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Special Education Coordinator

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Garfield School
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Salt Lake City, UT
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Published 16 days ago

Elizabeth Academy/Garfield School is an inclusive Montessori school serving students from infant through high school. We are expanding to include young adults ages 17-25 though a program called LAUNCH (Lifeskills, Apprenticeship, Usefulness, Niche, Connection and Habits). LAUNCH has a twofold mission: to provide young adults with real world practicum experience preparatory to transitioning into successful vocational and educational endeavors; and to create and sell quality arts merchandise to support the program and create greater access for marginalized youth with disabilities.

LAUNCH provides real life apprenticeship opportunities through carefully curated mentorship in arts, floral, retail and marketing. It is uniquely positioned to offer young adults in their challenging transition years the practical experience to develop life skills, social connection and a greater sense of purpose. In addition to helping young adults develop these invaluable real life skills, LAUNCH supports them in networking and making connections with outside educational

and vocational institutions that meet their interests and needs. LAUNCH likewise provides needed therapeutic and social emotional support.

Responsibilities:

-Works with Creative Director, Marketing Director, and Retail Manager to develop curriculum

-Assists with classes and helps with individual student adaptations

-Helps train volunteers and other employees on the program protocol

-Support students when working in the retail space and makerspace as needed.

-Offers feedback and suggestions to university tutors as needed

Qualifications:

-Masters in Special Education (preferably in severe)

-Experience working with young adults with special needs

-Prior experience with transition programs (preferred)

-Deep appreciation and belief in the mission of LAUNCH

-Experience using creative and sensory based interventions with young people

Candidates should be highly collaborative, with excellent communication skills (both oral and written), and be able to communicate frequently and positively with both students, parents and staff members. The candidate should have experience working with individuals in this age range and be reliable, punctual, and organized.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

Job Type: Full-time

Elizabeth Academy/Garfield School is an inclusive Montessori school serving students from infant through high school. We are expanding to include young adults ages 17-25 though a program called LAUNCH (Lifeskills, Apprenticeship…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Salary

At least $50,000

Benefits

Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with 3% match

Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401K with 3% match

Location

On-site
1838 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, USA

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