ES SPED ASSISTANT TEACHER - NONCAT CLASSROOM

Bridges Public Charter School

Washington , District of Columbia

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Bridges is seeking a Special Education Assistant Teacher to join a special education classroom non-categorical self-contained classroom for elementary school students with high level special needs. The teaching team typically consists of 1 lead teacher and 2 Assistant Teachers. There may also be one or more dedicated aides in the classroom. The classroom planned enrollment size is 8 - 10 students. The classroom is rooted in the principals of ABA/VB to guide instruction and classroom management. Supervision is provided to all teaching team members by a certified BCBA practitioner. ABA or VB experience is desired but not necessary to apply for the position. Training in classroom based ABA and VB will be provided. The position is a 10 month positions.

Bridges mission is to provide an exemplary educational program that includes all students. Our developmentally appropriate, student and family-centered educational approach nurtures students to expand their developmental skills, in order to build a foundation for life-long learning. Bridges Public Charter School is expanding into an elementary school program. We will add a grade level each year reaching capacity at 5th grade in the 2017- 2018 school year. Bridges Public Charter School’s mission is to provide an exemplary educational program for students with and without special needs. Our child-focused and family-centered educational approach nurtures students to develop their academic and social-emotional skills to build a foundation for life-long learning. Bridges Public Charter School is expanding into an elementary school program. We will add a grade level each year reaching capacity at 5th grade in the 2017- 2018 school year. Bridges PCS is a multicultural program; we are looking to hire individuals of diverse backgrounds to join our school staff to reflect the multicultural demographics of the students we serve.

Learn more about our school by viewing our website and this short film: http://bridgespcs.org/

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will:
Have an AA, BA or MA.
Have taken course work in early childhood education, elementary education, special education or human development.
Have prior work or volunteer experience with children or student with special needs.
Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.
Be committed to their own learning.
Passion for public schools.
Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Work with the Lead Teacher in the planning and management of a classroom.
Support the planning and teaching of students for the core subjects of reading, math, science, social studies using the school's curriculum (Readers and Writers Workshop, Math in Focus, FOSS, Social Studies Alive, and Second Step). Ensure the program of instruction meets the individual students' goals and objectives on their IEPs and is aligned with Common Core Standards.
Collaborate with ABA/VB Program Manager to implement classroom’s ABA/VB program. This includes planning for: classroom environment, natural environment teaching, small group and whole group instruction, discrete trial instruction, behavior management protocols, and reinforcement systems.
Assess student progress regularly using VBMAPP.
Modify and administer classroom based and school-wide assessments to document student's progress.
Regularly collect data to track students’ progress in 3 program areas: curriculum, IEP, and ABA/VB.
Collaborate with related service providers, special education coordinator, curriculum coordinator, ELL Teacher and student parents to plan for student needs.
Implement and maintain student’s Functional Communication Protocols and Behavior Protocols to respond to students' behavior appropriately and successfully.
Support the creation of a classroom culture and environment that develops and nurtures the emotional, cognitive and social abilities of the students.
Engage parents and families in their student's learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.
Contribute productively to the school as a whole.
Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours.
Other duties as assigned.
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
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