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Education Specialist at The Academies CMO (Sycamore Valley Academy, Blue Oak Academy)

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About the Employer

TK-8 Public Charter Schools Our schools offer a site-based, academically accelerated instructional program with multi-age grouping, differentiation, project-based learning (“PBL”), gifted education for all students, development of scholarly habits of mind, enriched curriculum (including Spanish language, hands-on science, service-learning, and arts instruction), social and emotional learning (“SEL”), authentic assessment, mastery orientation, and collaboration in the whole school community. We support the individual needs of all students, including those who have the desire to work ahead or work deeper in their studies and those who need extra supports to succeed. Our constructivist educational philosophy and program for gifted learners make our schools unique in the area. The MISSION of The Academies is to provide a rich, meaningful education in a nurturing environment, where students are continually challenged and their natural curiosity, creativity, and talents can thrive. We are a collaborative community of educators and families working together to help our students grow into virtuous, courageous, and intelligent citizens, equipped with a love of learning and a love of life, and eager to contribute to a better world. Our VISION: The Academies’ charter schools model transformative change in education by elevating expectations of learning and growth. With grit, tenacity, and empathy, we improve the world around us by embracing challenges as problem-solvers. We create an inclusive community with access to rigorous and enriching educational experiences that challenge and support individuals to achieve their personal best and realize new opportunities.

Job Information

Date Posted: 1/8/2019 Application Deadline: 3/15/2019 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 2019-20
Salary: See salary schedule on school website: www.sycamorevalleyacademy.org/work-with-us OR www.blueoakacademy.org/work-with-us Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Dana Stinson Email: dstinson@blueoakacademy.org
Phone:
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Education Specialist

 

Job Title:  Education Specialist

 

Job Purpose:

The job of Special Education Teacher/Mild-Moderate was established for the purpose/s of providing support for the instructional program for students with special needs; pertinent information and consultant services to staff members and parents on student assessments and progress monitoring; ongoing planning with regular classroom teachers; and promoting and supporting the school Student Study Team.

 

Team Relationship:

The Education Specialist is directly responsible to the site Principals; and providing information and/or advising others who are members of the student’s educational team.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of K-12 core curriculum for the purpose of designating and presenting instruction with clear and logical structure.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of special education laws, as well as SELPA and district policies and procedures for the purpose of maintaining compliance with federal and state laws.
  • Develops reasonably calculated, legally defensible IEPs including individual goals aligned to state content standards for the purpose of providing educational benefit to the students.
  • Implements student IEPs as written in accordance to the law for the purpose of providing education benefit to the students.
  • Monitors students’ progress utilizing data that reflects student performance and adjusts instruction as needed based on analysis of the data for the purpose of coordinating services to individual students.
  • Provides students with specialized instruction for the purpose of meeting their unique needs.
  • Interfaces with other teachers, psychologists, specialists, and others for the purpose of monitoring student progress.
  • Provides timely feedback to students, parents and general education teachers based on data for the purpose of coordinating services to individual students.
  • Schedules IEP meetings with parents, general education teachers, administrators, and any members of the IEP team required by law for the purpose of maintaining compliance with federal and state laws.
  • Uses peer-reviewed, research-based instructional strategies for the purpose of facilitating student learning in core academic subjects.
  • Utilizes assessment results for the purpose of providing educational benefit to the students.
  • Trains and provides work direction and guidance to assigned Instructional Assistants for the purpose of meeting unique needs of students.
  • Performs other duties as needed for the purpose of facilitating student learning.

 

Job Qualifications:

 

Education/Certifications

  • High school graduate. (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree in job-related area. (required)
  • Master’s degree. (desired)
  • Basic first aid certificate. (required before start date)
  • Spanish language fluency. (desired)
  • Minimum of two years of providing specialized academic instruction to students with disabilities in multiple grade levels. (preferred)
  • Special Education Credential (or be eligible for an Intern Program)
  • EL Authorization
  • Valid California driver's license and proof of automobile insurance
  • Department of Justice and FBI Fingerprint Clearance

Experience

  • K-12 core curriculum content.
  • All areas of special education including: behavior management techniques, learning theories, curriculum development and vocational development.
  • Current laws and regulations pertaining to students with disabilities.
  • A variety of appropriate assessment tools.
  • Policies and procedures pertaining to the development and implementation of IEPs.
  • Assessment practices and statistics relevant to the behavioral sciences.
  • Special Education Laws and SELPA or district policies and procedures.

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required

  • Work with administrators, teachers, classified personnel, parents and students.
  • Plan, organize and prepare IEPs, behavior plans and transition plans as appropriate.
  • Coordinate services with the general education teacher & make suggestions for modifications/ accommodations of core curriculum that targets students’ needs.
  • Administer a variety of assessments.
  • Utilize peer-reviewed, research-based instructional strategies to plan educational programs.
  • Write legally defensible IEPs aligned to state content standards.
  • Implement each student's IEP as it is written in accordance with the law.
  • Provide students with specialized instruction based on their unique needs.
  • Adhere to federal and state laws pertaining to students with special needs.
  • Communicate effectively with general education teachers, administrators and parents.
  • Maintain student confidentiality.
  • Exercise initiative.
  • Possess good judgment.

The Academies CMO Board will consider candidates for the Education Specialist position based upon a combination of education/certifications, experience, skills, knowledge and/or abilities, and mission fit.

 

 

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Behavior specialization/training or SDC background preferred cover letter resume 2 letters of recommendation (within the last 3 years) copy of credentials copy of transcripts



      Behavior specialization/training or SDC background preferred cover letter resume 2 letters of recommendation (within the last 3 years) copy of credentials copy of transcripts

          Comments and Other Information

          Behavior specialization/training or SDC background preferred

          Comments and Other Information


          Behavior specialization/training or SDC background preferred

           


          Application Deadline

          3/15/2019 11:55 PM Pacific

          Date Posted

          1/8/2019

          Contact

          Number of Openings

          1

          Salary

          See salary schedule on school website: www.sycamorevalleyacademy.org/work-with-us OR www.blueoakacademy.org/work-with-us

          Length of Work Year

          2019-20

          Employment Type

          Full Time