ROLE OVERVIEW: A teacher at College Achieve Charter School will provide students rigorous and relevant learning activities and experiences designed to prepare each student to excel at a top college or university. This position is critical in building strong relationships with our students in order to best meet their individual needs and further the mission of College Achieve. Essential Functions • Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning. • Participates in PPT's and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans ("IEP") for students. • Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' IEP's and behavior management plans. • Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed. • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services. • Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school. • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community. • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws. • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. • Assists in the orientation of new teachers and provides in-service training in guidance. • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records. Skills, Knowledge, Abilities • Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs. • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles. • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans. • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students. • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed. • Ability to organize and coordinate work. • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth. • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Qualifications Profile Certification/License: - NJ State Certification as a Special Education Teacher, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, and/or Teacher of Handicapped