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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3249993
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 19, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2020

Job Description

Substantially Separate SAR (Social and Academic Remediation) Teacher (SY20-21)

Grade Level: Prek-5th
Start Date: August 1, 2020
Locations: Boston, MA

About UP Education Network
UP Education Network is a school turnaround organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. UP transforms schools into exceptional learning environments in partnership with families and communities. Students in UP schools cultivate sharp minds, share their kind hearts, and explore their path and potential. UP graduates succeed on the path to college and pursue their passions. Today, UP is the largest nonprofit school network in Massachusetts and is privileged to serve a highly diverse group of more than 2,500 PK-8th grade students across five schools in Boston and Lawrence. All of our school-based staff are district employees and receive district benefits.
At UP, your career is shaped by:
Opportunities for immediate impact: UP offers a chance to bring best practices found in high-performing schools to students previously enrolled in struggling schools, and to rapidly unlock the potential of these students.
Talented, mission-driven colleagues: Our staff is enthusiastic, dedicated, and willing to do “whatever it takes” to put every student on the path to college.
Collaboration and teamwork: Staff members collaborate and work closely together on grade-level or content area teams, using data to track student performance as well as guide instructional practice.
Consistent professional growth and development: Members of our staff typically have bi-weekly check-in meetings with their managers where they receive targeted coaching and support. Additionally, the entire staff participates in weekly professional development sessions during the school year, kick-started by extensive training in August.
Lead Teachers are full-time members of the school staff. All lead teachers have regular duties in the course of the day that may include lunch duty, arrival and dismissal duty, recess duty and or hallway coverage. Lead teachers must have a deep desire to work with educationally underserved student populations and their families

Provide whole class, individual, and small group teaching to a group of 8-12 students with mild-moderate intellectual impairments and other disabilities
Collaborate with a paraprofessional to deliver high-quality instruction to all students
Administer and analyze individual assessments in order to identify students’ strengths and learning needs across all areas
Design and implement targeted instruction to meet students’ individual needs in math and reading, in accordance with students’ IEP goals and Common Core curriculum frameworks
Modify and adapt grade-level curriculum in order to ensure all students have meaningful access to the curriculum and all students are making progress in the general curriculum and toward their individual goals
Complete all aspects of the IEP case management process for students in your classroom, including participating in IEP meetings, writing IEPs, completing educational assessments, collecting ongoing data, writing progress reports, and communicating with families
Provide needed accommodations for student learning and testing when required; develop and implement curriculum, and collect and analyze student work for the MCAS Alternate Assessment portfolios when needed
Collaborate regularly with related service providers in order to integrate support for students’ social-emotional, communication, sensory, motor, and physical needs throughout the school day
Provide consistent social-emotional support in order to help students’ develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in life, and develop and implement behavior support plans consistently when needed
Participate collaboratively in weekly or biweekly coaching with the Dean of Special Education in order to improve your practice in the areas of curriculum, assessment, instruction, behavior support, and IEP development
A deep desire to work with educationally underserved student populations and their families;
A passionate belief in UP Academy’s mission, values, and educational model;
An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
A sense of humility and a growth mindset
Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred
Current authorization to work in the United States – A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.
Moderate Disabilities Certification preferred

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position for which they are qualified. Our students must be exposed on a daily basis to a diverse group of powerful role models. Therefore, we have a responsibility to recruit, retain, develop, and reward a diverse and talented staff from a wide range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    UP Education Network 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

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • UP Education Network Recruitment Team
    • 90 Canal Street Suite 610
    • Boston, Massachusetts 02114

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