The teacher is also a key member of the larger Special Services team and should be excited to not only teach, but also work collaboratively to build this new program.Primary ResponsibilitiesTeach skills-based mini lessons differentiated for student need. Teach in a variety of formats to include whole group, but focused mainly on small group and one-on-one instruction.Widely differentiate support for a variety of students with numerous diagnosesSupport general education teachers with best-practices in inclusion and appropriate use of accommodations in the general education classroomFoster open, frequent communication with teachersWeekly communication with parents of students in your classes and/or on your case loadPost regular reminders and resources to the class pages on the BI student portalSupport small group testing for students with testing accommodationsMentor students at all grade levels for success in current classes and planning for self-advocacy in college.Manage an assigned case load of Student Assistance Plans (our versions of 504 Plans/IEPs) from eligibility to implementation to review.Appropriately respond to any unexpected behavior situations supporting student needs and providing examples for how adults should respond for students who are neurodiverseActively participate in developing an organized curriculum for the Academic Support Program including possible adoption of supplemental resources or textsWork to identify potential funding sources and community partnerships to move toward financial independence of the Academic Support ProgramAttend regular Special Services team meetings and on-going team PLC/professional development meetingsFind and attend on-going professional development opportunities to stay current in the field of special education/executive functioning supportContinuously brain storm and help implement creative and innovative ways to shift the culture of Bishop Ireton toward mindsets of inclusion for all stakeholdersHelp arrange informational sessions for student and parent orientations at the beginning of the school year.Attend at least two recruiting/welcoming/student support events outside of school hours each school year Choose and effectively implement a minimum of one major leadership role for the Special Services Team to include Peer Mentor Lead, Parent Communication Lead, Student Assistance Plan Lead, Inclusion Support Lead, SST Liaison etc.Throughout the year, work closely with the Director of Special Services on tasks related to student/teacher support and program development/evaluation Preferred QualificationsBachelors degree in education or a related fieldSpecial Education Teacher Certification or extensive experience working with students who are neurodiverse Specific experience supporting students with one or more of the following diagnoses: ADHD, Autism, AnxietySuccessful experience teaching one or more of the core content areasExperience managing a special education case load to include IEP/504 Plans/SAPsHas specific experience on the latest best practices in developing executive functioning skills in adolecsents or willing to learn best practices before the start of the school yearExemplifies a deep belief in and commitment to educational excellence for all studentsTrack record of working well on a teamEffective oral and written communication skillsFor more information on Special Services programs at Bishop Ireton, please visit the website at https://www.bishopireton.org/academics/academic-supportIf interested, please send a cover letter with three professional references, current resume, and written personal philosophy of education in a Catholic school environment to Tina Becker, Manager of Administrative Services, firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout Bishop IretonBishop Ireton, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in historic Alexandria, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence in 1964. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a three-tiered focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), humanities and fine arts. The spirit of community service and giving back is central to the schools mission.
Bishop Iretons quality is reflected in its distinguished faculty and staff, who take great pride in seeing every graduate head to college – often to the most prestigious universities and service academies.
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