Looking for the perfect school fit where you can put kids first everyday as a part of an exceptional team?!
Challenge Charter School has a lot to offer! Lots of classroom resources and support to reach the needs of our excelling students! Competitive salaries and great benefits including ASRS and bonus eligibility!
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Arizona's first official Core Knowledge® school, an A-Rated, National Blue Ribbon School seeks an exceptional Special Education educator to join our team for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.
Founded in 1996, “CCS is an established, unique, supportive, and safe learning community where kids come first in all decision making, accountability is embedded in all processes, and academic rigor and citizenship are pillar expectations & motivators for all: staff and students."
The school’s Core Knowledge® curriculum is “engaging, challenging, and content-rich" at the appropriate developmental level, and integrated across disciplines for a foundation that “promotes academic excellence for all learners, while remaining flexible enough" to meet individual needs. Hands on and project learning is a must to engage all types of learners and is an expectation of all CCS staff.
The CCS Team is passionate about kids’ first decision making in education and also in fostering and embracing a love for the life-long learning process for everyone. Therefore frequent and transparent communication throughout the tolerant, strengths-based CCS culture is an expectation of all CCS staff.
At the heart of the CCS mission is academic accountability and as a Cooperative Teacher you are an integral part of the community of parents, educators, community members, and stakeholders, all working together in the best interests of all CCS students and should always make all decisions in the best interests of the school, team, and students.
Challenge is seeking team members committed to:
- Excellence in education.
- Developing and implementing hands-on, engaging, content-rich, differentiated lesson plans.
- Meeting individual student needs.
- Effective parent communication and partnerships.
- Fostering a life-long love of learning.
- Professional Development.
- Tolerance & Teamwork.
- Data driven instruction with fluidity for student needs.
- Positive reinforcement.
- Curricular development, implementation, oversight and alignment for the Core Knowledge sequence and the AZ College and Career Readiness Standards
- Benchmark assessments and record keeping
- Strong communication skills both written and oral
- School event and activity planning & attendance
- Determining & securing resource needs
- School policy enforcement
- Community outreach
- Interfaces, communicates, and integrates with all members of school community in promotion of a supportive, strengths-based team approach that puts kids first.
Position specific duties include but are not limited to:
· Identify and evaluate eligible students for all special services.
· Secure and schedule outside professionals special service providers as needed.
· Review, update and maintain confidential files, maintain confidentiality and security of documentation.
· Complete and file all required reports with with ADE Special Services
· Maintain good relationships with ADE and ensure compliance.
· Write IEP’s, MET reports, 504 plans and complete any necessary paperwork in partnership with team and parents.
· Classroom observations and confer with regular ED teachers.
· Arrange and conduct parent & teacher meetings as needed.
· Supervise any SPED personnel as assigned. Possible other management of teachers if assigned.
· Conduct small group classes for special education students in compliance with IEP goals and requirements. Conduct small intervention groups for at risk students.
· Confer with regular education teachers regarding implementation of the IEP and meeting the needs of special education students and other special needs students.
· Conduct and document observations of special education students or others at risk students in their regular education classrooms.
· Attend meetings and conferences related to special education issues.
· Conduct small intervention groups for at risk students and additional social skill groups.
· Meet with parents at scheduled conferences and upon reasonable request by parents during the interim to discuss the student's progress or problems.
· Attend all staff meetings, in-service training or other presentations that might be scheduled throughout the contract year. (Even if they are scheduled for a Saturday
· Consult)/meet with Administration on a regular basis to ensure effective ongoing communication.
· Serve as a Department Manger attending all Management meetings.
Qualifications for Teachers:
Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred.
Must be certified in Special Education with endorsements in Specific Learning Disability
and Cross Categorical. Other endorsements would be helpful.