19 Mar 2024

Teacher Special Education Teacher

Independence Charter School

Job Description


Independence Charter School – Center City (ICS- CC) is a K-8 Philadelphia citywide admission charter focused on academic excellence, second language acquisition and developing global citizens. ICS is now recruiting culturally proficient educators to join the 2024-2025 staff.  This is a full-time teaching position. Work is performed under the supervision of the Supervisor of Special Education.

JOB SUMMARY: To plan, organize and implement a culturally responsive instructional program in a special education learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Works with students individually or in small groups on a daily basis focusing on specific skills.
  • Responsible for coordinating the development, monitoring, and implementation of student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Develops/adapts lessons and assessment to enhance the affective and cognitive development of students.
  • Provides information, support, and communication with parents and families.
  • Consistently monitors progress on IEP goals and communicates weekly with teachers and supervisor regarding all pull-out sessions.
  • Co-teach with math and English teachers.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development designed to improve student achievement.
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate, updated and complete records of students’ progress and development as required by laws, district policies and school regulations.
  • Participate in department, school and parent meetings.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited college or university.
  • Pennsylvania State Special Education Certification – K-8 or N12 REQUIRED
  • Demonstrated cultural responsiveness and skill in encouraging students from diverse backgrounds to feel a sense of belonging and in creating a safe space where they feel respected, heard, and challenged.
  • Demonstrated understanding, appreciation and compassion for students who learn differently
  • Commitment to ICS values of equity, courage, community, and growth
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.



Physical Requirements

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


Salary range is $46,500 to $62,492

How to Apply

If interested in this position, email a cover letter and resume, including all current or in-process PA certifications and clearances to

Bureaus: Philadelphia. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 3 days.