Founding High School Special Education Teacher - Camden
Company: KIPP New Jersey
Posted on: November 25, 2022
About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP 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
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 www.kippnj.org.
We are looking for teachers 9th and 10th-grade teachers for our
founding High School in Camden!
Here'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 responsibilities
Assumes responsibilities for demonstrating achievement of
individualized education program (IEP) goals and improved academic
performance of students with disabilities.
Develops 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 curriculum.
Employs 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
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 /
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
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.
Assumes responsibility for writing both initial and updated IEPs
based on present levels of performance and developing goals that
related to curriculum standards and content.
Track student progress towards IEP goals on a weekly and quarterly
Uses tracking of student progress to determine changes in student
Report achievement of goals and objectives at the end of every
advisory period and issues quarterly progress reports.
Maintain a portfolio of student grades, work samples, anecdotal
data, and classroom observation information.
Assume responsibility for case compliance and student academic
progress as documented through both academic and compliance
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
Communicates IEP notes and updates to GL teams / teachers and
Ensure that related services are represented in the IEPs and are
being delivered in an integrated way and practically applied in the
Review monthly data as to student performance with Assistant
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
Participate in school, departmental and parent meetings as
Engage actively in the Performance Management Process.
Continue personal development in your subject matter knowledge and
Attend and actively participate in school sponsored professional
Participate in school events, activities and programs both during
and outside of regular class instruction hours.
A belief in every student's limitless potential.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
required (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
Appropriate state teaching certification completed and issued or in
process of being completed.
Special education expertise.
A minimum of two years of teaching experience, with demonstrated
interest in working with students from diverse economic and
A track record of success in the classroom.
A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning.
This job requires the individual to be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19, absent a legally required accommodation, pursuant to a
New Jersey Executive Order and federal and state guidance.
Nice to Haves:
A record of exceptional student achievement and results at a
high-performing charter network/charter management
A belief that all students deserve a world class education which
can be achieved through education reform.
Compensation & Benefits
In 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 NJ offers competitive salaries to newly hired lead teachers.
Salaries are based on prior experience and in accordance with
certification requirements. KIPP NJ offers a competitive salary
range of $59,000-$99,000 for teacher positions with additional
opportunities for earning up to $7,000 annually in
KIPP New Jersey - KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer
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