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Founding High School Learning Specialist - Camden

Company: KIPP
Location: camden
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout KIPP New JerseyKIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized "Knowledge Is Power Program" network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark's South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to educate 7,035 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals. By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and five in Camden providing a world-class education to over 10,300 students. To learn more, visit DescriptionHere's what you need to know: We are searching for Special Education teachers to provide small group instruction (both pull in and pull out) support to our exceptional learners! We have learning support roles open in Math, ELA, and History.Here's what you'll be doing:Teaching and Classroom responsibilitiesAssumes responsibilities for demonstrating achievement of individualized education program (IEP) goals and improved academic performance of students with disabilitiesDevelops an IEP at a Glance for each student that profiles existing assessment data [CST testing, district and state assessments], identified disability, classroom implications and IEP goals, accommodations and modifications and distributes to GL team.Provides a wide-range of special education instructional opportunities for students to work one-on-one, in small groups, and as a class within push in or pull out settings, in support of the general education curriculumEmploys multisensory teaching strategies and specialized instruction based on an understanding of student strengths, weaknesses, disability and learning styles.Works in collaboration with all general education teachers as a technical expert.Monitors and tracks student progress towards goals in the inclusive setting, collaborates with related service providers, and monitors behavior intervention plans (BIPs) and provides accommodation / modification support.Start the referral process when a student is referred to the IEP team to determine interventions for students demonstrating disciplinary concerns, truancy, and/or academic failure or to further assess struggling students in all areas of suspected disabilities.Meet regularly with classroom teachers and paraprofessionals to review student progress, classroom observations, and create next steps towards meeting students IEP goals.Observe and meet with classroom paraprofessionals weekly to discuss implementation of intervention strategies, data tracking and create next steps towards goals.IEP management Assumes responsibility for writing both initial and updated IEPs based on present levels of performance and developing goals that related to curriculum standards and contentTrack student progress towards IEP goals on a weekly and quarterly basisUses tracking of student progress to determine changes in student programmingReport achievement of goals and objectives at the end of every advisory period and issues quarterly progress reportsMaintain a portfolio of student grades, work samples, anecdotal data, and classroom observation informationCase management Assume responsibility for case compliance and student academic progress as documented through both academic and compliance tracking tools.Assume responsibility for reviewing and analyzing all student information and developing a corrective action plan for students who need additional testing and/or a change in service.Maintain special education files, in collaboration with the grade level social worker, and ensures that all evaluation recommendations are followed up and completed.Help to coordinate all IEP meetings for the grade level (Initial, Eligibility, IEP, Re-eligibility, Triennial), providing all academic dataCommunicates IEP notes and updates to GL teams / teachers and paraprofessionalsEnsure that related services are represented in the IEPs and are being delivered in an integrated way and practically applied in the classroom.Review monthly data as to student performance with Assistant Principal. TEAM and FAMILY engagement Collaborate closely with students, families and colleagues to create an environment that is supportive of student progress.Effectively communicate academic and behavior performance to familiesParticipate in school, departmental and parent meetings as required.DEVELOPMENTEngage actively in the Performance Management Process.Continue personal development in your subject matter knowledge and teaching methods.Attend and actively participate in school sponsored professional development.Participate in school events, activities and programs both during and outside of regular class instruction hours.QualificationsMust Haves:A belief in every student's limitless potential A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university (Official transcripts showing degree conferred are required prior to the starting date of employment)A minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 if graduation date is after 2016 or minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 if degree conferred before 2016Appropriate state teaching certification completed and issued or in process of being completed. Subject matter expertiseA minimum of two years of teaching experience, with demonstrated interest in working with students from diverse economic and cultural backgroundsA track record of success in the classroomA collaborative attitude towards teaching and learningAdditional InformationCompensation & BenefitsIn addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City or Philadelphia area. KIPP New Jersey | KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer

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