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Sand Hill School Teacher

Company: Children's Health Council
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Could this be you?
Do you like to work in an environment where we live our mission?
Do you value celebrating our differences and learning from them?
Are you passionate about the work you do?
Do you like the flexibility of being able to work onsite and remotely?
Do you value collaboration?
Are you looking to be empowered as a professional to help us grow as an organizational community?
Are you a skilled cross-cultural communicator, helping cultivate a place of acceptance?
Do you value cross-cultural competence and communication with individuals, teams, and systems within our organization? At Children's Health Council, we believe in the promise and potential of every child, teen, and young adult. Our mission is to transform young lives by providing culturally responsive best-in-class learning and mental health services to families from diverse backgrounds regardless of language, location, or ability to pay. We specialize in ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression, and Autism. Our strategic priorities include: Being people first and empowering our workforce, creating systems built on equity, access, and inclusion, elevating technology, and strengthening our community partnerships. Sand Hill School provides a joyful and personalized learning environment for bright students with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia. We re-instill their confidence and love of learning by helping them acquire the academic and social-emotional skills they need for lifelong success. The Sand Hill School Classroom teacher possesses a passion for teaching children who learn differently and team-teaches a class of about 12 students with learning, attention and social challenges. The Classroom teacher is responsible for designing a personalized program for each student that leads to increased student outcomes and a successful transition to a more typical classroom. The Classroom teacher collaborates effectively with their teaching partner in the classroom to deliver instruction, assess and track student progress, and effectively communicate with parents. Responsibilities: Know their students well and adapt instruction to meet individual student needs
Are responsible for ensuring that all students in the class meet or exceed expected growth
Act professionally in all situations
Work with their colleagues to develop instruction and monitor student progress
Communicate effectively with parents regarding student needs and student growth
Communicate frequently with parents in which both parents and teachers learn from each other in the best interest of the student
Effectively team and collaborate with all professionals in order to maximize student progress
Regularly and effectively communicate and plan with colleagues
Genuinely enjoy being with their students and make the classroom a joyful place
Recognize their students' strengths and contributions to the classroom community
Are experts in working with students who struggle with learning and attention challenges and know the best intervention to use given the situation
Manage the classroom well -are explicit with student expectations and boundaries and know when and how to intervene to ensure positive results and model exemplary classroom management skills
Are skilled in delivering instruction that is developmentally appropriate, as well as direct & explicit, multisensory, appropriately paced as well as structured & systematic
Set individual student goals and regularly monitor and track student learning to ensure students are progressing in meeting goals
Willing and eager to use technology to support learning, instruction and productivity
Seek out opportunities to grow professionally Qualifications: At least 5 years of classroom teaching experience
Master's degree in relevant field preferred
Special Education certification/credential
Teach a classroom of students with learning and attention challenges; create written weekly planner detailing instruction and class schedule
Conduct comprehensive review of each student's file and conversations with parents and specialists in order to develop a written personalized learning plan for each student
Take time to reflect on instruction and share reflections with teaching partner as appropriate in order to continually deliver effective instruction; note reflections in student's file as adjustments and interventions are implemented
Formally and informally assess each child to fully understand the student's strengths and challenges; keep written track of these in student's file
Collaborate with colleagues throughout the school and CHC in order to deliver effective instruction and ensure students are reaching their learning goals
Plan instruction to meet multiple modes of learning (instruction, student expression and student engagement) as evidenced in written weekly planner
Recognize each student's strengths and teach to those strengths by creating a written strength-based profile for each student
Closely monitors classroom budget
Fully participates in all school activities (including parent ed classes)
Attend Sand Hill School and CHC identified special events and activities
Participate in Parent Visits as assigned
Willingly participate in review/reflection/evaluation process
Develop collegiality within and across disciplines at CHC to build rapport and professional collaboration with the larger CHC staff
Develop collegial relationships with outside professionals to promote cross referrals
Perform other related duties as required and assigned. Competitive Benefits! We value our employees' time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an attractive and extensive benefits package for employees working at least .75 FTE or greater, including: Medical, dental and vision benefits
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Training and development
Educational reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Life and personal accident insurance
Short and long-term disability coverage
Free continuing education classes offered on-site
Paid sick leave
Paid vacation
14-16 paid holidays each year
Employees who work for a non-profit may qualify for loan forgiveness under PSLF
Licensed mental health providers may be eligible for California loan repayment programs We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Keywords: Children's Health Council, Palo Alto , Sand Hill School Teacher, Education / Teaching , Palo Alto, California

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