SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

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Belmont Charter Network is a family of 5 community schools centered on the central mission to promote the academic, social and emotional well-being of each child. Our schools are supported by a non-profit partner to provide holistic services to the school including out-of-school time, our social work project and Head start. How do we do this? We do it by ensuring our students have access to complete support both in and out of the classroom through a talented team of teachers, leaders, social workers, and partners.

We believe that schools and learning should be joyful!

You can find more about our core values and vision here. We believe that education is the single biggest way we can disrupt the systemic racism that impacts Philadelphia and by extension our country. We are a mission centered organization that has grown since its founding over 20 years ago to be the organization that serves Philadelphia today. Learn more about our partners who support this vision by creating a full scope of community support for our students and families. Our approach is grounded in trauma informed practice which you can read more about here.

What makes us unique? Belmont Charter Network equips students with the knowledge and skills to succeed wherever their talents, diligence, and heart take them. Serving as a network of community schools, we strive to ensure that each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. We believe that teaching and learning should be joyful!

Are you ready to create an impact and celebrate your students’ successes? If you are interested in showing what is POSSIBLE, apply today!

We are currently looking for a special education teacher to join our team.

To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a special education learning support environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential, in accordance with the mission and standards of Belmont Charter Network. Work is performed under the supervision of the Head of School.


Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.

  • Conduct Push-in,and Pull-out services to students with special needs in the areas of math, reading, writing, and social skills.

  • Maintain IEP paperwork for a caseload of students.

  • Collect data on IEP goals, including behavior plans.

  • Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.

  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.

  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.

  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.

  • Provide appropriate feedback on work.

  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.

  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations.

  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.

  • Participate in department, school, district and parent meetings.

  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.

  • Prepare classroom for class activities.

  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.

  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development.

  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.


Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.

  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.

  • Participate in appropriate professional activities.

  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

  • B.A./B.S. degree from accredited institution;
  • 2-3 years of special educationclassroom experience, preferably in urban education;

  • Valid and active Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate;

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check Clearance (Act 34)

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Record Check Clearance (Act 114)

  • Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Clearance (Act 168)