and 21st century skills with students
- Maintain strong engagement and communication with families
- Coordinate with the Colorado Department of Education and Denver Public Schools to ensure compliance with state requirements and standards, including monitoring visits and school improvement plan
- Serve as both a liaison and positive role model for students while ensuring compliance with special education requirements
- Teach one or more classes
- Provide push-in support in general education classrooms as needed
- Coordination of CMAS, SAT, and ACCESS testing to ensure students with disabilities are properly served
- Assist Student Support Team with Restorative Justice process
- Maintain high expectations of every student, challenging students to develop critical thinking skills and creating a safe space in which students can work and grow
- Other duties as assigned by School Leadership Team
Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events and conferences.
- A valid Colorado Educator License with a Special Education endorsement, in one of the following:
- Special Education Generalist
- Special Education Specialist
- Mild/Moderate Needs
- Exhibit cultural competence and work with a student centered lens
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships across a wide range of constituencies, including students and teammates.
- Critical, strategic thinking and the capacity to manage multiple priorities
- Teaching experience with diverse special needs populations and an understanding of educational issues relevant to the needs of ED children
- Experience managing school personnel and educational programming and IEPs
- Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
- Problem solving skills
- Proficiency in the use of technology
- Permanent US work authorization
Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience ($40,000-$60,000) and include a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers at Colorado High School Charter qualify for the Federal Teacher Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
Submit cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve. CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.
Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law. Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.