20-21 Special Education Teacher

ACE Charter Schools

About the organization

Join ACE: Where Students Realize Their Extraordinary Potential

We are the only charter school in California that strategically recruits students and families that have been left behind by the current education system. As a result, 92% of our students are considered low-income and 50% are classified as English-Learners. After 10 years, our model is beginning to see results: 95% of the ACE High School Class of 2016 have persisted to their 2nd year of college. Our family includes school leaders, staff, the central office, and our alumni; we are eager for you to join us!

Duties

Position Summary

We are looking for exceptional Learning Specialists to join our team! At ACE, we facilitate a full-inclusion model of special education. With 20% of our students qualifying for specialized services, our Learning Specialists are critical to achieving our mission. You are insatiably curious about how to motivate students to engage in learning through appropriate interventions and accommodations in order for students to access standards-aligned, grade-level instruction. Above all, you are a patient optimist - you believe that every student is capable of graduating from college.

Responsibilities

Maintain the unwavering belief in the extraordinary potential of every student.
Maintain a growth mindset with all stakeholders.
Communicate effectively and respectfully with all stakeholders.
Build authentic relationships with students by serving as a mentor; consistently reinforce the belief that all students have the capacity to be successful through college.
Build authentic relationships with families through school events, phone calls and conferences.
Plan, schedule and facilitate an IEP meeting annually with all stakeholders, as well as provide follow-up to teachers and parents as necessary.
Maintain compliant and organized files.
Communicate a student’s eligibility, goals, and accommodations with all members of the student’s team (teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, service providers).

Qualifications

xperience:

Teaching experience in San Jose or a community of similar demographics.
Experience working with diverse student populations, including ELs and students with disabilities.
Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred, but not required.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree
Valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent and transferable teaching license from another state
Intern credential accepted
We are prepared to consider qualified candidates with the intent to enroll in an intern credential program.

Physical Demands

To perform essential functions for the role, you should be able to:

Talk, hear and communicate with both adults and children
Use hands or fingers to handle objects, tools, or controls
Walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms
Occasionally lift or move up to 30 pounds and climb ladders
In terms of vision, have close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

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