Oct 23, 2023
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.
The Special Education Contingent Classroom Facilitator (CCF) position is a full-time position. This position is essential to the rhythm of our schools and students' classroom experience. The ideal Special Education CCF should enjoy driving student instruction and classroom engagement in the absence of a long term certified Special Education teacher. We believe our little KIPPsters deserve the best classroom experience and this position will assist us in filling any academic gaps in the interim of a Special Education teacher vacancy. KIPP Texas is committed to assisting in the training and development of any Special Education CCF and will offer coaching cycles that will address areas of assistance needed during your time serving our students.
\n• Maintaining as fully as possible the established routines and procedures of the school and Special Education classroom groups
\n• Executing daily academic facilitation of Special Education classroom lessons plans in alignment with the schools curriculum during the duration of the assignment
\n• Special Education CCFs are required to attend all school level Professional Development/ Weekly Meetings and CCF Regional Meetings as assigned
\n• Assuming responsibility for overseeing Special Education student safety and behavior in class and at other times during the school day as requested
\n• Maintaining appropriate student behavior at all times throughout the school day for assigned students
\n• Special Education Contingent Classroom Facilitator may be required to record grades, complete lesson plans, tests etc. per the assigned campus administrator request.
\n• Attendance is essential for compliance purposes, Special Education CCFs are required to record student attendance daily.
\n• Willing to offer support to and receive constructive feedback from teachers and administrators in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
\n• Treating information about Special education students and staff with the utmost confidence and confidentiality
\n• Ability to commute to schools within a 15 mile radius of your assigned base location for critical sub needs and a willingness to commute beyond in extreme circumstances
\n• Exhibits flexibility regarding any changes to daily assignments in order to support the immediate needs of the school (Example; Hall Monitoring, clerical, lunch room duty, after school duty etc.)
\n• Utilizing the practices and procedures in the Team & Family Handbook distributed annually by KIPP Texas Public Schools, specifically abiding by CCF Attendance Policy
\n• Reports to assigned base locations daily on time (no later than 15 min. late will be allowed). Contingent Classroom Facilitators cannot be late to their assigned duty more than 3 times for the school year. It is required notification of late arrival or early dismissal to managers on all occasions.
Skills and Qualifications
\n• Experience working with children in an educational setting (student teaching, after school program, etc.), min. 1 plus year required
• Valid Texas Teacher Certificate appropriate for level and/or subject area of assignment, if applicable*: Special Education certification for applicable grade level required for all Special Education teacher assignments.
\n• Must be considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines, if applicable
\n• Satisfactory outcome of a background check. Employees are responsible for a non refundable fingerprinting fee (approximately $50.00).
\nRequired Education and/or Experience:
\n• Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
\n• *A valid Texas Teacher's certificate is required for all Pre-K4 and Special Education teaching positions. Proof of licensure will be required prior to starting employment. For more information about obtaining certification click here .
\n• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
\n• Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer/laptop
\n• Attending conferences or training sessions
\n• This role can be based in the following locations with KIPP Texas Public Schools: Houston Region
KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.