Full Time Contract
801 East 156th Street
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER – HIRING NOW
2018-2019 School Year
The South Bronx Early College Academy opened its doors to 110 6th grade students in September 2015. As we continue to add to our team of teacher leaders who will work collaboratively to develop an engaging and challenging project-based curriculum that includes art, computer science, and music as core subjects with literature, mathematics, science, and social studies The Early College Academy believes that it is the integrated effort of the teaching faculty to provide the challenges and the supports that students need to build the self-determination, competencies, and motivation that leads to continued aspiration and success. We are seeking a teacher who can provide leadership in the area of special education. We seek a teacher who is able to work closely with fellow educators to enhance student learning across subject areas by providing students with the necessary supports and guidance to succeed in heterogeneous classrooms and participate as fully as possible in the engaging challenges of all the subject areas. Equally important, we are seeking a teacher who will work closely with teachers to help them develop more effectively differentiated classrooms and to help teacher interns working in classrooms to provide targeted support to all students grappling with the challenges of learning.
The duties and responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher include the following:
- Oversee and implement the Special Education program for the school, communications and reporting to the CSE, assessment of student progress/needs, development and implementation of IEPs, and all other aspects of compliance and instructional services for students with learning disabilities,
- Collaborate with reading teacher to support classroom teachers in making appropriate accommodations to maximize inclusion and effect the best learning outcomes for all students with identified learning disabilities,
- Meet and engage with 10-12 students as their advisory group leader and primary school advocate – monitoring progress, supporting development, communicating with parents, and addressing issues in school and the community through guided discussions,
- Work closely with the professional community, eliciting expertise and support for student learning from fellow subject area teachers, reading and special education teachers, social workers, parent liaison, higher education partners, and others as needed, and
- Collaborate with NYC higher education institutions to mentor teacher candidates in ways that complement other teaching responsibilities, advance student learning, and provide guidance and developmental opportunities for future teachers.
We are committed to hiring high-quality teachers who meet the following qualifications:
- Experience helping urban students succeed in school,
- A focus on the individual student as learner,
- Deep expertise and passion for their subject,
- The ability to create authentic challenging experiences for learners,
- Knowledge of how learning happens and is best achieved,
- The ability to work collaboratively with others,
- NYS Certification in subject area or comparable certification.
- A desire to create a leading mode of educational practice as a member of an innovative faculty collaborative.
NOTE to Current NYC Teachers:
- Salary will continue at the next appropriate step on the NYCDOE salary schedule, including an additional percentage increase, and all NYCTRS benefits will continue unabridged.
- You are eligible for a leave of up to three years from your current teaching position “without the loss of any right of certification, retirement, seniority, salary status or any other benefit provided by law or by collective bargaining agreement.” As per NYS Charter Schools Act S 2854, 3 (c) and (d).
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled; interviews and hiring will be carried out on a rolling basis. Salaries will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Please submit a letter of interest, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references to SBECA – Teaching Position, to firstname.lastname@example.org or 801 East 156th, Bronx, NY 10455. SBECA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity EOE.
Please feel free to contact us with questions:
- Emily Packet, Director of Professional Recruitment, (518) 929-7896, email@example.com.
- Ric Campbell, Executive Director, (929) 291-7700, ext. 103 OR (347) 839-0021, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum Education Required