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High School Special Education Teacher

Company: Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter S
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

9th-12th Special Education Teacher


Reports to
Director of Special Education

Job Description

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for providing students with instruction that combines principles of learning, models of teaching and creates a high degree of clarity for students. The teacher is responsible for creating an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional professional and academic and cultural growth. The teacher is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will result in students achieving academic success in accordance with Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School Mission and goals.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide students with Academic Intervention Services (AIS) designed to help them meet the learning standards in English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science

Educate special education students in the least restrictive environment mandated as per his or her IEP

Provide a Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) Resource Room teacher providing a push in/pull out and small group instruction to students when called for in the IEP

Mainstream students when he/she is showing strengths/gains in a particular subject area, revisit IEP, and convene with team members to make changes to IEP If available

Use of students data in differentiating instruction so teachers may create multiple paths for students of different abilities and different needs to use and present the concept in the daily learning process

Provide intervention based on the specific needs of the students as specified in his or her IEP and Student Success Plan.

Assess changing student needs and implement plans of improvement

Maintain effective and efficient data gathering procedures

Provide a positive environment in which students are actively engaged in the learning process

Communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and other professional

Attend SpEd and IEP meetings

Maintain consistent Co-teaching conversations (ongoing)


Possesses strong oral and written communication skills

Able to work independently and in a self-reliant manner

Able to work as part of a community

Accepts complete responsibility and is self-motivated

Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve goals

Displays effective time management skills

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Work environment

Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment

Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and the community

Model professional maturity in leading students towards their academic, career, and cultural growth

Ensure that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age, skill, and subject area

Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students, parents, and schools, measured by Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School & NYC DOE school data source

Take responsibility for meeting school-wide student performance goals

Demonstrate gains in the student performance

Participate in training and presentations about various pedagogical competencies

Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules and collaborating effectively with colleagues

Perform administrative duties and class coverage as assigned by a supervisor

Provide a positive environment in which students are actively engaged in the learning process communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and other professors

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position and the hours and work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm unless the school will host a school event which then all teachers are expected to stay.


Limited to no travel required on school trips

Required Education and Experience

Bachelors degree is required

Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred

Must hold a Valid NYS Special Education certification

Preferred Education and Experience

Masters Degree preferred in related subject or field

Knowledge and skills

Knowledge of differentiated teaching strategies

Knowledge of data-driven instructional strategies

Knowledge of backward planning

Knowledge of co-teaching models

Knowledge of the Charlotte Danielson Framework of Teaching

Knowledge of the Responsive Classroom Approach to Discipline

Knowledge of SPED data management and its components: Baseline, Anecdotal, Goals, and Growth

Knowledge of Accommodations ( Level I -RTI protocols)

Knowledge of IEP reporting and assessing goals

Knowledge of Functional Behavior Assessment write-ups as needed

Knowledge of Behavior Intervention Plans meetings and its applications

EEO Statement

Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Keywords: Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter S, New Rochelle , High School Special Education Teacher, Other , Bronx, New York

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