Special Education Teacher

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Start Date
09/06/2016
Position Areas
Special Education

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Job Title:                          Special Education Teacher (SV (Autism Spectrum Disorder) endorsement or (AI); (CI); or (EI) Endorsement)

Location/Worksite:        Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology, Grand Rapids, MI,

Type of Employment:     Full Time

 

West Michigan's first and finest performing arts charter academy, Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology is seeking highly qualified Teachers. Join an innovative new Charter Academy, and be a part of a learning culture that will introduce students to the study of the arts and technology, integrated in a rigorous college-ready academic curriculum. Ellington will provide students with the global inspiration to tap into the amazing capability of every student and that will cultivate an intimate learning environment focused on each individual student.

 

The teacher's job is to assure that all students learn the essential skills at each grade level to prepare students for college and beyond.  The teacher must have a genuine love of teaching students, engage in life long learning activities, demonstrate a sensitivity to diversity and maintains a relentlessly optimistic belief that there are ways to enable all of the academy's students to succeed.

EMPLOYED BY: GREAAT Schools, Inc.

REPORTS TO:   School Leader

Responsibilities:


Provide focused academic support to the student on a schedule determined by the IEP through phone conferencing and/or face to face support
Provide focused support to the parent on accommodations and interventions to promote the attainment of IEP goals through phone conferencing, virtual real-time interaction and/or face to face support
Ability to successfully teach students with challenging behaviors. 
Proficiency in developing Present Levels of Educational Performance statements, IEP goals and objectives, Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans. 
Proficiency in implementing IEP's and Behavior Intervention Plans.  Collect data and work samples to support documentation of IEP goals
Document all contact with parents, collaborations with general education teachers, and interventions with students
Provide focused support to all supplemental programs being used by the special needs student to ensure participation and progress
Communicate with parents and therapists to ensure that special education students are receiving the appropriate therapies
Make modifications and accommodations to K12 lessons and assessments as specified by the IEP
Develop the student's IEP, meeting all annual review timelines and notification requirements
Ensure the student's IEP is focused on attainment of grade appropriate academic standards as defined by the state
Ensure that all reevaluations are completed within specific timelines as defined by state agency
Attend all required professional development
Collaborate with general education teachers to ensure full inclusion and success of student in the general education classroom
Collaborate with the general education teachers on all progress, semester and grade reports
Collaborate with general education teachers regarding "at-risk" students to support the development and implementation of interventions within the regular classroom
Maintain all required reports as assigned by the Special Education Manager including student progress reports
Ensure that assigned students participate in state achievement testing and receive monitored accommodations as defined by the IEP
Participate in the school's self-evaluation programs
Support the school administration in the enrollment of special education students
Assignment at this Academy will require:
Additional professional development time beyond the what required, including trainings that will occur during the summer, during the Academy year after school and possibly on weekends.
Staff also will be required to participate in the evaluation and update of curriculum.
Staff will be required to participate in after school activities, programs, classes that will cover the following areas: theatre, broadcasting, journalism, and recording.
Staff will be required to wear professional dress and as needed, uniform shirt

Requirements:

Relentless focus on student results
Bachelor's Degree and must hold a Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with full Special Education certification with SV (Autism Spectrum Disorder) endorsement or (AI); (CI); or (EI) Endorsement and the appropriate Grade Level Description. 
Ability to successfully teach students with challenging behaviors. 
Proficiency in developing Present Levels of Educational Performance statements, IEP goals and objectives, Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans. 
Proficiency in implementing IEP's and Behavior Intervention Plans. 
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with parents
Demonstrated ability to adapt to individuals specific needs
Demonstrated ability to use & integrate arts and technology in classroom and project instruction
Demonstrated ability to adapt to differences and changes in characteristics of students, programs, leadership, staff and community
Demonstrated ability to utilize varied teaching methodologies to accommodate students' unique learning styles
Demonstrated ability to evaluate tests and measurements of achievement
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member
Demonstrated ability to responsibility contributes to an innovative environment
Demonstrated ability to deliver curriculum to students in a way that ensures student success and innovate practices to integrate performing arts and technology in the curriculum.
Demonstrated effective use of informative assessments to maximize student learning.
Demonstrated knowledge of technology, including using student employment system and performance management tools.
Demonstrated accountability for student achievement.
Demonstrated understanding of standards based, performing arts and technology curriculum related to their discipline.
Required Criminal history background check.

 

Posted By

GREAAT Schools

670 Burton Street Southeast , Grand Rapids, MI 49507
 

At the following locations

Grand Rapids Ellington Academy

670 Burton Street Southeast , Grand Rapids, MI 49507