Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (2021-2022)

Camden City Board of Education | Camden, NJ

  

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CountyCamden
Posted Date 6/20/2021
Expiration Date8/27/2022
Description

In our District, we put students first. Our vision: all Camden students will attend a high quality school where they are valued, challenged, and prepared for college and careers that positively impact their community and the world. High quality schools have a great teacher in every classroom, are housed in safe, clean buildings equipped to meet the needs of 21st century learners, with the support of an efficient and effective Central Office. All this is possible only with the right team members in place, working together with partners and the community to provide all students the academic, social, and emotional supports needed to succeed in school and beyond. Read more here.

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) in Camden City School District will work to identify and support students in need of behavioral, emotional or social support and help implement individualized support and interventions at the school-based level. This role is a great opportunity to provide outstanding support to students in need of additional services to ensure that they receive an excellent education in the classroom. Through this role, the LDTC will serve as an educational consultant to teachers, principals, and parents, and function as an integral member of the Child Study Team in order to positively impact the academic goals of all students in Camden.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree
  • Standard New Jersey Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant Certificate
  • A valid driver’s license with current insurance and valid vehicle registration
  • Required criminal history background check, physical and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Major responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a part of the Special Services Child Study Team in evaluating, classifying and recommending programs for pupils in English and Spanish
  • Consult with other district personnel, e.g., principals, social workers, school psychologist, counselors, teachers and related services personnel regarding pupil’s behaviors and needs
  • Serve as a contact person, case manager, on the child study team when appropriate or appointed
  • Administer educational and perceptual testing to all referrals and as recommended for an evaluation plan in reevaluations
  • Assist in identifying and providing consultation and educational programs for classified and non-classified pupils
  • Participate in the development of the evaluation plan with child study team
  • Consult with parents on site and in their homes concerning pre-referral intervention, special class placement, referral to outside agencies and program development for pupil
  • Consult with school personnel on pupil needs when requested or appropriate and to assist in development of classroom intervention
  • Ensure that all records in the case folder are in order and completed within the mandated time frame, reviewing and updating at regular intervals
  • Participate in the development of IEP’s for all assigned pupils
  • Perform all duties related to child study team function as assigned by Supervisor/Director
  • Will be required to support projects and initiatives in other divisions and departments throughout CCSD on an as-needed basis
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Supervisor’s designee
  • Attend and participate in Back to School Night, report card nights, and parent-teacher conferences
  • Support projects and initiatives in other divisions and departments throughout CCSD on an as-needed basis
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Supervisor’s designee

CORE COMPETENCIES

An ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate the following and/or have experiences with:

  • A commitment to the success of all Camden students, specifically to raising the academic achievement of children in high-poverty communities
  • An unwavering commitment to ensuring all students leave school with the skills necessary to succeed in life and further education and/or training
  • A genuine belief that all students can achieve at high levels when they have access to high quality instruction and resources
  • A drive to improve the minds and characters of students inside and outside of school
  • A desire to grow professionally and seek out new opportunities to learn
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Evidence of self-motivation
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment
  • A willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education
  • An ability to demonstrate the qualities of flexibility and grit through past experiences

CORE VALUES

We are seeking individuals who will exemplify the District’s core values:

Respect and Humility

We serve our community by recognizing the strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others. We humbly recognize our own limitations and incorporate lessons we gain from our reflective practice.

Evidence-based

We use evidence to inform decisions and to ensure that we are accountable to our students and families.

Communication & Collaboration

We communicate openly and work collaboratively, recognizing that getting to the best possible decisions requires input from others. Honest communications build trust and establish a community that assumes best intentions.

Solutions-oriented

With respect for the complexity of this work and the history that precedes us, we focus on persistence, resourcefulness, and inclusiveness to drive toward solutions.

REPORTS TO & EVALUATED BY

Principal or designee and/or Supervisor, Special Education Compliance and Data

SALARY, EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, AND UNION AFFILIATION

Salary Range:

Camden Education Association Salary Guide

Employment Period

Ten-month, tenureable position

Union Affiliation

  • Camden Education Association

HOW TO APPLY

Camden City School District is only accepting electronic applications.

CAMDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

(Pending availability of funds and Superintendent’s approval)

County
Camden

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