The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice
  • 01-Feb-2017 to 30-Sep-2017 (PST)
  • Special Education
  • Bronx, NY, USA
  • Full Time

The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice is seeking qualified candidates for the positions of Special Education Teachers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Who are we?

The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice will provide students from the Bronx with a comprehensive high school education and lay the academic and social groundwork for success in college and careers. Using a theme of law and social justice, the School will engage, inspire, and empower students, and will equip them with the academic skills to earn a Regents diploma and gain admission to the college of their choice prepared for success. The School will create a pathway for its students to law school and careers as attorneys. The pathway will include mentoring opportunities with law students and attorneys and partnerships with institutions of higher learning. These institutions will offer college and law school experiences to our students and share with them the academic benchmarks and habits necessary to gain entrance to college and law school. 

 

Our Core Values:

EXCELLENCE • CHARACTER • COURAGE • COMMITMENT

 

Our ideal Special Education Teacher:

  • Believes that all students, regardless of zip code, can and will achieve at high levels--Smart is not what you are but what you get!
  • Agrees failure is not an option; has Educational Grit--a relentless drive to ensure that every student is successful both academically and emotionally. If our students fail we have failed them!
  • Possesses a Growth Mindset--failure and difficulty are feedback. You constantly seek to understand how you can improve your craft because the better you get the deeper the impact you will have on student achievement.
  • Seeks to ensure that all students can and will have college as a viable option.
  • Has a strong passion for deeply impacting our communities, country, and world, demonstrated through work in law and social justice activism.
  • Acknowledges that all stakeholders, especially our families, are partners in student achievement. As a partner, you will work hard to stay in constant communication, assume the best, be open and honest, seek to understand not always to be understood, and give and take constructive feedback and support.
  • Understands that time is a precious resource, but we make time to find joy and excitement in what we do each and every day.

 Our ideal Special Education Teacher candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years teaching experience in an urban, high needs secondary school setting
  • Proven ability to provide high-quality teaching and support to students with special needs, ideally through both Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT) and Special Education Teacher Support Services
  • Ability to support and inspire students to become academically, socially, and emotionally successful
  • A track record of obtaining dramatic and measurable results in academic, social, and emotional skill development
  • Experience collaborating with teachers to plan and execute instruction that supports students with a variety of needs
  • Experience attending, participating in, and facilitating team meetings and professional development opportunities, as well as common planning times
  • Ability to ensure that all students with disabilities receive appropriate testing accommodations during all assessments, including when taking Regents Exams
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with the Committee on Special Education to write IEPs, keep track of updates, ensure timely submissions, and request necessary changes
  • Experience in curriculum planning using Understanding By Design
  • Deep understanding of Common Core standards and high-quality, exciting teaching practices that will ensure students exceed those standards
  • Experience with and a deep understanding of both formative and summative assessments and creating corresponding action plans
  • Experience with planning and executing advisory and college readiness programs for high school students
  • Work in law and social justice projects in and out of schools settings
  • Experience working within teacher teams
  • Certified in Special Education, Masters degree preferred
  • Flexibility and "Roll-up my sleeves" attitude and a willingness to take on additional roles as it relates to the needs of a start-up organization.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, please click the "Apply" button.  

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