The City School is a progressive, high-achieving, project-based school that serves a student body reflective of the full range of socioeconomic, cultural, and racial diversity in Los Angeles. Honoring a student- centered, constructivist approach to teaching and learning, City implements a problem and project-based curriculum in a block schedule and emphasizes developing students as strong writers, independent learners, and civic- minded members of the community.
Our staff love middle and high school kids and love working at City. Teachers at The City School experience curricular freedom, lots of professional development and collaboration, and true voice and input into the school's operations. Classes are capped at 25 students to allow for a rich and demanding inquiry-based program that incorporates social justice themes and student-led projects. For more information, see www.citycharterschool.org.
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Under the direction of the Head of Schools, the position is responsible for the leadership, administration, and supervision of The City School’s special education program and services.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A love of middle school students
- 2+ years of experience teaching middle school students
- Enthusiasm for the schools values, mission and educational philosophy
- A desire to work with a collaborative team of educators
- Proven commitment to constructivism, multiple assessments, data driven instruction and a collaborative approach to teaching and learning
- Experience with California special education law, reporting, compliance, and case management
- California Special Education Credential
- Desire to work collaboratively with the administrative team to implement and monitor special education programs
- Ability to interface with other departments to coordinate reciprocal services for achieving special education goals
- Current knowledge of federal, state, and local mandates for special education and Section 504 services and to ensure that the school is in compliance
- Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and professionally
- Professionalism, discretion and sound judgment
- Exceptional public relations/interpersonal skills to respond to parents and advocacy groups and to serve as the school’s lead representative/contact person of programs for special needs students
Responsibilities will include:
- Work with students (push-in and pull-out) who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Assist general education teachers to adapt strategies and lessons to support students with mild and moderate disabilities.
- Direct and monitor the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 processes: Administer, schedule and evaluate the special education service delivery process for the development of IEP’s, annual review and third year re-evaluation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) as required by State and Federal mandates and guidelines.
- Establish and communicate a school-wide philosophy of least restrictive environment for serving special needs students.
- Direct special education services for all students with disabilities and ensure that students have access to the school division’s core curriculum.
- Collaborate with school-based administrators regarding the discipline of students with disabilities.
- Maintain accurate and timely data in Welligent and Illuminate data systems.
- Remain current on federal and state legislation/regulations related to special education; identify and share the impact of changes on the school.
- Monitor compliance with LAUSD School Board Policies and Regulations.
- Maintain open lines of communication regarding special education with all interested parties; respond to concerns of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members.
- Maintain accurate database and files of former and current students served in special education.
- Plan, implement and facilitate professional development/in-services for school staff.
- Serve as the school’s liaison in all matters concerning special education.
- Perform related work as required.