As an Education Specialist, you'll play an integral role in the success of students with disabilities at their school site. By providing individualized, rigorous, and high-quality supports and services, the Education Specialist helps to ensure that all of our students achieve at high levels. Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Managing a caseload with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) by ensuring that all IEPs are thoroughly compliant and serve as a true roadmap for a scholar’s achievement trajectory; this includes collaborating with others to write high-quality IEPs, holding robust IEP meetings with all team members as active contributors, maintaining up-to-date documentation on caseload, and partnering with related service providers to ensure high-quality services for students on the caseload.
- Regularly gathering data to monitor academic growth and progress toward IEP goals and to drive instruction and interventions.
- Utilizing a wide variety of teaching methods to create differentiated opportunities for deep understanding for all students, regardless of incoming achievement level or diverse learning needs.
- Collaborating with general education teachers to plan rigorous lessons for students with disabilities.
- Maintaining up-to-date information on caseload of students with IEPs in Welligent, including updating scholar and IEP information, regularly tracking services, and running and analyzing compliance reports.
- Working collaboratively with families and colleagues to support the achievement of all students and the mission and vision of the school.
- A starting salary that surpasses our local school district’s starting salary by more than 3%. Performance-based compensation system focuses on rewarding teachers for what matters most—making the biggest difference with scholars.
- Comprehensive group benefit packages, including excellent medical, dental and vision coverage.
- Substantial professional development support for teachers, including two weeks of network-wide professional development before the school year starts for new hires, weekly school-site support, training days, and a variety of paid teacher leader and career lattice opportunities.
- The supports of a large network of multiple campuses with the close-knit feel of a small school. Educators collaborate and mentor one another, and they embrace professional development and coaching to grow and hone their craft. The schools' social justice mission also supports the restorative justice approach to student discipline, keeping scholars where they learn best—in classrooms.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- The ability to obtain a valid California teaching credential in the assigned subject area(s) and a valid English Learner authorization (e.g. CLAD, BCLAD)
- A California Single or Multiple Subject Credential (Clear or Preliminary)
- A California University Internship Credential Eligible
- A California Credential in Progress
- A non-California Credential transferring to California (i.e., from other U.S. states)
- Strong instructional and classroom management skills, as well as content area expertise
- Experience with Welligent electronic health record software for IEP and 504 management (preferred)
- Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team
- Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
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