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Middle School Special Education Teaching Opportunity For The 22-23 School Year

Company: Young Scholars Charter School
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Join the Young Scholars Charter School team and help us Imagine New Possibilities in education. We have reimagined our schedule to be more sustainable for teachers and better for students.Who are we? Young Scholars Charter School (YSCS) is a free, lottery-based, open-enrollment charter school serving students from across Philadelphia in grades 6-8. The mission of Young Scholars is to provide a personalized middle school education that challenges, engages and prepares all students to passionately pursue their dreams and lead a life of active citizenship. We aim to inspire and equip every student to lead a life of achievement, service and success. Our structured and nurturing community, comprehensive programming and rigorous academic curriculum are designed to build self-motivated citizens, eager learners and strong leaders - regardless of circumstance. Our graduates are driven young people who are prepared for the future demands of high school, college, career, and eventually, the world.We seek to provide project-based learning and high-quality instruction to help students grow as learners and citizens. We believe in rigorous and culturally relevant curriculum where all students are given an opportunity to reach high academic success. Our teachers engage in extensive planning, strong instructional execution, and common skill-based assessments. Our curriculum engages students in building their academic proficiency and social-emotional skills to be successful.Who are we looking for? We are currently looking for a passionate Special Education Teacher to join the YSCS team in SY 22-23 and work with us to Imagine New Possibilities in Education. The Special Education Teacher in this role will provide instruction to classified students in accordance with each student's IEP. ResponsibilitiesDevelop and maintain relationships with local public, private, charter, and parochial high schools; Conduct meetings with students and families to prepare them for the high school application process, tailoring sessions for an arc of learning and engagement from 6th through 9th grade; Establish relationships with 9th grade counselors to support a successful transition to high schoolLead alumni focus groups and events to inform programming and foster community amongst YSCS alumni; Lead information sessions and events on different aspects of the high school cycle; Use a variety of techniques or methods to gather information to determine students' need of services and evaluate program needs; Participate in weekly student support meetings with school staff and collaborate with instructional staff to support students who need specific academic counseling; Monitor the progress of goals every quarter and write progress updatesSupport Student Led Conferences, Student Portfolios and Career Plans in partnership with the Director of Experiential LearningLiaise with students, school staff, family and community agencies to provide workshop opportunities and a set of topics aligned with school needQualifications and SkillsA belief that ALL students should be held to high academic standards; Resilience and professionalism; Ability to build strong relationships and work with different stakeholders; Exceptionally strong strategic thinking; Excellent communication both verbal and written; Commitment to school transformation and continuous improvement; Open to feedback and coaching; Strong sense ofpersonal accountability for student achievement; Collaborative approach to problem solving.Educational Background and Work ExperienceA master's degree in school counseling and appropriate licenses; At least 2 years' experience as a School Counselor, preferably in an urban middle school setting.The Rewards Competitive salary and benefits package; Professional collaboration with grade and content teams; Weekly coachingand ongoing professional development; 1:1 Chromebooks in every classroom; Google Education platform for online assignment management; The opportunityto maximize your impact in schools where we are raising the bar for student achievement.COVID-19 Overview - Young Scholars Charter School is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy school environment as we transition back to in-person learning. However, as with the community at large, cases of COVID-19 in school cannot be fully prevented, we can only minimize the risk or spread of the disease. In addition to the School District's and CDC Guidelines, Young Scholars have taken additional precautions to protect all staff and students.

Keywords: Young Scholars Charter School, Philadelphia , Middle School Special Education Teaching Opportunity For The 22-23 School Year, Education / Teaching , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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