Special Ed. Teacher – Queens, New York

Special Education Teacher
Location: Queens,  NY 11357

Description
A leading charter school system is seeking a SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER  located in Queens, NY. The school system partners with community groups to build and operate public charter schools.  Founded in 1995, they partner with 80 K-8 schools in 9 states serving over 50,000 students.  They are one of the largest charter school management organizations designed to eliminate achievement gaps and prepare our students for success in high school, college and beyond.

You will have the opportunity to work in a challenging environment with the reward of impacting children’s lives.  With our results driven curriculum and community of educators committed to tracking results, you will be set up for success at our schools, by working in a collaborative team environment.
School Leadership:  You will be supported by a cohesive leadership team.  Our deans avail themselves to provide teachers assistance with lesson plans, classroom management, professional development and instruction, which is done on a weekly basis.

School Culture:  You may work independently in your classroom, but are a part of a grade level team that meets weekly to discuss lesson planning and ensure that the students are achieving their learning objectives.  The school provides a safe and secure environment for the students and staff alike, thus creating a real community feel that parents are a part of on a daily basis.

Responsibilities
The special education teacher is responsible for working with students that experience emotional, learning, and physical disabilities and are eligible for special education programs and services as determined by an IEP committee. The teacher will prepare lesson plans, use data driven instruction to gauge student learning, maintain a welcoming, safe and attractive classroom environment, and establish high standards of student behavior. The teacher will also identify students with special needs, organize student caseloads with an effective IEPC system, and establish and implement strategies to deal with disabilities. While working with these special education students, the teacher may also work with at-risk students within the general education population and in the general education classroom in conjunction with the support they are providing to students with special needs.
Program Services:  NHA provides specially designed instruction developed to meet the unique needs of each child resulting from his/her disability such as, resource room, inclusion and/or pull-out services.

Accountabilities
Teachers will be held accountable for the student achievement and growth in their classroom, establishing relationships with both students and parents, and participating in all aspects of class and school planning. Candidates must be reliable and punctual in order to provide continuity and stability in the classroom.  Also, we desire candidates who demonstrate moral focus and personal values to students in everyday settings. Successful candidates will be self-starters with effective classroom management skills, strong leadership capabilities, and a passion for education.

Qualifications
Qualified candidates must hold a valid teaching license issued by the STATE of NY for LICENSURE DESCRIPTION.
We prefer candidates that have experience working with at-risk students in an urban environment.
Prefer someone Certified to work with Students with Disabilities 1-6, 7-12 or B-2.

For immediate consideration please send your resume.

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