Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

  • Moderate to Severe Special Education Teacher

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/11/2018 7:35 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1916
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Teacher - Resource
  • Overview

    Moderate to Severe Itinerant Special Education Teacher

     

    The Organization

     

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a network of charter schools serving students across the PK-Post Secondary continuum in the Greater MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Pueblo Nuevo Education Development Group (PN-EDG) is CNCA’s resource development and capacity building arm.   PN-EDG invests in young people to foster personal transformation and generational social change. PN-EDG staff support and build capacity for CNCA schools in achieving their vision. The organizations are grounded in the beliefs that public education is a civil right and all students deserve an excellent education that will prepare them for success in life. At CNCA/PN-EDG, we recognize that lower income and immigrant communities often face institutional and cultural barriers that create impediments to students’ success, and that an excellent education must eliminate these barriers. We integrate a strong focus on progressive, research-based academics with a holistic, place-based approach to serving our students. Since opening its doors in 2001, CNCA has grown to 8 schools and nearly 3,500 students. Our goal is that by 2022, 2,000 CNCA graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and worldview necessary to be literate, critical thinkers and independent problem solvers. As a result of this success, 90% will have been accepted to, 80% will have attended and 60% will have graduated from a 4-year college within 6 years.

     

    The Opportunity

     

    The Moderate to Severe Itinerant Special Education Teacher, in partnership with the Home Office Special Education Team, supports the implementation of a socially just, research-based, innovative instructional approach across our Dynamic Blended Inclusion model to ensure success in CNCA’s mission. The MSI works in partnership with the Content Team to support the overall development and implementation of a coherent horizontally and vertically aligned special education program. The MSI maintains knowledge of current research, best practices and trends on a national and state level to provide direction and guidance to team. Ultimately, the MSI works strategically at a systems level to implement structures and strategies to close the opportunity and achievement gap.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    Strategy and Vision Setting Responsibilities

    • Strategically monitor, track, and ensure the ongoing development and growth of identified students across the organization with moderate to severe academic and behavioral needs
    • Consistently analyze access to students’ LRE through ongoing classroom observation, data analysis, and examination of students’ work

    Teams and Performance Management Responsibilities

    • Inspire internal and external stakeholders to believe in the possibility and eventual reality of CNCA’s mission
    • Represent the organization, special education team, home office staff professionally, respectfully, and collaboratively
    • Approach work from an asset based, capacity-building approach
    • Partner with the special education team, home office staff, and school site staff to effectively accomplish the goals of the organization to drive towards our mission
    • Be problem-solution oriented and support others to be the same
    • Provide collaborative and consultative services to general education teachers, administrators, and special education teachers that builds their capacity to appropriately modify and/or accommodate curriculum in a way that will facilitate access to the general education setting for students with moderate to severe disabilities
    • Consult with general education teachers, administrators, and special education teachers on appropriate adaptive skills and transitional goals for students with moderate to severe disabilities
    • Develop/implement modified curriculum and/or integrated curriculum units, differentiating, modifying, and scaffolding as needed that lead to student mastery of curriculum content
    • Participating regularly in professional development opportunities and collaborative meetings
    • Provide content knowledge and resources to teachers and leaders about learning and teaching including: instructional best practices, curriculum development, creation of formative and summative assessments, and analysis of assessment results for students with moderate to severe disabilities
    • Assist general education and special education teachers in aligning their teaching and instruction with appropriate standards and IEP goals, curriculum, and assessments
    • Fulfill Case Management responsibilities, as appropriate and assigned, for students with moderate to severe disabilities. 

     

    Compliance Responsibilities

    • Ensure compliance with students’ LRE as delineated by the IEP
    • Participate in IEPs when appropriate to ensure appropriate support and services
    • Ensure effective communication and positive interactions with all CNCA stakeholders
    • Act as an organizational representative and liaison with all outside parties
    • Adhering to all laws and guidelines set forth by the IDEA and the Modified Consent Decree
    • Help RSP Case Managers draft IEPs for students on the alternate curriculum in advanced of the compliance due date and in accordance with federal, state, district, and CNCA guidelines
    • Administer assessments for students on the alternate curriculum as part of special education evaluations
    • Collaborate effectively and efficiently will individuals at all levels of the organization
    • Collaborate with RSP Case Manager and General Education Teacher to regularly assess student progress to refine instruction and meet student needs
    • Provide service minutes and track service minutes on Welligent System, as appropriate and assigned, to students with moderate to severe disabilities.
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    Organizational Leadership Capacities

    We believe that every individual who works at the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Home Support Office must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization.

    Mindsets

    • Commitment to and belief in CNCA’s mission and vision
    • Belief in and embodiment the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work
    • Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire others towards that vision
    • Solution orientation and belief in supporting others to be the same
    • Commitment to an asset-based, capacity-building approach
    • Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

     

    Skills

    • Ability to support an inclusive, positive and high performing culture
    • Ability to take ownership in the day-to-day and overall success of the organization
    • Ability to think critically, use sound judgment and problem solve
    • Ability to work independently and proactively and to seek support and guidance when appropriate
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize competing projects in a fast-paced, fluid environment
    • Effective collaboration with individuals at all levels of the organization
    • Respect, humility and discretion to work effectively with all stakeholders, including colleagues, CNCA families and members of the community
    • Strong self-awareness and ability to reflect

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor Degree necessary; master degree or higher preferred
    • At least 3-5 years in urban education
    • Required California Teaching Credential Education Specialist Credential- Moderate to Severe Disabilities (K-12)” credential with EL authorization
    • Knowledge of a range of PK-12 instructional frameworks and curriculum, as well as a range of Special Education program models
    • Ability to travel to multiple sites
    • Welligent trained preferred
    • Passion for working with children and their families

     

    Location:   Home Support Office

    Supervisor: Director of Special Education

    Position:   Full Time, Exempt

    Work Periods: 12 Month

     

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