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Sand Hill School Teacher

Company: Children's Health Council
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 22, 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 needsAre responsible for ensuring that all students in the class meet or exceed expected growthAct professionally in all situationsWork with their colleagues to develop instruction and monitor student progressCommunicate effectively with parents regarding student needs and student growthCommunicate frequently with parents in which both parents and teachers learn from each other in the best interest of the studentEffectively team and collaborate with all professionals in order to maximize student progressRegularly and effectively communicate and plan with colleaguesGenuinely enjoy being with their students and make the classroom a joyful placeRecognize their students' strengths and contributions to the classroom communityAre experts in working with students who struggle with learning and attention challenges and know the best intervention to use given the situationManage 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 skillsAre skilled in delivering instruction that is developmentally appropriate, as well as direct & explicit, multisensory, appropriately paced as well as structured & systematicSet individual student goals and regularly monitor and track student learning to ensure students are progressing in meeting goalsWilling and eager to use technology to support learning, instruction and productivitySeek out opportunities to grow professionallyQualifications:At least 5 years of classroom teaching experienceMaster's degree in relevant field preferredSpecial Education certification/credentialTeach a classroom of students with learning and attention challenges; create written weekly planner detailing instruction and class scheduleConduct comprehensive review of each student's file and conversations with parents and specialists in order to develop a written personalized learning plan for each studentTake 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 implementedFormally and informally assess each child to fully understand the student's strengths and challenges; keep written track of these in student's fileCollaborate with colleagues throughout the school and CHC in order to deliver effective instruction and ensure students are reaching their learning goalsPlan instruction to meet multiple modes of learning (instruction, student expression and student engagement) as evidenced in written weekly plannerRecognize each student's strengths and teach to those strengths by creating a written strength-based profile for each studentClosely monitors classroom budgetFully participates in all school activities (including parent ed classes)Attend Sand Hill School and CHC identified special events and activitiesParticipate in Parent Visits as assignedWillingly participate in review/reflection/evaluation processDevelop collegiality within and across disciplines at CHC to build rapport and professional collaboration with the larger CHC staffDevelop collegial relationships with outside professionals to promote cross referralsPerform 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 benefits401(k)Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsTraining and developmentEducational reimbursementAdoption assistanceLife and personal accident insuranceShort and long-term disability coverageFree continuing education classes offered on-sitePaid sick leavePaid vacation14-16 paid holidays each yearEmployees who work for a non-profit may qualify for loan forgiveness under PSLFLicensed mental health providers may be eligible for California loan repayment programsWe 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, Other , Palo Alto, California

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