Special Education Teacher

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 26, 2017
Closes
Jun 30, 2017
Hours
Full Time

The SEED Foundation (www.seedfoundation.com) was created in 1997 to establish college-preparatory urban boarding schools that prepare children both academically and socially, for success in college and beyond. In 1998, the Foundation opened The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. - the nation’s first urban public college preparatory boarding school. The school currently serves 325 students in grade 6-12. In 2015, 100% of SEED’s seniors were accepted to a four year college or university.

All SEED students live on campus from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon when they return home for the weekend. The dormitories are organized into small “houses” of 10-12 students per life skills counselor for afternoon and evening routines such as study hall, house meetings, and social activities. We provide a safe and caring 24 hour boarding experience. Our relationship with parents and guardians is essential to the success of their child while at SEED. We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Special Education Teacher (High School Math, Middle School Math and High School ELA) for SY2017-2018.

Summary Description:

Under the direction and leadership of the Director of Student Support Services, plans and provides for appropriate instructional programming and learning experiences for students of varied backgrounds and abilities. Provides an environment conducive to the physical, social, and emotional development of all students to ensure academic and social success. Supervises students in a variety of school settings. Communicates and interacts regularly with parents, staff, and other members of the school community. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes and growth. Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning goals
  •  Plans and implements an instructional program that meets the needs, interests, and abilities of a diverse student population
  •  Manages pupil performance in the classroom and applies effective strategies to reinforce and/or modify student behavior and performance
  •  Establishes learning objectives consistent with assessment of student needs and requirements of The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C., and knowledge of human growth and development
  •  Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, SEED policy, and administrative regulations
  •  Participates in school management and shares responsibility for the total school program, attends staff meetings, and participates in professional development opportunities
  •  Appraises his/her own effectiveness, seeks opportunities for professional growth, and demonstrates successful application of new skills and strategies in order to improve professional competence
  •  Teaches two special education self-contained math classes of 6 to 10 students designed to support students with meeting their IEP goals, remediating deficits and supporting skills and concepts taught in the general education math class
  •  Implements Behavior Intervention Plan daily and completes relevant special education paperwork
  •  Collaborates with the special education team and participates in students’ special education meetings
  •  Support students with IEPs in general education math classes
  • Expectations:
  •  Commitment to the SEED mission
  •  Comfort functioning in a fluid environment, and ability to make adjustments both in day-to-day and larger-scale activities based on new information and situations
  •  Familiarity with urban education issues, preferably direct experience with inner-city students and families
  •  Unquestioned integrity
  •  Clear judgment

Qualifications:

  •  Reviews and researches the information in student records regarding their abilities and unique needs
  •  Writes, implements, and monitors Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals that will guide each student's instructional program based on student assessments, needs, and strengths
  •  Serves as case manager for a cohort of students receiving special education services
  •  Participates in the inclusion co-teaching model of instruction for students in general education classrooms
  •  Provide specialized instruction in a self-contained classroom setting for either English or Math
  •  Designs individual and small group instructional strategies that parallel and support the general education curriculum
  •  Adapts and develops materials to match the special needs of each student
  •  Evaluates and advances students in an appropriate manner based on their disability, IEP, or special learning needs
  •  Acts as coordinator of IEP implementation and monitoring with general education staff
  •  Documents students’ progress using data
  •  Organizes, prepares, and leads Student Support Team meeting with staff and parents to better meet the needs of students
  •  Supports students with developing executive functioning skills
  •  Utilizes assistive technology tools to support students’ learning, independence, and growth
  •  Implements students’ Behavior Intervention Plans
  •  Completes all relevant special education documentation and paperwork including but not limited to Behavior Intervention Plan reports and quarterly IEP progress reports
  •  Attends annual IEP meetings, Multidisciplinary check in meetings, and Manifestation Determination Review meetings
  •  Maintains ongoing communication with parents/guardians

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Master’s degree in special education from an accredited college or university
  •  Must be highly qualified to teach self-contained Math or English classes. Bachelors’ degree in Math or English or passing score for Praxis II in Math or English is required.

If you are interested in joining The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C., we would like to hear from you. To be considered, you must forward a complete package consisting of the following: 1. Letter of Interest 2. Résumé

3. Salary History Packets must be emailed to: teaching@seedschooldc.org

The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C. is committed to the letter and spirit of equality. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other programs.

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