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MID-YEAR OPPORTUNITY: Special Education Teacher/ Resource Specialist positions at Summit Public Schools

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1/24/2014
Drew Grimshaw
dgrimshaw@summitps.org
415 971 9752
1
As finalized by contract
Full Time
1/24/2014 11:55 PM Pacific
Competitive, with additional merit-based bonus pay available
Date Posted:
1/24/2014
Application Deadline:
1/24/2014 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Full Time
Length of Work Year:
As finalized by contract
Salary:
Competitive, with additional merit-based bonus pay available
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Drew Grimshaw Email: dgrimshaw@summitps.org Phone: 415 971 9752
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

To become a teacher at Summit Public Schools is to join a pioneering organization that is innovative, fast-moving and highly successful with students. Teaching at Summit Public Schools is not just about subject matter and curriculum, although these are critically important, but also about developing new methods of delivery and radical learning experiences. Each day, in activities across the learning spectrum, SPS teachers support students who will reach deep and substantial understandings in a highly differentiated and personalized environment.

Faculty at Summit Public Schools have more varied experiences than faculty at many schools do. While they have areas of specialization, all members of the faculty are responsible for developing a community of learners. This means that faculty members do a great deal more than running a single classroom. It means faculty teach with each other, teach alone and coach students individually. And it means that they build learning experiences, with technological and academic support from experts within Summit Public Schools.

The Resource Specialist is responsible for acting as a full faculty member, across all school systems (such as grade level teams and weekly faculty meetings) by inputting advice, student status updates and personal opinions and ideas.

In addition, the resource specialist will have sole responsibility for, and be expected to :

• Administer academic diagnostic tests.
• Participate as a member of a team to identify the needs and specific goals and objectives of each child’s individual education plan
• Instruct students with individualized special needs for the purpose of developing appropriate academic and interpersonal skills
• Consult and articulate with faculty and parents via meetings, phone and e-mail regarding the needs and progress of students
• Create and maintain notifications, records, files and reports as required by federal, state and SELPA regulations.
• Maintain knowledge of current regulations pertaining to special education

Requirements for Applying

A SINGLE UNEXPECTED SPECIAL EDUCATION OPENING AT OUR SAN JOSE SCHOOL. APPLY NOW TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SPECIAL EDUCATION POSITION IN A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SCHOOL (RANKED AMONG CALIFORNIA'S BEST SCHOOLS) THAT IS PART OF AN AWARD-WINNING PUBLIC SCHOOL NETWORK. Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree and a California Teaching Credential with appropriate special education certification. (A Master's Degree in Education is preferred but not required.) The successful candidate will demonstrate: Special Education experience, within a public school or comparable setting Ability to work successfully with heterogeneous groups of students Ability to work closely with an ethnically & economically diverse student body Ability to work independently as a self-starter in a dynamic organization Ability to excel as a member of a team In addition, a knowledge of the Special Education landscape across California and nationally is preferred. Most importantly, applicants must possess flexibility, curiosity, perseverance, a sense of humor and a burning passion to see students succeed.

Our formal hiring process begins with our on-line application system. Please go to www.summitps.org and click on the 'Join our Team' tab on the top tool bar, in order to apply. You will be asked to fill out a very brief form, then post a covering letter (recommended length 1 page) and a resume (recommended length 2 pages).

      Requirements for Applying

      A SINGLE UNEXPECTED SPECIAL EDUCATION OPENING AT OUR SAN JOSE SCHOOL. APPLY NOW TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SPECIAL EDUCATION POSITION IN A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SCHOOL (RANKED AMONG CALIFORNIA'S BEST SCHOOLS) THAT IS PART OF AN AWARD-WINNING PUBLIC SCHOOL NETWORK. Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree and a California Teaching Credential with appropriate special education certification. (A Master's Degree in Education is preferred but not required.) The successful candidate will demonstrate: Special Education experience, within a public school or comparable setting Ability to work successfully with heterogeneous groups of students Ability to work closely with an ethnically & economically diverse student body Ability to work independently as a self-starter in a dynamic organization Ability to excel as a member of a team In addition, a knowledge of the Special Education landscape across California and nationally is preferred. Most importantly, applicants must possess flexibility, curiosity, perseverance, a sense of humor and a burning passion to see students succeed.

      Our formal hiring process begins with our on-line application system. Please go to www.summitps.org and click on the 'Join our Team' tab on the top tool bar, in order to apply. You will be asked to fill out a very brief form, then post a covering letter (recommended length 1 page) and a resume (recommended length 2 pages).

          If you would like any information before applying or are contemplating a visit to our schools before you apply, we would be very happy to speak with you.

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          Application Deadline: 1/24/2014 11:55 PM Pacific

          If you would like any information before applying or are contemplating a visit to our schools before you apply, we would be very happy to speak with you.

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