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Special Education Teacher

Location: Bronx
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Urban Dove Team Charter School (UD Team) is a completely unique and innovative network of alternative sports-based high schools for over-aged, under-credited youth. Our schools combine a rigorous academic curriculum with a hands-on, real-world vocational program, and an award-winning college and career readiness program that strives to give each graduate a high school diploma, a foundation for higher education, and the job skills needed to enter the world of work. OUR MISSIONUrban Dove energizes, educates, and empowers young people through our network of UD Team Charter Schools serving over-age/under-credited high school students. UD Team's innovative model uses sports, teams, restorative practices and mentoring to create a culture of high expectations and shared responsibility. By instilling our core values of Teamwork, Leadership and Communication, we develop our students into confident young adults ready to reach their full potential.OUR VISION Urban Dove envisions a world where all children receive the high-quality education and support they need and deserve. Through education, they will acquire the critical skills needed to develop into economically, socially, and emotionally independent adults who are empowered to create a more just and equitable society for future generations.Students are members of small, single-gender teams that practice together, play together, go to class together, and receive support services togetherStudents spend significant portions of each day participating and being trained to be a Youth Staff Coach for elementary school students in our after school and recess enhancement programsStaff are supported, mentored, and heard through a governance structure that values all constituentsUD Team uses restorative practices in response to behavior infractions and focuses heavily on youth development and the social emotional education of our studentsABOUT THE POSITION:UD Team teachers are results-driven educators with experience in, and commitment to, standards-based curriculum and the use of various data points to inform instructional decision-making. UD Team teachers are collaborative and self-motivated, risk-taking and self-reflective, and sensitive to the academic and social-emotional needs of at-risk students. UD Team teachers are committed to students' high achievement in the classroom and are willing to embark on a venture that demands extra hard work, flexibility, and leadership. UD Team teachers recognize that though our students come to us with an array of challenges, each is capable of succeeding in school and it is our job to provide them the means for that success.Effectively differentiate instruction based on an array of student needs.Contribute to school-wide supports for all students by working closely with classroom teachers, coaches, and service providers in order for students to become increasingly successful.Keep track of the individual progress of students with disabilities.Provide ongoing support for the parents of students with disabilities, informing them of student progress and keeping the lines of communication open by participating in family chats and workshops throughout the school year.Develop IEPs, implement goals, facilitate IEP annual meetings, and comply with special education rules and regulations.Design and implement differentiated assessments that measure progress towards Common Core standardsDesign and facilitate the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans.Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level teacher teams, and school-wide functionsTutor individual students in our extended day blockReview data and student progress regularly via an electronic learning management systemParticipate in a late summer 3-week staff orientation and professional development series of workshopsQUALIFICATIONS:New York State CertificationBoth novice and experienced teachers may applyExperience in a Transfer School preferredPreferably knowledgeable in the use of SESISAbility to create multi-tiered classroom structures and behavior plans to address multiple disabilities (ED, LD, OHI, etc)Demonstrated ability to multi-task and deliver high quality workCommitment to the UD Team mission and core values of Teamwork, Leadership, and CommunicationCommitment to the use of restorative practices and a strength-based, youth development approach to student issuesAbility to function well as part of a team and work independentlyMust be team-oriented, with a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, a passion for serving at-risk youth, and a sense of humorPI208256521

Keywords: URBAN DOVE TEAM CHARTER SCHOOLS, New Rochelle , Special Education Teacher, Education / Teaching , Bronx, New York

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