Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC)
The Superintendent invites qualified and interested candidates to apply for the position of Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) . The Camden City School District is in the midst of a transformative period marked by progress. Since 2012, the graduation rate has increased from 49 percent to 70 percent while the dropout rate has decreased from 21 percent to 12 percent. Across all District schools, staff are focused on providing the appropriate supports to students to ensure they are successful. In the past few years, this focus has included a shift toward restorative practices and trauma-informed care, which has led to declining suspension rates and increased attention on school climate and culture.
Phase Two of the Camden Commitment outlines the District’s plan to ensure that every student in the city is enrolled in an excellent school that meets his or her unique needs. The Camden Commitment represents the District’s belief in the power of high expectations and the extraordinary potential of our students. As a part of this plan, the District is in the process of streamlining and transforming the Central Office into a school support organization focused on ensuring that all schools are well-equipped to provide all of their students with an excellent education.
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 that is aligned with The Camden Commitment. 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.
- A minimum of a Master’s Degree
- Standard New Jersey Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant Certificate
- Must pass a performance assessment to establish skill and competence in the position
- A valid driver’s license as well as current insurance and vehicle with valid 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
- 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
- Attend and participate in Back to School Night, report card nights, and parent-teacher conferences
- Candidate will be required to perform a hiring exercise before being deemed qualified and selected for the position
- 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
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 providing rigorous comprehensive support services to under-performing students
- Demonstrated experience successfully implementing school-based intervention services, especially in the Camden community
- Demonstrated experience tracking progress toward and meeting rigorous goals in low-income communities
- An ability to motivate and inspire others through exemplary oral and written communication skills
- An ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
- Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills
- An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment
- Commitment to providing exemplary, responsive and high quality customer service to students, parents, and school staff
- A desire to grow professionally and seek out new opportunities to learn
- 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, zest, grit, hope and gratitude through past experiences
We are seeking individuals who will exemplify the District’s core values:
Equity for All Students
We make decisions and implement policies that honor all students’ needs and empower our students and their families. We believe in equality of opportunity – all students deserve a fair shot.
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.
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.
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
- Camden Education Association Salary Guide
- Ten-month, tenureable position
- Camden Education Association
(Pending availability of funds and Superintendent’s approval)
CAMDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER