MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER [2019-20]

Excel Academy Charter School ( learn more )

East Boston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3170536
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 6, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

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Job Description

Campus: Chelsea


Organizational Overview

Founded in 2003 to provide a free, public, high-quality college preparatory education for the students of East Boston and Chelsea, Excel is proving that children’s ability to succeed in high school, college, and beyond is not determined by zip code. We have grown from one school serving approximately 200 students to a network of four schools serving more than 1,300 students, and our purpose and theory of change remains consistent: we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned with personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change his/her life trajectory. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.

After 8 years of operating a small single-site middle school in East Boston, Excel was designated a “Proven Provider” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and granted two additional charters to serve middle school students. After four more successful years, Excel Academy Charter High School opened in 2015. In spring 2019, we are excited to cheer on our first senior class as they become the first cohort to receive high school diplomas from Excel.


Duties and Responsibilities

Excel teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous college-preparatory instruction designed to foster the success of their students. Teachers who thrive at Excel tend to be entrepreneurial instructors and hungry learners who crave frequent high-quality feedback on their practice. Out of the classroom and with the support of school administrators, the Middle School Special Education Teacher will manage administrative/regulatory aspects of the Special Education Program. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Instructional Responsibilities

• Teach daily instructional support lessons to students on caseload, utilizing time outside of core-academic classes;
• Serve as an inclusion teacher as needed to more effectively support the learning abilities of students with high needs;
• Work closely with general education teachers to differentiate curriculum, help create effective accommodations, and modify
curriculum when appropriate; and
• Ensure that all work with students with special needs is aligned with the school’s academic goals for student achievement.

Administrative Responsibilities

• Write all IEPs of new Special Education students & revise/update existing IEPs;
• Coordinate outsourced Special Education testing and manage Special Education Consultants (i.e. Speech and Language
Therapist; Occupational Therapist, etc.);
• Ensure that implementation of Special Education services is in compliance with federal and state special education regulations;
• Manage all paperwork (e.g. IEPs, 504s, Child Study Records of Accommodations, Teacher Input Questionnaires, IEP Progress
Reports, subject-area checklists for MCAS, etc.) associated with Special Education cases, ensuring deadlines are met and
information is accurately recorded;
• Maintain regular communication with students’ parents/guardians and families; and
• Create all CPR/CAP documents to ensure DOE compliance.

Team Member Responsibilities

• Enforce school-wide systems and procedures to effectively manage the classroom;
• Continually communicate with students and families regarding academic and behavior performance and progress;
• Serve as a homeroom teacher and student advisor; and
• Serve as a productive member of the Excel Community.


Would you like to apply to this job?

Please visit http://www.excelacademy.org/join-our-team/ to learn more about working at Excel, and/or visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/excel to view a current list of career opportunities and submit an application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.


Compensation
Excel provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Special Education > General Special Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Excel Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • • A Bachelor’s degree and certification in Special Education are required; a Master’s degree is strongly preferred;
      • A minimum of two years’ teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required;
      • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth;
      • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and
      educational model;
      • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
      • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work;
      and
      • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new
      ideas & programs.
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Stephanie Gendron , Director of Talent
    • 58 Moore Street
    • East Boston, Massachusetts 02128

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