Special Education Teacher SY21-22 (YouthBuild PCS)
YouthBuild DC Public Charter School (YouthBuild PCS) is an alternative high school for young people seeking to transform their lives by re-engaging in their education in a non-traditional school environment. YouthBuild PCS prepares students for post-secondary education and the workplace by offering, in English and Spanish, academic, vocational and workforce development programs. YouthBuild PCS believes that service to the community is an essential part of the transformative process. Therefore, students serve their community through volunteer projects and by creating housing for low-income residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
For more information about YouthBuild PCS, visit youthbuildpcs.org.
We are hiring a special education teacher for the 2021-22 school year. A special education teacher at YouthBuild PCS is responsible for creating a supportive, empowering learning environment. A special education teacher’s specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum and Instruction
Collaborate with general education teachers to develop and deliver specialized instruction in the classroom designed to help students meet IEP goals and pass the GED
Utilize strong content knowledge to prepare and deliver engaging, rigorous, and GED-aligned lessons
Use information and data from a variety of sources to understand students’ developmental and instructional needs and to improve teaching and learning
Administer and develop subject specific assessments for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing IEPs
Assess student progress against IEP goals, learning targets, objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration and informing annual IEP reviews
Track and monitor assessment results in order to regularly refine teaching practices and design differentiated lesson plans
Special Education Case Management
Develop and implement Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students on assigned caseload, including modifying assessments and classwork and enacting accommodations as appropriate
Maintain accurate, up to date, and well organized special education records, to include documentation of service delivery by all professionals providing services to students on the Special Education Teacher’s caseload and monitors the documentation of special education services provided as required by IDEA
Gather data, documenting through the Special Education Data System (SEDS), and any other aspects of the IDEA compliance process
Work with related service providers, such as therapists and social workers, to maximize the professionals’ impact with identified special education students
Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding current best practice in special education services for young adult students
Collaborate with families, students, and the Transitions team to develop an effective and viable transition plan and communicate with families and students regarding service delivery and student progress
Support all school staff in implementing effective and consistent school-wide restorative practices and developing students’ prosocial behaviors, with special attention to understanding and supporting students with behavioral disabilities
Establish and implement effective classroom management procedures to maintain a productive, safe, and focused learning environment
Implement Behavior Improvement Plans (BIPs) and ensure their consistent application across classrooms and educational settings
Other duties as assigned
Ideal candidates will have the following education and experience:
Alignment with YouthBuild’s mission to transform lives of DC opportunity youth
Bachelor’s degree required; concentration or advanced degree in special education preferred
Current special education certification in the District of Columbia
Two or more years of teaching experience, preferably including knowledge of and experience with the revised GED
Commitment to mentoring and educating opportunity youth, and belief that all students can achieve success
Demonstrated ability to provide engaging and developmentally appropriate instruction while maintaining strong classroom culture
Commitment to regularly assessing student progress and using data to strengthen student performance
Demonstrated ability to engage diverse young adult learners, including those with disabilities and English Language Learners
Familiarity with youth development principles and alternative high schools
Strong cultural competency skills, including excellent ability to communicate with a diverse students and staff
Must be flexible, energetic, and resourceful
HOW TO APPLY
Click below to apply to the Special Education Teacher position.
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YouthBuild PCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not allow discrimination with respect to employment or any of the terms or conditions of employment because of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status or religion.