Special Education Teacher
Company: Children's Health Council
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 25, 2022
$8,000 Hiring Bonus for FTE's working .75 or more!! Could this
be you? Do you like to work in an environment where we live our
Do you value celebrating our differences and learning from
Are you passionate about the work you do?
Do you like the flexibility of being able to work onsite and
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?
If you can answer "yes" to these questions, this job could be for
you! 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. Esther B. Clark Schools
provide transformative education in a caring, therapeutic day
school setting where children with emotional and behavioral issues
re-engage in learning and develop the positive behaviors necessary
to transition back to a more traditional school setting. It's one
of the most successful programs of its kind. Under the direction of
the School Director, the Esther B. Clark Teacher carries out the
primary responsibility for developing and teaching academic skills
& curriculum based on Common Core standards as well as formulating
and addressing Individualized Educational Plan goals.
Responsibilities: Prepare lesson plans in core academic areas that
meet accessibility criteria to grade level requirements of Core
Instruction demonstrates recognition of skill deficits and
effective implementation of appropriate accommodations and supports
to optimize student engagement.
After thorough review of records, develop strong working knowledge
of each student's learning challenges, from which IEP goals are
formulated and appropriate instructional supports and materials are
employed to facilitate progress.
Through professional development, becomes knowledgeable about best
instructional practices in working with children who have learning,
attention and social-emotional challenges.
Monitor each student's progress on their IEP goals by constructing
a portfolio of each child's work over time, periodically reviewing
it with the child/parent, and by administering formal and informal
Conduct three formal parent-teacher conferences per year and update
parents on student engagement and progress via e-mail or phone at
least once every two weeks.
Prepare annual IEP goals and objectives and then update in October,
February and May.
Present performance updates & proposed goals at 30-day, annual, and
triennial IEP meetings. Attend other IEP meetings as requested.
Co-facilitate weekly team meetings with the Behavior
Provide daily guidance and coaching to Classroom Assistant so that
the Assistant at a minimum can effectively help manage preparation
for upcoming lessons, support individual students during lessons
and correct student work after the lesson.
When appropriate, oversee the prudent preparation and execution of
small group lessons by the Classroom Assistant.
Meet on a bi-weekly basis for supervision with Academic Program
Attend all school staff and teachers' meetings.
Ensure teaching credential is valid and attend professional
development seminars/workshops/conferences on an annual basis.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
Qualifications: Must possess at least a valid and active intern
level mild to moderate special education credential; Master's
Has recent experience working in a classroom of ED children and
understands the etiologies of students who have anxiety, attention,
mood dysregulation and specific learning challenges
Experience in Single or Multiple Subjects
Seeks to work on an interdisciplinary team
Has practical knowledge of Core Curriculum, Universal Design for
Learning, and Differentiated Instruction and have implemented these
instructional approaches in previous work environments
Adept at identifying accommodations and interventions that
facilitate an optimally successful learning experience for students
with learning challenges.
Has strong interpersonal skills with both professionals and
Has experience preparing and presenting Individual Educational
Comfortable using new technologies (SMARTboards, document cameras,
Zoom, etc.) and incorporating emergent software.
Possesses strong writing skills. Able to synthesize professional
level data & information into understandable lay person
Possesses strong positive behavior management skills.
Knowledge of and classroom teaching experience with children who
have serious social-emotional behavioral and learning
Ability to develop, prepare, deliver and monitor progress on IEP
Knowledge of Common Core curriculum and instructional delivery
systems that facilitate access to grade-level standards for
children with learning challenges.
Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team and to provide
guidance/supervision to teaching assistants/interns.
Knowledge of basic computer skills and preferably using new
technologies such as SMARTboards, document cameras, Zoom, etc.
Valid CA Mild/Moderate Special Education credential or intern
Ed. and advanced workshop-level training in teaching students with
learning disabilities is preferred. 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
Work/Life Balance - Flexible schedules!
Training and development
Life and personal accident insurance
Short and long-term disability coverage
Free continuing education classes offered on-site
Paid sick leave
14-16 paid holidays each year 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.
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