Special Education Teacher (Bard High School Early College - Queens, NY)
Special Education Teacher
Apr 16, 2019
Bard High School Early College Queens, a partnership of Bard College and the New York City Department of Education, invites applications for a full-time staff position beginning Fall 2019. BHSEC, a national model in the field of public school reform, enables talented and highly motivated students to move in four years from the ninth grade through the first two years of college, earning an associate of arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College as well as a high school diploma. The academic program emphasizes small class size and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment.
BHSEC Queens is seeking to hire two licensed special education teachers to co-teach in our program, one in math and/or science the other in the humanities. The successful candidates will work with students, families, and teachers to accomplish the following responsibilities:
- Manage a caseload of students requiring ICT services.
- Co-teach in classrooms, with a specialization in math and science or humanities.
- Collaborate with faculty to address needs of individual students; design assignments and lessons; and provide class-specific and discipline support for students.
- Assess students’ needs and identify learning issues for students.
- Provide direct services to students in one-on-one and small group sessions.
- Write IEPs in collaboration with teachers and members of SIT team.
- Attend weekly Student Intervention Team meetings.
- Must have the willingness to work with faculty on inquiry approaches to teaching and learning as well as special education best practices.
- Update records on the Department of Education system
- Communicate regularly with families to keep them informed and make them partners in students’ progress.
Queens is a particularly diverse borough with families hailing from around the world, and BHSEC Queens is a particularly diverse school within the borough. While the vast majority of our students have English as their first language, more than 20 different languages are listed as the home languages for the parents of our students.
Candidates should possess a Master's degree or higher in a relevant field, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment. Special education certification and training is required. Experience working with English Language Learners is also desirable. Candidates should be flexible, and priority is given for those with knowledge of a variety of techniques to support struggling learners, and a familiarity with IEP process as well as the SESIS program used by NYC DoE.
To apply, submit a letter of interest (including research interests), curriculum vitae, and a brief (c. 250 word) description of an experience you had as a student or teacher that has influenced your teaching, and 3 contact references through job application link on Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/62420.
For relatively recent graduates, please also upload a copy of your undergraduate and graduate school transcripts.
Visit http://www.bard.edu/earlycollege/about/ for more information on our schools.