Middle School Student Support Services Department Head
- Job posted by Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
3002 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is seeking a middle school Student Support Services Department Head for the 2018-2019 school year.
Ideal candidates have demonstrated success with a broad range of students and are looking to be a collaborative member of a highly professionalized learning community.
As part of a growing organization, you will play a vital role in school governance and curriculum development. As a Student Support Services Department Head, you will help create and implement a comprehensive network-wide approach to learning that supports meeting the diverse instructional needs of all students.
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is a K-12 college preparatory community where excellent teachers prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning.
Our Core Values are:
- Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking critically
- Respect: Value others by taking a local and global perspective and appreciating differences
- Persistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity and tenacity
- Passion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self assurance
As part of the Brooklyn Prospect Team, you will enjoy a full-time position with a competitive salary, full medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401(k) with employer match, and working in a supportive and collaborative environment.
We are a growing organization and opportunities for development and success are readily available.
Reporting directly to the Principal, the Special Education Department Head will work to keep the academic and personal success of our students as a core focus. The Student Support Services Department Head evolves and drives a comprehensive school-wide approach to learning that supports meeting the diverse instructional needs of all students. This individual will be
responsible for addressing and reducing the barriers to academic success through direct mandated and at-risk academic interventions with students, educating and supporting families and facilitating the growth of staff. Under the general direction of the Principal, the Special Education Department Head will be responsible for the following:
Special Education Program Organization
- Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive Special Education program.
- Actively encourage the adaptation of curriculum material and instructional methods (including differentiation) for students with special needs and those at-risk, working closely with learning specialists and teachers to develop effective strategies to teach these children.
- Monitor research and best practices related to Special Education instruction.
- Gather and analyze evidence about the quality of the school program with respect to the mission criteria and the expected schoolwide learning results.
- Develop an action plan for program improvement
- Request new materials and equipment in order to provide instructional support to teachers in their attempts to meet curricular outcomes written in IEPs.
- Assess the need for instructional resources based on teacher input and student performance.Faculty Professional Development and Evaluation
- Formalize expectations and accountability systems related to collaboration between learning specialists and classroom teachers
- Observe faculty and residents in their classrooms and offer insights for the enhancement of effective instruction.
- Develop accountability for special education faculty in regards to knowing and tracking student progress toward IEP goals.
- Complete faculty evaluation cycles and draft written evaluations
- Conduct one-on-one sessions with faculty and residents within the department
- Support the teachers to develop and use a school-wide literacy plan.
- Collaborate with teachers to develop curriculum and effective instructional approaches in literacy and literacy in the content areas.
- Provide professional development for teachers, particularly in the areas of literacy across the curriculum.
- Model literacy strategies in content area classrooms.
- Provide leadership in instructional practices that support student achievement.
- Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive curriculum plan including assessment, resource supports, co- and extracurricular activities, and staff development.
- Teacher & student recruitment
- Request new materials and equipment in order to provide instructional support to teachers in their attempts to meet curricular outcomes.
- Assess the need for instructional resources based on teacher input as required by the curriculum maps.
- Observe teachers and interns in their classrooms and offer insights for the enhancement of effective instruction.
- Complete faculty evaluation cycles and draft written evaluations.
- Conduct one-on-one sessions with faculty and teaching residents within the department.
- The critical features of this job are described above but not all encompassing.
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Education and Training
- Very strong organizational skills
- Very strong attention to detail
- Experience with SSS literacy programs
- Able to communicate and collaborate with teachers and school administration
- Minimum of Master's degree
- Responsible for maintaining NYS teaching certification
- Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
- Full time position with a collaborative team
- Pre-tax commuter benefits
- Full medical, dental, vision and 401(k) with employer match.
Brooklyn Prospect is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds.
Minimum Education Required