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Special Education Teacher

Company: Children's Health Council
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

$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 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?
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 Curriculum.
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 testing.
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 Specialist.
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 Manager.
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 Degree preferred.
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 students.
Has experience preparing and presenting Individual Educational Plans (IEP's)
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 language.
Possesses strong positive behavior management skills.
Knowledge of and classroom teaching experience with children who have serious social-emotional behavioral and learning challenges.
Ability to develop, prepare, deliver and monitor progress on IEP goals.
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 credential
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
401(k)
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Work/Life Balance - Flexible schedules!
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 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 , Special Education Teacher, Education / Teaching , Palo Alto, California

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