Jan 23, 2024

Middle School Special Education Teacher, HGT

  • TrulyHired
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

The Quad Preparatory School Middle School Special Education Teacher Middle School Special Education Teacher, Harbor Green Transitions Program, for Remainder of the 2023-2024 School Year Immediate Availability Updated: January 9, 2024 Classification: Exempt Reports to: Assistant Head of School Annual Salary Range: $65,000-$85,000 (prorated for the remainder of the school year) At Quad Prep, we are on a mission - to transform the lives of neurodiverse, twice-exceptional people by redefining the experience of school. Through the collective, collaborative, and empathic work of our teachers and clinicians, we are empowering our students to engage with the exciting and wonderful diversity of this world. As we enter our 11th year, we are excited to welcome fellow innovators and collaborative colleagues to our team to be a part of this inspiring and impactful mission. At Quad Prep, a New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Accredited School, we are eager to create challenging and engaging learning experiences for our students, to seek diverse perspectives, and to work together to continuously refine and redefine best practices in neurodiverse education. The Quad Preparatory School actively seeks to advance diversity through its programs and hiring. Why work at Quad Prep? ACCREDITED SCHOOL: Quad Prep was recognized as an outstanding school when it received accreditation last year through NYSAIS. COMMUNITY: We are committed to building a joyful and inclusive culture where everybody is celebrated for who they are. COLLEAGUES: Our colleagues are inspiring, consummate innovators and are at their happiest collaborating to create personalized solutions for each student. STUDENTS We guarantee that you will learn something eye-opening every single day from our students - and have a lot of joy and laughter along the way! DEEP PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: Quad Prep supports mission-driven educators and clinicians to grow their professional skills and influence in the neurodiversity educational space. Close collaboration with colleagues, coaching from supportive leaders, and thoughtful, in-depth professional learning programs keep us growing. GENEROUS AND COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS Health: Medical, Dental, Vision Student Loan repayment Retirement Plan contribution Group Life Plan Disability Insurance Generous Parental Leave WORK LIFE BALANCE: In addition to a ten-month school year during which our staff are offered on average 33 days off (approximately 7 weeks) for scheduled holidays and school breaks, we provide generous preparation periods throughout each week, limiting the number of after work hours you will need to work - so that you can live the life you wish for - inside and outside of our school. Additionally, our students are dismissed midday each Friday in order for you to meet with your team, plan, and prep. Excellent at supporting students inside and outside theoom Flexible: At Quad Prep, we never give up on each other and are driven by the ethos of "not if, but how." You are: Open to new ideas Nimble in fluid, changing environments Excited by growth, change, and innovation The Quad Preparatory School is looking for a middle School Special Education teacher to work with our Harbor Green Transitions program for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. The teacher will provide academic instruction and social-emotional support to students in our Middle School in collaboration with our clinicians. The Special Education Teacher will have one-to-one instructional time with their students as well as supporting while pushing into other classrooms. Teachers have the opportunity to receive mentorship, coaching, and support from the clinicians as well as academic administrators. A benefit of this position is the amount of professional development one will obtain in working with twice-exceptional youth and in being mentored by veteran special education teachers, academic administrators, and clinicians. Expectations of This Position: Plan and implement high-quality, engaging lessons that are differentiated to meet the learning needs of the students. Regularly assess the students and the curriculum, adapting content and instruction as appropriate; communicating assessment results to parents. Subscribe to and implement the school's philosophy of progressive and personalized education for twice-exceptional children. Collaborate with K-12 mathematics teachers to ensure a vertically aligned mathematics program. Support students during co-curricular programming that occurs during the school day. Create and maintain an orderly and aesthetic learning environment that accounts for students' social, emotional, and executive functioning needs. Maintain accurate records using both our school's learning management system as well as carefully managed portfolios of student work to illustrate and record progress and achievement. Empower students to take charge of their learning by providing all necessary scaffolding, modeling, materials, and resources, and consistently maintaining a high level of expectation for student success. Collaborate with other academic staff and psychosocial staff members to plan, integrate, and facilitate cross-curricular, inquiry-based projects. Communicate with parents and guardians to provide feedback on pupils' academic and social-emotional progress through parent-teacher conferences, written reports, phone calls, and emails. Follow the professional code and policies of the school and conduct oneself in a way that promotes the mission of the school. Utilize Google Suite, in particular Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets. Attend all faculty and staff meetings and required special events (e.g., open houses, parent-teacher conferences). Perform other duties as assigned. Competencies: Love for working with middle school children Desire and ability to work with students with special needs Ability to connect with middle school-aged children Lesson planning and the ability to provide engaging and differentiated instruction Effective oral and written communication A solid understanding of adolescent academic, social, and emotional development Attention to detail Maintaining confidentiality and privacy Ethical conduct Time management and the ability to multitask Teamwork and collaboration Patience and flexibility Work Environment: This job operates in a school setting. The school is located on the fifth and sixth floors of a building with an elevator. This role requires working in various locations around the school and occasional travel to the Lower School campus approximately two blocks away. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is active and involves continuous standing, walking, and climbing stairs. The employee may need to lift and/or move items above or around 20 pounds. Typing is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time exempt position in an educational facility that is open eight hours a day. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. In general, though, hours are Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm. Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is dependent upon experience and degree obtained. At Quad Prep you'll have access to a full range of benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; pre-tax transit and dependent care accounts; a 401k match and student loan repayment contributions (after one year of employment); and a range of professional development opportunities, including our First Year Support Program for all new facility and staff; our Leadership Development Institute for those wishing to gain supervisory experience; and a full tuition waiver for candidates wishing to participate in our annual Certificate Program in Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students. You'll engage with your colleagues in our ongoing staff wellness groups, relax at our game nights and happy hours, and collaborate in meaningful work as a valued member of our voluntary groups, including our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce; our Staff Ambassador Program; and our Peer Mentorship Program.

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