Nov 25, 2020

Special Education Teacher

  • TrulyHired
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


Academies of Math and Science

2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year

2018 Runner-Up Reader's Choice Awards: Best Place to Work

4.1 rated on Glassdoor.com

Our response to COVID19: https://www.amsschools.org/apps/pages/COVID-19/Campus-Safety-Measures

Special Education Teacher - Start Immediately

AMS Desert Sky Campus - 5701 W McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 85035

Candidates must reside in Arizona or be willing to relocate to qualify. Relocation assistance is available for all qualified teachers!

Summary:

We invite you to join our growing network of top-rated Arizona public charter schools by participating in our collaborative workplace culture, focused on guiding our students through an advanced curriculum. We seek data-driven, culturally aware teachers who are determined to uphold the academic excellence which made Academies of Math and Science one of the top charter schools in the state.

Our teams are committed to continuous improvement and implementing proven methods for advancing student learning. We have extensive opportunities for career mobility and advancement as our network continues to grow and expand to new areas. This is your chance to truly make a difference in the lives of children who may not otherwise have access to high-quality education and inspire students to have high standards for their own academic and behavioral success.

Responsibilities:

Use AMS curriculum standards to teach students above and below grade-level through a differentiated approach

Attending weekly professional development and meetings with grade level team/professional learning communities

Communicating with parents and leading parent-student-teacher meetings to facilitate progress in and outside of the classroom

Coordinating with administrators and other staff members to create an environment focused on meeting students' academic and behavioral needs

Using measurable data, track student performance and enrich their progress with visible results

Together, with support from our network, contribute to the improvement of practices and procedures that will build upon our success

Use PBIS and preventative intervention strategies to guide student progress in developing social and emotional skills that will help them navigate a path to higher learning

Minimum Qualifications:

Arizona State Certification in Special Education

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Education OR Bachelor's related to the subject matter and at least two years of teaching experience in a K-8 setting

Passion for helping Title 1 and ESL students in underserved communities forge their way to a college education

Ability to pass a background check and obtain an IVP fingerprint clearance card

Strong analytical abilities and enthusiasm for data-driven instruction

Adaptability and willingness to deliver established, proven, rigorous curriculum provided by our network

Collaborative work style paired with the ability to take initiative

Compensation and Benefits:

$44,000 - $53,000 year-round salary (DOE) and bonus pay opportunities

Fully paid employee benefits including medical, dental, short/long term disability, and life insurance; optional low-cost vision insurance and 401k retirement plan (with 4% employer match)

Comprehensive training, follow-up coaching, and weekly/monthly professional development throughout the year

Opportunities to lead after school clubs, sports, or intervention/tutoring for additional pay

Interested in pursuing an AMS career?

Apply in 2 minutes through the link below. Please include the following in PDF or Word format:

1. A detailed resume describing your experience and data-supported accomplishments.

2. (Optional) A cover letter showcasing your written communication skills and demonstrating your alignment with the AMS mission and competencies.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $40,000 to $48,000 Per Year
Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
Employer Description
We are a group of 9 highly performing K-8 charter schools in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ, serving 9000 students, 81% of which qualify for or receive free or reduced lunch and 76% of which are ethnic minorities. Our schools dramatically outperform other schools serving similar demographics.

We use the best methods, systems, and programs available to us at any time to reach our mission of sending kids to college. Our major assumptions are that no matter what difficulties students face in their homes, their achievement largely depends on us and that no kids are too different or too tough to teach. Students' geographies are not their destinies. All students with the desire for a better life can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in college. Our program is built to transition motivated students in grades K-8 from a teacher to a student directed education, providing them the skills to succeed in extremely competitive high school programs and ultimately, college.

Our expectation for students is to pay it forward: to use their education to become mentors, to volunteer, and to take on a personal lifelong mission of improving the human condition for the rest of the world.

To provide students the education students deserve and to provide the nation, a generation prepared to deal with unsolved and new problems, join us. Help us to turn all students, regardless of their background or the neighborhood they live in, onto the path to college and a better life.

Let's improve education together. Learn more about us...

Equal Opportunity Employer
Academies of Math & Science is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Nick Craft, Talent Recruitment Coordinator
  • 3448 N. 1st Ave
  • TUCSON, Arizona 85719

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