The ESE Teacher position is responsible for coaching, motivating, and instructing special education high school students within the company model, with attention given to each student's Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) and Individual Educational Plan (IEP). The ESE teacher collaborates with classroom teachers and support staff to ensure that the instructional and social-emotional needs of the special education student are met. The ESE teacher also works with the school's Administrators to ensure that all ESE paperwork and reporting requirements are in compliance with national, state, and district regulations and serves to facilitate and ensure compliance with state, district, and company Response to Intervention (RtI) policies. RequirementsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
- Provide a learning environment that is team-oriented, student-centered and aligned with the company's and special education student's academic goals and specified IEP objectives.
- Provide direction and leadership within the school and classroom by displaying deep and effective working knowledge of the needs of the special education student and demonstrating best practices related to teaching, supporting, providing modifications, interventions, and instructional techniques in content area text.
- Maintain, disaggregate, and provide progress monitoring reports, IEP compliance, attendance and behavioral records, academic grades, and other student records as required by national and state regulatory guidelines as well as company policy and procedures.
- Maintains IEPs, Quarterly Reports, Progress Monitoring for caseload.
- Collaborates with regular education teachers to monitor student progress and compliance (including student compliance issues, withdrawals, etc.).
- Act as counselor, advisor, facilitator, advocate, and coach to support, mentor and guide the ESE students through their IGP and IEP.
- Collaborate effectively and professionally with peers to develop, plan, and implement best educational practices based upon the individual academic and/or behavioral needs of the student that are aligned with IEP and company goals.
- Participate in professional development courses or activities to maintain appropriate certification or credentials based on position.
- Assist in all initiatives to ensure school meets defined FTE enrollment and attendance goals.
- Arranges for and assists with training for inclusionary practices.
- Assists with planning for classroom and testing accommodations for students with disabilities.
- Performs all other duties as assigned, which are aligned in accordance with company policy and procedures that ensures educational goals are achieved.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Knowledge of the principles of secondary education
- Knowledge of curriculum and instructional theory
- Knowledge, skills, and ability to analyze and use data to drive program improvement.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, students, parents, the community, and administrative staff. Is sensitive to sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image, as unique situations present themselves.
- Knowledge, skills, and ability to prioritize effectively, time management & organizational skills.
- Bachelor's degree in Special Education from an accredited college or university is required.
- ESE Teacher's Certification K-12
- Minimum one (1) year experience.
- Previous experience and/or the ability to work with overage and at-risk youth is preferred.
Opportunities abound at ALS Education LLC, a leading provider of non-traditional programming for students who are at-risk of dropping out of high school or who have already dropped out and are seeking a second chance. Serving students in some of the largest school districts in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, ALS Education LLC manages 21 schools (17 in Florida, 3 In North Carolina, and 1 in Georgia). ALS Education LLC is currently seeking outstanding teachers, leaders, and staff who are committed to helping our students aged 16-21 who have dropped out and need a unique learning environment to thrive and be successful.
Our schools provide students the opportunity to get back on track in their learning by building basic skills and meeting requirements for graduation. Looking beyond graduation, we provide extensive career and college readiness training to prepare students with the skills and planning for life after high school.
We have an increased need for teachers interested in teaching reading, math, science, special education, and English as a second language in an innovative High School Setting.
If you are seeking an opportunity to be part of a mission-driven organization and impact the lives and legacies of students and families, apply now!
- Growing organization with growth opportunities for interested and high performing employees
- Significantly smaller typical student load than a traditional high school (average 50 versus 150 in a traditional high school)
- Minimal daily lesson planning as the core curriculum is computer-driven
- Opportunity to spend instructional time supporting the individual needs of students
- Minimal non-instructional assignments (ie. no cafeteria coverage; afterschool sports or activity supervision)
- 401K with company profit sharing match
- Daily opportunity for additional hourly stipends for the extended school day
- Ability to support students from the beginning to the end of their journey (students don't change teachers year-over-year)