compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package employment type: full-time
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Urban Montessori Charter School's mission is to develop self-directed and engaged learners who are academically, socially and emotionally prepared to succeed in any high school. Nurturing the innovators of tomorrow to creatively meet the challenges of today's world with confidence, compassion and grace, Urban Montessori cultivates individual curiosities and strengths, while holding children to a high standard of excellence. At Urban Montessori, children deepen their understanding of what it means to live responsibly in a diverse urban community.
Urban Montessori Charter School is a public charter school serving TK through 8th grade. The school is located in Oakland and is open to all children residing in the state of California. We serve a socio-economically, racially and culturally diverse community of children because we believe that all children learn about different backgrounds and perspectives by living and working with people from those backgrounds and perspectives.
Position: Special Education Teacher
Reports to: Director of Special Education Programs
- Under the supervision of the Director of Special Education, lead individual and group instruction in the areas of student academic, social skill-building, counseling/guidance, and recreational group activities, as appropriate
- Serve as case manager for students that require specialized academic instruction (SAI) or Behavioral Services.
- Act as an instructional aide providing direct behavioral intervention/modification for students in mainstream classrooms to decrease disruptive, harmful and/or negative behaviors as appropriate
- Act as a recreational coach by facilitating group games and creating a safe and inclusive playground environment
- Lead small groups of students in activities to enhance their academic and interpersonal skills
- Assist in monitoring students' academic and personal growth by carrying out assessments and completing reports to teachers and families
- Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure all students get the support they need to find academic and personal success at school; including but not limited to implementation of specialized student plans (IEP, BIP, 504).
- Collect data, record anecdotal student progress toward their goals, and maintain behavioral charting data through formal documentation methods (i.e., data tracking, mental health notes, progress monitoring, carrying out assessments, etc.)
- Use positive communication strategies when participate in IEP, CARE, and/or parent meetings
- Participate in professional learning communities to enhance practice and create coherence (i.e., weekly individual supervision and twice monthly group supervision to expand skills and receive ongoing coaching and support, trainings, etc.)
- Bachelor's degree in Social Services/Social Work/Psychology/Counseling or at least four years experience in working with children with emotional disturbance and/or who exhibit extremely challenging behaviors and their families, preferred.
- Educational Specialist Credential
- Experience providing crisis assessment, management, and interventions, preferred.
- Ability and willingness to work independently in the office, at school sites, and at times in the community.
- Fingerprint clearances.
- Strong written and verbal skills, including solid computer skills in Microsoft Office programs and Google Suite.
- Strong organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to work with a diverse population of clients.
Lift 40 lbs.
Sit on the floor
Participate in running, hopping, and other movement activities with students
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by her or his supervisor or the management of the organization.