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Special Education - BRIDGE Teacher (Harlem)

Company: Neighborhood Charter Schools
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Special Education - BRIDGE Teacher (Grades K-5)Mission of the SchoolsOur mission is to provide the children of Harlem and the Bronx with new educational opportunities through a rigorous, comprehensive K-8 program that cultivates the intellectual, social and emotional development of each child. Our students, who include high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders, will become independent learners and critical thinkers, will acquire the academic skills that they need to succeed in college preparatory high schools, and will exhibit the social and emotional skills that will allow them to reach their full potential.BRIDGE Program - (Bridging the achievement gap, Reaching full potential, Individualized instruction, Dynamic curriculum, Growth mindset, Embracing differences)The Neighborhood Charter School's BRIDGE Program is designed to provide scholars with unique needs with specialized support and interventions. Our goal is to ensure all scholars achieve at the highest possible level so they can be productive citizens. - We provide a positive and supportive environment for academic, personal, and social development with a low student-to-teacher ratio. - A collaborative team including a special education teacher, speech and language pathologists, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist foster enhanced support and intensive instruction to address the diverse needs of our scholars. A rigorous, comprehensive curriculum is designed to build a solid educational foundation while cohesively developing social and emotional growth. Scholars in the BRIDGE program experience reading, writing, and mathematics instruction while also learning functional/life, social communication, and self-advocacy skills. - Technology, art, and movement are infused to inspire creativity and innovation. -BRIDGE TeacherThe BRIDGE Teacher provides instruction, assessment and program planning for identified special education scholars with primary learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), intellectual disabilities, speech-language impairments, and other health impairments in a self-contained setting. - The BRIDGE teacher reports to the Special Education Coordinator.BRIDGE Teacher Duties:

  • Develop and teach engaging lessons that follow NCS' rigorous curriculum and provide fast-paced, stimulating instruction with a high level of differentiation
  • Drive academic outcomes by analyzing data, reviewing scholar work, and implementing high leverage instructional moves to ensure gains for all scholars
  • Identify the needs of scholars and develop individualized goals through formal and informal assessments
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to progress at accelerated rates, meet goals, and master concepts and skills
  • Solicit, welcome, and incorporate feedback to improve instructional practice
  • Maintain records of students' progress
  • Develops and implements Individualized Education Program (IEP) and behavior plans in consultation with staff and families to ensure success for all scholars
  • Confer, collaborate, and consult with teachers and staff regarding the educational, social, emotional and physical needs and objectives of each student, implementation of the IEPs and special educational services
  • Attend IEP meetings as needed
  • Develop strong relationships with families through frequent communication and assist parents in understanding and supporting educational objectives, learning expectations and behavioral standards
  • Maintain a secure and effective learning environment with impeccable order and clear expectations and routines
  • Participate in state-wide testing, including providing testing accommodations for New York State ELA and Math Exams and facilitating New York State Alternate Assessment
  • Develop and maintain a room environment that is clean, organized and student centered
  • Instruct and direct assigned paraeducators and instructional assistants to maximize delivery of instructional services
  • Participate actively in weekly Case Conference meetings and grade level team planning meetings to assist with lesson differentiation, accommodation and modification as needed
  • Reflect on progress as educator and seeking out professional resources to continuously improve one's practice
  • Other duties as assigned by the Special Education Coordinator, Director of Special Education, Principal, or their designees.Educational Background and Work Experience
    • Bachelor's Degree (required)
    • Lead teaching experience with a proven record of facilitating student growth
    • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, families and students
    • Display maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a "roll-up-your-sleeves" attitude
    • Knowledge and experience working with students with disabilities, specifically ASDNeighborhood Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Neighborhood Charter Schools, New York , Special Education - BRIDGE Teacher (Harlem), Education / Teaching , New York, New York

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