4th-6th Grade SPED Teacher Needed at Empowerment Academy

BelovED Community Charter School | Jersey City, NJ

Posted Date 3/19/2021
Expiration Date7/22/2021


We are actively seeking to hire a Special Education Teacher for our Upper Elementary School, grades 4-6 at a Mission Driven Charter School! 

To apply, please email me, the Special Education Coorindator, Ms. Cohen at lcohen@empacad.org. You must hold a CE or Standard Certification to apply in Special Education. 

Teacher Responsibilities

Values, Expectations, and Commitment - Teachers must commit themselves to the School’s values and mission. We are more than a school, we are a community and only looking for teachers driven by our mission, who want to go above and beyond. Moreover, appreciating the example of excellent schools which succeed at helping all students achieve at a high level, teachers must hold high expectations for each student and commit themselves to helping every student achieve their full potential.

Student Learning - Every teacher must accept ultimate responsibility for his or her students achieving learning progress that meets or exceeds their School's high standards and must actively develop solutions to problems, reaching out for peer and leader support, and taking advantage of other school resources, as necessary.

Teaching and Assessment - Teachers may make use of school-provided curricular materials, or they may supplement with their own, but they must plan and deliver vibrant and engaging lessons – each with a measurable goal – within the framework of the School’s carefully sequenced, standards-aligned education program. In addition, to effectively target instruction and to ensure that students are scheduled for extra help when needed, teachers must make use of the School’s highly effective formative assessments.

Culture and Classroom Management - Teachers must communicate, and also model for their students, behaviors which befit the high expectations culture and the caring school climate to which we are committed. They must apply School and classroom rules consistently and effectively; make use of preventive discipline; and effectively supervise students both in their classroom and elsewhere on School grounds.

Teamwork, Professional Relations, and Professional Development -Teachers should see themselves as members of a team and should commit themselves to their own and to their peers’ on-going professional development. Teachers will be required to attend professional development sessions, to participate actively in planning meetings, and to become part of a professional learning community where they can lend assistance to, and gain assistance from, their grade-level peers.

Special Needs Students and English Language Learners - Teachers must work collaboratively with the school’s special education and ELL staff to implement the school’s special education and ELL programs and to comply with all state and federal regulations.

Reporting and Staff Relationships

Teachers report to Head Dean, supported by our Special Ed. Coordinator, Dean of Students, Teaching Coach, and Dean of Curriculum. 

Teachers are part of a school-wide team that includes many different professionals, but should expect to work particularly closely with their grade level peers, with whom they will be engaged within professional learning communities, assisting one another to solve problems.


At minimum, this candidate MUST possess a NJ Certification in desired area. This can be a CE, CEAS, or Standard.  

We seek teacher candidates who also possess:

  • A powerful commitment to the mission and goals of the school;
  • A commitment to preparing every student for college and to developing every student’s values and character;
  • Belief in a structured and predictable environment for children and a commitment to education standards, assessment, and accountability;
  • A willingness to be the authority in the classroom and set the rules; and
  • A commitment to building student relationships and engaging parents/guardians in their children’s education;
  • Extreme drive to work in an urban community (we expect more of our teachers, but it is an extremely joyful and fulfilling place to work.)

Job Type: Full-Time/ Permanent

Salary: $54,000.00 to $66,000.00 /year

You may see "Beloved" a lot. This is our partner school and we simply share a recruitment website with them. You are applying for Empowerment.


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