The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades 1-8 since opening in September 2014. Shefa enrolls children who would benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance.
About the Position:
The Shefa School is seeking a Middle School Lead Teacher to serve as a Leave Replacement for the remainder of the school year. This is a full-time position to begin January 4, 2021.
The leave replacement will teach several subjects, which may include reading, writing, math, and/or social studies and will provide integrated support to students with language-based learning disabilities through push-in and pull-out models. This includes collaboration with teachers and the support of students within the classroom during content areas as well as the remediation of language skills within small groups. In addition to developing curriculum and delivering instruction, the leave replacement will be responsible for assessing student learning, managing classroom routines and behavior, building relationships and communicating regularly with families, and collaborating with other faculty.
The ideal candidate will have experience using multisensory Orton-Gillingham instruction and experience in working with students with language-based learning disabilities. Candidates should demonstrate flexibility and comfort with risk-taking and ambiguity. We seek teachers who thrive in highly collaborative environments, who are reflective and committed to growth, and who have strong communication skills. Applicants must have at least 3 years of teaching experience and should have or be eligible for Special Education certification and/or a relevant Master’s Degree.
The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades 1-8 since opening in September 2014. Shefa enrolls children who would benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to…