Campus Bridge Special Education Coordinator (Immediate Start - SY 21-22)
Company: Uncommon Schools
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public
charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in
historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built
schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of
our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person
of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than
21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City,
Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates
persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of
their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong
academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that
prepares students for success in college and beyond.
Camden Prep currently manages four schools serving students in
grade K through 10 (growing to grade 12). We believe in strong
authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by
effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that
enables students to flourish academically and personally. Camden
Prep is consistently the highest performing of all district or
Renaissance schools in Camden, NJ.
The Campus Bridge position provides a unique opportunity for
certified Special Education Teachers to gain hands-on practice and
the training necessary to become a successful full-time Special
Education Coordinator. Campus Bridge Special Education Coordinators
have the opportunity to observe best practices in coordination,
collaborative meeting structures, classroom instruction, and
education reform from experienced teachers and school leaders at a
leading charter management organization.
Campus Bridge Special Education Coordinators will receive their
initial host school placement upon hire. At any point between
September and June, the Campus Bridge Apprentice Teacher may be
asked to teach at a different school in the region, depending on
the staffing needs of the region.
Campus Bridge Special Education Coordinators observe and learn from
Regional Special Education Leaders, co-teach with teacher-leaders,
provide in-house substitute special education coordination
coverage, and support with student identification and intervention,
as well as individual or small group student instruction. Through
full access to professional development, as well as regular
meetings with the Regional Special Education Leader and
instructional coach, Campus Bridge Special Education Coordinators
will have many opportunities to gain the experience and support
necessary to develop their teaching skills. By the end of the year,
Campus Bridge Special Education Coordinators will be very strong
candidates for full-time positions.
In addition to the duties set forth below, the Employee agrees that
s/he will perform all the other duties that are assigned by his/her
supervisors, the School's Principal and the Principal's designees,
and/or the Board of Trustees, including, but not limited to:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure that all students receive the educational services that they
need to succeed;
Identify incoming students' special education needs as indicated by
family questionnaire responses;
Review the results of intake assessments of new students to
identify special education needs;
Schedule and provide pull-out services as needed both in person and
during remote learning
Schedule, coordinate, and chair team and pre-referral meetings in
person and virtually
Conduct academic testing as part of the evaluation process in
person and remotely in accordance with state guidelines
Coordinate and conducting classroom observations and testing (i.e.
psychological) as needed in person and remotely in accordance with
Ensure that all general education teachers know and understand all
classroom accommodations required by IEPs and how to deliver these
accommodations in person and remotely;
Deliver one-on-one, small group, and whole class instruction as
appropriate in person and remotely
Proactively identify and address individual students' needs in a
remote learning setting (example: students need hard copy
materials, students need hard copy anchor charts to have at home
during remote instruction);
Maintain student records regarding special education issues and
preparing reports for regulatory agencies;
Ensure compliance with all City, State, and Federal special
education law and regulations;
Work with Director of Operations to plan for students who might
need exceptions to the Health & Safety Guidelines (ie: students who
are not toilet trained).
Contribute to the design of curriculum materials and provide
coaching to special education teachers on delivering small group
instruction and/or co-teaching both in person and during remote
Design and administer rigorous, standards-based assessments and
using assessment data to refine curriculum and instruction and to
monitor students' progress towards mastery of IEP goals and
Help to create a culture of order, structure, humanity, and
academic rigor in the classroom and school as a whole; and
Collaborate with other teachers, other school staff, and
administrators to ensure that all our students climb the mountain
to high school and college.
Escalate to individual student cases to the principal when students
are not making adequate progress towards their IEP goals and
objectives and/or teachers have repeatedly been unable to provide
instruction and services to students when on remote learning
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the
Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom.
Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects.
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team
Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred.
Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school
or charter school setting preferred.
Special Education teaching certification required
Belief in and alignment with Uncommon's core beliefs and
educational philosophy is non-negotiable.
By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a
Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles
in New Jersey, candidates who have not already earned their NJ
state teacher certification must have earned a cumulative GPA of
2.75 or higher (for degrees conferred before September 1, 2016) or
a GPA of 3.0 or higher (for degrees conferred on or after September
Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a
comprehensive benefits package. All staff members receive extensive
professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer
and all necessary supplies.
Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable
and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to
thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that
reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students.
We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space
for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our
staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire
without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national
origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran
status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with
disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with
employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the
interview process and to perform core job functions.
Keywords: Uncommon Schools, Camden , Campus Bridge Special Education Coordinator (Immediate Start - SY 21-22), Education / Teaching , Camden, New Jersey
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