Jan 13, 2024

Lower School Special Education/Resource Teacher

  • TrulyHired
  • Providence, RI, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Paul Cuffee School, a K-12 public charter school of choice, educates a diverse community of students from the City of Providence, Rhode Island. We respect each individual and the world we share. This quality of our community is central to our mission. In the spirit of Paul Cuffee's life, we teach students to value and practice personal initiative, perseverance, and social responsibility. Our School accomplishes these goals through a rigorous academic program which, enriched with maritime experiences, fosters discovery and critical thinking. We prepare students for higher education, lifelong learning, and active citizenship. To learn more about our school, please visit us at www.paulcuffee.org.

Reports to: Lower School Principal, Director of Special Education & Head of School

Hours: 1.0 FTE, Exempt

Position Overview:

The responsibilities of this position will be performed under the direct supervision of the Lower School Principal and Director of Special Education. The Special Education/Resource Teacher will assume the case management duties as determined by the Principal and Director of Special Education.

Responsibilities/duties include, but are not limited to:

Evaluations
  • Evaluate students' skills to identify strengths and needs, measure progress and determine eligibility. (Use standardized and RTI measures)
IEPs
  • Develop IEP goals and objectives with parents and teachers and multidisciplinary team members
  • Coordinate planning meetings with parents, teachers, and specialists
  • Assist teachers with the development and carryover of IEP goals into PLP programs
Service Delivery
  • Implement IEP goals through remedial programs, classroom accommodations/modifications, and consultation with teachers and specialists
  • Complete quarterly progress reports
  • Maintain up-to-date progress data
  • Modify and/or make accommodations to lessons, projects, groupings, and tests to meet students' learning needs
  • Employ a variety of teaching strategies and techniques to ensure student understanding
  • Plan, collaborate, and co-teach
  • Develop a Resource Room where students are able to receive services in a small distraction-reduced setting when it is determined that the classroom environment may be too stimulating for these individuals. Resource Room will also serve as a space for students to visit to complete practice independent activities (computer programming)
  • Coordinate schedules with teachers to service students in the classroom, consult regarding classroom strategies, and monitor progress of special education students in an integrated setting
Meetings
  • Participate in TST/RTI meetings as needed
  • Participate in TST/RTI meetings to decide to evaluate, review testing, decide if there is a disability or not, plan for special education services, and review progress or lack thereof for students already in special education programs
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills to develop rapport with all members of the school community including parents, teachers, and administrators
Ongoing Professional Development
  • Stay up to date with knowledge about the disabilities of students on caseload such as ADHD, LD, ED, MR, OCD, Asperger's Syndrome, Tourette's, Bipolar and depression
  • Stay up to date with teacher certification

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university, required
  • Valid Rhode Island Department of Education Certification required
    • Elementary/Middle Grades Special Education Teacher, Grades K-8
  • National background check (after offer)
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

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